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Uniformed Services

The Uniformed Services taster course credits count towards the ASDAN Personal Development Programme. We have completed all of our Uniformed Services credits and are now working towards more ASDAN credits. At the moment we are working on the community work module and created a sensory afternoon for all ages and abilities. (RRS article 15).

9E Science

Today 9E made an electroscope. An electroscope detects static electricity and the aluminium leaves at the bottom of the copper wire separate when charged.

Uniformed Services

As part of our Uniformed Services taster course, we had to raise money for a charity. As team we decided Combat Stress would be a charity we were interested in and last term we held a waffle, pancake and hot chocolate bar to raise money for Combat Stress. We managed to raise £100 and are very proud of our achievement.

Year 9 Science

In science we are working on our Entry Level qualification and working on the topic ‘Physical and Chemical Changes’. We made non-Newtonian fluids…and a mess!

8N Science

8N have just finished the topic ‘Respiration and the lungs’.

Today we explored where the heart is located in relation to the lungs, saw the size of the liver and looked at the oesophagus and trachea. We compared the textures between the heart and lungs.

We have also made and labelled the lungs.

Our next topic is ‘Sound and hearing’ stay tuned to see what we learn.

Year 11 Science

Today we tested our carrot indicator, we worked on our fine motor skills using a pipette and recorded our results.

Year 11 Science

Today we recapped how to make food based indicators, instead of red cabbage we made carrot indicator. We grated the carrot, set up our equipment and heated the carrots in 200ml of water over a Bunsen burner. Next lesson we will investigate if substances are acid or alkali using our home made indicator.

Year 11 Science Rainbow Fizz

Year 11 are currently learning about acids and alkalis. Today we focused on safety when using acids and made rainbow fizz.

Uniformed services: Using a radio

Today we learned why uniformed services use radios and the correct procedures to use when speaking over the radio.

We like a challenge, so we cracked some codes to make it trickier!

We split into teams, one team cracked the code and the other waited for the code and a location, which is where Mrs Metcalfe had placed some goodies. The team who were going to the location had to pass the secret code over to a member of staff, if they got the code right they received an item.

We found tea, sugar, milk and biscuits then enjoyed a well earned cup of tea!

Hello yellow!

You may already know that it’s mental health day today. In family groups we looked at ways to keep our mood optimal. We mainly talked about anxiety and depression and some strategies to help us keep our mental health in check!

We learned that scents can ground us if we feel anxious. We tested different scents to see which worked for us. We also tried different sensory activities, from clapping our hands to using plastercene to relax.

It’s also national space week. 10B are learning about space so we combined some relaxing activities with our topic. We discussed why we were doing each activity so we knew more about mindfulness, relaxation and we talked about why mental health is important.

We made an oil burner to help us relax.