About: Mr Carroll

9C Zodiac Signs

In design technology, we have continued our work on the Chinese New Year. We used our zodiac signs from previous lessons and practised writing the characters for them. I hope you like our efforts…

Until next time.

Christmas Already?


We have started our Christmas cards early. Using paints and making Pom poms for our yet unfinished project, Class 9C had a sensory experience and promoted their motor skills.

To be continued…..

9C Norman Cornish- Oaks Style

We have finished our Norman Cornish project. Our display celebrates his life and works. We have used his paintings and sketches to influence our art work. We looked at the local scenes that inspired his art and put our own theme on these magnificent images. I hope you like our efforts as much as we did making them…

Until next time.

9C Norman Cornish Gallery

We have completed an art project on his work and life, and decided to see his work in person. At first, we visited more of the Cornish Trail…

We then visited The Norman Cornish Room in The Bob Abley Gallery, at Spennymoor Town Hall.

We also looked at the other work displayed. We greatly enjoyed visiting our local art gallery. Until next time.

9C Chinese calligraphy

In design technology, we have been looking at Chinese writing. We looked at Fuji writing, in sand, and practised writing our names, in Chinese.

We then painted our names, using big exaggerated brush strokes.

Until next time.

7P Day and Night

In science, we have been exploring the science behind why we have day and night. We explored the interactions between the Sun, light and the Earth. We modelled the light from the sun onto a rotating Earth; the light from the torch shines on the sphere, the light does not reach all of the 3D shape; as the globe rotates the UK moves through areas of light and dark.

Until next time.

9C Norman Cornish- Spennymoor Town Hall.

We took inspiration from a famous Cornish painting of Spennymoor.

We took images of ourselves walking up and down corridors and overplayed the images onto a background of the same street. I hope you like our take on this fantastic painting…

I am unsure why I am walking in the middle of road!

Until next time.

7P The same but different

This term, in science, we have been looking at the flora and fauna of The Oaks. We have learned about the trees, mini-beasts, birds and mammals that live in the area. Today, we looked at a transient population that inhabit the school, six and a half hours a day, five days a week and thirty-nine weeks of the year. We looked at the pupils in the class and looked at the similarities and differences between ourselves, and recorded our results.

We measured our height and weight…

We looked at our hair and eye colour, and whether we can roll our tongues…

We drew around our bodies, hands and feet…

Until next time.

9C Water and Colours

In science, we have been looking at some of the properties of water when it is a liquid.

In our first experiment, we looked at how water can “walk”. We put coloured water in one jar and an empty jar next to it. We bridged the two jars with a paper towel, with one end in the coloured water. We then put them in a safe place and, several hours later, the water “walked” to the other jar; this process is called of capillary action…

In our second experiment, we looked at the effect of temperature on diffusion. We added colouring to water at different temperatures. We noticed that the hotter the water the quicker the diffusion; the water particles move quicker the hotter they are and cause the diffusion to occur more rapidly…

In our final experiment, we looked at the colours of ink. We used a method called chromatography to separate ink into its components; the different colours have different weights and therefore travel at different speeds, so what you think is black ink can be a mix of blues, yellows, greens, reds and oranges …

Until next time.

9C Personal Hygiene

In PHSE, we have been learning about personal hygiene. This week we looked at washing our hands and how soap works.

We pretended that the germs were like balloons and soap molecules were like sharp pencil. The soap bursts the germ’s cell wall, causing it to burst (lyse), like a pencil bursting the balloon…


We then looked at what types of fungus grow on our skin. We decided to make foot and hand prints on bread, seal them in bags and incubate them in the dark. We will look at what grows in a couple of weeks…

Finally, we copied the CDC advice for how to wash our hands thoroughly…

We found that their hand washing advice took a lot longer than how we normally wash our hands. Until next time.