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11C Tectonic Tables

In geography, this morning, we looked at how the tectonic plates interact with each other to effect the surface of the Earth. We worked in pairs and looked at divergent movement (pulling away from each other) to show the mantle …

convergent movement (pushing together) to make mountains and trenches…


…and transform movement (sliding pasty each other) to cause earthquakes…

We then looked at how the vibrations, caused by tectonic movements, are measured. We made our own seismograph and competed to see who could make the greatest table shake earthquake.

Keep an eye on our blog to see if we can make earthquake resistant towers. Until next time.

11C Portrait Display

Today, we finished our portrait display. We have put it up in our class. I hope you like our efforts.

Here is a closer look.

Until next time.

11C Tectonic Treacle

Last week in geography, we looked at the tectonic plates that make up the Earth’s surface. Today, in a science lab, we looked at how to model the Earth’s mantle. We remembered that the mantle is extremely hot we wore our safety glasses.

We used treacle to act as magma.

In one beaker, we added layers of glitter, to show us how the magma moves up and around in a current.

In another beaker, we placed tin foil on the surface to act as the tectonic plates. When the treacle heated, the bubbles and the convection current moved the foil on the surface of the treacle.


Until next time.

11C Scones or more scones

Today in food technology, we made fruit scones. We followed written instructions and worked as a team to make them.

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Family Group- Class Charter

Today, we finished our class charter. I hope you like it.

Until next time.

11C Back with a Bounce

Its Tuesday, its rebound!

We are practising our trampoling skills.


I think there was some confusion with trampoline bed and a bed to sleep in, as a lot of lying down was witnessed.

And then there was the twirling…

Until next time.

11C The Iron Man

In English, we have been studying The Iron Man, by Ted Hughes. We read the start of the book and examined the onomatopoeias in the first chapter. One of our class started to make an Iron Man robotic head.

We then looked at the properties of iron and how we could use the the science specific vocabulary when describing the main character.

Finally, we looked at how he reassembled when he crashed off the cliff. We used Lego and Duplo to remake him.

I hope you like our efforts. Keep an eye on the blog for more of the story of The Iron Man. Until next time.

11C Angry Earth

In geography, we have started a project about our planet. Last week, we looked at the surface of the Earth. We explored the rotations and spin of our planet and how this causes us to have day, night and the seasons. The Oaks’ very own Harlem Globe Trotter showed us his spinning skills.

We labelled images of the Earth, taken from space.

We then looked at the inside of the Earth. We compared the insides of the Earth to a melon. Both have a thin crust that has mountains and troughs (the skin), a soft mantle (the fleshy fruit) and a solid core (the seeds).

We then made fruit prints and labelled our planet Earth.

Until next time.

11C Spider Time

Its that time of the year when the spiders from outside come into our houses to escape the cold weather. We decided to make some 3D spiders in our design and technology lessons.

I hope you like our efforts. Until next time.

11C First Day Back

We have all survived our first day back at school, staff included. We have been using our ICT skills to generate pop art portraits of our classmates. I hope you like our efforts…

Until next time.