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8s- Chinese New Year!

To celebrate Chinese New Year 8s have taken part in lots of activities both in school and at home. We started by reading some stories and watching videos to learn all about Chinese New Year!

Some of us follow step by step videos to create Chinese dragons.

Others used 2D shapes to build a dragon.

We even learnt how to say ‘Happy New Year’ in Mandarin Chinese.

This was followed by learning how to make a delicious Chinese stir fry with rice noodles (Very healthy!)

We even created some Lucky fish crafts.

However we chose to celebrate, we all had great fun!

8s Weather Reports

For our Geography topic this term we have been looking at Weather and Climate. This week I set pupils a virtual learning challenge to become weather reporters! They all did a fabulous job! A future career for some of them perhaps?



8s Growing a rainbow.

This week Isabella from 8s completed a sensory experience to see if she could grow a rainbow!

She started off with some felt tip pens, two trays of water and some kitchen roll.

She then drew a rainbow on either end of the kitchen roll.

She put the two ends into the trays of water and watched the magic happen.

Success! Izzy grew her rainbow! Great job Izzy!

8s- Life Skills

This week both at home and in school, 8S have been getting to grips with learning some new life skills that would equip them for independent living. I have to say they have all done such a great job and lots of new skills have been learnt. These include:

Cleaning the bathroom:

And hoovering the floors:

Making our own lunch:

and learning how to use the washing machine:

Making dinner for our families:

And doing the washing up after!

A fabulous effort by all!

International Lego Day- 8s

Thursday 28th January 2021 was International Lego Day and 8s chose to take part in a lego challenge as part of out remote learning!

Here are some of our fantastic attempts:

Izzy created her name using lego.

Others were challenged to make something out of only one cup of Lego.

Some of us created fun games to play using Lego. A hoop throwing activity:

And a really fun game where we made goals and competed to blow a marble through the goal first using a straw.

We also made some excellent models complete with lots of detailing.

As you can see Lego can be really great fun- Why not challenge yourself to make something new?

Pop Art- 8S

8s have been doing some amazing art work based around our topic ‘Pop Art’

Here is Nathan with his fantastic video showing how he completed his final design with the help of his dad! Well done- Keep up the brilliant work!

Clay Decorations -8S

This week in 8s we have created our own clay tree decorations. We rolled out the clay and used Christmas cookie cutters to create our shapes. We left them to dry then decorated them with paint and glitter. We can’t wait to see them hung on our Christmas trees at home!


8s- Marshmallow Snowmen

This week we have created some Marshmallow snowmen. We use different sized marshmallows, yummy chocolate sticks and edible cake pens to create our designs.

These were great fun to create but even more fun to eat!

8s- String Christmas Trees

In 8s we have been making our own standing string Christmas trees.

We first made a cone using card and wrapped this in clingfilm.

We mixed PVA glue and water and soaked the string in the mixture.

We then wrapped this around the cone and added sequins and glitter.

Once these had dried we removed the cone inserts and cling film to create a standing string Christmas tree.

We are very proud of the results!

8s- Rivers

Over the last few weeks we have been studying rivers. We have looked at the parts of the river and the journey it takes. We also looked at the role of rivers in the water cycle. This week we finished our models showing the journey it takes from the river source to the mouth. We were pretty pleased with our work.