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!
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?
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!
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!
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?
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!