Welcome to Y7H!
Have a look at some of the fun things we do!
Dinner Money - £2.55 per day
Please bring your dinner money on a Monday morning in a labelled envelope.
P.E. day - Friday
Please remember to bring your shorts, t-shirt and trainers/plimsolls.
Y7H making iMovies using the Green Screen App
We were very lucky to have Emma from the Amma Centre come to our class to help us make iMovies about our WAU topic Flight. We had lots of fun using the green screen and iMovie apps to make our film about flight. The final product of the group work was very impressive. We really enjoyed filming the Y7H superhero class clip! We will watch everyone's film and peer assess them using two stars and a wish.
WAU- we had fun with a drone in school today!
Prof. Gumsie entertains us with his drone and explains the forces of flight!
Literacy/WAU- Active Learning
We were allowed to make and throw paper aeroplanes in school!!
We followed a set of instructions and each group made a different type of aeroplane. We predicted which one would fly the longest distance and explained our reasoning. Then we tested our paper aeroplanes outside. What a fun day!
This morning in mixed ability groups we measured different objects within the class. We decided which would be the best unit to measure in (mm, cm or m). We then converted our answer into the other two units. By doing this task practically and actually measuring objects, the activity had a greater impact on our learning. We will be converting units of measurement in our mental maths also. The exercise also gave us a better insight into the actual length and height of our classroom. It also made us think about length and heights of items in everyday life. E.g. height of window, length of sink etc
Izak 9 (Active Learning)
Task 1: (Fraction Action) Today in numeracy we carried out two Izak 9 tasks. The first task was Fraction Action. We had to put all of the white faces in order within a 3x3 wall. It was challenging as we had to put into practice what we have been doing in fractions and percentages. When we had them ordered we looked at each others walls (Three groups Red/Green and Purple). We remembered that equivalent means equal. We saw that different grids had equivalent fractions and percentages on them.
Task 2: (The Great Wall) Each group had to join together (Green, Red and Purple). They then had to make a wall putting all of the percentages on the bottom row. All of the fraction walls in the middle row and all of the fractions in order on the top row in order also. This had a very positive input on the childrens learning as it, as well as working together they got to put previous learning into practice.
Active learning in WAU- Carousal activity
Today in WAU, we got into mixed ability groups and got a sheet with a bird on it. We had to write all the information down that we knew about that bird, we only had one minute. Then we passed our sheet onto the next group and we got another sheet. At the end, one person from each group explained their sheet to the whole class. We then had time to complete further research on a certain bird using the iPads. We found lots of new information.
Owls and Falcon
Year 7 recently had a visit from Mr Ian Patterson. Ian keeps Owls and Falcons and other birds of prey. He has a vast knowledge of these beautiful birds.
The first Owl Ian showed was Alba the Barn Owl. He explained how she flew, hunted and rested. He also introduced us to Fluffy a wood Owl. We also met Bill the Peragrin Falcon. Some of us had the opportunity to feed each of these beautiful creatures.
Ian helped us to answer some of the questions we wanted to find out in our WAU topic of Flight. It was fantastic.
Active Learning- Clustering in Numeracy
As a practical way of understanding that decimals, fractions and percentages are different ways of showing the same value we carried out a clustering activity today in numeracy in the assembly hall. On entering the hall Mrs Hylands gave us a card each. We were not allowed to show it to anybody. When Mrs Hylands said go, we had to work with others to find our cluster group of 4. One person had a fraction, one had percentage, one had a decimal and one person had a fraction wall of the same value. We had to move around and compare our values with each other. We had to find the matching values (fractions/decimals/percentages and 100 square value) and get into a cluster. We then gave our cluster a name. We then discussed which value was easier to find. Those with percentage cards said the 100 square people were easy to find.
Active learning- QR codes
Today we learned about QR codes and what they are used for. We used QR to access a certain website relating to our WAU topic of flight and had to complete research on it and feedback to the class. We really enjoyed this activity and couldn't believe how easy and exciting QR codes are to use. We have asked Mrs Hylands to use them throughout our class for different areas of learning.
Today we worked in pairs and used the iPads to research all the bones in the human body. We then used the research to label a diagram of a skeleton. We also researched different types of superfoods.
IZAK 9- Active Learning
Today we had great fun using IZAK 9 to complete practical maths activities. We did various tasks with IZAK 9. Firstly, we watched a video to remind us how to use the cubes. We got into four groups and we ordered our cubes from the smallest number to the largest number. We compared how each group organised their answers. We discussed our different strategies and realised that we were all correct! Then we completed the Target Countdown Task. We had to watch the video and memorise a wall of cubes and rebuild it using our cubes in one minute. This was a challenging task but we discussed our different strategies on how we worked it out. We also had a few challenge questions which included prime numbers. We then played the game Guess the Number, were one person in each group picked a number and pupils had to use mathematical questions to guess it. Finally we played a game of Countdown using our cubes. Who said Maths couldn't be fun?!?
Victorian Christmas at the Argory
As part of our WAU topic, The Victorians, we went on a trip to the Argory. We had a fantastic day as we dressed up as Victorian children. We also experienced what Christmas decorations rich and poor Victorian children would have made. We acted as rich children in the big house and made crackers with quilling designs. Then we made our way to the workhouse and acted as poor children and made straw angels. We finished off with a tour of the beautiful decorated house where we sang the Christmas carol, Away in a Manger.
We really enjoy when Ducko comes in on a Friday afternoon to teach us about transition. We have learnt some valuable lessons, while having some laughs along the way!
WAU- the Human Body
As part of our WAU topic, the Human Body, we measured different body parts today. We measured our height, length of arm, length of length, circumference of head, weight, area of hand, heart rate before and after exercise and we also took thumb prints. We compared our results with our group.
Our trip to Shannaghmore (Monday 12th Sept- Wed 14th Sept)