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.