Spending Vouchers on World Book Day
Visit to Worcester Skills Showcase
Wednesday 4th March offered Year 7 the chance to mingle with future employers in Worcestershire at the Skills Showcase held at the Chateau Impney, Droitwich. Here, pupils were able to talk to a whole host of professionslas from a range of different employment sectors. Pupils were able to use hand tools to craft things out of wood, control a robot made of Lego, fix an McClaren car as well as get up close and person with a snake! The children's attitudes and enthusiasm was fantastic and they were a real credit to the school.
This visit was just a part of Westacre's involvement in National Careers Week, with a series of clips being shown during class registration slots and a dedicated lesson to expanding knowledge of careers delivered to all classes in school.
Sharing our Trailers
This week we have started to put together our David Attenborough inspired trailers using the Clips App. We have uploaded images and are beginning to add text and accompanying narration. We used screen mirroring to share and discuss strengths and areas of improvement across the class.
Year 7 Computing
This half term, the year 7 Computing curriculum links to the humanities topic of Human vs Nature. Students have studied the work of David Attenborough and film trailers to identify a variety of media. They are beginning now to draft storyboards to create a short film, based on a geographical topic, with the style of David Attenborough. Research into volcanoes, plate tectonics and the earths structure is helping them to plan images and text to use.
Megan (7PC) requested to teach her class how to play golf to share her knowledge and expertise. It was great to see a sense of achievement throughout the lesson.
Once again, year 7 homework has been amazing. We have taken the chance to look around everyone's topic work based on conflict and awarded certificates to those who were exceptional. Thank you for the effort that has gone into creating models, detailed writing and creative artwork.
Year 7 girls had a very wet and muddy football festival held at Dodderhill School. They played really well as a team against a range of teams, including year 8 pupils. It was clear that their level of confidence and skill improved with each game they played. Well done.
Year 7 children have had fun in Science this week creating real life particle models.
Birmingham Central Mosque
#HelloYellow Promoting Mental Health Day
In English, we have been writing about life in the trenches during World War 1. This group found their classroom had been turned into trenches with images to inspire their word choices.
A huge thank you goes out to all of our Year 7s for the way they conducted themselves when leading sports activities with the new Year 5s. There are definitely some potential coaches within our year group.
We are really lucky to have our own horse expert in Year 7. Mrs Bennett brought in some items linked to the vocabulary we have come across in War Horse.
Year 7 Visit to Huntingdon Hall to watch The Tempest
Year 7 had the chance to experience live Shakespearean theatre today during a visit to Huntingdon Hall, Worcester to watch The Tempest. The weather on the day truly reflected the performance, yet once we were there the children really enjoyed the show. It was wonderful to see the children understanding the characters and story plot from a difficult text they were only introduced to a fortnight ago. The were laughs, shocks and brilliant sound effects that will live long in the memory.
Thank you to those families that have allowed us to share their personal items. The children have enjoyed exploring them.