Amazing Places

Last term our Year 7 geographers started off by exploring maps. They gained map skills that they will use for the rest of their lives - grid references, map symbols, contours and scale. They made their own maps and models before turning to look at Google Earth. Students chose a place that they thought was amazing to share with the rest of the group, we didn’t want to keep such treasures to ourselves so here...

Loving Literature!

This week, Dr Sarah Sneddon updates us on how our fantastic Year 10 IGCSE English Literature group is enjoying the course so far! As a teacher, you know that you have a great class when the students form a team and name themselves within a fortnight of the start of the course!  Two weeks into the new academic year, team ‘Dr 4ALCK’ was born. During the autumn term we read Macbeth and studied two poems...

Firework Poems!

Do you like fireworks? In many places around the world, people like to stay up and watch the fireworks on New Year's Eve. Year 5 students learned to write kenning poetry last term and have written these kennings about fireworks! Here are poems by Isaac, Zac and Oscar. Can you spot the features of a kenning? Happy New Year!      ...

Calcium Apocalypse!!

At the end of the term, Year 9 science had an exciting opportunity to take part in a cross curricula piece of work.  We had been looking at the reactions of metals and discussed why some metals are suitable for some jobs and not others.  For homework the students were asked to consider what life would be like if we used calcium for all things metal and to put their ideas into a piece of...

Hot Seating in Year 6

Mrs Dart's Year 6 class have been writing news reports based on Roald Dahl's “The Magic Finger”. Everyone has loved reading the book and the class have really got their teeth into discussing the issues of hunting and animal cruelty. To help bring the characters alive we did some hot-seating; this is where one of the students acts as a character from the story and the others ask them questions. This can be quite an...

Sports Stars in the Making!

Learning with Net School provides many of our students with the opportunity to really focus on their passions.  Jannah and Zayd in Year 10 have been practising Taekwondo for over 7 years and train for 2 hours every day.  Jannah tells us about their goals: “Studying with Net School means that we have the flexibility to pursue our hobbies to a serious level, which we wouldn’t be able to do otherwise if we were at...

World Space Week!

Ms Buchanan's Year 5 class have made posters to celebrate this year's theme 'Space Unites the World'. This is an especially exciting theme for the students of Year 5 as, although we may not live in the same country (or even continent!), we all live on the same planet in the same universe, and there are many aspects of space that are true regardless of where we live. Our Science unit this half-term has been...

Biology: Plants and Seeds

In Year 9 science Mrs Humby's group have been studying all about plants this half term... Today we were looking particularly at seed dispersal and then the class worked in pairs to design a flower and its seed, explaining how the plant is pollinated and how the seed is dispersed. I was particularly impressed with this design by two of my students and their amazing skills of drawing on a computer! Mrs Humby...