Science Week at Net School

Before the Easter break, Net School was celebrating British Science Week, so here is Mrs Humby to tell you a bit about what we have been doing! Geography and science have many cross-curricula links, and our Year 7 and 10 geographers have been studying natural hazards, looking at issues associated with earthquakes, how we can predict them and how different countries respond to hazardous environments.  Years 8 and 11 have been looking into different aspects...

Reflections on English at Net School

Year 11 have been thinking about their English Language course, now that they are coming up to their exams.  Here is Dr Sneddon and the class with their comments:   From Dr Sneddon: IGCSE English Language can often be seen as a hurdle to be overcome as it is one of the ‘compulsory’ subjects at this level.  My Year 11 class spent five minutes reviewing their course and I was very happy to discover that...

Let it Snow(don)!

Year 6 have been learning all about mountains, here is their teacher Mrs Dart with an insight to their topic and some great work that they have produced: “Our geography topic this term has been Mountains. We have found out how mountains form and learned the names of different mountains around the world. We found out how arduous and difficult it is to climb Mount Everest, not to mention how expensive.  We have looked at...

Science At Home!

This week, Year 6 have been looking at light, shadows and transparency in science.  Isla from Mrs Barry’s class has shown that being educated online is no barrier to carrying out practical science experiments!  Have a look at her fantastic results: By carrying out this experiment, we have worked out the following rules for shadows: - When the light source is above the object, the shadow will be very short. - When the light source is...

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...