Year 7 to Year 11
Our school motto has never seemed more appropriate than during this current time of pandemic and lockdown.
From Year 7 through to Year 11, our Senior School students have demonstrated characteristics such as resilience, adaptability, self-discipline and good humour as they have adjusted to remote learning. We are extremely proud of them!
We hope that you will take time to look at the fantastic work that has been produced during this period of lock down.
ENGLISH – Take a Journey
The English department is currently teaching classes remotely through the TEAMS programme. Ms Naseem and I are teaching a creative writing module which will be assessed at the end of half term. Students are able to speak with their teachers and classmates via remote conferencing during scheduled lessons. Written activities done in lessons are submitted in TEAMS and the work is returned to students with comments.
In the piece ‘Journey Around Rooms in my House’, a Year 9 student was asked to describe a part of her house in the style of a travel brochure. I hope you enjoy it.
Mr G Evans
Whilst in lockdown, Year 7 have been considering Murder, Mystery and Intrigue! Lessons have been delivered online using TEAMS.
We hope you enjoy reading the news from 1170 written by our journalists, Tayba, Zoya and Maha.
DREAMING IN MATHS!
‘My Dream Room’ is a project designed to encourage students in Years 7 and 9 to apply their geometrical skill, spatial awareness and use the formulas for area and volume. I have included examples of work by four students to showcase this project.
Pupils have been working at home and as they started to upload photos of their project and present them online, using the cameras on their PCs and laptops, it became apparent that everyone, including myself, had to employ more than just mathematical skills! Taking pictures, saving them, editing text in WORD for mathematical symbols and retrieving in order to send them in various files, not to mention the sense of proportions and artistic talents were all things that were exercised. I am very proud of the way in which the girls (and I) are learning new skills every day.
I am using TEAMS and have found the staff training acquired from school prior to lock down invaluable. I developed a protocol which enables students to find the objectives and worksheets in CLASSNOTE as they arrive in the meeting (lesson) in the same way as I would write on the board in the classroom. Students have their own virtual exercises for each activity i.e. Classwork, Homework, Assignments in CLASSNOTE.
The examples of work are by Kaitlyn, Alisha and Christabel in Year 9 and Minahil in Year 7.
Mrs E Gould
PSHEC – From Hand Washing to Queuing
As part of their PSHEC studies, Year 8 students were asked to create a poster or artwork that represented ‘Life in Lockdown’ for them.
I hope you enjoy their work which includes a range of ideas from the inevitable washing of hands to the shopping queues at Tesco’s. I really admire their use of colour and mixed media. Well done girls!
Mrs C Bellew
ART IN A TIME OF LOCK DOWN
Included here are some of the best examples of work created by Park School pupils during this period of lockdown.
The work spans Year Groups 7 to 10 and shows a range of skills and topics, including pointillism, shading, weight of line, still life and Key Stage 4 themes such as ‘Fragments’ and ‘Past, Present, Future.’
I am absolutely delighted with this work, it just goes to show how creative and receptive our pupils can be – even in these unusual times. I hope this artwork inspires you to pick up a pencil or a paintbrush!
Well done girls.
SPANISH – Ideally I Would Like A Castle!
As staff and students have adapted to remote teaching and learning I have been using TEAMS for KS3 and KS4 students and ZOOM for KS2 students. These are invaluable tools for delivering interactive lessons during lock down.
Year 8 students were set a task of designing their ideal house and labelling the different rooms in Spanish. Students use the online dictionary wordreference.com to assist them while they are working remotely. It was interesting to note that the majority of students chose to live in a castle! After I received the home work, I created a vocabulary list and transferred it to quizlet.com. QUIZLET is an interactive website teachers and students can use to create a set of work and practise using different activities and games.
Students are using various methods to submit their work for marking, these include marking work during our interactive lessons, sending me an image of their work and I also check their work on activeteachonline.com
The students produced some very good work for the ‘Ideal Houses’ project and I have included some examples.
Mr J Fernandez