We learnt all about the European Union in Room 13. As part of this topic, each of us researched for and put together a project on an EU country. We presented our projects to our pods and learnt so much from one another as each of us were assigned a different country. The EU was an interesting topic to learn about and we loved finding out about different European cultures through our own research and through the research of others.
Room 13 were painting during yesterday’s Maths lesson! Each pod came up a question to collect data on. They then surveyed the class to collect their data. They then created and painted Pie Charts to represent this data. Check out our display on the top corridor to learn what our favourite subjects are, which class novels we’ve enjoyed most this year, to learn which projects we’ve enjoyed doing and lastly, what the most preferred PE activity is!
In order to learn how to use persuasive language, Room 13 prepared for Pod Debates. Each pod was split into two teams and given a motion. We drafted and redrafted our speeches until we felt confident enough to engage in a debate with the opposition/proposition.
The four motions were as follows:
-School should start later.
-Uniforms are unnecessary.
-It would be good to be famous.
-Lunchtime should be longer.
Many thanks to Room 14 who were a wonderful audience. They listened intently and brought a lot to the experience by asking questions and voting to decide which team won.
In advance, we felt nervous. However, the debates were thoroughly enjoyable to watch and be a part of and there were many interesting and unplanned moments caused by interruptions from the other team with points of information!
Room 16 working collaboratively on their 1916 Easter Rising groups projects. Creativity, teamwork and research skills are being shown in abundance! Keep up the great work Room 16!
Room 1 have been exploring what is needed for various forms of life. We are keeping a close eye on our 10 caterpillars who will be released into the millennium in a couple of weeks as painted lady butterflies.
We have also been looking at what plants need to grow and how they respond to light.