Mrs H Ellis
|Learning Support Assistants||
Mrs E Balnaves (T/Th/F)
Mrs R Rodgers (M/W/F)
Mrs J Smith
For our end of year residential 7E Stayed at St Braivels Castle
Hope you like our pictures
WELCOME TO 7E
This week on Tuesday 2nd May 2017 we did an experiment in our science lesson. We wanted to see if we could separate salt water into two separate elements, salt and water. To do this we went into the cookery room and put some salt water into a saucepan. We then heated up the water to boiling point so the water would start to evaporate by turning into steam. The water in the pan became less and less until it was all gone and only salt remained in the saucepan. To expand on this on Thursday 4th May, in our next science lesson, we constructed another experiment and made mini water cycle bags. We put a puddle of water into the bottom of plastic bags and taped the bags onto our classroom window. As the sun heats the water we can see the water evaporate and turn into droplets on the side of the bags. The droplets then fall back into the bottom of the bag and becomes a puddle again. It's fascinating to watch and has helped us to understand how the water cycle works on our planet.
Today, 5th April 2017, is the last day of our forest schools experience. Chris the forest schools leader planned an Easter egg hunt with a difference. He hid halves of Easter egg pictures in the wood with clues on the back. We had to find the halves and match them to make a whole egg and match the clues. We searched high and low, under rocks, in trees, all over the place! We had to work together to find out if anyone had the half that matched the ones found. Eventually we had all the Easter egg pieces and as an extra Sam found a bow made of a twig and string. Chris let us have a go at shooting arrow shaped twigs with the bow to see who could fire it the furthest, it was great fun. Right at the end Chris gave us all small chocolate eggs as a goodbye gift. It will be sad to stop going to forest schools on a Wednesday but we have great memories and photos to remind us. Thank you Chris for a fantastic time over the past few weeks.
This week, 18th January, at Forest Schools we learnt about camp fires. Chris from UNITY had built a fire in the woods and we had great fun toasting marshmallows.
Here are our stories, hope you enjoy them.
One day we went to the forest school. We found a door handle in a tree. We were thinking where it would take us. Jamie opened the door, we went inside. We were transported to the rain forest, it was amazing. The first thing we saw was an elephant splashing water, it got us wet.
By James Bayliss
I was walking through the woods by school when I came across a special tree. It was the tallest tree in the whole forest and right at the top was a door handle. I climbed the tree and opened the door. I was amazed at where it took me, the rain forest was inside. I saw a monkey in the tree, it was being chased by a chimp. The monkey was making a lot of noise. After, I walked to see the elephants. I have seen a baby elephant.
By Lewis Hill
I walked in the woods by school. I saw a tree it’s handle opened the door. I went to the rainforest. I felt shocked. I saw animals from the zoo. I saw gorillas and fish. I thought, WOW! This is exciting.
By William Pope
I was walking in the woods. I climbed to the top of the big special tree. At the top I found a door handle. I opened the door and went inside. There was a rain forest. It was amazing because there were lots of animals and it was also amazing in the rain forest. I saw humming birds. They had blue and white feathers. I saw them flying. I saw blue birds in the sky and they were colourful. I saw a parrot in the trees and it was really colourful like a rainbow.
By Ben court
One day we were walking through the forest by the school. When we got to a tree, I looked at the big tree and at the top of the tree was a big handle. Suddenly, I opened it. I walked in the door it was so cool. I kept walking in. The door shut, all I could hear was a monkey. The monkey was climbing to the top of the tree. It was raining, I got a bit wet but I could see the trees rocking. Behind, I could see a black monkey. It had become dark and the frogs were passing from lily pad to lily pad. Later, when I got to bed, I could hear an owl at night. I suddenly got up and it was morning. I had my breakfast. I saw a monkey fighting an elephant and the monkey had boxing gloves on. The elephant had running shoes on and the monkey ran away.
By Mathew Holtom
It was a rain forest and there was a bear. It was making funny sounds and it was cool, and there was an extreme very big tree. Then there was a poisonous frog and it was hotter than England. Then there was a monkey on the ape and the rain was hot. The sun on the sun was red and it was fun. I went to find the flying ant and a scorpion and another ant. Then I went back and I had fun today
By Kian Heale
When we went to forest school saw a door handle. I thought “what is that doing there?” I climbed the tree and opened the door handle. I went in the door and all of a sudden I got teleported to somewhere. Where am I? I’ve never been here before. There were millions of trees and noises. “Are those monkeys? Cool!” It was beautiful and fun. “Wait am I in the rain forest? How will I get back?” Sam walked down the cliffs to find some food and water. “How will I survive this madness? I need shelter to sleep until morning”. In the morning you could hear birds whistling so sweet. “I need some food and water, I need a weapon to go hunting, maybe a bow and a spear” Two hours later. “I’ve finally made them, time to get some fish”. Sam goes hunting for fish, Sam gets five salmon and two tiddlers. “I’ve got food now, a tree house but I need an axe to get some wood and I need water and a fire. “Wait, don’t I have a lighter in my bag?” Sam makes a fire and makes cooked fish. “crunch, scrunch” Five hours until dawn. “I need a bed next”. The next day Sam said “Is this a dream?” Sam goes to explore the rain forest. “I wander what animals I will see?” Sam sets off to explore, Sam was excited. “Is that a tree frog? It is!” Sam was amazed but he missed home more. 6 Hours later, “That was so much fun, time for dinner. “Crunch, is there any tigers in the jungle I wander? Maybe? All of a sudden it started to rain and thunder. “I hope the lightning doesn’t hit my tree house.” When it was the next day Sam said “I’m going home today. Sam set off on his adventure. “How long is this rain forest? All of a sudden a tiger comes out of nowhere. Sam sets the tiger on fire. “I’m having tiger tonight burnt to a crisp.” 7 hours later Sam escaped the rain forest and returned home.
By Sam Inchley
I was walking through the woods by school when I came across a special tree. It was the tallest tree in the whole forest. But at the top there was a door handle. I climbed the tree and opened the door. I was amazed at where it took me. It went into the rain forest. I saw a spider monkey climbing a tree and lots of colourful birds. I could hear monkeys calling and frogs jumping into water, it was amazing.
By Joshua Walsh
Me and William were walking through the woods, we saw a door handle on a tree. We walked up to the tree and climbed it. William opened the door. I felt shocked. Inside was the rain forest. It was awesome. We saw a monkey climbing a tree and a flying squirrel. We walked inside. It was a bit dark because of all the trees. We could hear lots of birds singing and a frog calling for their mates. We could hear the school bell ringing it sounded miles away. We both felt hungry so we decided to go back to school for lunch. We said goodbye to the animals. Then went back to school
By Tamzin Woodcock
I was walking through the woods by school when I came across a special tree. It was the tallest tree in the whole forest and right at the top was a door handle. I climbed the tree and I opened the door. I was amazed at where it took me. I saw a big gorilla. Then I saw lots of gorillas. Then a brown gorilla, there was a gorilla war, then it got out of hand and one gorilla got killed. The monkey won, it then snowed then it turned rainy. There was a flood everyone got washed away and was never seen again.
By Jamie Mullins
We were walking in the woods and when we were walking on top of a tree was a door handle. We were wondering what would happen when we entered it. We might be teleported to the Amazon rain forest in South America and take us to other cool things, maybe to a magic tree! It will be amazing, full of decorations where lots of animals live like spiders and plants in the rain forest. There might be flying squirrels and lots of different frogs there. It would be amazing! There might be little huts where people live in the rain forest and lots of creatures there. In the magical rain forest bird protect themselves from predators that might try to eat them. After we went to the river and we saw crocodiles eating fish in the rain forest. We saw the handle on the tree and used it to leave the rain forest. But, before we did we saw a gorilla fighting a monkey and there were snakes eating grass. It was amazing looking at life cycles to see what happens. So, we opened the magic door and we went back home. I saw my parents. I told them what had happened and they didn’t believe me.
By Rian Arnold
One cold morning me and my class were walking through a big dark and mysterious forest which was right next to our school. But as we were walking I felt bored so I sneaked away and started to look around this place of wander. Then I found a tree with a hidden door handle that I’d never seen in my life. So, being the kid I was I turned the handle and the door creaked open. Behind the door was a giant green and a very quiet rain forest with humming birds, orange and black tigers and huge grey elephants. I enjoyed my look around but it was time to go back home. So, I went back through the door and back to my country but I will never forget about the door.
By Jimmy O’Brien
On Wednesday 7th December we participated in a Media Workshop with Nick Davis from Unity. During this time we worked together to make animated films. Our theme was Christmas and in 2 groups we decided what our stories would be about. We then made plastercine models of the characters, scenes of where the stories would take place and used cameras to film the characters. To make the characters move we had to manipulate them bit by bit, and film them frame by frame. These photos were then joined up to make one complete movie. Then we recorded our voices to give all the characters voices and tell the story. It was great fun to do and we really learnt a lot about how to create a moving animated story. Year 7E would like to thank Nick for teaching us about animation it was so much fun to do and really interesting.
7E have been learning about measuring in our maths and science lessons. We have measured and marked our heights on the wall. We are looking forward to doing the same again in the summer to see how much we have grown!
We then took this one step further by finding groups of classroom objects that match our own heights exactly. It was great fun finding inventive ways to make up our heights!
7E have completed half-and-half self portraits. We took a photo of ourselves, cut them in half and drew in the remaining part. Hopefully you'll agree we have some budding artists in our class!
Our Art Gallery
At the beginning of the year each pupil in 7E received a canvas to paint a design. The brief was simple: create a bright design to represent yourself, involving your name or initial. We now have a beautiful art gallery of canvases on our wall. It really brightens up our classroom!
On the 3rd October 2015 employees of Warburtons Bakery came into school and did a Healthy Eating Workshop. We participated in a discussion and power point presentation on the importance of eating healthy and having a healthy lifestyle. After, we were all able to put what we had learnt into practice and make some delicious bread rolls filled with a variety of ingredients. We learnt about how we can make good choices at meal times in a fun and stimulating way. Year 7E would like to send a big thank you to Nicky and Alison from Warburtons who made this experience so interesting.
Every pupil in our class has their own responsibility. This gives them the opportunity to take charge of a particular part of our classroom or curriculum. Each pupil takes their role very seriously. The responsibilities are as follows:
Jamie M- School Council
Sam- Eco Warrior
Jimmy- Classroom Lights Monitor
Rian- Washing Up After Art
Lewis- Fruit Monitor
Josh- Milk Monitor
Rebecca- Phone Locker Monitor
Jamie D- Book Monitor
Ben- Register Collector
Matthew- Tidiness Check
James- Lunch Bag Collector
Tamzin- Plant Monitor