Welcome to our class, we are all proud to be members of Team Endeavour.
The staff who work in our class are Ms Babiy (Teacher), Mr Bradshaw and Mr Barrett (Teaching Assistants). As a team we learn to work collaboratively by solving problems, sharing ideas, supporting each other and having open discussions with the teaching staff. We are developing our knowledge across both Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 Curricula in preparation for transition to the next stage in the pupils’ education.
Part of preparing to move on involves becoming a School Prefect. The Year 7 pupils follow a training programme to help them take on this responsible role, which involves helping boys in the younger classes and being a good role model
throughout the School.
We are fortunate to go on some amazing trips, especially residentials which we are looking forward to. We are also learning to interact with others in fun, educational activities with local schools.
We are learning
Science, History and DT Topic
Can I Fall into Space?
This Learning Experience explores the Earth's role in the Solar System and how planets orbit the sun. We will focus on Earth and Space Science, which directly investigates the planets within the solar system, their key features, distance from each other and the sun, and their orbiting path. By considering the Earth's rotation, we will be able to explain day and night and describe the movement of the Earth. By investigating the work of scientists such as Ptolemy, Alhazen and Copernicus, we will understand how the solar system has been modelled. Developing our knowledge of gravity, and Newton's theory, we will be able to explain that gravity is a force. Raising questions about falling objects and the effects of friction, air and water resistance will help us in our scientific study.
On Wednesday 8th January, we were lucky and had a hook day with 'Chemical Cressida' from Fun Science. In our workshop, we participated in some exciting practical work on forces. Our whole school science week begins on 20th January. We have some great activities planned which includes a carousel of science workshops, viewing real space rocks (on loan from NASA) working with our visitor, Jo Richardson, and exploring space in the Space Dome.
Within DT lessons, we will be challenged to design and make a parachute (or parachutes) that will enable a spacecraft to land safely. We will recognise that some mechanisms, including levers and pulleys, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect. Using our knowledge, we will design, make and test a retrieval device to lift the spacecraft from the water.
To put our learning into context, we will study the history of the space race. Using historical enquiry, to discover world firsts such as the first man on the moon, first woman in space and the first spacewalk.
Taking inspiration from the artists Wassily Kandinsky and Joan Miro, will help us to create space art and constellations.