Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Term 2 Novel Study

This term I have been reading and studying the novel castaway

I found this novel interesting because I liked learning about the shipwreck and how they survived for so long and I also liked that is was a true story.

During the novel I had to complete a thinking map which shows that I can classify how the author has shown the theme of the book.

National Standard this covers


  • Year 9/10 Standard
    • I can locate, evaluate, analyse and summarise information and ideas within texts and across a range of texts.
    • I have a large vocabulary that is connected to my own knowledge about the world and includes: - academic e.g observe vs watch - subject-specific (specific words about a subject (e.g feline) - technical terms (specialised vocabulary of a particular field.)
Overall I would give this novel a rating of  8/10 and I would / would not recommend it to others to read because it was a cool idea on how they turned a diary into a story because I have never seen a book like that before and it was also a good historical book.

Construct and describe simple loci.

I can apply the strategy to problem solving questions involving circles


400m track you take the two semi circles at the ends which is 36.5 then you double it to make the diameter. Then you times it by π which is 229.34m then you divide it by 2 which is 114.67m and that is what the ends are. For the sides you minus 400 with 229.34 which equals 170.66 then you half it which equals 85.33 and that is the length of the sides.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Current Events Term 2, 2017

WALT: I can successfully research a current event.
Here is a link to our online modelling book for this unit of learning.

The National Standard that I have been aiming for during this unit of learning is:

  • Year 9/10: I can read in different ways to find and/or understand information that that is not immediately easy to access or is not organised in familiar ways.

Each week we have read a short text about a current event/ topic. We then formed questions based on what we had read.  After this we researched the answers to our questions and finally we gave our opinions on what we had found out.

Here is some evidence of my learning.



My Next Step is to continue to  apply the reading and  research skills that I have learned in a variety of other areas.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Technology Distinction #3

On Thursday the year 7/8's travel on a bus to get to lincoln primary school to have technology.
I am in science now at the start someone got to chose an element of the day and Sophie chose radium.
After that we tested 6 different brands of paper towels and we put it into some water and then we squeezed the water out and measured how much water it absorbed.
Next we drew a grah on the amount of water that they absorbed and tuffy absorbed the most amount of water. 
Then once we haad finished we could carry on with our word find that he gave us at the start of the pentad.

I showed active thinking by making it fair and not makong the one I thought would absorb the most water win.

I was also showing integrity by being fair when testing by leaving them in for the same amount of time.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Careers Education C.V. Writing

In CAREERS EDUCATION we have been learning to write a skills based Curriculum Vitae.

A skills based C.V. focuses more on the skills that we have,  rather than our work history.

Here is a link to our online Modelling Book that shows the process we have followed.

Three things that I have learned about writing a Curriculum Vitae are:

  1. It can't have any spelling,  grammar and punctuation mistakes

  1. What skills are required to have a job

  1. It was easier than I thought 

Here is a link to my Skills based Curriculum Vitae.