Blog week ending 13 Sept

Posted on: 13/09/2019

G1I knew when I accepted the post as Head Teacher at WGSG that students took the school motto 'in pursuit of excellence' very seriously, and sought ways to be the very best version of themselves that they could. I have clearly seen this week just how important this vision is and how much it is embedded in all that the staff and students seek to do.  

7B Students have begun their History curriculum with a ‘learning beyond the classroom’ session to challenge their chronology skills, taking advantage of the lovely day.  Each student was given a year or a period of time and had to place themselves in chronological order. 

 

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Year 12 Art Students have been exploring experimental drawing techniques and embraced working outside their comfort zone to produce some vibrant work. Students challenged themselves to complete timed life drawings using charcoal taped to bamboo canes. This technique, famously utilised by the artist Henri Matisse requires confidence, dexterity and careful observation to achieve accurate results. 

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Year 7 Physical Education students have been taking part in the 12 minute Cooper Run test.  This  test is used to measure their baseline aerobic fitness.  The below photograph shows them during the recovery session taking part in breathing exercises to open their lungs.

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Delicious smells wafted down the corridor as 9A Food technology students prepared lasagne.  It is a relatively complicated recipe requiring students to perfect two methods; reduction and gelatinisation. 

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We love reading at WGSG!  In addition to being fun, reading for pleasure has amazing benefits.  With this in mind, we are pleased to announce that we will once again be taking part in Bookbuzz (funded by the PFA).

Bookbuzz is a reading programme from BookTrust that aims to help schools inspire a love of reading in 11 to 13-year-olds.

All Year 7 students will be given the opportunity to choose their own book to take home and keep from a list of 17 titles.

With 17 exciting titles to choose from, students will find something they love whatever their interest or ability. The books have been carefully selected by a panel of experts to ensure quality, suitability and to encourage reading for pleasure.

Year 7 will be making their choices next week, with the selected books expected to arrive by December. 

The 17 selected titles can be found by following the link below

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/what-we-do/programmes-and-campaigns/bookbuzz/students/bookbuzz-books/

Which one would you choose?

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Y12 Physics students have been measuring resistance in electrical circuits they have made.  They then tested and calculated errors to check the accuracy of the data. 

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Best wishes,

Michelle Lawson

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