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By Priya Patel

This half term in the zone, we have been looking at road safety, constrution, primary taster day. On Wednesday we  do our road safety advert.we have been planning our  road safety advert for two weeks and this week on wednessday two days ago we did the set for it i was in a group with my table.

By India Edwards

We have focused in the last two weeks on the learning skill working within a team and we have done road safety , the transition task , construction and the learning stories. In the road safety task we worked in our tables and chose what jobs we would do between us and next week we are presenting our adverts . In the transition task we worked in groups  in our houses. We had to do is make a fun day for  the yr 5  we had to make up lots of fun activities . For the construction mr.alan , who teaches construction, made us do this small test  about weight and measurement . We had to do two test on it.

By Beth McCabe

This half term in the Zone, we have been looking at Road Safety, Construction, Primary Taster Day. Every Wednesday we do our Road safety advert. We have been planning our script, high visability product and our set. To make our set we had to bring in recycables.

By Amanda Capstick

This week was a very busy week in the zone we had two activities one on monday the other on wednesday.The first one we did was on monday,some year 5s came for their buisness trip and in it they sometimes needed the toilet and the closest was the zone toilets.They did not know what the zone was used for so they asked miss jolly what it was used for, so miss jolly  came in and asked us to make a presentation what the zone is about. We went into our houses for this activity and started planning what we were going to put in our presentation.

The next activity is about road safety project our table decided to do a play then we brought some stuff in to desighn our set.

By Owen Larner

since half term to have done several different theme weeks including a road safety topic and we are making an advertisement about it and creating all of the pieces for it. we have also done measurements & converting them (kg-g). We had lots of fun in the zone because of our  teaching asistants and our awsome teacher Miss Bedwell.

By Mia Lowe and Lucy Lord

This week in the zone we have been doing road saftey advertisements , makeing our road saftey sets , measurements,construction,speling,blog post in road safety we painted the set and we made them out of cardboard,paper and plastic.then in measurements we did sum with mr.Alan and we worked as a table.after that we did spelling we get some 10 out of 10 and 2 vivos for it.

By Ellie Sowerbutts and Sophie Summerfield

When we came back we did road saftey we have to write a script and a model of the road saftey when we make it we all are in teams/groups. Also on a monday we do a year 5 challenage when we had to work in a team again and we had to think of a new activite for them, every monday we do our spellings and they are science words and we do them every monday afternoon! We enjoy the Zone because we are all together and we do fun activites, Thanks to Miss Bedwell and all the other teachers who help us.

By Ellie Gordon

In the zone these past 2 weeks we have been working on a project to do with the year 5 class.We had to come with an idea to make the class love rhyddings and the zone as much as we do (which is a lot). We had to go in groups from ur house mine was yellow house. I was with my self, Chloe, Beth, Mia, Declan m Hadika and Declan f. We had also been doing road saftey every wednesday. We had to go with our tables for groups and we had different roles to play. It was so much fun to make our road saftey design.

By Amy Gargan

In the Zone we have been doing lots of different activities over the past few weeks . One of the activities was were we had to get into a group and create an idea for some year fives that had to teach them something we also had two weeks to plan it , and Miss Jolly would choose the best idea and we would use that one when they came in . We also do spelling every Monday and they are science words and they get gradually harder every week . Another activity we had to do was a Road Safety activity . What we had to do on that was create a road safety advert in the groups on our table to prevent road accidents from happening . We had to create a script , design characters and design a set that was child friendly to children . We had a very jam packed week !

By Jasmine Khan

These last two weeks in the Zone we have been doing an advert for road safety,spellings and we did a learning story for working in a team. The best part of that was when we did the road safety advert because we could make the setting really nice. Also because It was fun making it. When we did this we had to work as a team which made it easy for us to get it done.

By Tara Ashton and Keeley Procter

During the last two weeks in the zone we have covered lots of tasks hopfully me and keeley will explain them as well as we possibly can. first we have done a really good one which was called a road safety advert. We had to work within our table and on each table there is six peoople and there were three tasks to do so we had to work in pares on my table which is table seven me and priya did the set and it looks really fascinating declan and joe designed the characters but the finished early so they designed a high visibility bag to buy and finally bethany and callum wrote the sprips giving everyone lines and we managed to fit in a short play…. on keeleys table which is table eight they chose lucas and asahan designed the characters pheobe and tyoni wrote the script , song and high visibility wear keeley researched simultaneously abigail did the set we both thought that this project was the most exciting so we chose to wright about it

By Amara Dunstan

In the zone for these past weeks we have been doing a lot of activities on mondays we did spelling and sfterthat we have been working on a presentation for the year 5s that have been to visit we have to tell them all about the zone because they keep asking questions about it and what we do in the zone Everyday they walk past it and dont know what we do in it.on wednesday we are making a road saftey advert in are tables we have to make the set make the characters and write down a script for the advert our script is a poem because we think that it will make more children watch it we think its going to be the best.last friday we did a measurement test which was sort of fun because we got to work with are table and are table is realy fun and the people on it are funny that why i enjoy going to the zone Also on fridays we go on this thing called skills for learning we chose a skill and write what we have done throw that week but they mostly sound the same because we have been working on projects for a couple of weeks and its the same project.

By Saliha Maqsood and April Ashton

In Zone, this week, we learnt about road safety. We had to make our own advert. First Miss Benningston showed us some road safety adverts so we get the idea. Then, we built a set for it aswell with our team. Half of us went to build it, the other half of our team wrote the script and also made the logo. My teams logo was Road Safety. April’s and my team made a wristband for it to. Later, we built our sets. Last week, we written to year 5’s to tell them more about our school so they can come here in year 7. This week we didn’t do our spellings because some of the students go to extra reading lessons and their teachers weren’t here due to the snow and they normally go when we do our spellings but because they didn’t know the spellings, thats why we didn’t do them.

By Chloe Morton

In Zone these last two weeks, we have been doing lots of things. Every Monday, we have been planning our ideas for the year 5 planner taster day. My group contains 7 people including, me, Ellie.G, Hadika, Betheny, declan, declan and mia. We might be doing lots of activities for them to choose including a treasure hunt to tell them about all the places in the school and many more exciting things. Every wednesday, we have been doing a road safety advert( that is my favourite activity.) in our tables. Every Friday we do blog posts like I am doing now. Last week, we also did our learning story and some measuring work with Mr Allen.( that is my worst activity.) After all, it was a pretty good two weeks.

By Muhammad Iqbal

There are two things we did this week one of them was road safety. In road safety we did painting and designing a product or two.We havent performed our advert yet but hopefully it will be an impressing one. my team and i have a main  theme it is fruits that are walking in a scene and sing a song which can not be told until the performing of the advert. One of the fruits gets crushed. The choices are an apple, a strawberry, a grape or a lemon,.Can you guess it right

By Hasibah Akram

over the last few weeks in the zone we have been doing different things like producing our road safety adverts this has been going on for 2 weeks and we are nearly at the end of them. We are going to produce our adverts before half term in february 2013. Every mondays we do spellings related to science. i always get 10 out of 10. overall doing our road safety advert is interesting.

By Declan Simpson and Joe Johnson

Over the last few weeks our zone group have been doing different things like producing a road safety advert and Much more.

The road safety advert had also different things to do like a script and much more it was alot of hard work also you had to draw quite alot of stuff like the characters and the set design. Overall it was really fun and we cant wait to carry on with it next wednesday.

By Declan Moragues

In zone we  have been doing about road safety at first we had 3 weeks to plan our set and charaters and back ground and script. after those three weeks we started to make our set  we had 5 minites to sort out who made the set

then we had 25 minutes then we had dinner then a nother 25 minutes to make the set then the people who wasnt making the was making the script and the other people was creating the products.

By Emily Berry and Phoebe Kirkbright

These two weeks in the zone, we have being doing a lot of exciting activities such as; road safety, construction skills and a primary taster day. Mine and Phoebes favourite activity is road safety as we really like designing our own set and making our road safety product. It is really fun!

In the primary taster day planning, we have to create our own fun activity for when they come to Rhyddings. In blue house, we designed a game for them to play outside whilst green house thought about creating their own products for a dragons den themed challenge.

In construction, we did a quiz about converting centimetres to metres, ect. We worked in teams on our table, and we got every question right!

It has been a fun week in the zone!

By Daisy Clemson and Zara Mehmood

over the last two weeks in the zone week have been doing many tasks including a road saftey task , where we had to make up our own adverts in groups on how to stay safe near and when crossing  the road, a messurement task , where we had to convert m, cm and km, In road safety me zara and morgan worked together making the set we painted it all white and then we did the little bits, we shared those out between us. the messurement task was when we got a paper with loads of unconverted messurments on and we had to work them out e.g. 100m = 1cm.

By Lewis Ellis

We have done loads of things in zone like we have done measuring things with Mr Alan and we have also done roads safety and models with Mrs Beneston and we planned it first and then we started making the model the other people in our group wrote the scripts thats what we have done in zone.

By Will Cryer

In rhyddings year 7 zone we have been studding lots of projects every day on wednesday we do road saftey we do many things like spellings then we can do better in out later life, well we make  sets in the road saftey projects.

By Ammaar-Faiz Ahmed and Conner Neil

Through the  last 2 weeks in zone we have been doing road safety advert

Ammaar:

i have been learning about road safety it was awesome i made with Jasmine and  ihsan the set and haibah and saliha made wristbands for a high visibility product

Conner:

I have been working on road safety too but my group have almost finished our model me,Emma ,lee-James ,Chloe, lee and ,Taylor have successfully made are set.

By Morgan Herne and Abigail Roberts

in the zone we was learning about road safety. Mrs Benniston told us that we had to make an advert for road saftey advert. we planned it and then we made the characters the scene and the script. our advert was about talking fruit. they sing about crossing the road saftely and the pompus grape doesn’t listen and gets squished by a bannana car with a tomatoe driving it we hope thart this will keep kids safe

By Sam Davis and Max Cryne

This week on wednesday i worked in a team with will,sam ,hakeem,lukeman and zack.Me and will made the set whilst sam and Hakeem made high visabilty ristbands and lukeman and zack finshed offf the skript what we made on monday and friday.Me and will me our set for the road saftery advert the set was made out of card board and paint.hakeem and sam made the bands by toletrol tubes and we got it all finished .

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The 12 Days of Christmas

Our students have been working on lots of different Christmas-themed tasks. One of those tasks is to re-write The 12 Days of Christmas and to make up their own version. Emily, Ellie G, Ellie S, Amara and Chloe not only wrote their version – they performed it too!

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

It’s Christmas

By India Edwards

 

It’s Christmas, It’s Christmas,

It’s time to cheer

This one month of the year.

 

It’s Christmas, It’s Christmas,

It begins to snow

People are kissing under the mistletoe.

 

It’s Christmas, It’s Christmas,

It’s finally here

The time has come to laugh and cheer

Getting presents

Eating a  pheasant.

 

What a wonderful Christmas.

With so many excellent entries, judging for the Christmas card competition with year 7 students was very difficult! Congratulations to the following students:

1st place: Morgan Herne (7MT)

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2nd place: Hadika Tariq (7NT)

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3rd place: Georgia Holt (7LP)

Not only has Morgan’s card been selected as the Christmas card for the Hyndburn Ribble Valley association of the National Union of Teachers, Mr Trickett liked them so much that he is using Hadika’s card as the official Rhyddings card this year!

By Chloe Morton

On Friday in Zone, we were doing about recycling. We spent a whole double lesson on doing either a powerpoint or a movie on movie maker about what happens to certain materials when they are being recycled and what they get turned into. We also had to do the three steps on how you recycle certain materials. We had to work in pairs for this and I worked with Hakeem because he was sat next to me.

 

By Morgan Herne

This week in the zone we were learning about recycling. We all got a laptop and we had to make a powerpoint. We had to research what things can be recycled and how. I found out loads of interesting facts about recycling. It was really fun. I put in loads of animation and pics so that it would look amazing. Mr Allan said it was the best he’d seen!

 

By Emily Berry

Last week on Wednesday we did symmetry. We had to complete 4 different worksheets which included; drawing the other half of a butterfly and different shapes. We used the learning skill ‘keep going when it’s tough’. I think we used this skill because the work was very challenging but we eventually did complete the worksheet tasks. We worked as a team in some aspects but alone in others. It was a fun but challenging lesson!

By Morgan Herne

In the Zone this week we did our spellings on Monday, and then we learnt about symmetry. Miss Bedwell showed us a picture of a smiley face and we had to tell her where the lines of symmetry were.

Then we moved on to rotational symmetry. A red dot appeared on the top of the face, it turned around and we had to count how many times it looked the same as when it started.

Then it was down to us. We had to draw out the alphabet onto square paper. We had to label how many lines of symmetry there were and how many orders of rotational symmetry.

Our skill was ‘get things done alone’.

By Keeley Procter

Last week during the Zone we used a skill called ‘take risks’, to identify symmetrical letters in the alphabet. First we wrote ever letter in the alphabet in block writing. This task was difficult because once you had written the letters, you had to write how many lines of symmetry there were. Even though the task was hard, I liked it.

Year 7 students in Skills for Learning were asked to design a Christmas card by the Hyndburn Ribble Valley Association of the National Union of Teachers. This card will be used as the ecard for all NUT members in the local region. We’ve picked out the top 11 and sent them off – we’re now waiting to find out who has won! The best entry will win a £30 gift voucher for WH Smith, followed by vouchers for £20 for second place and £10 for third place. All students who have entered will also be awarded Vivos for their efforts.

Well done to all students who have submitted an entry – and good luck to the finalists!

Paper Engineering

Our students have started working on paper engineering, ready to create their own pop-up books. They have been learning today about v-folds, internal stands and rotary card mechanisms. Some of it has been quite challenging for students – especially the rotary card mechanisms, as the students have to be very precise in their measuring and drawing. There are also some very creative and interesting designs!

Emily decided to make a double v-fold, so that it looks like a duck’s bill:

 

She then decided to demonstrate what it would look like if it was real!!!