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Humanities in Term 1

Humanities have been very busy this term with trips, lesson activities, home works and assessments all going on.

In class, students have been getting involved in everything from making their own volcanoes to re-enacting the Battle of Hastings. Year 7 have been visiting St Mary’s Church in Lydiard Park and using the information they found out to create a booklet that explains the importance of features within the church.

The year 11 Leisure and Tourism students visited Thorpe Park to investigate how a large tourist attraction is run and the different aspects of what this involves. This was a joint trip with the Business Studies department and therefore students carried out activities and listened to talks about a variety of features of the running of Thorpe Park. The students ended the day with an opportunity to ride some of the roller-coasters.

There have been some brilliant pieces of homework produced by many students this term; here are just a couple of examples:

  • Harry S in year 7 produced a fabulous model castle and information booklet.
  • Jamie B in year 8 created an informative piece of work out earthquakes and volcanoes

The following topics are being covered up until Christmas in key stage three;

  • Year 7: Introduction to RS, Map Skills and Medieval Life
  • Year 8: The Industrial Revolution, The Life of Jesus and Tectonics
  • Year 9: The Second World War, Coasts and the Existence of God

For each topic the students will be set a homework which will involve completing further study and research about the subject and to complete a task to help develop their independent learning skills.

A reminder to those who have signed up for the Iceland Trip in 2017; please keep up to date with the payment schedule and keep checking your emails for further information about the trip.