By Melissa in 8CR
A Few weeks ago the Helping Handers were invited to go and dance for a Care Home for the elderly in Ferndown. Our club members were all very nervous but excited to dance once again. We met some new friends and some even joined in with our dances; it was an experience we will remember. Everybody had a great time, all of us Helping Handers could see the elderly clapping along to the music. We thank the workers of the Care Home for inviting us to dance….and for the tea and cakes too!
By Melissa in 8CR
As promised here are some information and links to help you with this homework. Key documents are below. Websites worth visiting are:
In quoting a grid reference it is hard to see the contour lines. You may comment on how many contour lines there are across 8km (the width of the area shown on the map) and how few high points there are in the area. Any concerns please come and see me.
A key part are your suggestions on is how people can be more prepared for such an event in the future. Consider the sustainability for everyone in the environment. Use this website:
Remember to use the criteria in the grid below to present the right material. You can add your own data, charts and photographs. I am happy for this work to be done on a computer. Two pages of A4 is all that is required.
On Thursday 22nd of March, the Helping Hands club members were invited to join some adults with all sorts of different needs and we did line dancing with them. It took weeks for all the Helping Handers to learn all the dance moves but our new friends learnt it in the short time we had with them. All of us had an amazing experience that let us get the chance to make some friends and try things that may never have caught our attention before.
By Melissa in 8CR.
The cards we looked at are below.
You need to sort them into:
This might help:
If you are doing the GD task consider:
Be prepared for your test on the Tudors. Take you book home and be ready for twenty knowledge questions on everything we have covered so far.
You will need to know the names of all the Tudor Monarchs and who they married. You will need to know what each monarch's religion was and what the main events of their reign were; making a nickname up about them, which links to each fact, may help you remember. Additionally you will need to know what a catholic and protestant is and be able to describe terms like provenance, Reformation, Monastery and Dissolution.
To go for GD look at target 59; find out a little more about the the situation in Europe (who was Martin Luther?) and what life was like for ordinary people in England.
Despite the sub-zero temperatures, the Year 8 netball team competed brilliantly today at the Poole and East Dorset Area Netball Tournament at Parkstone Grammar School. We had a tough draw but started well with a convincing win against Parkstone B. We then, frustratingly, drew 3-3 against St Edward's before going on to win against Ferndown and Castle Court. Our last game was our toughest and saw us lose to local rivals Allenbourn 5-2.
A tense and nail-biting wait followed to see if we had made it through the group stages and earned a place in the semi-finals. Allenbourn went through as group winners with CMS and St Edwards finishing equal on points. As we had by far the better goal difference, we went through to face Parkstone A team in the semi-final.
We played well but were, unfortunately, outclassed by a strong Parkstone team, losing 9-3. That meant facing Allenbourn again in the 3rd/4th place play-off! Not put off by our previous loss, we went in feeling positive. It was a very even match with both teams making mistakes due to cold fingers! It ended a respectable 6-4 to Allenbourn after a hard fight.
Well done girls on a great afternoon's netball!
Today saw the sixth year of the Dorset Leadership Academy held at Bryanston School in Blandford. Nine Year 8 Sports Leaders were selected to attend in order to hone and refine their skills through a number of workshops. Two pupils attended the Silver Young Ambassador programme due to their outstanding leadership so far this year. The remaining pups attended the Young Leader programme and learnt through a series of practical activities and challenges. The opening address was from GB Water Polo captain, Craig Figes, who spoke to the students about motivation, determination and leadership from a personal perspective. He was on hand through the the day to work with the silver young ambassadors.
On Wednesday the 6th of December, the Helping Hands Club hosted a Christmas party for some of the elderly residents of Cranborne. We played games such as pass the parcel and throw the beanbag on to the chocolates. This was a big hit among our guests ( it may have had something to do with the fact that the winner would get to keep the chocolates !) Our new friends weren't the only ones who enjoyed themselves, the helping handers were all buzzing with excitement after talking and finding out about our visitor's Christmases. The party was a huge success and a lot of fun was had by all.
Written by Melissa T
On Monday 30th November, Helping Hands went to go visit the elderly residents of Cranborne at the monthly coffee morning at the football club. We took games, shared stories and even enjoyed some Christmas treats together as a community. The main part of Helping Hands is helping the elderly around a time where they may feel lonely or forgotten (especially at Christmas) and we want to make sure they know that they are thought of in this festive period and that they should not feel alone. This Wednesday (December 6th) we are hosting a Christmas tea at CMS to spread some festive cheer and share a dinner together to feel one as a community.
By: Eloise L
For Geography homework this week Year 8 need to take home their Geography book and complete their double page opening China map and fact file. Over half an hour, ensure that your map is complete: accurate and neatly coloured displaying five main cities, three main rivers, two mountain ranges, at least one desert and any other features you think are important (but not too many). Add facts around the map from your own research to ensure it is complete to serve you through the unit. Make sure you bring your book back in for the next lesson!