This morning, 12 Year 8 pupils attended a dance workshop at QE School after being invited to join their Junior Dance Group. They, along with several other middle school pupils, worked hard to produce an extremely high standard dance sequence that will hopefully be showcased at QE's Open Evening at the end of September! All the girls were keen and enthusiastic to continue with their dance experience once they start QE. Well done everyone.
Our Year 8 pupils have arrived safely at QE this morning and have already been challenged with a QE quiz. They have now set off to experience two lessons: English and Maths.
My friend told me that Horrible Histories say that the Tudors were terrible, so they must have been. Is he right?
This is to help year 8 with a history assignment.
What is your answer to the question? Give an idea in just two to four lines what you are going to write about. Refer to the word ‘terrible’ explain your point in view of its definition
Why do we view the cruelty, basic living conditions and strange practices of the Tudors as terrible? Were the Middle Ages or the Stuart period more or less terrible? Did the Tudors do a good job?
This is a major paragraph – it might be three …. What causes you to come to your answer? Make your point, evidence it and explain it.
Your interpretation is one idea. What are the other viewpoints? Why do people have them?
Continuity and change
What changed over the Tudor period? What did not? Did this make them terrible or not? Make sure it supports your argument.
Lots of things happened between 1485 and 1603. What is the most significant event and why does it support your argument about the Tudors being terrible?
Pick at least one source about the Tudors and copy it. Be sure to include the author and date (provenance). Explain why it backs up your argument about the Tudors being terrible. Don’t forget to say why it is a good source depending upon its provenance.
What is your answer to the question? Summarise your work, briefly explaining why you are correct.
Remember, 'terrible' means -extremely unpleasant or disagreeable and / or really bad at something.
This morning, all our Year 8 pupils who will be heading off to QE in September were treated to an assembly led by ex-pupils and the Head boy and Girl. Our Year 8's also watched performances by the QE musicians and the QE Junior Dance group before chatting to QE pupils about what lies ahead. Hopefully, nerves have been reduced and they are all looking forward to starting in September!
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!