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Bringing it all together!

Growing up in the ’80s, I loved the A-Team, and Hannibal Smith’s saying of “I love it when a plan comes together” was one of my favourites! Well today, our planning came together in spectacular fashion. In 7ABA we have been researching different animals and building a mini-project around...

A very animated class!

In 7ABA we have been working on an animals mini-topic. Learners have chosen an animal to focus on, and have researched it thoroughly. Tomorrow we will be preparing short animations featuring their chosen animals, but today we worked on the skills of creating movement in stop motion animation. We worked...

Try, try again…

Continuing with our theme of perseverance we looked at the idea of peer critique and how that can be used to help us improve our work. We watched Austin’s Butterfly, and everyone was struck by the impact of comments which are Kind, Specific and Helpful. We drew pictures of...

Perseverance in 7ABA

The new learners in 7ABA have been settling in brilliantly to their new surroundings and the different expectations of secondary school. Today we were thinking about our learning muscles and how they can help us understand the different skills we use as we learn. We paid particular attention to...

Animation Club

Today was the penultimate animation club of the school year, and it was a lovely session in the library. The group work so well and so independently on their projects and it is great seeing how they bring their ideas to life. After next week the group will restart...

Bringing Heritage Alive

A class of year 7 learners visited Darton Church to learn about the effects of the English Reformation on their local community.  This has been part of a larger project where the college is engaging with Heritage England to improve the access that our young people have to learning...

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