As Year 8 prepare for their Common Entrance exams next week and Year 7 are getting ready for their end of year exams, here are some tips for how to revise effectively:
– Â Make yourself a realistic revision timetable and stick to it! Â You can’t work all the time so include some breaks and time to have fun.
– Â Make sure the place you revise in is comfortable but away from any distractions such as TV or music.
– Â Have some healthy snacks at the ready – fruit and nuts and plenty of water to drink.
– Â Use the study skills we have discussed in school – e.g. mind maps, lists, charts, etc. until you find the method that works best for you.
– Â If you come across anything you don’t understand, make a note of it so you can ask your teacher.
Do you have any other helpful tips on how to revise? Â Share your ideas with us – leave a comment.
Year 8 pupils represented their houses in House Music in a colourful array Â of costumes!
Year 7 pupils completed their Public Speaking session of the Eaton Grange Experience by giving a presentation to the class on a subject of their own choice. Â Speaking in front of an audience is always nerve-wracking, but using the strategies and skills we have developed over the past few weeks, all the pupils spoke confidently.
Jack speaking about Space
Dom telling us about Supercars
Alex with some interesting information about Archery
Matthew talking about the perils of inactivity
Daniel talking about Clocks
Artur telling us about delicious Portuguese food
Marcelo talking about the Hippopotamus
Gemma speaking about her holiday in Eluthera
Sacha speaking very knowledgeably about Snorkelling and Scuba Diving
Saskia telling us all about Tahiti
Hannah speaking out her business venture of selling books
Maggie talking about her favourite sport – Hockey!
William with his entertaining speech about what you need to take on holiday
Lewis with some interesting facts on Turkeys
Harry talking about Food
Kate talking about Jessie J
Today Eaton Grange pupils and Year 6 pupils who will be staying on into Year 7 next year took part in the Jamie Oliver, Food Revolution Day, record breaking cookery lesson along with millions of other children from around the world. Â Kitted out with knives, chopping boards and graters they watched Jamie make a “Rainbow Wrap” and then made their own. Â The Art room was transformed into a giant kitchen as there was a flurry of chopping, grating and shaking the salad dressing.
Grating the vegetables
Mind those fingers!
Give that salad dressing a good shake!
Grating beetroot, pear and carrot
Mint and parsley
Add in the herbs!
Pour on the dressing
Let’s get wrapping!
It’s a wrap!
The moment of truth!
Preparing for our whole school photo this morning, we noticed that Tom has had a growth spurt! Â Look out Josh, he is catching you up!
This term in the Eaton Grange Experience, Year 8 are having some intensive revision sessions in the run up to CE.
Year 7 are doing Public Speaking and Debating. Â Today we had a very lively session and all the pupils took part in a debate. Â We had discussed the strategies for formulating a convincing argument – not always easy if you don’t believe it – but a great skill for debating and essay writing. Â The debates were entertaining and some of the points presented were very persuasive. Â The motions of “This house believes that people should not keep animals as pets and that cars should be banned in towns” were voted down. Â The motion “This house believes that school should not be compulsory” was agreed (!) and there was a split vote on “This house believes that school holidays are too long”. Â Everybody worked very hard and participated confidently.
Electronic communications are becoming an increasingly important part of our lives. In ICT last term Year 7 looked at e-safety. They considered the World Wide Web, e-mail and other forms of interactions and examined how we should all be aware of the dangers that can exist amongst the immense benefits of electronic communications. What advice can Year 7 give for users of fixed and mobile devices?
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Â Today Year 7 presented their assembly on healthy eating. Â They talked about the “Eat Well” plate and the importance of eating at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day.
â€˜Hiawathaâ€™, â€˜The Wind in the Willowsâ€™, â€˜Honk!â€™ and, most recently, â€˜A Midsummer Nightâ€™s Dreamâ€™ are School Plays in which members of the current Year 8 have appeared over recentÂ years. All of them were musical productions and theyÂ featured a variety of differing characters and settings.
Year 8, how do you feel the different productions compare? Which was your favourite part and why? Do you relate to any of the others characters in particular? Describe your most memorable moment in A Midsummer Nightâ€™s Dream and say why it caught you imagination. Are there any parts you would particularly like to play in the future?