Monthly Archives: May 2014

Revision Tips

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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:

–   Make yourself a realistic revision timetable and stick to it!  You can’t work all the time so include some breaks and time to have fun.

–   Make sure the place you revise in is comfortable but away from any distractions such as TV or music.

–   Have some healthy snacks at the ready – fruit and nuts and plenty of water to drink.

–   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.

–   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?  Share your ideas with us – leave a comment.

Eaton Grange Experience – Public Speaking

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.  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

Jack speaking about Space

 

 

Dom telling us about Supercars

Dom telling us about Supercars

 

 

Alex with some interesting information about Archery

Alex with some interesting information about Archery

Matthew talking about the perils of inactivity

Matthew talking about the perils of inactivity

Daniel talking about Clocks

Daniel talking about Clocks

Artur telling us about delicious Portuguese food

Artur telling us about delicious Portuguese food

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marcelo talking about the Hippopotamus

Marcelo talking about the Hippopotamus

Gemma speaking about her holiday in Eluthera

Gemma speaking about her holiday in Eluthera

Sacha speaking very knowledgeably about Scuba Diving

Sacha speaking very knowledgeably about Snorkelling and Scuba Diving

Saskia telling us all about Tahiti

Saskia telling us all about Tahiti

Hannah speaking out her business venture of selling books

Hannah speaking out her business venture of selling books

Maggie talking about her favourite sport - Hockey!

Maggie talking about her favourite sport – Hockey!

William with his entertaining speech about what you need to take on holiday

William with his entertaining speech about what you need to take on holiday

Lewis with some interesting facts on Turkeys

Lewis with some interesting facts on Turkeys

Harry talking about Food

Harry talking about Food

Kate talking about Jessie J

Kate talking about Jessie J

 

Food Revolution Day

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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.  Kitted out with knives, chopping boards and graters they watched Jamie make a “Rainbow Wrap” and then made their own.  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

Grating the vegetables

Mind those fingers!

Mind those fingers!

Give that salad dressing a good shake!

Give that salad dressing a good shake!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grating beetroot, pear and carrot

Grating beetroot, pear and carrot

 

 

 

Mint and parsley

Mint and parsley

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add in the herbs!

Add in the herbs!

Pour on the dressing

Pour on the dressing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let's get wrapping!

Let’s get wrapping!

 

 

 

 

It's a wrap!

It’s a wrap!

 

 

 

 

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Delicious!

Delicious!

The moment of truth!

The moment of truth!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eaton Grange Experience

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.  Today we had a very lively session and all the pupils took part in a debate.  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.  The debates were entertaining and some of the points presented were very persuasive.  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.  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”.  Everybody worked very hard and participated confidently.

E-safety

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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School Play memories

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‘Hiawatha’, ‘The Wind in the Willows’, ‘Honk!’ and, most recently, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ are School Plays in which members of the current Year 8 have appeared over recent years. All of them were musical productions and they 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 Night’s Dream and say why it caught you imagination. Are there any parts you would particularly like to play in the future?