Year 7 enjoyed a lesson in the sun to learn about map symbols. 7A worked in groups to complete a ‘treasure hunt’ around the school to search for a number of different map symbols. The pupils were provided with a number of clues and, once they figured out the location they had to go to, they had to look for the symbol. The symbol had to be drawn up and what it represented. The pupils were extremely enthusiastic and worked really hard during the lesson.
28th May – 1st June
Year 9 pupils are studying Buddhism and currently looking at the concept of rebirth. One activity was to turn a written script read out by the teacher into a symbol/picture script. This helps pupils be able to summarise information and with recall of important points.
Year 11 pupils’ last GCSE German lesson went off with a bang with the balloon tower challenge! Pupils had to write 10 items of GCSE German vocabulary on each balloon and then build a tower from them. The tallest tower won! They had great fun as well as revising key terms. Miss Williams commented
Year 9 pupils have recently enjoyed the opportunity of being allowed to write and draw on their desks as a way of showing their understanding – fortunately using non-permanent pens! During Geography lessons the pupils had to create a piece of work explaining ‘ The Greenhouse Effect’ and ‘Global Warming’ including both the effects and solutions. As you can see the work they produced was wonderful.
On the last day of half term Test Valley said a formal farewell to our Year 11 Pupils as they start study leave. The day was full of mixed emotions for all. There was a buzz of excitement in the air for what the future may hold but there were also many tears from pupils as they said goodbye to friends and staff. In the afternoon they attended their leavers’ assembly taken by Mrs Stubbs (Year 11 Coordinator). Awards and prizes were given, many memories were shared and presentations were shown to remember and celebrate their time at Test Valley School.