It has been a very busy start to the Spring Term at ERGS as we all get used to another period online blended learning. Despite the isolation, it has been brilliant to see so much positive engagement in virtual learning ,and to celebrate the efforts of the pupils, staff and parents, here are just a few examples of the outstanding work that has been produced over the last two weeks – Well done everyone!!
Year 8 Geographers spent some time working on their photography skills through a Geography extension activity encouraging pupils to get outside and take photos with the theme of ice/frost. – Mrs Armstrong
Here is an example of some superb work from 8D on coats of arms as part of their Yr8 History Curriculum – Dr McCallum
This term in Art and Design, Year 8 are working on a unit about Colour Theory. 8A have been engaged in a series of experiments about colour and light. One of these experiments has been to make spinning colour wheels to generate white light. Here are some examples by Emily Black, Brooke Davis, Tori Davis, Shane Evans, Livia Gallagher, Sarah Gallagher and Oliver Harte. Oliver and Sarah even sent in some videos of their spinning wheels. What stars ! – Ms Stephenson
9B pupils, Harry Coalter, Hannah Dunn, Mackenzie Corbett, Mei Se & Amelie Martin got creative in making Christmas Cupcakes and Celebration Cakes. Harry made the three Celebration Cakes while Hannah and Amelie made Christmas Cupcakes (Hannah’s are top left, and Amelie’s are bottom right) “Where there’s a whisk there’s away” – Mrs Kettyle
Year 9 Artists have been working on a unit of work about Portraiture. 9C have just finished their realistic colouring pencil portraits, using a colouring pencil blending technique. These super examples are by Hannah Tubman, Ryan Graham, Anna Little, James Robinson, Daniel Rowsome, Ben Shaw, Justin Smith, Lorcan Sreenivasan and Kelci Thompson – but can you guess who is who? – Ms Stephenson.
Well done to the winners of the Yr10 Tropical Rainforest poster competition which took place before the Christmas holidays in Mrs Armstrong’s classes. The theme was Destruction. Here are the winning entries judged by Mr Finlay & some of the A2 Level Geography class. – Mrs Armstrong
Last term Mr Mason had set each Year 10 tutor group the ‘Pepper Plant Challenge’ with the responsibility for nurturing and growing 3 pepper plants in their hub tutor bases. These pictures were taken at the end of last term – all thankfully survived Christmas and are currently being tended by Mr Mason ready for the pupils’ return later in the term. The question is whose will produce the first Pepper? – Mr Mason
Year 10 Biology students have been studying Heart and Circulation. They were given the task of creating a Mind Map to aid their revision for the end of unit test. Here are some excellent examples of their work. Well done to all! – Dr Hogg
Yr11 English pupils have started working on some exam work for Unit 1. Having spent some time discussing presentational features they were set the task of coming up with their own advertising material for something they feel strongly about. They then had to suggest reasons for their presentational choices. These two examples were particularly impressive by Elisha Gallagher and Zara Hutchinson. – Miss Mulligan
Year 11 ICT students have been learning about cloud computing and how it has impacted on gaming. This week they collaborated on Jamboard to compile knowledge and opinions on the positives, negatives and potential changes in the future.
Year 11 student, Phoebe Smith, has been busy during lockdown creating an apple and blueberry oat crumble to correspond to the theory topic Fibre. Phoebe has displayed excellent attention to detail and I am very impressed by her efforts. Well done, Phoebe. – Miss Wynne
Year 14 Digital Technology class have been learning about Legislation this week covering Data Protection Act, Computer Misuse Act and Copyright, Designs and Patents Act. Hannah Boyd has drawn up this summary of the key points. – Mrs McManus