New Zealand – Mrs Purcell

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Angela Purcell Ashley Rowlands Nicola Butterworth

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We are sharing our weekly news every Friday.

Week 3+

Monday was Roald Dahl Day. The students in New Zealand class looked at extracts from some of the authors most famous books and then looked at the images associated with the story. We then discussed what the role of an illustrator was and how important Quentin Blake’s pictures are in making the stories come alive. The students then spent time doing their own drawings in the style of Quentin Blake – with some fantastic results!


In Maths we are looking at subtraction, starting with 2 digits and then moving on to 3- and 4-digit numbers. In food Technology we made butternut squash risotto, the students worked well together in their small teams, showing some great communication skills. In English we focussed on our reading comprehension, focussing on how to read and respond to questions.


In PE, we joined together with Australia class to welcome LFC in to school. The students enjoyed showing off their football skills and also engaged in some basketball fun. It was a really enjoyable session and we are looking forward to welcoming them again next week.

Have a lovely weekend!

Week 2+

New Zealand class have had a busy first week getting to know their new class mates and settling into KS4. Staff and students have been discussing their aims for this school year, what they want to achieve and what they would like to do in the future college or sixth form. Our class-reading book this term is ‘Our Day Out’. The students have been answering questions about the book and revisiting homophones.  Physical education this week was testing our fitness and we will review this each term to see if our fitness improves. Food technology this term we will be roast dinners and this week we learnt how to prepare and cook roasted vegetables for part of our roast dinner. Have a lovely weekend.

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