Part of our Saints Study Centre reward day focussed on the life of Northampton Saints legend Edgar Mobbs.
Who was he? Why is he such a special figure in the history of our local rugby club?
What a lovely place! Joensuu is a beautiful town. Everywhere is very clean and the way of life is very quiet and calm.
Today we have had time to learn about each other’s schools and found out a little bit about the Finnish education system. Children begin pre-school at 6 and then start their basic education at age 7. They have to stay in school until they are 16 before having the option of a further year. They can then go to college for 3 years before doing Degrees and Masters qualifications.
Being a teacher is a sought after job and competition for places at teaching college is fierce. Children do different amounts of hours depending on what year they are in. Year 1 and 2 children do 19 hours per week whilst Year 9’s do 30 hours. Summer holidays are 10 weeks long!
We have also had some free-time to explore the town and earlier the NPAT staff had a cracking and fun walk along the Pielisjoki River. We even found some snow deep enough to make big footprints in (we are children too!)
Half of you visited today whilst the rest of you will go next week. We learned about animals, birds, food, vegetables, herbs, renewable energy, life cycles and much more.
Tell us about what you have learned. What has inspired you?
Tina also gave us some things to research:
1. What is the difference between parchment and vellum?
2. Two mammals lay eggs – a duck-billed platypus and which other creature?
There are 3 new assignments over on Manga High. The first gives you the opportunity to go over equivalent fractions. The other two are on things that we will be doing over the forthcoming weeks. Firstly, improper and mixed fractions and, secondly, adding and subtracting fractions – a real challenge!
Good luck. Feel free to post any questions or comments here.
How much would it cost to buy everything in a supermarket?
Today you were all enrolled as students at the Lings School of Journalism. Your first assignment is to visit a remote Mediterranean island where there have been reports of a spectacular and devastating storm. You will need to visit the island in order to gather the facts, interview witnesses and write your report.
What have you found out so far? How did the storm start? Why did Prospero do this? Who was on the ship? What does Miranda think about this?
Feel free to leave your journalist’s notes here!
On Monday we explored The Tempest at The RSC’s Clore Learning Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon. You were lucky enough to work with Nadia who has recently been in The Merchant of Venice and Othello.
What did you discover about the play? Which characters interested you? What is the plot of The Tempest? What are the themes of the play?
Tell us all here!