# Maths

Abdul Matin Y7

First in the lesson, our teacher Mr Down explained to the class how to look at 3D shape in a way that showed us the shapes plan and elevation. The whole class understood the explanation very well and the teacher left us to get on with the work. Some people that didn’t get the explanation were talked to one on one with the teacher so they could get a better understanding of what we were learning. This is something the teachers do a lot to help you out if you do not understand something.

Here is a picture of my book that shows my work from the that lesson. If you look to the left of the book you can see some coloured writing. The coloured writing is a rule or a piece of information that tells you how a particular parts of maths work which can be useful when revising for future tests. To the right of the page was some work that Mr Down gave the class to do. As you can see I got all the questions right like most people in my maths class. I am sure you will agree, a tick in a book is always a nice thing to see 🙂

# Science Y7

By Chloe Holmes

In Science we are learning about Space and all the other planets that are also in our solar system.

In this lesson we are learning about planets and we have some data that we have used to put together some work.

Our Science teacher is called Mr Downs which is teaching us in this picture. In this lesson we had to draw a table down into our books. After that, we wrote key facts that where on the board. There were 6 facts that we needed to write in our books, facts that were really interesting. Next we had to think about, What planet would you go to, why and what would you take with you? There where some really interesting answers in the lesson.

Here are some students working and at the same time having fun and learning about planets. This is such an interesting subject when you get to learn about all the other planets

Here is some work that some students have produced during lesson. We are always proud of our work we do in the lessons, Amazing or what?

# Form Time

by Lara BEALE and Keely BURTON

If you are planning on coming to our amazing school, it is a good thing to have an idea on how it works with regards to form time where you do registration. Form time is done first thing in the morning from 8.40am to 9.05am and afternoon 2pm to 2.10pm.

In form time at our school, we have different activities to do with our form tutor. Each company has a different rota, we are in Da Vinci so our weekly timetable is:

* Monday = 4P check

* Tuesday = 4P and litter (week 2 only) and tutor lead activity

* Wednesday = 4P and DEAR

* Thursday = 4P and Assembly

* Friday = 4P check

The 4P check is checking you have you pen, pencil, planner and paperback book (also your calculator)

DEAR time is dedicated time to reading your paperback book in silence.

When you go to Durrinton High School you get separated into different forms in different companies with different company leaders. There are 7 different companies, these companies are, Da Vinci (purple), Hawkin(pink), Roddick(green), Franklin(white), Shelly(gold), Mercator(blue) and Coubertin(red). The colour represents the colour of your seahorses on your tie. Each one has their own assembly on different days. As you saw above Da Vinci has assembly every Thursday.

We all have form tutor who you see every morning and every afternoon. Our form tutor is Mr.Ramasami (SME), he is very humorous and loves a laugh. We always have fun in our form and in every form class throughout the school has a form tutor who is their for the good and the worst times in your high school experience. Your form tutor is always around to help you should you need it and if possible, you have the same tutor from Year 7 all the way through to Year 11 which is a nice thing to have.