Secondary Science

Science Grade 7-8

Science Grade 7-8

Grade 7 and 8 have been under a fair bit of pressure these past few weeks with many summative tasks due in many subjects. It is a difficult period and they need all the encouragement to focus on completing these tasks. This is the time to help them get through the...

New units in Science

We are in the final stretch of the year and will soon begin new units in science. Grade 8 will conclude chemistry with a brief look at reactions and look at the study of waves. Grade 7 will complete forces and motion and look at work and energy. If time permits, we...

the heart of science

the heart of science

One of the challenges of science and also an MYP exit level requirement, is the ability to observe, question and then test an idea. In short, designing an experiment. This is a biggie! Grade 8s have demonstarted this skill admirbaly as they planned how to separate...

Nearing the end of term…

Nearing the end of term…

  All students are looking forward to the end of term and the upcoming activities duirng Oman week. However, we have two weeks of work before that - and a great effort needs to be made to complete all summative tasks for the term. So focus and work hard, we can enjoy...

Thinking and applying knowledge

Thinking and applying knowledge

"Knowledge is not intelligence" [Heraclitus]  "knowledge needs to be a verb" [Edwards Deming] These two quotes provide us with the basis of what can be achieved. Knowledge can be learnt. And we can use that knowledge to bring about change through critical thinking and...

Its all about the Graphs

Its all about the Graphs

Graphs are a picture to understanding something based on evidence and measurements. They illustrate the relationships between things. Being able to take data and transform it into pictures (graphs) and then use that to make predictions is a skill that is used in all...

Self-discipline

Self-discipline

Self-discipline is the key to success. It is the force that drives you to do things. And in doing, we learn and progress. For young children, habit is the key to practicing self-discipline. Encourage your child to review the day's work for a few minutes each evening,...

Time to reflect and recuperate

Time to reflect and recuperate

Everyone has been focussing on completing work and ensuring that they are prepared for school in January. The Grade 11 Physics students have been consolidating their practical skills as well as finishing the mechanics topic. Whilst the grade 10 students have been...

Student Accountability

Student Accountability

Accountability and responsibility are key aspects to learning. This term, the focus has been on helping students in grade 7-8 become more critical in their thinking,  more formal in their assessments and more accountable in managing themselves. There will be a...

Holidays

Holidays

The month of December is special to many people - it is a religious celebration for Christians while most others just appreciate the time to unwind and relax. Grade 7 and 8 have some tasks to do during the break. It should not take too much time - but a plan always...

Acidification of Oceans

Acidification of Oceans

Grade 8 did some experiments on egg-shells and vinegar. Simple fun in the lab but scientific skills such as planning an experiment, documenting evidence as-you-go, keeping notes and observations as you work are all important skills in being a scientist. Reflecting and...

Science and Math Grade 7-8

Science and Math Grade 7-8

  Now that we have revised the basic skills in Maths, we are preparing to ask the deeper questions such as why do i need Maths and where do we use this?  Deeper focus into how rules and patterns are created and where it has meaning is also constructed. Please continue...

Being present

Being present

  Being present in your children's life is crucial now - more than ever. With the impact that Covid has had, we are yet to truly understand the effects on children. They need all our love and support and guidance. Firm and loving  but not harsh and critical. Point out...

Why?

Why?

   Inquiry forms the basis of Maths and Science. By questioning and inquiry, knowledge and understanding is acquired, and general concepts and contextual applications gain meaning. I always tell my students " Welcome to the class of WHY! If we question our...

Hello MYP Students from your new science teacher

Hello MYP Students from your new science teacher

Hello everyone, I am Mr Andres Bradshaw and I will be your MYP Science teacher this year. I love science and I hope I can convey that sense of scientific awe and wonder to you all. I was a member of the Royal Air Force for 19 years and tested planes and helicopters so...

Holiday times

Holiday times

incredibly, we have reached that time of the year when it is time to relax, kick back and enjoy. No more online, staring at screens and deadlines. We have spent ANOTHER year with Covid restrictions - and we are not out of the woods yet! So please take care during this...

What did we learn?

What did we learn?

We have learnt so many things in Science and Math this year in MYP 7-8. Ecosystems, the earth and atmosphere, Cells and food, Motion, Forces and Energy, Waves, heat and light, and some chemistry. More importantly, we have been focusing on skills such as making notes,...

at the last hurdle…

at the last hurdle…

We are almost at the end of this academic year! and what a journey it has been. Online, face-to-face, then back to online again! Through it all, we have managed to focus on work, have fun and got to know each other. We are doing our final units of study which will...

In these turbulent times

In these turbulent times

It is important to note that back-to-online learning has again brought about disruptive change. However, we have been through this before and hopefully have learnt how to work through this. This is about being resilient. We have a short time left to finish the school...