Over the course of remote learning students had the opportunity to further expand their reading through a series of articles based on topics beyond the classroom in our Knowledge Gym lessons. Find out more in the trailer below…
We are delighted to present our first Knowledge Gym Hall of Fame, celebrating those students who engaged in it and submitted some super activities in response to the various articles published.
Lucy Willett has been using Photopea to create a range of excellent articles based on her Knowledge Gym reading. Here she looks at castle’s dangerous defences.
Ryan Cain created that most effective of anti-cavalry weapons, the medieval spear.
“I made the handle out of a bamboo cane and cut a piece of card in the shape of the tip of a spear. I then covered it with tin foil. After this, I made a slit (using a hack saw with my dad’s supervision) at the top of the bamboo and slid the card, covered in tin foil, into the slit. This held the card in place as well as secured the tin foil to the cardboard. Finally, I tied a bit of string around the slit to make it look like the card was attached with the string.”
Thomas Webb walks us through the medieval siege he has created on Minecraft based on his reading: Medieval Siege Weapons – YouTube.
Crime and Mystery
Jake Lane has created a piece of music based on his reading of Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’. He wanted to create a piece with the suspense that matched the text. https://youtu.be/NX-hSCCvWUs
Lucy Willett has written an excellent article on the strange case of Marina Chapman, a woman supposedly raised by monkeys!
Bethany Cain has brought us the latest news from the ancient times after reading the story of Prometheus’ theft of fire from the Gods!
Lucy Willett has an excellent artistic representation of Prometheus in the act of stealing fire from Zeus.
Ryan Cain has created his own Greek myth. The Serpent of Sissi.
Jamie Jacques has created a fantastic dinosaur collage based on his reading of Jurassic Park.
Ryan Cain reads us the news about a disturbing event at a Wildlife Park near you. https://youtu.be/Kqsit2UgbD8
Every week the Knowledge Gym gave students a chance to show their skills with a short quiz. Below are our 2021 Knowledge Gym Quiz Champions. Congratulations!
Year 7 & 8
Year 9 & 10