The latest leader board for House Points is shown below (scores taken at 4pm Friday!)
Please check Friday evening each week for the latest totals. You can always check how your child has contributed to their house total via your Go4Schools logon.
AS History students have made a fantastic start to the course. They are currently studying the ‘Rise of Hitler’ in preparation for their enquiry exam. They have been using sources to gather information about Hitler’s rise to Chancellor in January 1933. Students gave presentations and had quite a fiery debate about whether Hitlers rise was political intrigue.
Well done Y12!
Y11 History students are studying the Vietnam War for their Controlled Assessment. In preparation for this they have been using hexagons to identify links between the American Presidents and their tactics. Students also used 6×6 learning grids to consider why the American Presidents made the choices they did.
Great start y11, keep it up!
Our y11 students used shoeboxes and various other craft materials to make some amazing model synagogues last week.
They worked tirelessly to put together the right seating, furniture and symbolic objects. Some also gave a lot of thought to the people they would have in the congregations. Excellent work y11 - a great start to the year and a lot learnt about Jewish prayer and worship.
On Friday 8 teams of Y7 and Y8 students took part in our annual Roald Dahl Day Quiz in the Library. Mr Belsey was the Quiz Master posing searching questions about Roald Dahl’s life and writing. Students were eager to show their knowledge of Roald Dahl’s books which are very popular here at Simon Balle.
Congratulations to the winners: Louis from Y7 and the team of Oliver and Ben from Y8. In good Dahl tradition they won an ‘amazing’ amount of chocolate!!
This was one of the last lessons in their induction period. The post-it notes were different colours for different tables to encourage competition.
Y7 have made a fantastic start to their English studies and will now go on to look at how other writers present childhood in fiction and non-fiction.
Last week Y12 Psychologists have independently researched some classic research from the Social Approach. They have learned their studies of obedience in fantastic detail, their peer teaches showed an exceptional level of knowledge and understanding, especially for students who have only just started the subject for the first time last week!
Well done Y12 – You’ve set a high standard.
For the latest list of extra curricular activities at Simon Balle please follow this link http://www.simonballe.herts.sch.uk/student-voice/clubs-and-societies/