Year 8 News17/10/2019
A busy term of learning ahead
Term 4 is looking to be a busy time for Year 8 students with them exploring a variety of concepts, issues and new skills in class. The following is a brief summary of topics being covered in some subjects.
English: “Let me persuade you”
Students will review and build on the skills required to be persuasive. Learning tasks in this unit include persuasive reading, writing, speaking and listening example text types.
Persuasive writing is a form of non-fiction that uses logical arguments to make a point.
Urbanisation is a word for becoming more like a city. When populations of people grow, the population of a place may spill over from city to nearby areas. This is called urbanisation. Maybe tall apartment buildings spring up on what had been the outskirts of town, bringing more people there to live and work.
Mathematics: Unit 7 – Angles, Triangles and Prisms & Unit 8 – Probability and Sampling
Includes students creating and working with types of angles, the formation of possible triangles and using polygon knowledge to determine area, surface area and volume. Students will discuss the probabilities of events, both single and multi-step, complete chance experiments and look at sampling techniques and relationships to whole populations.
Physical Education: Volleyball, Swimming and Lacrosse
Students will rotate through the three different activities.
Congratulations to Laila Day – Sporting Horse Australian Under 15 Champion.
Taking on some of the country’s best riders, Laila Day finished first in the bend race, third in the take event and third in the flag race.
The top-placed finishes gave her sufficient points to be crowned as the overall Australian Under-15 Champion.
“It feels pretty good to know I’m the champion” Day said of her latest accomplishment.
Ms Jan Lake & Ms Cara Lewis, Year 8 Coordinators