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Science – Excellent Home Learning #10

Science – Excellent Home Learning #10

This week our pupils and parents continue to enjoy and engage with our British Science Week projects, making biomes in a bottle, crystals and holograms. Please visit the following Twitter posts to see just some of the excellent examples that have been produced

 

@AlfordScience @ScienceWeekUK

 

Science – Excellent Home Learning #9

Science – Excellent Home Learning #9

This week we have had another 2 examples of Excellent Home learning posted on the Alford Science Twitter feed.

Use the following link to find out more about how S1 pupils are performing tasks linked to British Science Week. This starts an interdisciplinary project also involving the Faculties of Business Education and Computing, Humanities, Mathematics and Enterprise and Creativity.

 

The second link below highlights the work of a S6 pupil who presented their research project to S3 and S6 pupils. The research and presentation form part of their Scottish Baccalaureate qualification.

@AlfordScience  #AlfordScience

S1/S2 tackle Snowman Coding Competition

S1/S2 tackle Snowman Coding Competition

All S1/2 pupils, in Computing Science, are being encouraged to build and animate a snowman in Scratch and enter the Dresscode Snowman Coding Competition in conjunction with The Robert Gordon University School of Computing.  Pupils are being encouraged to the show their creative flair by being as imaginative as they can.  Entries close on Friday 18 December.  Good luck everyone!

 

Ethical Hacker helps launch Project Based Learning

Ethical Hacker helps launch Project Based Learning

“Me, My Data and Cyber Crime”.  Project Based Learning kicked off with S3 Computing Science enjoying an entry event with Moe Keir from the Scottish Business Resilience Centre.  Moe is an ethical hacker, who had a virtual period with Mrs Czarnecki’s class on Tuesday, where he explained his career journey into ethical hacking and gave some very interesting insights into this career choice.  Pupils asked some very interesting questions and found it “awesome”.  Moe will have input throughout the project and the final product, that each pupil creates, will be sent to the Scottish Business Resilience Centre for a panel of experts to provide feedback.

Book Week Scotland – Author visit

Book Week Scotland – Author visit

What better way to kick start Book Week Scotland than to have a virtual author visit. Obviously things are very different this year but the Scottish Book Trust launched their Scottish Friendly book tours and we were lucky enough to secure a spot to listen to Robin Stevens. Robin is the author of the Murder Most Unladylike series and during the session yesterday she discussed how she comes up with her ideas and plot structures of her murder mysteries. Robin was was engaging and we were able to ask her some questions that were well thought of. A very pleasant start to the week!

Vision Haikus: National Poetry Day 2020

Vision Haikus: National Poetry Day 2020

This year’s National Poetry Day focus was on vision. Last Thursday we set as many pupils and staff as possible the challenge of writing their own vision haikus. The effort put in was incredible so please enjoy a small selection for now, more to follow next term…

Virtual Awards Ceremony 2020

Virtual Awards Ceremony 2020

Dear Parents, Carers, Partners and most importantly our Pupils,

Virtual Awards Ceremony 2020

We are delighted to now share the link for our 2-3pm Premier of this year’s celebration of our pupils and the community they represent.

https://youtu.be/cFn6P7MkFfQ

The Programme for this event is as follows:

  • Alford Academy Pipe Band
  • The Head Teachers Address: Moira Milne
  • Keynote Address: Jasper Tissen – Dutch Olympic Team and Former Pupil
  • Awards for Endeavour and Attainment
  • Awards for National Qualification Prizes
  • Awards for Individual Excellence
  • Awards for Team Excellence
  • The Chaplaincy Team: Euan Glen
  • Trophies and Shields ( Including the Chaplaincy Team: Sheila Mitchel & Alford Academy ‘Virtual’ Pipe Band)
  • Leadership Awards
  • University of Aberdeen – Principal’s Aware for Excellence (S4 & S5)
  • School Dux Shields for Overall Excellence
  • A Message from our Senior Exec and Vote of thanks
  • The Chaplaincy Team: John Cook – The Blessing
  • Alford Academy Staff Video: We are all in this together
  • Acknowledgments

Alford Academy Senior Leadership Team

Science – Excellent Home Learning #6

Science – Excellent Home Learning #6

The Science Faculty is striving to keep pupil engagement as high as possible during home learning. To achieve this we are using several platforms alongside Google Classroom, to inform pupils of what they are required to learn and providing a variety of activities to achieve this.  We are providing feedback on pupil work, celebrating when successful home learning has happened but also giving any ‘next steps’ required to improve work further. We have also been gathering feedback from pupils and adjusting home learning based on their responses. We have put some examples of this in the video below.

 

We acknowledge the following resources and platforms uses within the Science Faculty

@kahoot @fuseschool @youtube @edpuzzle @echalk @brightreddigitalzone @googleclassroom @googleforms @PhET @googleslides @Tilly @clickview @transition @scholarn@bbcbitesize @brightred @bpes @sqa @ExxonMobil

 

@AlfordScience

 

Book “Shout Outs”

Book “Shout Outs”

Some of our BGE pupils have been giving their favourite books and authors a “shout out” to recommend them to others. Some have also talked about the benefits of reading during this time as a way to unwind and relax.

This is just a small selection for now but you can see more over on our twitter feed @AlfordEnglish.

       

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