In our final week before half term, the school has been a hive of activity. A whole range of year groups from different key stages have been in this week seeing how the school is going to be running after half term. It has been amazing to see students back on campus and a bit of normality restored to school life. Due to last week’s strikes, the Y8 transition day was changed to Friday, giving them the chance to be in school for half the day. It is clear to see that all students are relishing the opportunity to see their friends and socialising as a group again. It is honestly a breath of fresh air to see the smiles returning to the faces of everyone involved in the TBS community.
Although it is the school’s final week fully online and we move into the transition phase of returning back to campus, the work from key stage 3 has been absolutely outstanding. Across all subjects, the students have been working extremely hard to produce incredible pieces of work and really impress their teachers. This whole experience of being online has been a real learning curve for everyone and you can see that Key stage 3, and the rest of the school, have taken it in their stride. Well done to everyone for showing the resilience to carry on and keep going, despite the massive amounts of adversity thrown at you!
In Year 8 Drama, the students have been looking at interesting ways of using voice. This week we have explored the language and structure of Cockney and it’s rhyming slang. Here are a few students examples… Can you work out what they are saying?
Example 1: Kinzal’s listen here.
Example 2: Zara’s listen here.
Example 3: Urgyen listen here.
This past week we have seen the ‘Speak Out’ competition taking place for students across both the primary and secondary schools. In Key Stage 3 we had four students that made it to the ‘Speak out’ finals: Maya, Dia, Sivani, Shaivee and Tahmid. A huge congratulations to each of these students for the amazing performance they put on. Each one of them spoke so eloquently and with such confidence that they all really impressed. They did this while recording themselves online! Well done to you all!
To watch the finals, please go to this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXOdZGrZ8Ho
In Y8 Geography, the students have been practising their presentation skills for the projects they have been doing. They were tasked with looking into Tourism in a range of different places and relaying that information back to the rest of the class. Prashida, Dia, Manav, Kinzal, Benji, Mahad, Carolyn, Tashi, Chaya, Sahara, Rheha, Saishree and Urgyen were clear and concise ambassadors in their vocal presentations.
In Music, Year 7 have been learning to use musical associations to reflect animals in music! Here is Vivaan’s great example. Can you tell which animal he is representing?
Year 8 have been working on their ‘Kathmandu Sunset’ songs. Some groups have chosen to multitrack their pieces while others are using an online collaboration music software called Bandlab. Here is Manav,Urgyen and Tashi’s work showing a great use of this collaboration. You can even see Manav adding in features while Ms Wynn was recording them!
To watch the recording please click here.
Serialism, a way of writing music using all the notes in western music in a strict pattern, has been the focus on Year 9’s Evolution of Music this week. They have been focused on the work of Arnold Schoenburg in the 1930s and created their own Serialist music using the 3 rules of Serialism. (remember: If it sounds a bit ‘weird’ you are doing it correctly!) Here are Subigya and Dhika’s great, but very different examples of Serialism.
In Year 9 Science, the students have been looking into Artificial Satellites and creating presentations around that. They looked into the design of different satellites and some of the famous ones that have entered into space.
Our student of the week goes to Namsa in Y7. Namsa had a difficult start to this year, but over the last two months he has made significant progress. It is amazing to see him attending all of his classes and producing some amazing work. In Music, he was tasked with looking into the three different kingdoms of Kathmandu and creating a musical piece on them. His creativity in this piece was spoken about by his teacher and he created a spectacular fan fare.