Thursday, 9 March 2017

Butter wouldn't melt in their mouths!

The bread and butter of the ELS department, that is the Year 10 and Year 11 ESL students, tried their hand at butter scultping. Perhaps the results can be used to butter up their teachers! Anyway, they now all have an excuse when they perform badly in PE..."Sorry Ms Longstaffe. I have butter fingers!"

Top homework!

One of our Year 7 PET students did a fantastic job with her Ben Nevis homework. Here she is displaying the work and the wonderful box of chocolates as the well-deserved reward.

Anyone for Focaccia?

Here are the Year 9 PET students learning through doing. They learnt lots of new words, for example, coarse, sprinkle, mature and knead, while turning out some delicious focaccia.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Christmas listening exam

To get students into the festive spirit, and to add a little motivation to practice listening exams, Mr Berry awarded prizes of chocolates to students who did well in the Christmas listening exam. The picture below shows the Year 11 ESL class enjoying the fruits of their labour!

Using Monopoly to learn through doing

Both KET and PET students had great fun using Monopoly to learn through doing. Not only did they learn some useful English words, they also showed some great entrepreneurial skills. Maybe there are a few budding Donald Trumps at GIS.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

KET and PET exam results, Term 1, Nov 2016

Both KET and PET students did fantastically well in the term 1 exams. All six KET students passed and will study PET next term. In addition, four PET students passed and will join set 2 English next term. Well done to everyone.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Varied activities, varied learning spaces

It's so important to vary students' learning stimuli. The pictures below show Mr Berry doing this with the Year 10 ESL class. They are learning vocabulary through game playing in the more relaxed environment of the open-air second floor of the canteen complex.