Let's work hard this week on how we speak to one another.

Who can make a chart with this verse to put on our wall?

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up.. Ephesians 4:29

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Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.
Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.

Maths: Fridays test will be on exponents.

e.g. 5 squared = 5x5=25
3 to power of 4 = 3x3x3x3 = 81

Due this Friday:

Project: Draft speech, and chart

Reading assignment

The Weeping Door

Year 8 Grammar and Journal

Here are ideas on how to proofread your composition:
How to polish your story

Cross Country: Start your fitness programme in preparation for our cross country

in Week 9.

Study hints for exams coming up this week.

Tips on studying for exams

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Inventor's Challenge;
Who can make a water clock to time our speeches?
Year 7 - 2 minutes
Year 8 - 3 minutes

It must be finished and at school on Week 5 Wednesday. We will test them and choose the best to use for our speeches.

A Greek water clock was called a clepsydra meaning "water thief". It was a bowl with a hole in a bucket of water; the sinking of the bowl marked the passage of time. These clocks were used to time the speeches of lawyers in courts. As the water clocks became popular, they became more elaborate. They incorporated more bowls: when one ran out of water, another filled. In 250 B.C, Archimedes built a more elaborate water clock; he added gears and showed the planets and moon orbiting.

PROBLEMS: In order for a water clock to work properly, someone had to keep an eye on it; to make sure that no pebbles were in the bowl to increase talking time. These clocks were never exact; each clock had its own pace. And they couldn't be used in winter.

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