YEAR 11 Field Trip to Skolkovo Innovation Centre

On Monday year 11 students went on an exciting excursion to Skolkovo Innovation Centre in the south-west of Moscow. Students were led on a tour of the ‘technology park’ where they were shown various prototypes of high-technology which were being developed by different start-up companies. Students were particularly impressed by a dancing robot, a flying taxi and an urban structure which creates renewable energy. As well as being wowed by all the futuristic technology, students learned a lot about the history and infrastructure of Skolkovo: how it was the brainchild of former Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev; how businesses are supported and subsidised by the government and how they collaborate with one another to improve productivity. After the tour was completed, students were treated to a masterclass in 3D modelling and virtual reality. A top professional at Skolkovo led this session and taught students how to create their own virtual reality using the latest software and coding techniques. Overall it was a fantastic day out for the students at EIS exposing them to the latest technological innovations and showing them how technology and business meet in practise.

MUSIC

In secondary school with Year 7 we were talking about ‘Variations’. The students explored how can they create a set of musical variations for different songs. Year 8 explored Bass Clef Staff Notation. We also learned about concord and discord in music. The students have been practicing on keyboards the most popular soundtrack music. Year 9 explored ‘What make a good song’ unit. The students practiced on the keyboards and listen to different songs.

FRENCH

In Year 7 : We had a lesson about French civilization. We spoke about French History and French castle and all the different French Kings.
Students from Year 8 had an excursion into the park VDNX. We saw the different pavilions, the fountains, we learnt about soviet architecture. It was a very hot and sunny day. Students enjoyed being outside and discovering another place in Moscow.
In Year 9, we learnt how to say and use "this/these/that/those. In French, according to gender and number, we use Cette/Cet/Ce/Ces. First, we learnt the general rule and after completed some works.
In Year 10, students received results from their exam in French. It was a success and our students have done a really good job. We did the correction and we started a new topic about life in Africa.

SCIENCE

Year 8 studied white light and how it is formed from primary colours. We also talked about how primary colours mix together to form secondary colours. What is colour addition and colour subtraction? What colour will a yellow object appear if a white light falls on it through a red filter? These were the questions we worked on in class and I must say that everyone got the idea and worked with enthusiasm.
Year 10 continued with chemical analysis this week. We discussed how chloride, bromide and iodide ions can be identified and which chemicals are required to test for those ions. The class was split into three small groups and each group was given three unknown substances - x, y and z. They had to carry out all necessary tests to identify chloride, bromide and iodide salts. The class worked very well and everyone identified the ions correctly. Well done Year 10!

GEOGRAPHY

Year 7, 8 and 9.

Year 7, 8 and 9 have had a wonderful week doing some revision of the topics that they have covered this term. Year 7 have been doing revision about weather and climate and this week they had a task to determine the characteristics of weather condition in a hot desert climate. Year 8 have been learning and doing a revision about water scarcity. In addition, the year 9 have done the revision about factors determining the location of an industry.

Year 10

Year 10 students are still learning about population, settlement, migration and urbanisation. This week the year group have been focusing on doing the revision about under population and overpopulation. To reinforce their understanding students has picked countries with overpopulation and under population and they have prepared a power point presentation about those countries explaining the benefit and challenges of overpopulation and under population.

HISTORY

Year 7

This week year 7 students have learned about the ways in which slaves were obtained and how different slave traders benefited out of this trade. In addition student has had an opportunity to use computers in the ICT room to do a simple research on how slaves were obtained and the benefit of the slave trade to Britain, Portugal and North America.

Year 8

Year 8 students have discussed about different war fronts during the First World War. Using computers in the ICT room students have been investigating the key aspects of these war fronts by looking the differences and similarities between them. Also students have been given a task to make sentences using different First World War key words. This task help students to build their English literacy.

ENGLISH

Students have coped tremendously well with the searing heat this week and in English we have used this as an opportunity for outdoor learning. Year 9 have been exploring drama with the play A View from the Bridge and have been focusing on characterisation. This literary study will really benefit the students next year when they begin to prepare for their iGCSE English Literature course. Year 10 have been adding the final touches to their coursework submission and have been writing diary entries from different perspectives. Year 11, who were taken to Skolkovo Innovation Centre, have been doing some reflective writing on their experience: writing about what they liked and learned from the visit. Year 12 this week have been doing some research into the background of Frankstein. They will study this novel when they return to school after the summer holiday and they are all very excited to explore this famous gothic novel.

MATH

This week Year 9 students were finishing off left over tasks and quests in Mathletics on various topics and also worked on quizzes and played math related games outside.Year 11 students started next years course. We looked at how mathematical models are applied in Statistics and discussed and classified different types of data.Year 12 students continued with exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs. We looked at proofs of derivatives of y=ln(x) by applying central limit theorem.

ART

Well done, to the Art AS level students.This is a compilation of all the work our students have submitted for for their AS level course. During the last two weeks Guliya has also experimented with painting on textured plaster surfaces and Ivan has explored the effects of developing his life drawing images as prints.

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