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Year 7

HOME LEARNING

Whilst the school is closed we will continue to set work to enable students to work independently at home. 

Please use the table below as a guide to what work Year 7 students should be completing. This page will be updated regularly and more work will follow as we continue to follow the government guidance around the reopening of the school. Further details will also be posted on the website. Under the curriculum section we have listed each subject and within each subject students can find details of the work that has been set for their year group. 

English 
Students have been provided with a booklet containing a range of fiction. These can be used to practise core reading and writing skills. 

Teachers are providing guidance and instructions on how to use the booklet.  

Maths 
Students complete the home learning booklet. 

Maths teachers will also email students regularly sending their class online tasks linked to the objectives that students are working on. 

Science 
All students should be directed to the online learning package called KERBOODLE and the ACTIVATE section. 

Students will be set activities within their classes by google classroom and email. 

BLUE will be working through a chemistry of the atom topic found in book 1 pages 76-107 and book 2 pages 66-87 

GREEN will be working through a human biology topic found in book 1 pages 158-179 and book 2 pages 120-143 

ORANGE, RED and YELLOW will be working through a Physics of forces topic found in book 1 pages 12-25 and book 2 pages 18-33 

Religious Studies 
Students in Year 7 will be focusing on Hinduism this summer half term. They are to complete the attached booklet either in the booklet itself or in their exercise books. This booklet has been emailed out by each RS Teacher.  

Each lesson in the booklet has been planned to last a 50-minute lesson period and as such students should work on their RS work on the days of the week timetabled for RS.  

Students are also to complete lesson summary quizzes each week on Google Classroom, the code for this has been emailed out. RS Teachers will be monitoring the Google Classroom and are available via email for further support with the assigned work and with extension work.  

Modern Foreign Languages      
French 

Work set on Google Classroom by Mr Ward and Mr Coeur. Topics studied: Revision and Food topic. Work to be submitted to teachers using Google Classroom. 

Independent work on Linguascope - work on the topic of food in Beginner section - write down vocabulary in your book. Email your teacher for login details if you are unsure. 

Spanish  

Topic studied: Free time and hobbies. Work emailed to students’ emails by teacher – keep checking for updates 

Independent work on Linguascope - work on the topic of Free Time and Hobbies in Beginner section - write down vocabulary in your book. Email your teacher for login details if you are unsure. 

Geography 
Topic: Africa: What are the challenges and opportunities facing the continent? 

Students are provided with a new lesson each week, with activities to complete, at least one of which should be submitted to their teacher, as indicated. 

Powerpoint slides are placed on google classroom, along with videos relevant to specific lessons. 

Students have been provided with a booklet containing a chapter on Africa from the Geography Key Stage 3 text book. 

History  
 History teachers are uploading resources for students on Google Classroom to promote their study of Medieval England.   

Teachers will be available to offer students with support and respond to their questions during the timetabled lesson times. 

Design & Technology  
Task 1: Upcycling design task. Students have to pick from a range of products to choose from. They then have to come up with a new use for the product. All instructions are on the handouts that have been emailed to students. 

Task 2: Desk tidy design task. Students have to read example feedback on a design and consider how they would feedback on the product. They then have to come up with criteria to improve the design to meet their own needs. There is a series of tasks that takes them through the start of the design process. 

Task 3: Rolls Royce Young Designer Competition. Full competition requirements can be found here :https://rolls-royceyoungdesignercompetition.com/  

Task 4: The impact of using wood. Students are to produce a written piece on the impacts of using wood. It should contain both arguments for and against its use and refer to its impact on the environment.  

All instructions for both tasks are on the handouts that have been emailed to students.   

Practical tasks: 

A series of YouTube clips demonstrating how to turn recycled materials into a range of different products have been emailed to all year 7 students. Any that they attempt should be photographed and sent to their DT teacher. (one email was sent just after the Easter break and another with more activities sent wed 6th May)  

NHS banner design competition. To enter, your students simply need to take a photograph of their completed worksheet and email it to hello@fsedesign.co.uk alongside their full name, age and details of their school.  
 If pupils do not have a printer at home, we're more than happy to accept photographs of entries drawn on plain paper! DOWNLOAD WORKSHEET HERE 


Computer Science 
Go to: https://scratch.mit.edu/ . Create an account using your school email address and make your own game or animation.  Please check Google Classroom for further details. 

Drama 
Students are working on a mime scheme of work titled 'Circus'. They will receive instructions to their school email account about the Drama work they should complete each week. 

Art  
Students are working on a scheme of work titled 'The formal elements'. They will receive instructions to their school email account about the Art work they should complete each week. 

Music 
Students will receive information by email of some multi-week music projects they can work on. Details of the tasks, including due date and how much time should be spent on it, will be included in the emailed instructions.  

PE 
Students need to complete all sport assessment sheets in their assessment booklets. Including their self-assessment on the front cover for all sports. Electronic copies can be available on request from class teacher. 

For practical work students need to use the ‘just dance’ videos via YouTube. Ensure you type ‘just dance’ and scroll through for just dance videos whereby moves and lyrics are appropriate for KS3. See Curriculum section of the website for website links and further details. 


In addition to all the work that is provided above, please look closely at BBC Bitesize for brilliant resources, videos and quizzes for Key Stage 3 students: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z4kw2hv  


Where appropriate, students can submit work via email to their class teacher.  In addition, if they have a problem accessing the Online Learning please also contact them directly via email. 

Feedback for students 

Where possible, the students work will be marked and feedback will be given via the Online Learning platform or through email. 

If you have any questions about the curriculum please email the appropriate Head of Department or the Director of Learning for Year 7.  All staff emails can be found in the Contact Us section of the website.