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Year 8

Year 8 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 8 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. 

Subject

Home Learning

English

Students have been provided with a copy of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’. The copy provided includes modern translations. An e-copy can be issued upon request, for any students who did not get a hard copy. 

Teachers are providing resources and setting tasks for each scene of the play. 

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. 

Each class will be given directions to the work that needs to be fulfilled using google classroom. 

Most students will now be working through the Biology topics found in activate book 1 pages 180-217 and book 2 pages 144-181 

Religious Studies

Students in Year 8 will be focusing on Islam this summer half term. They are to complete the attached booklet either in the booklet itself or in their exercise books. This booklet has also 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

Topic studied: Revision/Voluntary work and life in Francophone African countries. Work set on Google classroom by teachers. Please email your teacher to ask for the Google Classroom code if unsure. 

Independent work on Linguascope - work on Free time activities in Beginner section - write down vocabulary in your book. Email your teacher for login details if you are unsure. 

Spanish

Topic studied: Friends and Family/Hobbies. Work set on Google Classroom and/or email–please email teacher to ask for Google Classroom code if unsure.  

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

Geography

Topic is Nigeria: A newly emerging economy. 

Students are provided with powerpoint lessons, as well as accompany videos, when relevant, which are posted on google classroom. 

Students should complete assignments outlined in the powerpoint lessons, and submit work requested via google classroom. 

History

 Students taught by Ms Delvaille and Ms Quigley are currently studying pre-colonial Africa with resources provided by their teachers via Google Classroom in advance of lessons 

Mr Taggart’s students need to continue with their study of slavery following the lessons provided by Mr Taggart via Google classroom. 

All teachers will be available to answer student questions at the time when the Year 8 lessons would usually take place. 

Design & Technology

Students were given their booklets on the last week of school. For any student who was absent copies of the relevant pages will be emailed to their school email address.  

See curriculum section of the website for tasks for week 1, 2 and 3. 

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

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. 

Week 1:  Client questionnaire & research and specification writing. Further details have been emailed to students and instructions can be found on the pages in the student booklets. 

Week 2:  Theory tasks on materials and equipment.  Further details have been emailed to students and instructions can be found on the pages in the student booklets. 

 Week 3: Isometric Drawing HW (pages 14-15). Draw one row each day, copying the example at the top into the box below. 

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 
 

Food Nutrient

Students were given their food non cook booklets on the last week of school. For any student absent, a copy will be emailed to their school email address.  

Week 1:  Complete the food hygiene, design a poster and safety advice task. Carefully read through the information provided in your student booklet to complete. 

Week 2:  Complete the safety advice, washing up and flow chart task. 
 
Week 3: Carefully read through the information on fat and answer questions 1-12. 

Extension task:  “ketchup was used in the past as a medicine” Find out whether this statement is true or false!  

Update 

(1) Continue to work through the units in your food booklets.  

(2) Watch the video demonstrations on homemade pasta using natural ingredients to add colour. 

(3) Practice your food making skills by getting involved with cooking at home. Email pictures of your dishes. 
 

ICT

Develop your Python programming skills through Amazon’s Future Engineer program. They have created a set of tutorials which will take you through the basics before going on to control a virtual drone and smart home. Details can be found on the class Google Classroom. 

Drama

Students are working on a scheme of work titled 'Melodrama and Silent Movies'. 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 'Melodrama and Silent Movies'. They will receive instructions to their school email account about the Drama 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 8.  All staff emails can be found in the Contact Us section of the website.