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Year 9

Year 9 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 9 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

  1. Students have been provided with a booklet which contains a range of non-fiction texts. This provides opportunities to practise core skills in reading and writing.  
  2. Teachers are providing guidance on how to use the booklet and may set extension tasks around the topics within each text.  
     

Maths

  1. Students complete the home learning booklet. 
  2. Maths teachers will also email students regularly sending their class online tasks linked to the objectives that students are working on. 

Biology

  1. All students should be directed to the online learning package called KERBOODLE. 
  2. On this site they will be focusing their learning on the topic of CELL STRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT from their GCSE Biology book working through pages 4-25 by reading and answering questions.  
  3. Additional activities will be set in google classroom. 

Chemistry

  1. All students should be directed to the online learning package called KERBOODLE. 
  2. On this site they will be focusing their learning on the topic of ATOMIC STRUCTURE from their GCSE Chemistry book working through pages 2-21 by reading and answering questions.  
  3. Additional activities will be set in google classroom. 

Physics

  1. All students should be directed to the online learning package called KERBOODLE. 
  2. On this site they will be focusing their learning on the topic of MOTION from their GCSE Physics book working through pages 134-143 by reading and answering questions.  
  3. Additional activities will be set in google classroom. 

Religious Studies

  1. Students in Year 9 will be focusing on Religion and Conflict this summer half term. They are to complete the attached booklet either in the booklet itself or in their exercise books.  
  2. 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.  
  3. 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

  1. Ms Elliot-Janvier’s class – Topic studied: Life as an adolescent/Grammar. Work regularly set on Google Classroom. Email teacher for class code if you do not have access yet. 
  2. Ms Pagliero’s class – Topics studied: Hobbies and free time. Work regularly emailed by the teacher.  
  3. Mr Ward’s class - Topic studied: Advantages and disadvantages of technology. Work regularly set on Google Classroom. Email teacher for class code if you do not have access yet. 

Spanish

  1. Ms Pagliero’s class – Topics studied: Hobbies and free time. Work regularly emailed by the teacher.  
  2. Mr Ward’s class - Topic studied: Daily routine. Work regularly set on Google Classroom. Email teacher for class code if you do not have access yet. 
  3. Ms Braulio’s class – Topic studied: summer holidays. Work regularly set on Google Classroom. Email teacher for class code if you do not have access yet. 
  4. Mr Coeur’s class – Topic studied: Food. Work regularly set on Google Classroom. Email teacher for class code if you do not have access yet. 

German

  1. Topic studied: Fashion and going out with friends. Work regularly set on Google Classroom. Email teacher for class code if you do not have access yet. 
  2. linguascope.com is to be used as an Independent learning tool on top of the rest. Please email your teacher if you are unsure about login details for the website. 
     

Geography

Topic is Nigeria: A newly emerging economy 

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

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

History

Students to complete the tasks provided by their teachers on Google Classroom.  We are currently completing the final lessons on the steps to WWII before moving onto lessons on the Civil Rights movement that relate to the GCSE syllabus. 

Design & Technology

Work has been explained to students in their lessons this week and they have their student workbooks in which to complete this work.  

Copies of the instructions and any relevant pages they need (in case they missed the lesson this week and do not have their booklets) will be emailed to the students. 

Task 1: Written activities on identifying the properties of materials. 

Task 2: Creating 5 designs for their USB product. 

Additional: 9 Yellow also have a stretch and challenge task to complete in response to teacher feedback on a class activity. 

All instructions are on the relevant pages. 

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 

For students hoping to do DT next year here are some GCSE resources on BBC Bitesize has some excellent revision materials that will help prepare them for next year. Obviously it will be new learning rather than revision but they are still really useful. 

There is a test that goes with each section. You can do any or all of the core technical principles. For the specialist technical principles our chosen material is polymers (plastics) so only focus on this one. You are of course free to look at the others as they will support your core knowledge. 

Food Nutrition

Non cook food booklets will be emailed to the students to complete. 

Task 1: Complete the case study questions on Maddie’s and Lewis’ diet.  

Task 2: Complete the food safety case study. Use the Food poisoning sources and signs info sheet to help you complete the questions. 

Additional: Complete the nutrient pages on fat, and fibre in the food non cook booklet.  

Update 

(1) Continue to work through your non cook food booklet 

(2) Watch the video demonstration on homemade pasta using natural ingredients for colour. Look at processes and equipment involved. 

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

Computer Science

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 'Devising: Naturalism, Epic Theatre and Physical Theatre using the Stephen Lawrence Story'. 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 'Messages'. 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

  1. 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. 
  2. 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 additions 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 9.  All staff emails can be found in the Contact Us section of the website.