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Year 7 – Summer Learning Projects

At the end of this term, we have launched Summer Learning Projects for all subjects that will support the learning of students during the break as well as prepare them for their return to full-time schooling in September. These projects will be set on the Google Classroom pages for each subject, can be completed at students’ own pace and time during the summer break, and should be submitted on Google Classroom by Tuesday 1st September. We look forward to celebrating the efforts of students in completing these projects at the start of the new academic year. More information about each of these projects can be found below. 

Art

Students will be learning about how to create an artwork about eyes and different cultures. To help students prepare, they will  need to carry out activities such as researching patterns from other cultures,  drawing eyes, researching artists who draw and paint eyes, and using colour creatively.

Drama

The intention of the project is to consolidate prior learning, as well as to develop student’s ability to critically analyse performance works, develop application of performance skills and develop the ability to creatively respond to a brief.

English

students will be consolidating the language and skills they have learnt this year to produce fact files about their identity, culture and traditions, and reflecting on how this may differ to others’ around the world. 

Geography

This research project focuses on natural hazards, which will help prepare students for Year 8 study. The first section of the project will encourage students to develop their independent research skills through a volcano study. With the second section developing students’ understanding of the causes, effects and responses to volcanic eruptions. 

History

Students will complete a project on the crusades. To begin with, they will complete a Seneca quiz which will give them an overview of the topic. Students will then create a ‘Grisly Guide to the Crusades’. To do this, they have been given a number of tasks which they can choose from to create their guide.

ICT

For their summer project, Year 7 students have been asked to complete 3 tasks to help maintain their IT and research skills. The first task is to complete a Year 7 Yearbook for the class of 2020. The second task is to create a dictionary of ICT terms from a list of words provided. The final task requires students to work out which country each of the flags shown belongs to.

Mathematics

Students are being asked to engage in several investigations where students will develop their enquiry based techniques in order to test their own hypothesis on number, geometry, statistics or probability.

Music

This project will see students engage with a range of tasks related to popular music, exploring the features, composition and use of songs in the UK Top 40 during the 21st century: completing misheard lyrics, creating your own music online using a beatmaker, and writing your own music to an advert

Science

This project will be helping students prepare for Year 8 study through the research and creation of presentations on topics such as cells, organisation, electricity and magnetism. 

Spanish

Students will be consolidating the language and skills they have learnt this year to produce fact files about their identity, culture and traditions, and reflecting on how this may differ to others’ around the world.

Year 8 – Summer Learning Projects

At the end of this term, we have launched Summer Learning Projects for all subjects that will support the learning of students during the break as well as prepare them for their return to full-time schooling in September. These projects will be set on the Google Classroom pages for each subject, can be completed at students’ own pace and time during the summer break, and should be submitted on Google Classroom by Tuesday 1st September. We look forward to celebrating the efforts of students in completing these projects at the start of the new academic year. More information about each of these projects can be found below. 

Art

Students will be learning about how to create a cultural mask artwork.  To  help students prepare, students need to carry out  activities such as making a presentation about masks, drawing masks, studying Picasso, drawing animals and designing a mask.

Drama

The intention of the project is to consolidate prior learning, as well as to develop the ability of students to critically analyse performance works, develop application of performance skills and develop the ability to creatively respond to a brief.

English

Students are going to think about different places and how they influence our thoughts and feelings. This project fits into our work on ‘Journeys and Growth’, where students will consider both actual journeys and emotional journeys. Students are also going to practice reading, writing and re-drafting skills. They will revise their knowledge of creative and imaginative writing in order to produce some writing of their own.

French

This research project will be an opportunity for students to: strengthen their understanding of the learning content from the past module; develop their cultural understanding; hone all four skills in language; conduct a personal project; and deepen their understanding of festivals in the target countries.

Geography

This summer project provides the students with the opportunity to explore computer software categories. Students will explore system software areas such as the operating system, utility programs and drivers.  They will also examine different application software.

History

Students will complete a project on the crusades. To begin with, they will complete a Seneca quiz which will give them an overview of the topic. Students will then create a ‘Grisly Guide to the Crusades’. To do this, they have been given a number of tasks which they can choose from to create their guide.

ICT

This summer project provides the students with the opportunity to explore computer software categories. Students will explore system software areas such as the operating system, utility programs and drivers.  They will also examine different application software

Mathematics

Students will be completing an investigation on consecutive numbers and fractions, where they’ll be exploring patterns of numbers. Students will need to use inquiry approaches and mathematical reasoning to complete the investigative tasks.

Music

This project will see students engage with a range of tasks related to popular music, exploring the features, composition and use of songs in the UK Top 40 during the 21st century: completing misheard lyrics, creating your own music online using a beatmaker, and writing your own music to an advert.

Science

This project will be helping students prepare for Year 8 study through the research and creation of presentations on topics such as cells, organisation, electricity and magnetism.

Spanish

This research project will be an opportunity for students to: strengthen their understanding of the learning content from the past module; develop their cultural understanding; hone all four skills in language; conduct a personal project; and deepen their understanding of festivals in the target countries.

Year 9 – Summer Learning Projects

At the end of this term, we have launched Summer Learning Projects for all subjects that will support the learning of students during the break as well as prepare them for their return to full-time schooling in September. These projects will be set on the Google Classroom pages for each subject, can be completed at students’ own pace and time during the summer break, and should be submitted on Google Classroom by Tuesday 1st September. We look forward to celebrating the efforts of students in completing these projects at the start of the new academic year. More information about each of these projects can be found below. 

Art

Students will be learning about how to create a perspective artwork, which will include making a presentation about perspective in art, drawing a mindmap of ideas for your artwork, researching artists, and designing their final piece.

Business

Following on from their work this module on people in business, students have got to complete a full recruitment process, from job advert, to application, designing interview questions/activities and then designing staff training including induction, on-the-job and off-the-job.

Dance

As preparation for the study of the three main set pieces in September ( “Emancipation of Expressionism”, “West Side Story” and “A Linha Curva”),  students  are going to collect information about the choreographer, the composer, the company and the different dance styles of each piece.This will allow students to have a better understanding of the background of the companies, the cultural/contextual influences of each set piece and the choreographer’s influences that can later can be identified on the set piece.

Drama

Students will be reading the play ‘Blood Brothers’ and to work through a series of activities on its context, characters, themes as well as design concept. This is an exciting opportunity for students to familiarise themselves with the play as they prepare for Year 10 and subsequently, Section B of their Drama GCSE written exam.

Engineering

Students will be completing assignment 1b, a design product where students need to redesign an existing product. They will need to follow the design process to provide a final design proposal. 

English

In this summer home learning project students are going to be thinking about the idea that writers intentionally make choices about the language they use. It fits into the GCSE Literature work and it is going to make students better at analysing literature as they will be practising their analytical reading and essay writing skills.

French

Students will be developing their confidence in using interactional language. They will be completing a grammar and vocabulary booklet leading on to preparing answers to a set of  jobs/careers questions. Activities include carrying out some research into their ideal job and developing their knowledge of the future tense.

Geography

Students will be preparing for our first module back in Year 10, focusing on weather, climate and ecosystem. Their first task will require them to research the key facts about tropical cyclones, understand the difference between low and high pressure systems and explain how they form. The second task is more research based; they will create an engaging presentation about a tropical cyclone/hurricane of their choice, explaining the key causes, effects and responses to these extreme weather events around the world.

History

Students will be recapping their learning of Weimar and Nazi Germany. They will have to complete at least one task from a menu of interactive and informative tasks on ‘Read’, ‘Watch’ and ‘Do’, introducing students to a range of articles, podcasts, documentaries and research based activities.

ICT

Students will have the opportunity to recap and embed their prior learning on pre production skills, as well as look at new topics in preparation for Year 10. They are to work through the list of topics in a table, using a host of interactive video based resources to support their learning.

Mathematics

Students are being asked to engage in several investigations starting with the practice of basic number, geometry, statistics and probability, before moving on to develop enquiry based techniques to develop and test their own hypothesis.

Music

In this project, students are going to imagine they are a record label looking for new musical talent. Using BBC Sounds, students will be researching and writing briefs on new artists, their background and styles of music and music production. Once they have chosen their preferred artist, they will be designing a launch for an artist’s EP.

Science

This project will be helping students prepare for Year 10 study through the research and creation of presentations on topics such as respiration, metabolism, gas pressure, isotopes, blood and electricity.

Science

Students will be developing their confidence in using interactional language. They will be completing a grammar and vocabulary booklet leading on to preparing answers to a set of  jobs/careers questions. Activities include carrying out some research into their ideal job and developing their knowledge of the future tense.

Sport

As preparation for the study of Unit RO51 (the exam unit), students  are going to collect information by analysing different sources on performance enhancing drugs. A range of quick multiple choice quizzes are going to support the research and analysis completed by the students. This will allow students to have a better understanding of one of the most interesting and complex topics of the exam unit of this course.

Health and Social Care

Students will be carrying on their work on Component 1 by drawing upon prior learning and experience a more practical approach to the content. Students will select 2 or 3 barriers that they are most interested in and to research and gather their research on a PowerPoint presentation and present it to the whole class. Students will include who the barrier affects, how it affects different people depending on their situation, the possible solutions and give some real examples from local services.

Year 10 – Summer Learning Projects

At the end of this term, we have launched Summer Learning Projects for all subjects that will support the learning of students during the break as well as prepare them for their return to full-time schooling in September. These projects will be set on the Google Classroom pages for each subject, can be completed at students’ own pace and time during the summer break, and should be submitted on Google Classroom by Tuesday 1st September. We look forward to celebrating the efforts of students in completing these projects at the start of the new academic year. More information about each of these projects can be found below. 

Art

Students will be learning about how to create an exam response to the GCSE exam theme of ‘Broken’. In preparation, students will need to mindmap their ideas for the theme of ‘Broken’, take photographs on the theme, draw and paint from the photographs, make a virtual gallery visit, make artist presentations and produce a final design drawing.

Creative I-Media

Students will have the opportunity to review their pre production skills in preparation for their exam. They are to work through the list of topics in a table with particular focus on topics they are least confident in and new topics.

Dance

Students will carry on working on component 3 – “responding to a brief”. They will be using their image and ideas generated from previously completed tasks  to continue to plan how they will respond to the brief ‘Diversity in our Community’. 

Drama

Students are working through a series of activities on their set text for Section B of the GCSE Drama written exam on ‘Blood Brothers’. This is an opportunity for them to refresh their memory on the play, its context, characters, themes as well as design concept.

Engineering

Students will be completing Assignment 1b, where students will be redesigning an existing product. They will need to follow the design process to provide a final design proposal. 

English

This project will help students prepare for reading An Inspector Calls in Year 11, by giving them a better understanding of the various contextual ideas needed to fully explore the text. In addition, it will provide an opportunity for them to practise research, revision, comprehension, analysis and writing skills.

French

This in-depth revision booklet will ensure students have fully embedded their learning from this year. Students will practise key exam skills and consolidate their understanding of the key tenses.

Geography

This summer our Year 10 geographers will be preparing for their first module back of Year 11. This is focused on their unit about Weather, Climate and Ecosystem. Their first task will require them to research the key facts about tropical cyclones, understand the difference between low and high pressure systems and explain how they form. The second task is more research based; they will create an engaging presentation about a tropical cyclone/hurricane of their choice, explaining the key causes, effects and responses to these extreme weather events around the world.

History

Students will be recapping their learning of Weimar and Nazi Germany. They will have to complete at least one task from a menu of interactive and informative tasks on ‘Read’, ‘Watch’ and ‘Do’, introducing students to a range of articles, podcasts, documentaries and research based activities.

Mathematics

This project will consist of 2 parts. The first is an investigation into spotting and describing patterns mathematically, developing and testing hypotheses and at the highest levels developing algebraic proof.  The second part of their summer project consists of a variety of revision tasks linked to the topics they have studied this year.

Music

Students will be researching different parts of the music industry and the different processes that occur within different sectors of the industry. Students will be also developing their research and presentation skills during the course of their project.

Sport

Students will start working on reviewing their own performance as part of Unit RO52. They will analyse weaknesses and strengths of their performance in their chosen sport/skill and consider practice methods to address most of the areas and skills where improvement is needed. Students are also going to understand how to plan for improvement and how to measure it.

Science

This project will be helping students prepare for Year 10 study through the research and creation of presentations on topics such as respiration, metabolism, gas pressure, isotopes, blood and electricity.

Spanish

This in-depth revision booklet will ensure students have fully embedded their learning from this year. Students will practise key exam skills and consolidate their understanding of the key tenses.

Sociology

This project will see students revisit what they have learned over the last two years in preparation for their GCSEs. They will be provided with two booklets: Booklet 1 – Family and Education and Booklet 2 – Crime and deviance and Social stratification.  The first few tasks are research based; students need to know key sociologists, the perspective they belong to and why they are known in their field. Having worked through the booklets students should be able to answer the 12 mark question at the end of each topic.