Year 7

Year 7: Pupils will each be provided a homework grid. There are 3 grids, one for biology, chemistry and physics. The classroom teacher will set a minimum target of homework to complete and a deadline for when these should be handed in. Click here to view the homework grid

Homework 1
Look through newspapers/ magazines at home and make a daily menu (using pictures) for someone who eats a healthy, balanced diet, or a collage.
Homework 2
Produce a problem page for a teenage magazine. Include letters about problems during puberty and sensible, scientific replies from an agony aunt!
Homework 3
Make a model of a specialised cell. Say which features are unique to this cell. Describe how its special features help it to do its job?
Homework 4
Write an A-Z of cells, tissues, organs and systems. E.g. A = animal cell, B = blood vessel etc
Homework 5
Write a story about the life of a particular cell e.g. a day in the life of a red blood cell, or a sperm cell etc.(minimum 250 words)
Homework 6
Write a poem or rap to explain fertilisation. Try to make the fact it occurs in the oviduct very memorable! You may choose to do an acrostic poem.
Homework 7
Make a 3D model of a general animal or plant cell. Label the features and explain their role in the cell.
Homework 8
Draw a flow chart which describes and explains what happens to the food we eat during each stage of the digestive system.
Homework 9
Choose a mammal; produce a factsheet that explains what happens to the mother and baby during pregnancy.

Year 8

Year 8: Pupils will each be provided a homework grid. There are 3 grids, one for biology, chemistry and physics. The classroom teacher will set a minimum target of homework to complete and a deadline for when these should be handed in. Click here to view the homework grid

Homework 1
Produce a flow diagram to explain ventilation (breathing). Use diagrams of the structures of the respiratory system and your knowledge of changes in volume and pressure.
Homework 2
Find information about a specific type of carnivorous plant. Include information about it’s origin and why carnivorous plants evolved there.
Homework 3
Make a model of an organ. Say which features are unique to this organ. How does its structure help it to do its job?
Homework 4
Write an A-Z of muscles and bones in the body and where they are found. E.g. A = ankle (bottom of the leg), B =bicep (a muscle to move the upper arm)
Homework 5
Write an imaginative story about the life of an oxygen molecule. It’s journey must start in the atmosphere and end in some active tissue of the body.
Homework 6
Write a poem or rap to explain plant reproduction. Include facts about wind or insect pollination as well as information after pollination. You may choose to do an acrostic poem
Homework 7
Look around the home or surrounding area. Write a report identifying a micro-habitat. Name 3 organisms in that habitat and describe their adaptations.
Homework 8
Produce a 20 question crossword/wordsearch using keywords you have learned this term
Homework 9
Produce a food web for one of the following habitats: Elnup Woods, The Arctic, Sahara desert, the Serengeti African plains, Lake Windermere

KS4 GCSE science (years 9/10/11)

They will be set a mixture of on-line homework and tasks set weekly. Children should receive upto 1 ½ hours of science homework per week. Each GCSE pupil will be provided with a username and login for the online homework and when completed they can submit their scores which will be monitored by their class teacher. The web address for the online homework is kerboodle.oxfordsecondary.co.uk To access this website the username is the first letter of the Christian name followed by the surname, e.g. john smith will be jsmith. When they first login they should repeat their user name for the password and use the institution code fro6 Once logged in first time they will be asked to set a new password for themselves.