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 chemicals in your kitchen – find at least 10 different ones and group them into solids, liquids and gases.Show your findings in a table and write a conclusion justifying how your decision for each one.
Homework 2
Produce an advert for an air freshener – this could be a campaign poster or packaging. Include ideas about diffusion in the blurb.
Homework 3
Make a model to show how particles behave when heated. Write an explanation using kinetic model theory Use your imagination!
Homework 4
Name 10 things you cannot do with a gas – the more creative the better!
Homework 5
Describe how you would get drinking water to survive if you were stranded on a desert island with limited resources. Ask for a help sheet to give you clues.
Homework 6
Write a poem or rap to explain dissolving. You must include the key words: solute, solvent and solution.
Homework 7
Make a hanging mobile to demonstrate models of elements, compounds and mixtures.Clearly label each part of your work.
Homework 8
Produce a magazine article for year 5 pupils describing the properties of solids, liquids and gases. Use the idea of particles to help you with your explanation.
Homework 9
Invent a new element. Give it a symbol and draw it. Label it with at least 5 properties and say why it is useful.

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 table of acids and alkalis used in the home, describe what each of the chemicals is used for.
Homework 2
Produce a flow diagram to explain how to make your own indicator using household equipment
Homework 3
Produce a fact sheet for an element of your choice. Include symbol, boiling and melting points, density, and describe a use related to these properties
Homework 4
List the 5 most reactive metal elements and put them in order of reactivity, Describe how you could find out which metals are more reactive than others
Homework 5
Make a list of 10 metals, their uses and how their properties relate to their uses E.g. Gold shiny, unreactive – used as jewellery
Homework 6
Write a poem or rap to explain neutralisation. Try to use scientific terms!
Homework 7
Plan an experiment to test which is the best soft drink for cleaning a 2p piece. Write up your plan, carry out your plan, record results and write a conclusion.
Homework 8
Produce a poster oh the pH scale including where common liquids fit on the scale. E.g. water etc
Homework 9
Produce a cartoon strip to illustrate displacement. E.g. magnesium displacing copper from oxygen etc. Make it as interesting as possible.

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.