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
Draw an everyday object (e.g. car). Add arrows and label them to show the different forces acting on that object. Underneath the diagram describe the motion of that object using keywords
Homework 2
Find the mass of an object. Calculate its weight on 5 different planets of our solar system. Show your working out for each planet.
Homework 3
Find out about Robert Hooke. Write a paragraph based on your research, describe his life and what is meant by ‘Hookes Law’. (Minimum of 250 words.)
Homework 4
Draw a diagram to show the energy transfers when you pedal a bicycle. Label it clearly. Describe how oiling the bike could affect these transfers
Homework 5
Draw a Poster with the word ‘energy’ in the middle and then on the outside write the 9 different forms of energy and draw an object that shows this form of energy.
Homework 6
Make a survey of how much energy is in different foods. Look at the food labels at home. List the foods and their energy content under ‘High energy food’ or ‘Low energy food’. Write a conclusion of your research.
Homework 7
Design an investigation to compare the strengths of two bar magnets. What equipment would you need? Draw a diagram. Describe how you would make it a ‘fair test’.
Homework 8
Design a poster to warn young children not to poke at mains sockets or electric fires. Your poster must include a written explanation of the dangers of electricity. (minimum 30 words)
Homework 9
Draw a circuit with a battery and 2 bulbs in parallel, each controlled by a separate switch and an ammeter measuring total current taken by the bulbs. Where would you put a variable resistor to dim one of the bulbs?

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
You are a scientist working for the museum of science and industry. Write a reply to the following email: Please explain to me how Rainbows are formed.
Homework 2
Design a booklet which illustrates a different phase of the moon on each page.The last page should explain how phases of the moon are created.
Homework 3
Find out about Robert Boyle. Write a paragraph based on your research, describe his life and what is meant by ‘Boyless Law’. (Minimum of 250 words.)
Homework 4
You are the sound engineer for Glastonbury Music festival. Draw a plan of the festival site and where you will place the loudspeakers. Draw arrows to show where the sound travels, describe how sound travels and how we hear it. Discuss problems you may face.
Homework 5
Write a set of instructions on how to make an electromagnet using the following items: an iron nail, 30cm of copper wire, a 9v battery. Describe how you could test your magnet and how you could make it stronger
Homework 6
Make a table of the maximum, minimum and average temperatures of the planets of the solar system Place the planets in order from highest to lowest. identify the relationship between temperature and distance from the sun.
Homework 7
Draw a diagram to show what happens when light hits a glass block. Explain what causes refraction
Homework 8
Produce a visitor’s guide to your solar system. Present on an A4 sheet. Include maps/pictures, places/objects of interest and typical climates.
Homework 9
Create a barchart which plots the human hearing range and at least 10 other animals for direct comparison. Write a conclusion to describe the differences.

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.