Pupils learning resources

Please find below an overview of some tasks in core subjects that pupils can be directed to.  We will be setting specific work for different year groups on Google Classroom over the next few days, but in the interim this will be helpful for those pupils who are already at home off school.

 

MATHS

All Years

All pupils that are currently off should log onto MathsWatch and check for any tasks set on there. The faculty will make sure that by the end of today we all tasks set for our classes.

 

Year 9 To Year 11

They can also log onto Method Maths and work through exam practice questions on there.

 

ENGLISH

 

YEAR 7

  1. Year 7 pupils are currently preparing speeches on a topic of their choice. For their work, they can produce a final draft of their speech. This should be carefully crafted to include AFORREST techniques.  If pupils have left their books at school, they can rewrite the speech, building on their memory of their previous attempts.  They should ensure that the topic has been carefully researched and includes accurate and relevant information.

 

Once this is done, they should prepare prompt cards, rehearse their speech and they could even video themselves presenting it and upload it onto google classroom.

 

  1. Read a good book. Any time spent reading is always well spent. This can include re-reading a book you have read before.

 

  1. Listen to a speech online – there are many to choose from at the moment. Write an analysis of the speech you listened to. Did you notice any AFORREST techniques being used? What was the effect of the speech on the listener?

 

  1. Write a story about an unexpected event. Pupils should work on their vocabulary, sentence structures and variety of punctuation.

 

More tasks to be set on google drive.

 

YEAR 8

  1. Pupils have a booklet of extracts from Victorian Literature that they are studying in class. If you have this at home, finish reading the extracts. Write a summary of each one picking out the main ideas in the story.

 

  1. Research and make a timeline of the writer’s that you have studied this year. Add some other famous writers, poets and playwrights on your time line. (Include Charles Dicken’s, Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Alan Poe, Mary Shelley, Shakespeare, the author of the novel you studied in September and Willy Russell.  Chose three of these writers to research.

 

  1. Read a good book. Any time spent reading is always well spent. This can include re-reading a book you have read before.  Write a review of your reading.

 

  1. Write a story about an unexpected event. Pupils should work on their vocabulary, sentence structures and variety of punctuation.

 

  1. Research the life and times of William Shakespeare. Make a booklet about him, his life, the times he lived in and his work. Try to find out about the storyline of at least one of his plays.

 

YEAR 9

  1. Year 9 pupils are currently preparing speeches on a topic of their choice. For their work, they should ensure that they have produced a final draft of their speech. This should be carefully crafted to include AFORREST techniques.  If pupils have left their books at school, they can rewrite the speech, building on their memory of their previous attempts.  They should ensure that the topic has been carefully researched and includes accurate and relevant information.

 

Once this is done, they should prepare prompt cards, rehearse their speech and they could even video themselves presenting it and upload it onto google classroom.  This piece of work is part of the Spoken English Endorsement, which is part of the GCSE in English – so if pupils can send in a video of themselves presenting their speech, we may be able to use this version for their final assessment.

 

  1. Compete as many Seneca Learning units on Sign of Four and the Poetry Anthology as possible. Seneca is a free to use learning resource – all pupils have to do is sign up for an account with their school email address. Units typically take 2-5 mins and are a great way of revising.

 

  1. Make revision notes and mind maps on characters and themes from both Sign of Four and the Poetry Anthology. You can use ideas from your Seneca Learning or GCSE pod or revision guides.  This will prepare you well for Y10.

 

  1. Start researching Romeo and Juliet. Find out the storyline of the play. Read some of the play – No Fear Shakespeare is a great website that gives a modern translation of the whole play.    Again, you could listen to GCSE pods on this and use the Seneca learning to learn about the characters and ideas in the play.

 

  1. Write a story about an unexpected event. Pupils should work on their vocabulary, sentence structures and variety of punctuation.

 

YEAR 10

  1. Pupils can complete any work, which will support their revision for English literature: Blood Brothers/Inspector Calls, Romeo and Juliet, Sign of Four and the poetry anthology. Pupils can use their own notes, GCSE pod, Seneca Learning to do this. We will set tasks related to this on Google Classroom.  Making detailed revision notes to support memory of these texts and attempting practice questions is a great idea.  Pupils can write about any character/theme and how it is presented in the whole text.

 

Romeo and Juliet is an area that needs particular focus as this was last covered in detail during Year 10.

 

  1. Start building up creative writing skills. Make a cheat sheet to support creative writing (one of these will have been made last year, so now review it). You should have your best description of a character, weather condition and a setting plus a bank of great vocabulary to use in the future. Practice using the cheat sheet with different writing tasks.  Pick a picture and try to describe it or write a story about an unexpected event!

 

  1. Read a challenging book.

 

YEAR 11

  1. Pupils can complete any work, which will support their revision for English Literature: Blood Brothers, Romeo and Juliet, Sign of Four and the poetry anthology. Pupils can use their own notes, GCSE pod, Seneca Learning to do this. We will set tasks related to this on Google Classroom. Making detailed revision notes to support memory of these texts and attempting practice questions is a great idea.  Pupils can write about any character/theme and how it is presented in the whole text.

 

  1. Continue building up creative writing skills. Develop your cheat sheet to support creative writing (You should be able to use the homework paragraphs form the last few weeks). You should have your best description of a character, weather condition and a setting plus a bank of great vocabulary to use in the future. Practice using the cheat sheet with different writing tasks.  Pick a picture and try to describe it or write a story about an unexpected event!

 

  1. Practice writing speeches, leaflets, letters, articles and essays on a range of topical issues. There are plenty in the media at the moment to grab your attention. Try to use the AFORREST techniques as well as a range of different sentences structures and punctuation.