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Subject: Art  
     
Yr 8 Key content for online learning Weekly submitted task
Week 1 Drawing a day- Red, students choose the object and one of the techniques to complete the task.  Students drawing.
Week 2 Drawing a day- Orange, students choose the object and one of the techniques to complete the task.  Students drawing.
Week 3 Drawing a day- Yellow, students choose the object and one of the techniques to complete the task.  Students drawing.
Week 4 Assessment week-Drawing a day- Green, students choose the object and one of the techniques to complete the task.D13 Assessed task- students drawing
Week 5 Drawing a day- Blue, students choose the object and one of the techniques to complete the task.  Students drawing.
Week 6 Drawing a day- Purple, students choose the object and one of the techniques to complete the task.  Students drawing.
  Additional learning tasks to support transition in to Yr 9  
Summer Learning  Printing tutorial.  

 

Subject: Drama  
     
Yr 8 Key content for online learning Weekly submitted task
Week 1 Re-visiting the skill of improvisation and the ability to create material without much preparation and being put on the spot. 'Stream of consciousness' task
Week 2 Re-visiting the topic of Battle cries and exploring how different outlets can influence an opinion on a conflict  Differentiated tasks: evaluation writing task/ annotated performance task/ individual performance task
Week 3 part 1 Re-visiting the key concepts of a soap opera and identifying the techniques required to achieve this style Differentiated tasks: live SITCOM evaluation written task/ annotated performance task/ individual performance task
Week 3 part 2 Re-visiting the key concepts of a sitcom and identifying the techniques required to achieve this style in performance and in observation  SITCOM question sheet and Tik Tok style of SITCOM facial expression task
Week 4 End of Year 8 Assessment week  EOY Assessment paper/ performance task 
Week 5 Re-visiting the play 'Our Day Out' and consolidating understanding on how character development is vital to a convincing performance  Character set design bedroom task/ Character diary entries.
Week 6 Using 'COVID19' as a stimulus as preparation for devising drama at GCSE level Covid diary entries and mini performance tasks
  Additional learning tasks to support transition in to Yr 9  
Summer Learning To find articles, photographs, postcards, magazine cuttings or verbatim (spoken word) interviews that could form an interesting devised topic to write a performance about in year 9.   

 

Subject:  DT  
     
Yr 8 Key content for online learning Weekly submitted task
Week 1 6Rs for sustainable products  Worksheet
Week 2 Key terms- part 2  Worksheet
Week 3  Research on materials  Worksheet
Week 4 Assessment week- Assessed task-
Week 5 Adhesives  Worksheet
Week 6  Materials  Worksheet
  Additional learning tasks to support transition in to Yr 9  
Summer Learning Explain, with coloured drawings, 'product lifecycle'  

 

Subject: English  
     
Yr 8 Key content for online learning Weekly submitted task
Week 1 Genre conventions- fantasy. Understanding/ exploring key components of what makes a specific literary genres Write a fantasy story opening
Week 2 19th Century Literature- revision of life in 19th Century and how to identify 19th Century texts Context quiz- 19th Century England
Week 3 Transactional writing- revision of key genres of transactional writing and their key features Opening of a persuasive letter
Week 4 Assessment- 2 part: paper reading and speech writing Assessment
Week 5 Crime and mystery in Victorian Literature lessons using Oak National Academy website: specified introduction lessons Create own detective
Week 6 Crime and mystery in Victorian Literature lessons using Oak National Academy website: teachers to select 2 texts to work on Analysis of extract- as appropriate for chosen lessons
  Additional learning tasks to support transition in to Yr 9  
Summer Learning Reading Challenge  

 

 

Subject:

Food Technology    
       
Yr 8 Key content for online learning Weekly submitted task  
Week 1 Carbohydrates what are they and why they are need in the body. Carbohydrates SMHW quiz Optional practical task:
Pasta salad
Week 2 Process of gelatinisation and standard components in food – advantages and disadvantages. Work sheet to explain process of gelatinisation and identify uses and advantages of standard components.  Optional practical task:
Sausage rolls
Week 3 Function of ingredients in cakes. Cake making methods – the creaming method. Functions of ingredients SMHW quiz. Optional practical task:
Dutch apple cake or pear tray bake
Week 4 Assessment week- Assessed task-Design a packed lunch made by the school canteen to suitable to be taken on school trip.
You must show how your lunch meets the Eatwell guide e.g. how you have included wholegrain/high fibre sources
of carbohydrate, what type of protein will be included etc.
 
Week 5 Food packaging and the environment – environmental impact/strategies to reduce impact.  Produce a resource that can be used in class about how food packaging impacts on the environment. Optional practical task:
Turkey burgers
Week 6 Fast food – how does it impact on our health and the environment? Write a quiz for SMHW about fast food suitable for Year 7 students.  
  Additional learning tasks to support transition in to Yr 9 Function of fats and protein in our diets.    
Summer Learning Produce a recipe book of dishes you would like to learn how to cook/have cooked over the summer holiday. Identify the skills needed to make each dish.    

 

 

Subject: French  
     
Yr 8 Key content for online learning Weekly submitted task
Week 1 Review & Consolidation Cycle 4 Vocabulary project
Week 2 Celebrities & Fashion Review Reading & Vocabulary Quiz
Week 3 Food & Holidays Review Reading & Vocabulary Quiz
Week 4 Assessment Week Assessment submission
Week 5 Review & Consolidation of Year 8 Vocabulary project
Week 6 & 7 Project activities on "French customs & festivals"" Project
     
Summer Learning Year 8 Summer Revision Pack  

 

Subject: Geography  
     
Yr 8 Key content for online learning Weekly submitted task
Week 1 of Cycle 5 8th June Crumbling  Coasts - processes, landforms and management Revision sheet - storyboard style
Week 2 of Cycle 5 15th June Hazardous World - Icelandic volcano and Kobe earthquake case studies with key concepts and processes Information poster on the 2 case studies
Week 3 of Cycle 5 22nd June Rapid Rivers - Boscastle floods Completion of points challenge
Week 4 of Cycle 5 29th June Assessment Week Assessment submission
Week 5 of Cycle 5 6th July Review assessment - whole class feedback provided and tasks set accordingly using data and information from the assessments. Exam questions on each topic covered in Cycle 5.
Week 6 of Cycle 5 13th July Project on climate change (depending on summer learning) or tsunamis - from KS3 spare lessons Completion of project tasks
  Additional learning tasks to support transition in to Yr 9  
Summer Learning RGS Young Geographer of the Year Award - 'The world beyond my window'  

 

Subject:  Graphics  
     
Yr 8 Key content for online learning Weekly submitted task
Week 1  Book front cover design  Design drawing
Week 2  Book back cover design  Design drawing
Week 3  Evaluation of both front and back cover designs  Written evaluation
Week 4 Assessment week- Research bookmark design Assessed task- Moodboard
Week 5  Bookmark moodboard analysis  Analysis and design drawing
Week 6  Bookmark design  Design drawing
  Additional learning tasks to support transition in to Yr 9  
Summer Learning  Research Graphic colour drawing techniques  

 

Subject: History  
     
Yr 8 Key content for online learning Weekly submitted task
Week 1 of Cycle 5 8th June Suffrage  Completion of points challenge
Week 2 of Cycle 5 15th June WW1 - Utility  Completion of source skills sheet
Week 3 of Cycle 5 22nd June WW2 Mind map or revision cards 
Week 4 of Cycle 5 29th June Assessment Week Assessment submission
Week 5 of Cycle 5 6th July Review assessment -  tasks set accordingly to the skills that could be further improved  Exam questions on each topic covered in Cycle 5.
Week 6 of Cycle 5 13th July Project on Ancient Greek and Roman medicine Completion of project tasks
  Additional learning tasks to support transition in to Yr 9  
Summer Learning Project on Ancient Greek and Roman medicine  

 

Subject: Mathematics      
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Yr 8 Key content for online learning Weekly submitted task Key content for online learning Weekly submitted task
Week 1 Form and solve two-step equations DFM/Paper - 10 questions Systematic listing and frequency trees DFM/Paper - 10 questions
Week 2 Describe and perform a transformation of a shape using a reflection or rotation DFM/Paper - 10 questions Use two way tables and venn diagrams DFM/Paper - 10 questions
Week 3 Describe and perform a translation of a shape using vectors DFM/Paper - 10 questions Calculate probablilities and expected outcomes for equally likely events DFM/Paper - 10 questions
Week 4 Assessment Week Assessment submission Assessment Week Assessment submission
Week 5 Transform a shape using a combination of transformations DFM/Paper - 10 questions Solve linear equations with the unknown on both sides DFM/Paper - 10 questions
Week 6 Transform a shape using enlargements DFM/Paper - 10 questions Use and interpret scatter graphs DFM/Paper - 10 questions
  Additional learning tasks to support transition in to Yr 8   Additional learning tasks to support transition in to Yr 8  
Summer Learning Key Skills Booklet   Key Skills Booklet  

 

Subject: Music          
             
Yr 8E/F Key content for online learning Weekly submitted task   Y8C Key content for online learning Weekly submitted task
Week 1 The key concepts of Treble and Bass notes  Hidden Message' - decode message by reading the notes and then creating their own.   Week 1  Treble and Base notes Hidden Message'
Week 2 Key Musical Elements and understanding music.  Listening diary entries - Listening to film music and describing the development of emotion and build up of characters on screen.    Week 2 N/A (No lesson this week)  
Week 3 The concepts of Reggae and Rap. Rap your own quiz to challenge peers to test their own knowledge.    Week 3 Key Musical Elements and understanding Music.  Listening diary entries and extract examples quiz. 
Week 4 Assessment Week Assessment submission   Week 4 Assessment Week Assessment submission
Week 5 Video game music Written review of the music in a video/ PS4/ Nintendo Switch game of your choice.    Week 5 Video game music  Written review of the music in a video/ PS4/ Nintendo Switch game of your choice. 
Week 6 Popular Music Pop group research project. Students choose their artist.    Week 6 Popular Music  Pop group research project. Students choose their own artist.
  Additional learning tasks to support transition in to Yr 9          
Summer Learning Music Artist/ Film Composer research projects.           
  Listening diaries.           

 

Subject: PE   
     
Yr 8 Key content for online learning Weekly submitted task
Week 1 rounders/cricket/athletics/softball  rules and regulations
Week 2 rounders/cricket/athletics/softball  technique 
Week 3 rounders/cricket/athletics/softball  creating a drill/activity
Week 4 Assessment Week Assessment submission
Week 5 rounders/cricket/athletics/softball  creating a warm up/cool down
Week 6 rounders/cricket/athletics/softball  research a famous athlete
  Additional learning tasks to support transition in to Yr 9  
Summer Learning    

 

Subject: Religious Studies  
     
Yr 8 Key content for online learning Weekly submitted task
Week 1 New topic - Humanism What is Humanism?
What do Humanists believe?
What are the challenges of believing in Humanism?
Extension: Is Humanism a religion?
Research what humanism is and how humanists view life. Use the key content questions to guide your research. Write an explanation in no less than 100 words.
Week 2 Agnosticism and atheism Define both of these words. Explain your view of these terms and why? (at least 100 words) 
Week 3 Humanism and religion in the 21st Century Go onto the humanism website and find out what humanists think about organised religion. Write your answers down. Also, find out about 2 famous humanists and explain why they have chosen to be humanists.
Week 4 Assessment Week Assessment submission
Week 5 Christianity and humanism Explain in your own words Christian views of humanists and vice versa.
Week 6 Self reflection Write a summary of your own views of both Christianity and Humanism. Also, explain why you think it is important to learn about Humanism.
  Additional learning tasks to support transition in to Yr 9  
Summer Learning    

 

Subject: Science  
     
Yr 8 Key content for online learning Weekly submitted task
Week 1 Cell Biology, animal cells, plant cells, bacterial cells, microscopy 10 questions
Week 2 Periodic Table, atoms, elements, compounds, periodic table, atomic/mass numbers 10 questions
Week 3 States of Matter, solids, liquids, gases, properties, pressure 10 questions
Week 4 Assessment Week Assessment submission
Week 5 Calculating a mean, decimal places, significant figures, drawing a graph, conclusion Draw a graph and write a conclusion for given data
Week 6 Chemical Reactions, evidence for chemical reactions, reversible reactions, practical ideas Writing a full practical method
  Additional learning tasks to support transition in to Yr 9  
Summer Learning Maths skills in Science booklet