Unexpected closure: students work

With the unexpected closure of the school, the following are activities that your son/daughter should complete: 

Years 7 – 11 

Your son/daughter should identify subjects they would have on the day of the closure and identify activities that are relevant to their current topics and targets, which they are expected to know.  They can then use the list below to support them in their work. 

  • Go to BBC Bitesize: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education. This website covers Years 7-9 (KS3) and Years 10-11 (GCSE).  All subjects are covered and this is an ideal way to revisit a topic you are uncertain of to secure your understanding. 

 Extra Maths: Maths Watch is a subscription web site that all our students have personal logins for.   Your son/daughter should log in and access hundreds of video clips and associated worksheets.  In the first instance they should focus on their individual targets set by their mathematics teachers.  The link is www.mathswatchvle.com. 

Extra English: Your son/daughter could read in a range of useful ways: there are newspapers online; they could use kindles/ipads/e-readers/phones or any books they may have at home to read fiction or non-fiction (this could be related to any of their subjects or just for pleasure - it's all valuable!)

Extra RE: If your son/daughter is in Year 9 or 10 then they can carry out further research on topics they have been covering. 

  • Year 9 Prejudice.  A good piece of research would be to collect further detail of the Sophie Lancaster story. ‘Revisit the Holocaust’ and try to identify one person you could include in your answer and a brief explanation of their story. Don’t forget Mr Frank at this point. 

  • Year 10 are studying War and Peace and at the moment we are investigating the Just War theory.  Learn the theory by heart and then research examples that you could write about in an exam question.  From here we will be going on to study Pacifism, again find out what it means and find some examples of people who have become pacifists and why. 

Extra MFL

  • Years 10 and 11:  Using your vocab booklets, revise the tests you have already done in class and learn from the lists we have not yet tested you on.  You can also go on  http://www.languagesonline.org.uk to revise topics and grammar. To practice listening, go to http://www.lyricstraining.com to do some gap fills for French/ German songs. 

  • Years 7-9:  Using your vocab sheets in your book, revise and test yourselves. You can also go on http://www.languagesonline.org.uk to revise topics that you have already done in class. Ensure you know dates, months, numbers 1-100.   You could also make a collage in French / German of the topic you are currently doing in class.   Brainstorm the words you have been working with and look on http://www.wordreference.com for some new ones. 

  • Your son/daughter can use the internet to research any topic they are currently working on in any of their subjects. 

 Year 10 and 11 only: students should work on any subjects they might have fallen behind in or have current coursework in, eg Art, Drama, Music, D&T. Your son/daughter can use the internet to research any topic they are currently working on in any of their subjects.