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Y8 - Learning from Home

The following work is designed for students to complete over the next two weeks. Please check back here for further work if the school has not re-opened after the Easter break.

Many of the resources required below can be found on our homework Padlet. The address is:

English: See Padlet for non-fiction writing tasks to complete and email to your teachers for feedback.

Maths: Students to complete tasks assigned to them by their class teacher on . This platform also provides video links and tutorials to help explain questions and support their learning, as well as instantly marking. Students are able to attempt questions more than once if they need to.
Staff will be able to see the progress on tasks and respond online to individual students. Any issues please email their teacher regarding logins etc.

Science: Find the unit you are studying of more recently studied and complete the tasks.

History: Students need to create a presentation on the British Empire that they will present to the class on our return to school. The presentation can focus on any part of the Empire that interests them (e.g. battles, expansion, trade, slavery, etc.). Ideally this will be done as a PowerPoint or online presentation but if these resources are not available, students can do it on paper to be photocopied by their teacher.

Geography: You are tasked with producing an information booklet on the development gap. Follow the steps below.
The development gap is the difference between the haves and have nots in the world. For example access to safe drinking water or having a toilet in your home.
Step 1 – Research what the development gap is, define it and explain why there is a development gap around the world.
Step 2 – Select an African country that is not Egypt, Morocco or South Africa. Research how developed that country is. Find out 15 different facts using the CIA World Factbook. Things that you could find out include: life expectancy, access to safe water, people per doctor, GDP, literacy rate etc. Create a factfile in the information booklet that you are creating.
Step 3 – Research how charities are helping in the country you have selected. Describe how the charity is helping in your country. Explain why this work helps to reduce the development gap in the country. Charities that are often involved: Oxfam, Save the Children, Water Aid amongst many others.
Your work should be presented as a handwritten booklet (unless you use a laptop for assessments – in which case please word process your work).
There are resources also attached to the Padlet to act as a starting point for your research. This should not be the only research that is carried out…
Please bring your completed booklet into school upon return.
Resources accessed via:

Philosophy and Ethics: Students should create an information booklet on Islam. Key areas that need to be covered are:
When and how as Islam founded?
What is the Islam’s holy book and how is it linked to Judaism and Christianity?
How does their faith affect Muslims’ lives (e.g. what national holidays do they celebrate, how many times a day do they pray, what are they expected to do at least once in their lifetime?). 
What are the different interpretations of Islam?
Lastly, which countries in the world are Islamic?

French: You are opening a new healthy eating restaurant in your town! You are also offering diet advice and fitness/sports classes. You need to create:
A healthy menu for your restaurant (draw on A4 and label in French)
A poster advertising your restaurant (draw on A4 and write in French) which includes information of the sports on offer 
An example weekly diet plan that people can follow e.g. “le lundi pour le petit déjeuner: une banane” 

To help you, please use the following websites: to look up the vocabulary and look up “la nourriture” and “le sport” (use this everyday to improve your French!) (use this everyday to improve your French!)

For more information and additional work, please contact Miss Madurga at who has prepared an additional work-at-home booklet which is uploaded onto padlet.

Spanish: You are tasked with creating a detailed family tree about you and your family. Set it out like a traditional family tree, label in Spanish, and then write a detailed extended paragraph about each member of your family (their hair colour, eye colour etc). 

To help, use the following websites: to look up the words you need and search “mi familia” for vocabulary (use this daily to improve your Spanish!) (use this daily to improve your Spanish!)

For additional information and extra work, please contact Mr Sanchez at who has prepared an additional work-at-home booklet and uploaded it to padlet. 

Art: Students should choose a household item and draw it on an A4 sheet of paper. They should then add Keith Haring imagery and patterns to this image, filling up the shape in Haring's style. Students should also add colour to their design but limit themselves to only primary and secondary colours. Students could use colouring pencils or felt-tip pens.

Music: using the videos on this playlist, explore body percussion and different ways of creating body beats. Using video 4, compose your own piece of body percussion, lasting 30seconds- 1 minute. 

Once you have created your piece of body percussion, write it down! Create a step by step instruction with stick diagrams to show how to create each beat. Challenge- can you add musical notation to show each rhythm you have created? 

Finally, choose and create a research page on X2 artists of the following style: body percussion, beatboxing, scat singing. On your research page describe how the music sounds using key musical terms (Dynamics, pitch, rhythm, tempo etc) and give your opinion on the musical style- do you like it?

IT: Follow this link.

You will need to download the work which contains a PowerPoint which will guide you through the learning and 7 PDFs. 

Play the PowerPoint as a slide show and complete activities as they come up. In areas where it says you should discuss, etc, please write these down in a Word document which you keep saved safely and with a sensible name.

Any problems - send me an email on

PE: All work and information is on google classroom - use your school email to join using the class code below. Here you can submit work and your teachers can grade it for you online. Once you log onto google classroom go onto the classwork sections, then click on classwork and select your year group. This is where your year groups work is set.
Class Code: 4s5evc7

WEEK 1: This project applies to all core PE students.

Students select either Project 1 (The Physical Body) or Project 2 (Sport in Society). There are three sections to each project. Elements of this will need additional research. These can be produced in whatever way the student would prefer either as a presentation, word document, mind map, paper and/or story board. Printed sheets are in the PE Office if students do not have access to IT. 

Project 1 -

Project 2 -

Assessment Sheet

Please send work to the relevant teacher: 

Year 8 Boys - Mr Dale 
Year 8 Girls - Miss Willison 

Attempt 30mins of moderate exercise every day - even if it is Just Dance or a workout video! Links to Joe Wicks workouts below: