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Monday 29th June - Friday 10th July

English – I have added tasks for you to complete in Education City – please take a look.

https://www.educationcity.com/

Continue with Reading Eggs or Reading Eggspress; I have extended the dates on most of the tasks for those who haven’t yet completed them.

For those using Eggspress, continue to read, ‘Shutterbug’, ‘Quest for the Cup’, ‘Stick McLennon’ and ‘Teamwork’. If you have completed all 4 of these books I have added another book ‘Tokyo Techno’ – this fits in with the video challenges recently set and provides some interesting facts about Japan.

 

New Task: Reading; complete this Bitesize Daily Book Club: ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ by Michael Morpurgo.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh6qmfr

Then go through this BBC Daily lesson, ‘Writing a diary entry’ and complete the activities

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6yxt39

There is a really good story on YouTube, it tells a version of the story of Red Riding Hood – but it is NOT the story you think it is. 

The link I would like you to listen to is Part 3, the final part as it recalls a diary entry.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZRmkP7qelM

I would like you to listen to the types of language used and think about these questions:

  • Whose diary might it be?
  • Is it past or present tense?
  • Is it written in the first person? Are the pronouns I, my, me?
  • Is it in chronological order?  Is it organised in a particular way?
  • How would you describe the language? Formal? Personal tone?

 

Previous tasks that you might not have had a go at yet:

Task 1:  Book review and reading diary

Complete a book review for all 4 books and any other books you have been reading.

Here is a template of a book review if this helps; this one includes a rating out of 5 stars:

* star = did not enjoy at all and ***** stars = fabulous! 

Task 2: Complete the last writing task: linked to science - The challenge of travelling through the centre of the earth.

If you didn’t have a go at this task please have a go.

I would like you to write a report about a journey from the surface of the earth through the centre, ending up at the other side.

Do this lesson first – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhqbrj6 this will help you decide on the language you could use and the structure.

In the report:

  • Identify and explain about each of the Earth’s layers; descriptions of what you would see
  • Be able to explain the problems each layer would present due to its make up and suggest ways to overcome them.

Use the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXiVGEEPQ6c and PowerPoint below, to remind you about the different elements of the Earth’s structure.

PSHE Duke of Edinburgh Skills section; learning new skills

Although all teams have completed their Skills Section, I think it would be a great idea to increase the number of skills you have!

I am asking you to continue to have a go at a STEM based project (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and complete a CREST Award.

https://collectionslibrary.crestawards.org/#5-11  use this link to go to their home learning page and click on age 7 – 11 tab.  This will ask you to download the ‘Superstar CREST home learning collection’.  Here is the booklet and passport if you want to find it quickly.

You can have a go at any of the challenges, but if you want to complete the CREST award, you will need to complete 8 challenges.  Make sure you keep a record of your challenges using the passport.  Send your completed passports to me using my email address c.strugnell@hollywater.hants.sch.uk

The Duke of Edinburgh website does have a resource section that may have some helpful resources:  https://www.dofe.org/resourcescentre

Another good website is https://getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/guides/getoutside-inside/ this guide is full of outside inside activities.  Check out Tangerine Quarantine lessons (link on this page) there are some fantastic lessons to try!

*Checkout the NEW page in our Secondary Department Page – Duke of Edinburgh Award* there are links to other sites for resources, ideas and activities.

https://www.hollywaterschool.co.uk/duke-of-edinburgh-award/

 

RE – The Environment; we are thinking about Whose World is it: How was the world created and why should I care about it today?

Watch this video, it shows aspects of major religions and their views on Creation.

Creation Video

Still image for this video

Read the PDF which tells the Islamic Creation Story.

Task 1: Can you now identify the similarities (things that are almost the same) with Judaism/Christianity Creation story, use the PowerPoints to help.

(I.e. World made by Allah. All life is precious because it came from Allah. Muslims consider themselves stewards of Allah’s creations).

Muslims believe that it is disrespectful to draw things they believe to be created by Allah.

Instead, pattern and Arabic writing is used in a beautiful way to decorate.

Task 2: Research another Creation story and consider the key beliefs expressed in the story.

Choose from the following:

CHALLENGE Complete the World religion booklet

PE – Physical activity impacts your mental health; stay active

If your struggling to motivate yourselves or need some ideas of activities, go on to YouTube and complete the Joe Wicks workouts.  He does them every day at 9am live, Monday to Friday.  But don’t worry if you miss them, they stay on YouTube for you to access at any time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX05HHni9Wk

Miss Bowen is continuing to set weekly PE challenges, please do have a go at these; use this link https://www.hollywaterschool.co.uk/pe/

 

Science – Chemistry; Chemistry in our World

Complete this lesson on Fossil Fuels - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zksx6v4

Learning – Crude Oil

TASK 1: Go through the PowerPoint, watch the videos.

Complete this BBC Daily Lesson https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdj9kmn

This BBC Class Clips may also good to watch https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zjtkq6f

And this revision on fractional distillation https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zyvc6fr/revision/1

All these links will help you complete the following task.

TASK 2: Complete the activity about the process of fractional distillation

Maths – Use Sumdog, log on and complete the challenges.  Try to do at least 30 minutes a day to keep your brain active.

Education City: I have set some maths activities on Education City; use your log ins to access https://www.educationcity.com/  If you can’t remember your log ins, just email me c.strugnell@hollywater.hants.sch.uk

Begin our new topic: Statistics

This topic is all about reading and interpreting simple statistical diagrams.  Pupils will learn how to conduct simple surveys and then analyse and communicate their results.  The pupils will be learning to sort information according to set criteria. BBC Class Clips have some short videos showing different sorts of data charts and diagrams and how they can be used.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z7rcwmn/resources/1 Watch these.  This should revise and recap on your previous learning.

Firstly, watch this PowerPoint and complete the 3 tally Charts using the data sheet

Then complete this lesson.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmtx8hv  Handling data in football – reading bar charts

Watch this PowerPoint and answer the questions about the data for each Bar Graph

Then go through the Activity Cards with an adult.

CHALLENGE - look at these diagrams and answer the questions

 

 

Extension challenge:  Complete this activity, answering questions about 2 sets of data.

 

Maths - GCSE pupils

REMEMBER to think about what you know already – write jottings on the challenge, this will help you!

Education City: I have set some maths activities on Education City; use your log ins to access.  Your favourite! Multiplication tables and quick recall of facts up to 12x12 and the division facts – I know you would be thrilled J https://www.educationcity.com/

I have also added a revision for order of operations and prime numbers.

Thank you to those pupils who have completed some/all of the tasks.  Please can you have a go at tasks that are still live and have been extended to 13th July.

REMEMBER I CAN ACCESS YOUR ACCOUNTS – these tasks are your summer term topics and by completing them means you are getting a head start on your learning.

Log on to MyMaths and complete the set activities.  I haven’t added more tasks for the next two weeks so that you can catch up with those still outstanding.  Please complete the lesson before doing the online homework.  If you get stuck, you could go back to the lesson, use your green revision booklets or go on this link to find a solution,

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z9p3mnb

You can also see videos and print GCSE type questions out from the following link,

https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

 

If you have completed all tasks –

Optional - I have set new tasks for our new topic of algebra, IF you have finished everything else and you want to have a go...

Here are some additional lessons you can do to help with the new topic ‘algebra’:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/expanding-and-simplifying-expressions-with-single-brackets

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/factorising-into-a-single-bracket

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/solving-one-step-equations

Use the following GCSE type questions to test your knowledge so far….

Here is a series of lessons looking at 3D shapes:

Lesson 1: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/coordinates-and-shapes-to-recognise-nets-of-3-d-shapes/

Lesson 2: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/coordinates-and-shapes-to-solve-problems-involving-3-d-shapes/

Your exam board Pearsons Edexcel are doing online lessons, looking at applying skills:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcA110fdGNg  – Plans and Elevations

Some of this online lesson maybe quite challenging but have a go with a family member!

IT

Learning: keeping safe on the internet

Take a look at this Safer Internet PowerPoint

Now try this quiz – how safe are you?

CBBC have a great page all about digital safety which includes videos and quizzes.  Follow this link. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/curations/lifebabble-guide-to-digital-safety

 

On our school website there is a link to ThinkUKnow, a website that specialises in keeping children safe, including internet safety.  They have just produced some home learning activity packs.  Parents please do take a look.  https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets/

 

If you have any issues with this Home Learning or accessing any of the resources or links don’t work, please email me c.strugnell@hollywater.hants.sch.uk

Monday 15th June - Friday 26th June

Phonics – Complete these BBC daily lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbpr47h Develop vocabulary through phonics

and

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmnxt39 Using phonics to develop vocabulary about exploring

English – I have added tasks for you to complete in Education City – please take a look.

https://www.educationcity.com/

Continue with Reading Eggs or Reading Eggspress; I have extended the dates on most of the tasks for those who haven’t yet completed them.

For those using Eggspress, continue to read, ‘Shutterbug’, ‘Quest for the Cup’ and ‘Stick McLennon’.  I have added another book – ‘Teamwork’, I thought this fitted in with our Duke of Edinburgh Award.

New Task: Reading; complete this BBC daily lesson on ‘Using inference to be a reading detective’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfn6pg8

Previous task that you might not have had a go at yet:

Task 1:  Book review and reading diary

Complete a book review for all 4 books and any other books you have been reading.

Here is a template of a book review if this helps; this one includes a rating out of 5 stars:

* star = did not enjoy at all and *****stars = fabulous! 

(Insert book review template)

Task 2: Write a different ending to any of these 3 stories (or for another book that you have read).  I would like you to choose one of the characters and get them to make a new decision that will change the outcome of the story. Try to think about adding some new dialogue.  When you have completed the first draft, ask an adult to read it through.  Are there any changes you could make?

Task 3: Complete the last writing task: linked to science - The challenge of travelling through the centre of the earth.

If you didn’t have a go at this task please have a go.

I would like you to write a report about a journey from the surface of the earth through the centre, ending up at the other side.

Do this lesson first – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhqbrj6 this will help you decide on the language you could use and the structure.

In the report:

  • Identify and explain about each of the Earth’s layers; descriptions of what you would see
  • Be able to explain the problems each layer would present due to its make up and suggest ways to overcome them.

Use the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXiVGEEPQ6c and PowerPoint below, to remind you about the different elements of the earths structure. 

Here are some resources to help you:

PSHE Duke of Edinburgh Skills section; learning new skills

Although all teams have completed their Skills Section, I think it would be a great idea to increase the number of skills you have!

I am asking you to have a go at a STEM based project (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and complete a CREST Award.

https://collectionslibrary.crestawards.org/#5-11  use this link to go to their home learning page and click on age 7 – 11 tab.  This will ask you to download the ‘Superstar CREST home learning collection’.  Here is the booklet and passport if you want to find it quickly.

You can have a go at any of the challenges, but if you want to complete the CREST award, you will need to complete 8 challenges.  Make sure you keep a record of your challenges using the passport.  Send you completed passports to me using my email address c.strugnell@hollywater.hants.sch.uk

The Duke of Edinburgh website does have a resource section that may have some helpful resources:  https://www.dofe.org/resourcescentre

Another good website is https://getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/guides/getoutside-inside/ this guide is full of outside inside activities.  Check out Tangerine Quarantine lessons (link on this page) there are some fantastic lessons to try!

*Checkout the NEW page in our Secondary Department Page – Duke of Edinburgh Award* there are links to other sites for resources, ideas and activities.

https://www.hollywaterschool.co.uk/duke-of-edinburgh-award/

 

RE – The Environment; we are thinking about Whose World is it: How was the world created and why should I care about it today?

Through the following tasks, we are going to be considering why people who are Christians or Jews should care about the earth and why should we all care.

Firstly, explore the Jewish festival of Tu B’Shevat which occurs in January time. Jewish people plant trees as part of the celebration of this festival.

This website gives you lots of information about this smaller Jewish festival

https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/3264/jewish/15-Shevat.htm

or watch this video that tells you 10 facts about Tu B’Shevat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1oEQ4qi2Ds

Here are 2 stories that reflect the reasons why Tu B’Shevat is celebrated each year.

Netta and her plants https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohwFL3vxwss

And

Just a Dream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLeHjr84c8A

Listen to one or both of the stories, and think about their message….

Trees are also important in some of the world’s faiths and indeed for many non-religious people.

TASK: I would like you to create a piece of artwork with a tree as the focal point.

Cut out the leaf templates in the sheet below or create your own, write a hope for the world on one side e.g. cleaner oceans - less plastic being thrown away and something you could do to make a difference on the other.  These should be practical actions such as turning off lights, recycling carrier bags etc.

Picture 1
Picture 2

PE – Physical activity impacts your mental health; stay active

If your struggling to motivate yourselves or need some ideas of activities, go on to YouTube and complete the Joe Wicks workouts.  He does them every day at 9am live, Monday to Friday.  But don’t worry if you miss them, they stay on YouTube for you to access at any time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX05HHni9Wk

Miss Bowen is continuing to set weekly PE challenges, please do have a go at these; use this link https://www.hollywaterschool.co.uk/pe/

*Monday 15th June NEW video challenge will keep you active – check it out!*

 

Science – Chemistry; Chemistry in our World

Learning – The Earth’s structure

Remind yourself by completing this BBC Daily Lesson https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrrnscw

TASK 1: Go through the PowerPoint from the last Home Learning and complete the design a vehicle activity – CLUE: think about the temperature at each layer and the materials you are using.

TASK 2: Moving on with this topic, you are going to learn about the different types of rocks, watch this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeuYx-AbZdo

Can you identify the three different types of rocks?  Complete the quiz, to see how much you remember.

https://quizizz.com/admin/quiz/566edd5df41789be18824cba/the-rock-cycle

TASK 3: The rock cycle

Complete this BBC Daily Lesson https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvq492p and have a go at these activities.

 

Maths – Use Sumdog, log on and complete the challenges.  Try to do at least 30 minutes a day to keep your brain active.

Education City: I have set some maths activities on Education City; use your log ins to access https://www.educationcity.com/  If you can’t remember your log ins, just email me c.strugnell@hollywater.hants.sch.uk

Continue with our new topic: Geometry

This topic is all about 2D and 3D shapes, properties of these shapes, including angles, horizontal, vertical and parallel lines.

Do this lesson on identifying right angles in 2D shapes https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-and-recognise-angles/

If you want a little bit more of a challenge continue with this lesson https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-right-angles-in-shapes/

And this one

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-recognise-obtuse-and-acute-angles

Try the activities in this PowerPoint

and the associated activity sheet

CHALLENGE

Right angle Challenge

https://nrich.maths.org/2812/note

Have a go at this challenge, try asking these key questions

  • Can you see any right angles in the room?
  • How do we know that's a right angle?

For a tricky challenge, you could try

Take the Right Angle https://nrich.maths.org/1159&part which asks you to find times when the hands on a clock make a right angle.

 

Maths - GCSE pupils

REMEMBER to think about what you know already – write jottings on the challenge, this will help you!

Education City: I have set some maths activities on Education City; use your log ins to access.  Your favourite! Multiplication tables and quick recall of facts up to 12x12 and the division facts – I know you would be thrilled! https://www.educationcity.com/

I have also added a revision for order of operations and prime numbers.

Thank you to those pupils who have completed some/all of the tasks.  Please can you have a go at tasks that are still live and have been extended to 29th June.

REMEMBER I CAN ACCESS YOUR ACCOUNTS – these tasks are your summer term topics and by completing them means you are getting a head start on your learning.

Log on to MyMaths and complete the set activities.  I haven’t added more tasks for the next two weeks so that you can catch up with those still outstanding.  Please complete the lesson before doing the online homework.  If you get stuck, you could go back to the lesson, use your green revision booklets or go on this link to find a solution,

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z9p3mnb

You can also see videos and print GCSE type questions out from the following link,

https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

If you have completed all tasks –

Optional - I have set new tasks for our new topic of algebra, IF you have finished everything else and you want to have a go...

Here are some additional lessons you can do to help with the new topic ‘algebra’:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjn72sg

https://www.thenational.academy/year-7/maths/writing-expressions-year-7-wk1-1

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/collecting-like-terms

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/expanding-single-brackets

Here is a series of lessons looking at circles and their properties:

Lesson 1: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/parts-of-a-circle

Lesson 2: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/deriving-circumference

Lesson 3: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/finding-circumference

Your exam board Pearsons Edexcel are doing online lessons, looking at applying skills:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjEYcSbME8Y – Circumferences and areas of circles and volumes and surface areas of cylinders

Some of this online lesson maybe quite challenging but have a go with a family member!

 

IT

So I know many of you play computer games, so hopefully this will encourage you to have a go!

Learning: What makes a good computer game?

This articles gives you information about computer games https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkcqn39/articles/zw96tfr

Do this lesson and complete the activities https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk7f382

Design your own computer game character

CHALLENGE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ex1ktxOxVgI this video is a very good explanation on how computer games are made, using computer code.

Watch this PowerPoint and then have a go at these coding activities:

If you have any issues with this Home Learning or accessing any of the resources or links don’t work, please email me c.strugnell@hollywater.hants.sch.uk

Monday 1st June - Friday 12th June

Phonics, English and– Continue with Reading Eggs or Reading Eggspress; I have set some new reading, comprehension and spelling assignments for you and for those who haven’t yet completed some of the others, I have extended the time for you to do these.

For those using Eggspress, continue to read, ‘Shutterbug’, ‘Quest for the Cup’ and then complete a short book review.  If you have finished this book, I have added another book, ‘Stick McLennon’. I extended the date for BOTH the other books, if you haven’t quite finished.

Task 1:  Book review

Use 3 short paragraphs;

  • Include a synopsis of the book – what is the book about? (without giving the ending away)
  • Identify your favourite part and the reasons why it is your favourite; think about how it makes you feel and what images appear when you are reading it. Try to use words that describe – adjectives- this will help others understand your reasons.
  • Choose a character and describe them; not just what you think they look like but what their personality is and the way they behave.  Again use adjectives as this will enable others to visualise this character.  Please do this for both books when you have finished.

Here is a template of a book review if this helps; this one includes stars ó so could also be your reading record!

Task 2: Write a different ending to any of these 3 stories (or for another book that you have read).  I would like you to choose one of the characters and get them to make a new decision that will change the outcome of the story. Try to think about adding some new dialogue.  When you have completed the first draft, ask an adult to read it through.  Are there any changes you could make?

Task 3: Please can I ask you to keep a Reading Diary of those books you have read and please give them a rating out of 5 stars:

* star = did not enjoy at all and ***** stars = fabulous! 

When we return to school we can share this.

New writing task: linked to science - The challenge of travelling through the centre of the earth.

I would like you to write a report about a journey from the surface of the earth through the centre, ending up at the other side.

Do this lesson first – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhqbrj6 this will help you decide the language you use and the structure.

In the report:

  • Identify and explain about each of the Earth’s layers; descriptions of what you would see
  • Be able to explain the problems each layer would present due to its make up and suggest ways to overcome them.
Use the PowerPoint and your activity sheet under the science section to remind you about the different elements of the earths structure.  Here are some resources to help you:

I have also added tasks for you to complete in Education City – please take a look.

https://www.educationcity.com/

 

PSHE Duke of Edinburgh Expedition section; Follow a route

Start by doing this lesson on BBC Daily Lessons

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhtyvk7

 

Ok so now you need to have a go.  Most you would have used a map or at least looked at the map during our extended walking days.  Here are some routes near you.

 

The following points need to be considered when following a route:

  • How to set the map.
  • Locating your position from the map.
  • How to determine geographical direction and direction of travel from the map.
  • Checking the direction of paths using the set map.
  • Identifying features in the countryside by using the map.
  • Locating features marked on the map in the countryside.

 

Using the Hogmoor Inclosure map (OL 33)

Follow one of the routes around

OR

Using the Bordon Inclosure map (OL 33) within the leaflet

Follow one of the routes around

OR

Using Wellington Country Park map (159) or Basingstoke (144)

Follow one of the routes around

OR

Using the Alice Holt map (OL 33)

Follow one of the routes around

OR

Using the Queen Elizabeth Country Park (OL 8) maps located at the park - Follow one of the routes around.  Here is an OS Map of Queen Elizabeth Country Park.

If you want to make this more challenging for your child, purchase the OS Map for the area and use this to create a route and then follow.  https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/shop/

The areas you will need are:

             

If you unable to access these routes, how about asking your child to draw a map and the route of your usual or local walk.  Maybe once drawn, change part of the usual route so that your child will have to find a new way home.

 

The Duke of Edinburgh website does have a resource section that may have some helpful resources:  https://www.dofe.org/resourcescentre

Another good website is https://getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/guides/getoutside-inside/ this guide is full of outside inside activities.  Check out Tangerine Quarantine lessons (link on this page) this will be part of our Monday Video Challenge.

*Checkout the NEW page in our Secondary Department Page – Duke of Edinburgh Award* there are links to other sites for resources, ideas and activities.

https://www.hollywaterschool.co.uk/duke-of-edinburgh-award/

 

RE – The Environment; we are thinking about Whose World is it: How was the world created and why should I care about it today?

Watch the creation video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U_JYDMqflU

This story is extremely important to millions of Jewish and Christian people worldwide but that there are different interpretations of it. It explains how and why the world was created.

The key message is i.e. God created the world and that it is good and has a purpose (according to Judaism and Christianity.)

Quote from the Genesis story:

“God saw everything that had been made and it was good.”

Question:  How would Jews and Christians might think that God would feel about the world today?

Look back at the video from the previous session:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIt-B5dujCI&list=RDgIt-B5dujCI&index=1

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1jEDKGDoSo

Using the activity sheet

List things you think God would approve of /disapprove of in the world today.

 

PE – Physical activity impacts your mental health; stay active

If your struggling to motivate yourselves or need some ideas of activities, go on to YouTube and complete the Joe Wicks workouts.  He does them every day at 9am live, Monday to Friday.  But don’t worry if you miss them, they stay on YouTube for you to access at any time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX05HHni9Wk

Miss Bowen is continuing to set weekly PE challenges, please do have a go at these; use this link https://www.hollywaterschool.co.uk/pe/

 

Science – Chemistry; Chemistry in our World

Learning – During the first billion years of the Earth’s existence, there was intense volcanic activity that released gases that formed the early atmosphere and water vapour that condensed to form the oceans.

The early atmosphere was mainly carbon dioxide with little or no oxygen. 

Carbon dioxide was removed from the early atmosphere by dissolving in the oceans and by photosynthesis. Most of the carbon from the carbon dioxide gradually became locked up in

rocks as carbonates and fossil fuels.

The Earth’s atmosphere is now about four-fifths (80%) nitrogen and about one-fifth (20%)

oxygen, with small amounts of other gases, including carbon dioxide, water vapour and argon, which is a noble gas.

Following on from the last Home Learning (if you didn’t get to complete this, complete this activity:

Read through

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zg4qfcw/revision/1

  1. Name the most common gas in the modern atmosphere.
  2. Describe two reasons why the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere decreased over time.

Challenge:  Try these Entry Level questions to test your knowledge) then complete activity 1.

Watch this video and then the PowerPoint.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXiVGEEPQ6c

Then complete activity 2 – naming the earths structures

Go through this PowerPoint quiz to see how much you can remember!

Then have a go at creating your own earth structure model using playdough or plasticine.  How to make playdough video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAIAm6BF0fs

CHALLENGE: Play Only Connect

Only Connect is where you need to name the missing elements in order of the unknown connection.  Once all elements have appeared or you have named each one, you need to guess the connection – this is best done with an adult running the PowerPoint!

E.g.  The Thames, The Rhone, The Amazon (revealed after a period of time) and then The Nile (revealed after a second period of time)

Connection: Rivers in order of length

The second Only Connect challenge is Missing Vowels – can you remember what your vowels are? Check with an adult before you begin!

Maths – Use Sumdog, log on and complete the challenges.  Try to do at least 30 minutes a day to keep your brain active.

Education City: I have set some maths activities on Education City; use your log ins to access https://www.educationcity.com/

New topic: Geometry

This topic is all about 2D and 3D shapes, properties of these shapes, including angles, horizontal, vertical and parallel lines.

Do this lesson on identifying shapes by their properties – this will remind you of the knowledge you already have! https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/maths/to-identify-shapes-by-the-number-of-sides-and-vertices-year-2-wk1-1

If you want a little bit more of a challenge have a go at this lesson  https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/maths/to-name-and-describe-3-d-shapes-year-2-wk1-4

Use this PowerPoint Quiz to test your problem solving skills when naming 2D shapes

Have a go at this geometry challenge. 

https://nrich.maths.org/12671

Use this activity sheet to help you – follow the instructions and don’t forget to prove the statements by recording your thinking.

Maths - GCSE pupils

Can you solve this challenge?

Shape Products

REMEMBER to think about what you know already – write jottings on the challenge, this will help you!

Education City: I have set some maths activities on Education City; use your log ins to access.  Your favourite! Multiplication tables and quick recall of facts up to 12x12 – I know you would be thrilled :) https://www.educationcity.com/

Thank you to those pupils who have completed some/all of the tasks.  Please can you have a go at tasks that are still live and have been extended to 15th June.

REMEMBER I CAN ACCESS YOUR ACCOUNTS – these tasks are your summer term topics and by completing them means you are getting a head start on your learning.

Log on to MyMaths and complete the set activities.  I haven’t added more tasks for the next two weeks so that you can catch up with those still outstanding.  Please complete the lesson before doing the online homework.  If you get stuck, you could go back to the lesson, use your green revision booklets or go on this link to find a solution,

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z9p3mnb

You can also see videos and print GCSE type questions out from the following link,

https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

 

If you have completed all tasks –

Optional - I have set new tasks for a new topic of algebra, IF you have finished everything else and you want to have a go...

Here are some additional lessons you can do to help with the new topic ‘algebra’:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjn72sg

https://www.thenational.academy/year-7/maths/writing-expressions-year-7-wk1-1

 

Here is a lesson recapping on finding percentages:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvg9whv

 

Your exam board Pearsons Edexcel are doing online lessons, looking at applying skills:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fted1mpIruM – Areas of simple and compound shapes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrIIXp-z1kU – Volume of cubes, cuboids and right prisms

 

IT

Learning: Creating creative compositions

Look at this article and video about digital images

Digital Images - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z2tgr82

Read this article on ‘How to complete digital video and audio’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/zyb72hv

Task: make a short film or audio piece (no more than 1 min 30secs) of one of the activities you have been doing at home.  If you don’t have access to a device or software, then produce a storyboard to show your plans.

This week’s IT Video Challenge on Evidence for Learning Parent Portal will be further exploring Inputs and Outputs and looking at computers in the wider community and how different job roles use them.

If you have any issues accessing this, please email me c.strugnell@hollywater.hants.sch.uk

In Mr Arnott’s last video he set you the challenge to find as many things in your home that you think have a computer microchip in them. He found lots – how many did you find? In this video he shows you a device that has a computer microchip in it but it has no keyboard or monitor, however it does have a way to input commands and display them. Can you guess what it is? He is also going to set you another challenges about microchips.

Here is the video or you can access the challenge using the Evidence for Learning Parent Portal – Challenge 3.  If you have any issues accessing this, please email me c.strugnell@hollywater.hants.sch.uk

IT Challenge 3

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Monday 18th May - Friday 29th May

Phonics, English and– Continue with Reading Eggs or Reading Eggspress; I have set some new reading, comprehension and spelling assignments for you and for those who haven’t yet completed some of the others, I have extended the time for you to do these.

For those using Eggspress, continue to read, ‘Shutterbug’, and then complete a short book review.  If you have finished this book, I have added another book, ‘Quest for the Cup’.  I extended the date for BOTH these books, if you haven’t quite finished.

Use 3 short paragraphs;

Include a synopsis of the book – what is the book about? (without giving the ending away)

Identify your favourite part and the reasons why it is your favourite; think about how it makes you feel and what images appear when you are reading it. Try to use words that describe – adjectives- this will help others understand your reasons.

Choose a character and describe them; not just what you think they look like but what their personality is and the way they behave.  Again use adjectives as this will enable others to visualise this character.  Please do this for both books when you have finished.

If you have already completed this task then I would like you to try and write a different ending to either story (or for another book that you have read).  I would like you to choose one of the characters and get them to make a new decision that will change the outcome of the story. Try to think about adding some new dialogue.  When you have completed the first draft, ask an adult to read it through.  Are there any changes you could make?

 

I have seen some of you are reading lots of books.  Please can I ask you to keep a Reading Diary of those books you have read and please give them a rating out of 5 stars:

*star = did not enjoy at all and ***** stars = fabulous! 

When we return to school we can share this.

 

PSHE Duke of Edinburgh Expedition section; Weather forecasts – knowing how, where and when to obtain weather forecasts, relating weather forecasts to observed conditions, and looking for signs which indicate changes in the weather.

 

In the coming week, I am going to set you a challenge to present a weather forecast.

First you need to understand about the weather.

Follow this link and complete the activities;

  1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolreport/25430930 Read about what a weather forecast is and have a look at a weather forecast https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather and answer these questions:
    1.     What weather were you expecting to see?
    2.     What unexpected weather did you see? (tornadoes, hurricanes, etc)
    3.     Who needs to know about the weather? 

Make a list of people for whom the weather forecast is important and the element(s) of the forecast of most interest to them.  Think about why the weather forecast is important whilst planning for your expedition?

  1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolreport/25430931 Read about where to find information for weather forecasting.  Use the link to watch a video https://youtu.be/Il3GnoqjaQU on how weather forecasts are made?
  2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolreport/25430932 Read how to write a weather report.
  3. The guides and activities will help you understand the structure of a weather forecast and help you to write a great forecast.  Watch the video of Carol Kirkwood and her day, she is the main weather presenter on BBC Breakfast.  Think about
    1. What steps do Carol and the BBC Weather team take to ensure this happens? (Hints: a morning meeting; considering the practical impact on people's daily lives.)
    2. Which part of the weather forecast is important to them. It is probably different for everyone - why is this?
    3. Are there any parts of Carol's daily routine that would help students to create their own forecasts?
  4. Watch this weather forecast https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather (scroll down to the middle of the page)
    1. What was the 'top line' to the bulletin?
    2. What was their main message about today's weather?
    3. Was there other information they put across?
    4. How did they finish the forecast?

The Duke of Edinburgh website does have a resource section that may have some helpful resources:  https://www.dofe.org/resourcescentre

Another good website is https://getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/guides/getoutside-inside/ this guide is full of outside inside activities.

*Checkout the NEW page in our Secondary Department Page – Duke of Edinburgh Award*; there are links to other sites for resources, ideas and activities.

https://www.hollywaterschool.co.uk/duke-of-edinburgh-award/

 

RE – The Environment; we are thinking about Whose World is it: How was the world created and why should I care about it today?

Look at these various psalms which focus on an appreciation of the natural world.

Genesis 2:15

The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.

Psalm 89:11

The heavens are yours; the earth also is yours; the world and all that is in it, you have founded them.

Deuteronomy 10:14

Behold, to the Lord your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it.

Psalm 104:1-35

Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendour and majesty, covering yourself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent. He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters; he makes the clouds his chariot; he rides on the wings of the wind; he makes his messengers winds, his ministers a flaming fire. He set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be moved….

Some Christians believe as the earth was created by God that it is his and it should be looked after, cherished by us.  Think about whether you believe this?  If not, why?

Go outside into the natural environment and take time to really explore in detail all that is around you. What can you see, hear, smell?  How does it make you feel?

Make sure that you look closely and notice the intricate details of things such as stones, bark, leaves, insects etc.  Take photographs of some of the objects – this will be useful for the next task. On returning home, complete the activity sheet.  Add your photographs or draw the objects you saw, ensure you include the details that made them fascinating.

Optional task: create your own “psalms‟ (poems) in praise of the natural world, expressing your own views. This doesn’t have to rhyme or be long.  A couple of sentences sharing your views through your experience of the natural environment.

 

PE – Physical activity impacts your mental health; stay active

If your struggling to motivate yourselves or need some ideas of activities, go on to YouTube and complete the Joe Wicks workouts.  He does them every day at 9am live, Monday to Friday.  But don’t worry if you miss them, they stay on YouTube for you to access at any time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX05HHni9Wk

Miss Bowen is continuing to set weekly PE challenges, please do have a go at these; use this link https://www.hollywaterschool.co.uk/pe/

 

Science – Chemistry; Chemistry in our World

Learning - The Earth’s atmosphere is now about four-fifths (80%) nitrogen and about one-fifth (20%) oxygen, with small amounts of other gases, including carbon dioxide, water vapour and argon, which is a noble gas.

Read through

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3fv4wx/articles/zndkxyc

Compare the amount of carbon dioxide in fresh air and exhaled air.

Watch this experiment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1d9dmNnnks

  1. So what does this experiment tell us about the different amounts of carbon dioxide in fresh and exhaled air?
  2. Research what happens in the body for the differing amount of carbon dioxide in exhaled air?

Learning - Carbon dioxide was removed from the early atmosphere by dissolving in the oceans and by photosynthesis. Most of the carbon from the carbon dioxide gradually became locked up in rocks as carbonates and fossil fuels.

Read through

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zg4qfcw/revision/1

  1. Name the most common gas in the modern atmosphere.
  2. Describe two reasons why the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere decreased over time.

Challenge:  Try these Entry Level questions to test your knowledge.

Less challenging:  Watch this video all about plants, carbon dioxide and oxygen

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxfrwmn/articles/zss9msg

 

Maths – Use Sumdog, log on and complete the challenges.  Try to do at least 30 minutes a day to keep your brain active.

Continue with the new topic: Measures

This topic is all about lengths, heights, weights and capacities.

Have a go at this measures challenge.  Work through each unit to sort the measurements from smallest to largest.

https://nrich.maths.org/7340

Use the resource sheets to help you.

BBC daily lessons – Maths Challenges

Can you solve this measures challenge?

Maths - GCSE pupils

*Can you solve this angle challenge?*

REMEMBER to think about what you know already – write jottings on the challenge, this will help you!

Thank you to those pupils who have completed some/all of the tasks.  The new tasks are still live and are due by 1st June.

REMEMBER I CAN ACCESS YOUR ACCOUNTS – these tasks are your summer term topics and by completing them means you are getting a head start on your learning.

Log on to MyMaths and complete the set activities.  I have added some additional tasks, these may be new topics so you need to complete the lesson before doing the online homework.  DO NOT be concerned about the due date of these tasks they will be extended if required.  If you get stuck, you could go back to the lesson, use your green revision booklets or go on this link to find a solution,

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z9p3mnb

You can also see videos and print GCSE type questions out from the following link,

https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

 

IT – Mr Arnott’s task continues to focus on devices that contain microchips.

In his last video he set you the challenge to find as many things in your home that you think have a computer microchip in them. Mr Arnott found lots – how many did you find? In this video he will show you a device that has a computer microchip in it but it has no keyboard or monitor, however it does have a way to input commands and display them. Can you guess what it is? He is also going to set you another challenge about microchips.

Inputting commands

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Here are the videos or you can access the challenge using the Evidence for Learning Parent Portal.  If you have any issues accessing this, please email me c.strugnell@hollywater.hants.sch.uk

Monday 4th May - Friday 15th May

 

Phonics, English and– Continue with Reading Eggs or Reading Eggspress; I have set some new reading, comprehension and spelling assignments for you and for those who haven’t yet completed some of the others, I have extended the time for you to do these.

For those using Eggspress, continue to read, ‘Shutterbug’, and then complete a short book review.  If you have finished this book, I have added another book, ‘Quest for the Cup’.

Use 3 short paragraphs;

Include a synopsis of the book – what is the book about? (without giving the ending away)

Identify your favourite part and the reasons why it is your favourite; think about how it makes you feel and what images appear when you are reading it. Try to use words that describe – adjectives- this will help others understand your reasons.

Choose a character and describe them; not just what you think they look like but what their personality is and the way they behave.  Again use adjectives as this will enable others to visualise this character.

PSHE

ALL: Complete the next 2 sections on your basic CV – curriculum vitae.  Watch the CV video and then begin filling in the CV sheet.

CV writing

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Can you fill your education details without adult help?  You have timetables in your Home Link Diaries.  If you have not achieved any qualifications or completed any work experience yet, delete this section.  When completing your Hobbies and interests, think about what skills you may have or use to complete your interests.

 

RE – The Environment; we are thinking about Whose World is it: How was the world created and why should I care about it today?

The last 2 week’s work was thinking about your view of the world and answering these questions; “Are we destroying the natural world?”, “How?”, “Whose world is it anyway?”  and giving your reasons why?

I would like to you use your answers and reasons for those questions to create a picture/collage.  The art work should reflect your thinking.

This picture was drawn and titled “Planet Earth”. 

The 11 year old thinks that a lot of people think of God as a special being that watches over us and aids us. She does not believe in God, but thinks nature is a miracle. The world is one of such diversity that we all should love it with the same love some give God. In her opinion it is as important as God. Earth is her special place. 

 

Duke of Edinburgh – Our Expedition training consists of;

  • First aid and emergency procedures - basic first aid; cuts, scratches, sprains and burns
  • Navigation and route planning - using OS maps, grid references and using a compass
  • Countryside and highway codes - knowing and adhering by the Countryside and Highway code
  • Modes of travel - walking

Please do continue to practice all of these skills from home - I have included some useful links to help you:

https://www.sja.org.uk/get-advice/first-aid-lesson-plans/  These are full lesson plans but contain the basic first aid skills.  I don't think you would be able to complete the courses to gain certificates but you can certainly practice the skills.

https://getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/guides/map-reading-skills-for-children/  Map reading skills for children.

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/map-skills Activities and games

Steve Backshall has created videos using map skills in conjunction with OS maps, he has made some videos.

  • Which map is right for you
  • Understanding map symbols
  • Making sense of contour lines
  • How to read a grid reference
  • Knowing your compass

Please check them out on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkzXYWDm9

The Duke of Edinburgh website does have a resource section, that may have some helpful resources:  https://www.dofe.org/resourcescentre

Another good website is https://getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/guides/getoutside-inside/  this guide is full of outside inside activities.

*Checkout the NEW page in our Secondary Department Page – Duke of Edinburgh Award*; there are links to other sites for resources, ideas and activities.

 

Duke of Edinburgh/PE – Last week’s challenge was the #twopointsixchallenge

I have asked you to work as a team to complete this challenge.  The aim is to complete the number 2600 collectively.  I have asked you to set yourself a goal – this could be to walk/run 2.6km, to do 26 sit ups daily or catch a ball 260 times.  As long as your goal meets the 2.6, 26, 260 repetitions it’s fine.  Complete the activity log and send to me c.strugnell@hollywater.hants.sch.uk  I have run 2.6 km a couple of times last week and I am aiming to complete 260 exercises by the end of this week!

If your struggling to motivate yourselves or need some ideas of activities, go on to YouTube and complete the Joe Wicks workouts.  He does them every day at 9am live, Monday to Friday.  But don’t worry if you miss them, they stay on YouTube for you to access at any time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX05HHni9Wk

Miss Bowen is also setting weekly PE challenges so you could also have a go at these; use this link https://www.hollywaterschool.co.uk/pe/

 

Science – Chemistry; Chemistry in our World

Focus on: Salt solutions can be crystallised to produce solid salts

Read through https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/z89jq6f/revision/4

Growing salt crystals at home - try out this experiment at home https://www.saltassociation.co.uk/education/properties-of-salt/grow-salt-crystal/ or use the instructions in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zoh-COQAQM

 

Maths – Use Sumdog, log on and complete the challenges.  Try to do at least 30 minutes a day to keep your brain active….try doing countdown http://happysoft.org.uk/countdown/numgame.php

Continue with the new topic: Measures

This topic is all about lengths, heights, weights and capacities.

Have a go at this capacity challenge.  Work through the clues to label each cylinder.

https://nrich.maths.org/5979

Use the resource sheet to help you.

BBC daily lessons – Maths Challenges

Can you solve these 2 challenges?

Maths - GCSE pupils

Thank you to those pupils who have completed some/all of the tasks.  The new tasks are still live and are due by 13th May.

REMEMBER I CAN ACCESS YOUR ACCOUNTS – these tasks are your summer term topics and by completing them means you are getting a head start on your learning.

Log on to MyMaths and complete the set activities.  I have added some additional tasks, these may be new topics so you need to complete the lesson before doing the online homework.  DO NOT be concerned about the due date of these tasks they will be extended if required.  If you get stuck, you could go back to the lesson, use your green revision booklets or go on this link to find a solution,

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z9p3mnb

You can also see videos and print GCSE type questions out from the following link,

https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

 

IT – Mr Arnott’s task is called ‘Inputs and Outputs’.

In previous IT and Computing lesson you have learnt about computer input and output devices. Can you remember which devices are inputs and which are outputs? I am going to show you 8 photographs. Your challenge is to say if they are ‘inputs’ or ‘outputs’. Careful, there is 1 quite tricky one!!

IT Challenge Part 1

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IT Challenge Part 2

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Monday 20th April - Friday 1st May

 

Phonics, English and PSHE– Continue with Reading Eggs or Reading Eggspress; I have set some reading, comprehension and spelling assignments for you. For those using Eggspress, I have put a book on there for you to read, ‘Shutterbug’.  Please read the book and then complete a short book review.

Use 3 short paragraphs;

Include a synopsis of the book – what is the book about? (without giving the ending away)

Identify your favourite part and the reasons why it is your favourite; think about how it makes you feel and what images appear when you are reading it. Try to use words that describe – adjectives- this will help others understand your reasons.

Choose a character and describe them; not just what you think they look like but what their personality is and the way they behave.  Again use adjectives as this will enable others to visualise this character.

ALL: Complete a basic CV – curriculum vitae.  Watch the CV video and then begin filling in the CV sheet.

CV Writing

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Can you fill your own personal information without adult help?  Ensure you do the skills task on the video to assist you when writing your personal profile.

RE – Our new topic is The Environment; we are thinking about Whose World is it: How was the world created and why should I care about it today?

I would like you to look at the video of the natural world.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIt-B5dujCI&list=RDgIt-B5dujCI&index=1

Write down what the pictures make you think about, what they remind you of and how they make you feel. Choose one particular picture which has the most effect on you (the ’wow’ factor).  Look in great detail.

Imagine you are in the picture:

  • What can you see from there?
  • What can you smell?
  • What can you hear?
  • How do you feel?
  • Can you touch things near to where you are?
  • What do you feel like?
  • Would you like to move to another place in the picture? Or stay where you are?

Now look at the next video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1jEDKGDoSo these are contrasting scenes of destruction.  Write down what the pictures make you think about, what they remind you of and how they make you feel. What feelings do the pictures evoke?

Discuss these questions with a parent: “Are we destroying the natural world?” “How?”  “Whose world is it anyway?”  Remember to give your reason why?

Duke of Edinburgh – Our Expedition training consists of;

  • First aid and emergency procedures - basic first aid; cuts, scratches, sprains and burns
  • Navigation and route planning - using OS maps, grid references and using a compass
  • Countryside and highway codes - knowing and adhering by the Countryside and Highway code
  • Modes of travel - walking

You could continue to practice all of these skills from home - I have included some useful links to help you:

https://www.sja.org.uk/get-advice/first-aid-lesson-plans/  These are full lesson plans but contain the basic first aid skills.  I don't think you would be able to complete the courses to gain certificates but you can certainly practice the skills.

https://getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/guides/map-reading-skills-for-children/  Map reading skills for children.

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/map-skills Activities and games

Steve Backshall has created videos using map skills in conjunction with OS maps, he has made some videos.

  • Which map is right for you
  • Understanding map symbols
  • Making sense of contour lines
  • How to read a grid reference
  • Knowing your compass

Please check them out on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkzXYWDm9

The Duke of Edinburgh website does have a resource section, that may have some helpful resources:  https://www.dofe.org/resourcescentre

Another good website is https://getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/guides/getoutside-inside/  this guide is full of outside inside activities.

Please keep going with your Physical section – personal fitness.  If you have managed to set up a circuit at home, continue to write your results.  The link to the record sheet is at the bottom of the page.  If space is limited or you are finding it hard to remember some of the exercises, go on to YouTube and complete the Joe Wicks workouts.  He does them every day at 9am live, Monday to Friday.  But don’t worry if you miss them, they stay on YouTube for you to access at any time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX05HHni9Wk

Miss Bowen is setting weekly PE challenges so you could also have a go at these; use this link https://www.hollywaterschool.co.uk/pe/

Science – Chemistry; Chemistry in our World https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/znxtyrd Read through and look at the Class Clips – complete the quizzes to test yourselves!  Focus on: Investigate how to make a chemical reaction go faster on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJgtJ5xYOdg – try out this easy experiment at home; you will need two glass bottles/vessels that are the same, two balloons, alka seltzer and some cold and warm water.  Can you find out why this happens?

Maths – Use Sumdog, log on and complete the challenges.  Try to do at least 30 minutes a day to keep your brain active….try doing countdown http://happysoft.org.uk/countdown/numgame.php

Continue with the new topic: Measures

This topic is all about lengths, heights, weights and capacities.

Can you name the units for each of the measures?  E.g. length – mm, cm etc.

Can you order them in terms of the smallest unit to the largest?  Can your parents?

Find objects around the house, that you can measure with?  What objects would you measure with them?

Can you play a game of guess the possible length, capacity or weight for an item?  Can your parents?

Perimeters; can you remember what the perimeter of shape is?  Watch this video to remind yourselves.  https://corbettmaths.com/2012/08/02/perimeter/  The video does progress onto more complex problems – don’t worry about these, you can stop watching after 4 minutes and 30 seconds.

How about calculating perimeters of squares and rectangles that you can find around the house?  Challenge yourself and find some different shapes and calculate their perimeters?

This topic is great as you can help around the house as you learn:

  • Do some baking or cooking with your family; measuring ingredients using scales or jugs or measuring spoons
  • Help with DIY tasks; measuring for shelves, curtains, carpets

Maths - GCSE pupils

Thank you to those pupils who have completed some/all of the tasks.  Well done, your scores show a basic understanding of angle properties and recalling angle facts and presentation of data.

REMEMBER I CAN ACCESS YOUR ACCOUNTS – these tasks are your summer term topics and by completing them means you are getting a head start on your learning.

Log on to MyMaths and complete the set activities.  I have added some additional tasks, these may be new topics so you need to complete the lesson before doing the online homework.  DO NOT be concerned about the due date of these tasks they will be extended if required.  If you get stuck, you could go back to the lesson, use your green revision booklets or go on this link to find a solution,

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z9p3mnb

You can also see videos and print GCSE type questions out from the following link,

https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

IT – Use creative software, create your Duke of Edinburgh journey so far.  Include scenes of what you did for each section:

BRONZE

Volunteering – coffee morning, helping in classes for PINK day and running Children in Need day OR helping on the Farm (Shining Diamonds)

Skill – Green Tree School award; exploring British woodlands, the importance of trees, recycling, woodland animal habitats and facts.

Physical – completing fitness circuits

SILVER

Volunteering – Cyber Ambassadors

Skill – College; automotives – car mechanics

Physical – attending the Gym to improve personal fitness

You can use PowerPoint, Paint or Publisher.  Try to add some animations and be creative!

 

Monday 6th April - Friday 17th April

 

Phonics and English – Continue with reading at home with or without parents; reading a variety of different media – newspapers, leaflets etc. Use Reading Eggs to complete the allocated activities; I have created some assignments for you all to complete. 

When you have completed the assignments, use the Reading Eggs library to read books and answer the quizzes and find books to read.

PSHE and RE – Easter stories; watch the story of The Tale of the Three Trees https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_89k1aXvbhw

What do you think this story is about?  We could relate to this story to thinking about what we would like to be or do in the future?  In our career sessions we have been thinking about our possible pathways.  At this time of year, NEW life, NEW beginnings, I think it would be beneficial to plan possible pathways – think about what you are interested in, think about college courses, think about an alternative, like an apprenticeship or traineeship.  The links to apprenticeships and traineeships are on the school website under Careers   https://www.hollywaterschool.co.uk/careers/

Go on to the college websites and have a look at the foundation learning packages and the Level 1 courses.

Our pathways need to flexible, like in the story of the three trees, we may have wishes but life can change and this is OK.

Duke of Edinburgh – Continue with your Physical section; hopefully you have all viewed my video examples of keeping fit/active sent through the Evidence for Learning Parent Web Portal.  If not, do ask your Parents to log on….it will cheer you up I promise!

I am sending a new challenge…look out for this!

PE – If you have managed to set up a circuit at home, please continue to write your results.  The link to the record sheet is at the bottom of the page.  If you find it too easy – do each exercise for longer e.g. 45 seconds, or if you are finding it too hard do for a shorter amount e.g. 20 seconds.  Or if space is limited or you are finding it hard to remember some of the exercises, go on to YouTube and complete the Joe Wicks workouts.  He does them every day at 9am live, Monday to Friday.  But don’t worry if you miss them they stay on YouTube for you to access at any time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX05HHni9Wk

Sciencehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zh2xsbk Continue with Physics; Energy.  Read through and look at the Class Clips – complete the quizzes to test yourselves!

Maths – Use Sumdog, log on and complete the challenges.  Miss D has been looking at your results and is very impressed by some.  Try to do at least 30 minutes a day to keep your brain active….try doing countdown http://happysoft.org.uk/countdown/numgame.php

New topic: Measures

This topic is all about lengths, heights, weights and capacities.

Can you name the units for each of the measures?  E.g. length – mm, cm etc.

Can you order them in terms of the smallest unit to the largest?  Can your parents?

Find objects around the house, that you can measure with?  What objects would you measure with them?

Can you play a game of guess the possible length, capacity or weight for an item?  Can your parents?

This topic is great as you can help around the house as you learn:

  • Do some baking or cooking with your family; measuring ingredients using scales or jugs or measuring spoons
  • Help potting up plants in the garden

Maths - GCSE pupils

REMEMBER I CAN ACCESS YOUR ACCOUNTS – there has been very little done so far

Log on to MyMaths and complete the set activities.  You need to complete the lesson before doing the online homework.  DO NOT be concerned about the due date of these tasks they will be extended if required.  If you get stuck, you could go back to the lesson, use your green revision booklets or go on this link to find a solution,

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z9p3mnb

 

You can also see videos and print GCSE type questions out from the following link,

https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

 

IT – Using Microsoft Office – create projects of your choice using Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Please continue with these projects -

Word – write letters to your family and friends, research a topic of your choice and write a report or a piece of persuasive writing.

PowerPoint – use animation to create a slideshow for the rest of your family on a subject of your choice.  Think about adding hyperlinks to videos and/or sound.

Excel – collect data; what types of birds visit your garden?  How often do they visit?  How many of each type visit? Keep an eye on the weather, how many days does it rain or the sun is out?  If you have a thermometer, take and record the outside temperature.

Sending emails – work with your child to create an email address if appropriate and send family and friends emails; this does need to be a supervised activity.

 

Monday 23rd March - Friday 3rd April

 

Phonics – Reading at home with or without parents; reading a variety of different media – newspapers, leaflets etc. Use Reading Eggs to complete the lessons and find books to read.

RE – Does God exist?  We have been thinking about our own opinion on this and why we believe or not.  Research the Creationism v Evolution debate and the Accident or Design theory – discuss and model reasoning for your own ideas so that your child gets the idea.

Duke of Edinburgh – Think about the Countryside Code and make a poster to show Respect, Protect, Enjoy.  Check your kit lists to make sure you have everything you will need.  Practice packing and unpacking you rucksack and holdall to fit everything inside.

College – Art and Design; choose a theme and have a go at making a diorama (3D box design) using materials that you can find around the house.  Write a small presentation and present to the rest of the family!

Sciencehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zh2xsbk Physics; Energy.  Read through and look at the Class Clips – complete the quizzes to test yourselves!

English – Use Reading Eggs, log on and complete the lessons, tests, and any allocated activities.  Use the Reading Eggs library to read books and answer the quizzes.

Maths – Use Sumdog, log on and complete the challenges. 

Think specifically about the calendar and time; reading the time both on analogue and digital clocks.  Work out the amount of time between events, i.e. dinner is at 6.30pm, it is now 5.15pm – how long have you got left on your Xbox?  Can you find a clock that has Roman Numerals on it?  Can you identify the numbers?  Can you read the time?  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkfycdm/articles/zcrmqty

Challenge yourself, revise and then complete the tests on https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zj48q6f

Maths - GCSE pupils

Log on to MyMaths and complete the set activities.  You need to complete the lesson before doing the online homework.  DO NOT be concerned about the due date of these tasks they will be extended if required.  If you get stuck, you could go back to the lesson, use your green revision booklets or go on this link to find a solution,

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z9p3mnb

Your exam board is Edexcel if you are unsure.

You can also see videos and print GCSE type questions out from the following link,

https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

PE – Use Go-Noodle, create a personal account and get moving!  Can you create your own personal fitness circuit?  Plan how often you will complete it.  Do all your exercises cover all the muscle groups, legs, arms, shoulders, stomach?  Remember to think about how long each exercise will be and don’t forget to keep a log.  Print out the example log at the bottom of the page.

IT – Using Microsoft Office – create projects of your choice using Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Word – write letters to your family and friends, research a topic of your choice and write a report or a piece of persuasive writing.

PowerPoint – use animation to create a slideshow for the rest of your family on a subject of your choice.  Think about adding hyperlinks to videos and/or sound.

Excel – collect data; what types of birds visit your garden?  How often do they visit?  How many of each type visit? Keep an eye on the weather, how many days does it rain or the sun is out?  If you have a thermometer, take and record the outside temperature.

Sending emails – work with your child to create an email address if appropriate and send family and friends emails; this does need to be a supervised activity.

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