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Daily Activities

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Key Stage 3 Weekly Activity Timetables

All Key Stage 3 pupils should complete at least one hour of additional independent study a day. Pupils should follow the weekly timetable for their school year where they complete the activities outlined in the table underneath for that day e.g. for Year 7 it is Maths on Monday therefore attempting tasks on MathsWatch.  These daily activities are in addition to the assessment preparation and revision that pupils should be completing.

 

Year 7 Independent Learning

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Weekends

Maths

Science

French

English

History/Geography

Maths, Science & English

 

Year 8 Independent Learning

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Weekends

French

English

History/Geography

Science

Maths

Maths, Science & English

 

Year 9 Independent Learning

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Weekends

History/Geography

French

Science

Maths

English

Maths, Science & English

Subject

Weekly Activity

Maths

·         MathsWatch

·         SuperMathsWorld

·         Khan Academy

·         Cool Math

English

·         Reading (Refer to 20 Must Read books)

·         Revise and retain technical vocabulary

·         Watch revision videos on ‘YouTube’ such as ‘Mr Bruff’

·         Read an article on the BBC news website, or in a newspaper.

Science

·         Science Revision Cards

·         Kerboodle

·         Revision PowerPoints

French

·         Learn the key vocab and practise listening and pronunciation by repeating.

·         Use www.linguascope.com  to play games to practise and consolidate the key vocab (see your teacher for the password).

·         Watch ‘You Tube’ clips of French (cover) songs - try to find examples with the lyrics. Look out for key words and cognates.

History

·         Independent research on the topic currently being studied in class – you could potentially make you own revision cards and ask someone from home to test you.

·         Create a fact-file on a historical figure which you have been looking at in class – show your teacher

·         https://www.tutor2u.net/history/blog/gcse-history-revision-quizzes - this web address contains a number of quizzes based on the GCSE topics which we teach in class.

Geography

·         Find a cartoon online which illustrates your current topic.

·         Name a country which starts with each letter of the alphabet.

·         Watch news round on world issues online.

·         Read https://www.theguardian.com/world/natural-disasters a weekly disaster.

·         Google famous explorers and find out what they found where they went and how they got there.

·         Make a Kahoot quiz for your class mates.

·         Make revision power point with music.

·         Use the Wordle program to make a word cloud of key words from your current topic.

 

 

 

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Key Stage 4 Weekly Checklist of Daily Activities

Key Stage 4 pupils should be completing at least one hour of homework a day on a weekday and at least 3-4 hours over the weekend. They should use the checklist below as a list which they must complete each week.  Pupils should utilise the table below which provides a wide variety of activities for the pupils to complete for all of their subjects.  These daily activities are in addition to the assessment preparation and revision that pupils should be completing.

 

  • Maths
  • Science
  • Option Subject
  • English
  • Option Subject

 

Key Stage 4 Homework Weekly Activities

Maths

·         Mr Barton Maths GCSE Takeaway

·         BBC Bitesize

·         Khan Academy

·         Cool Math

·         SuperMathsWorld

·         Missbsresources.com

English

Literature:

·         Re-read texts

·         Memorise quotations

·         Watch revision videos on ‘YouTube’ such as ‘Mr Bruff’

·         Practice PEAL* paragraphs based on exam questions

·         Revise and retain technical vocabulary

 

Language:

·         Revise formulas and timings for each question

·         Revise and retain technical vocabulary and complex vocabulary

·         Read widely – newspapers, websites, books to gain understanding of language, form, structure and context

·         Practice spoken presentation

Science

·         Kerboodle homework

·         Required Practical homework tasks.

·         Revision PowerPoints

·         Revision cards.

History

·         Creating revision cards – think about the topics which you have studied in class during your last lesson. What can you remember? Write these down in a Question and Answer format. You can then ask someone at home to test you on the content.

 

·         https://www.tutor2u.net/history/blog/gcse-history-revision-quizzes - this web address contains a number of quizzes based on the GCSE topics which we teach in class.

 

Geography

·         Use activities and resources on the schools revision page.

·         Identify a story in the national news with a geographic theme e.g. immigration, and write a tweet of 150 words.

·         Visit  http://www.coolgeography.co.uk and do their activities.

·         Add each new key word to your key ring.

·         Underline in red, and write them again in the margin, all key words.

·         Do an online past paper.

·         Try a new revision game like RED PEN BLACK PEN.

R.E.

*     Learn key words from key rings or cards

*     Learn key Source of Authority  quotes from cards

*     Use revision cards – get someone to test you on key points

*     Make your own revision cards after each unit

*   Use BBC Bitesize (Year 10 -Islam, Y11 Christianity):      http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zb48q6f

French

·         Use www.linguascope.com to complete activities and play games to practise the key vocab (see your teacher for the password).

·         Listen to news bulletins on www.tv5monde.com or www.fr.euronews.com

·         Watch You Tube clips of French (cover) songs - try to find examples with the lyrics.

·         Use your keyring to revise and practise key grammar points.

·         Download and practise with the GCSE French app.

·         Complete at least one task per week in the workbook for the current topic. (Answers can be self-checked AFTER completion!)

·         Use www.cgpbooks.co.uk/extras  and your revision guide (enter the code from the first page) to consolidate the topics being covered in class.

Business Studies

·         Past exam papers (http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/support/support-topics/exams/past-papers.html?Qualification-Family=GCSE&Qualification-Subject=Applied%20Business%20(2009)&Status=Pearson-UK:Status%2FLive&Specification-Code=Pearson-UK:Specification-Code%2F2AB01&Specification-Code=Pearson-UK:Specification-Code%2F2ab01)

·         Use financial documents to revise and practice exam questions

·         Use the activities on the school website.

·         Creating revision cards – think about all the key topics and the key words and calculations.

 

Drama

·         Ensure you are going over key words, completing any research requirements and working to the schedule timeline you put in place with your group.

·         Rehearsals (see timetables outside drama classrooms)

·         Access www.digitaltheatreplus.com using login details provided by teacher.

 

Health & Social Care

·         Looking at case studies.

·         Health magazines

·         Links to assignment briefs

·         Links to key programmes

·         Question papers – linking to the topic

·         Linking up image and key words

 

Music

·         Complete 15-20 minutes of practice on your instrument (or voice) daily and complete a rehearsal log afterwards linking what you worked on to your SMART targets

·         Complete individual research on the Britain’s Got Talent format or make notes on your ideas for Hodge Hill’s Got Talent to bring to the next meeting

·         Make sure you have completed all action points for Unit 2 from the last meeting

·         Revise notes from Unit 1 lessons on the music industry in preparation for the exam

·         Go on  https://icould.com/ and type in the careers we have studied in Unit 1 lessons, watch any videos similar or related to those careers and make notes on how they got into that job role, their qualifications, their responsibilities and any other interesting information

 

3D Design/Art/Photography

·         Practise improving your illustrations at home.

·         Research famous designers, artists and photographers and compare them to each other.  What makes their work famous so distinctive and well known?  What techniques do they apply?

Computer Science

·         Codecademy: students will be provided with login details to complete the Python and Advanced Python modules. Progress will be monitored on a weekly basis.

·         Flip Learning: students are provided with a daily flip learning task to prepare for the next lesson in advance of learning. This provided at the end of the previous lesson and can be viewed on the website.

·         Keyword revision: revision materials are provided to students electronically through a personalised link.

·         Examination papers: past papers and examination questions will be published through a web link through which students should complete a minimum of one page of examination questions per week.

 

 

 

 

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