All Year 7 students have a mini test on heredity when they come back from the two week break. This will cover two supporting learning targets:
LT2a: I can describe a simple model of DNA, crediting those that discovered its structure
LT2b: I can show how genetic information is transferred from one generation to the next
A range of resources have been shared with students to help them to revise:
Videos to remind students what we have studied in class
Knowledge organisers – theses are single sheets containing all of the knowledge that students need for each learning target
For their revision to be effective students should:
1. Watch the videos (making notes if they want to)
2. Look at the knowledge organisers. Memorise sections. Cover up parts of the screen/paper and test themselves. Then get someone else to test them.
3. Take the I AM LEARNING QUIZES that have been set. (Student log into I AM LEARNING through the school website)
Students often think that either reading or making notes is the best way to revise, but research shows that self-testing is far more effective. Especially when this testing is spaced out with increasing gaps between the testing.
Please help your son or daughter by…
…getting them to space their practice. Little and often is far better than trying to cram. For example an effective schedule for self testing might look like this:
Monday 22nd May – Watch vdeos and make notes → 20 mins self testing
Tuesday 23rd May – Review notes → 20 mins self testing & I AM LEARNING QUIZZES
Wednesday 24th May – 15 mins self testing
Friday 26th May – 15 mins self testing
Monday 29th May – Review notes → 15 mins self testing
Wednesday 31st May – 10 mins self testing & I AM LEARNING QUIZZES
Friday 2nd June – 10 mins self testing
Sunday 4th June – 10 mins self testing & I AM LEARNING QUIZZES
…getting involved in their self-testing. Get them to show you the knowledge organisers and ask them questions based on the content they need to learn.
Students have been given a slip for you to sign to confirm that they have been self-testing. Or alternatively you can email me to confirm: firstname.lastname@example.org
All year 7 students have been set a personalised set of MyMaths activities for the two week break.
These are designed to stretch, introduce new concepts or prepare students for FIX when they return to school.
To login, student use: xpschool rectangle137. To access “my portal” they have a 3 digit username and 3 letter password.
Students should complete the online lesson first for each activity before they attempt the homework task. They should aim to get 80%.
The deadline is 8pm on Monday 6th March. Students have have a varied number of exercises to do – around one per day over the two week break, so please encourage your son or daughter to do little and often. Each exercise typically takes around 20 mins.
If internet access is going to be a problem, if your son or daughter is struggling with the work, has lost their username and password or if they have any other problems, please get them to email me on email@example.com
Year 7 ! Heads up about the test tomorrow this is what is on it: Decide where you will need help
I have put some questions on I am Learning about the periodic table to help. Log in to XP website and go to my apps, I am learning.
Solids, Liquids and gases
– spacing of particles, can they be compressed, can particles flow, how are the particles arranged, how do they move, bonds.
– Identify pictures
– How do gases move through the air (how does a smell waft from the lovely cakes to your nose)
Convection Current (explain the hot and cold water experiment)
Heating the Steel rod Experiment – what happens to the particles
Elements, atoms, compound molecules, mixtures.
Calculate the nutritional value of a meal
Planning your cooking time
Volume of a cuboid and cylinder
Radius, Circumference and diameter
The gardening group are hoping to build an eco greenhouse at school. We need 1,300 (2 litre) pop bottles rinsed and sent into school. Please take them to crew with you and someone from the gardening group will collect them. Please don’t take them to reception.