At the request of some students and parents, here is the schedule for when extended study is usually set by the Year 7 teaching team. Of course, as always more details can be found on google classroom for specific pieces of extended study set each week.
MONDAY: STEAM due in on Friday (Both classes)
TUESDAY: Humanities and Arts due in on Friday. (Skipper only)
WEDNESDAY: Maths practice due in on Monday (Both classes)
THURSDAY: Humanities and Arts due in on Friday. (Admiral only)
WEEKEND: Spellodrome and Times Tables Rockstars due in the following week (Both classes)
In addition students should read their accelerated reader book for 2 hours per week.
C24 Admiral students needs to use their notes in their HUMAN books to revise for an assessment on Monday. The assessment will cover Magna Carta, The Crusades, Richard the Lion heart, Peasants Revolt and the area they became experts in; either Baron, Peasant, Knight or the banquet.
All presentation notes/text coding notes can be found on Google Classroom.
Our students are aware that they will complete an assessment of their knowledge and progress in Spanish next week. They will be asked to write a paragraph about themselves in Spanish, that might include details such as:
- Their name, age and birthday
- Subjects that they like and dislike and reason(s) why
- Food and drink that they consume and/or don’t consume
- Details about family members such as number of brothers and sisters, names and ages of relatives etc.
To help them to prepare for their assessment they were set reading homework on self and family the week before last, they have been provided with a handout to structure their ideas, and they have received a copy of the slides used in sessions and examples of students’ work (taken from their exercise books) that evidence these learning targets. The handout is also included on these slides that have been e-mailed to our students’ school e-mail addresses.
For those students who have requested and now received a Spanish pen-pal, this paragraph could form the basis of their first letter to their Spanish correspondent.
A reminder that students need to earn 1000 points every week on times table rockstars
We will check each week at 8pm on a Friday.
To earn points quickest, students should play in the garage. This week it is 2s and 3s.
To bring down their average time, students should play in the studio.
To have most fun, students should play in the rock arena against their friends, or rock festival where they play against the world!
All Year 7 students have two parts to their extended study:
- Four MyMaths exercises due on Tuesday 23rd Jan at 8pm.
- Two worksheet exercises due on Tuesday 23rd Jan at 9.15am
Students need to complete their working out on the worksheets, and then hand them in on Tuesday. The minimum expectation is that they do the “workout” section. If they are struggling or have not met the deadline, they will be given additional help in expedition support on Thursday after school.
There are more details on google classroom. If students need additional copies, there are links to the worksheets. There are also links to two videos that will help too.
LCM and Common Multiples
Common Factors and HCF
Students will receive their perimeter tests back with and an email with a breakdown of their grades.
They need to do 3 things before their student-led conference:
1. Write out their targets using the symbol codes. There is a google doc linked on google classroom with all of the target codes.
2. Check which corrections they need to do. I have put a pencil symbol on the front page of their test.
3. Correct the questions. They MUST show your working out for these corrections. There is a google doc on google classroom with the answers. I am less concerned about students being able to see the answers, and more concerned about them having a method to get the correct answer.
The learning target for the test was: I can calculate the perimeter of compound shapes. Students were awarded the following grades based on what they could do:
Beginning – Can calculate the perimeter of simple/regular shapes
Developing – Can calculate missing lengths in shapes
Secure – Can calculate the perimeter of compound shapes
Excellence – Can solve GCSE problems associated with perimeter and compound shapes
During their student-led conference, your son or daughter will share this piece of work with you. They will also explain their grade for this work and how it compares to their minimum expected grade. They will also show you what additional work they have done since, as part of this extended study, to improve/extend their knowledge.
Answers to the test
Students need to complete 1000 points worth of practice in Times Tables Rockstars
This is a weekly expectation now. This week the focus in the garage are the 2, 3 and 4 times tables.
They score most points by playing in the garage, but can play against each other in the rock arena.
Students use their username: firstname.secondname24
Their password is: password
3D slot animal design
Your task is to search for a 3D slotted animal which you would like to have a go at making your own version of and upload a copy to google classroom. Just a reminder that as we don’t have a laser cutter these will be hand crafted so think carefully about your design. Start simple, you can always make another which is more complicated later. You will be able to use either an A4 piece of corrugated cardboard or A4 sheet of wood so think about how you will fit your design on this size material. The first lesson back you will be able to make a draft of your design using thick paper/card, self and peer critique. Some examples of simple designs are below to help you get started.
Don’t forget to upload your design!
Due in date Monday 6th November