*** UPDATE: We have brought forward the launch of our product, so this fieldwork has been postponed. We will be going later in the term. More details to follow. ***
Students in Year 7 will be doing fieldwork in Denaby Main, looking at the site of the old pit village and pit top. We will be walking around 1km, so students will need to be dressed appropriately and be ready for wintery weather.
7 Skipper will be going on the morning of Wednesday 22nd November.
7 Admiral will be going on the morning of Thursday 23rd November.
On both days students will be leaving and returning to school during normal sessions and so no pack-up lunch is required.
Unfortunately we have had to rearrange the fieldwork on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th to the week after.
Skipper will now do fieldwork in Wednesday 4th October.
Admiral on Thursday 5th October.
The fieldwork is located at a range of former quarries where students can study exposures of the 3 main types of rock found at Warmsworth Park, Cedar Road in Balby and Barnburgh cliff. Students will carry out fieldwork alongside geological experts at each site, looking at the bedrock and superficial deposits in detail, as well as taking measurements of the dimensions of each site.
Students will be back for 15.15
They will need to be prepared for the weather. At the moment the forecast looks good, however please keep an eye on this as we get closer to the fieldwork.
Long trousers and sleeves are best as we will be walking through some overgrown areas.
Wellies and a raincoat are advisable whatever the weather.
Students will need a pack up lunch, they can take this in their normal school bags. We can provide lunch for students on free school meals.
Student will also need a bottle of water.
Any issues please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org