Snow Excuse: Revision and work for students
We are committed to ensuring our students continue to learn and make progress during these two snow days. Especially our Year 11s, teachers at St. Peter’s have sent through resources and suggestions to support parents and carers in facilitating student learning.
Scroll down for work from Maths, English, Science, Geography, French, ICT and Computer Science, PD and Design Technology, Sport, Transition, Music, Art and Food
Good luck. Send through any selfies or photos of students working hard.
Remember prizes are available to all students who can show us the work they have done on their snow days!
Students should log onto MyMaths and MathsWatch and work on their areas to develop.
Mr Chotalia: has set all his classes specific tasks on MyMaths.
Miss Friend: has set work for all classes on MyMaths. Year 11 should try BBC Bite size for quick revision quizzes, and learn the key formulae attached below.
Mr Tate: Please work through the relevant PowerPoints attached below.
Mrs Harvey: My Y11 class have exam papers to correct but all Y10 and 11 should try and access this website ( https://mathsmadeeasy.co.uk/gcse-maths-revision/edexcel-past-papers/) where they can either print off past papers, look at model answers and complete online tests. I have set tasks on My Maths for my other classes.
Y11: please revise your Literature texts: Blood Brothers, Romeo and Juliet and A Christmas Carol. A good website to use is GCSE bitesize. Also try exam questions by going onto the AQA website. You can also watch YouTube clips of your conflict poetry by typing Mr Bruff and the title of the poem. You can make revision cards with key quotes for language, form and structure and context. Also Miss Rafferty is regularly updating Quizlet for you and says she will respond to any emails you send her (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Y10: To research the context of Romeo and Juliet looking particularly at Elizabethan era, the role of women, patriarchal society and how these influence the play.
Y9: To watch Mr Bruff on YouTube and make notes on the following poems: Bayonet Charge, Exposure and Kamikaze. Notes need to cover context, Language, form and structure.
Y7 and 8: To write a piece of extended writing based on a winter scene or to look out of your window and write about what they see, or to read your accelerated reader book and complete a quiz online.
11.1: Please produce knowledge organisers on the key themes in 'Blood Brothers', namely: Money and Social Class; Family; Superstition and Fate; Gender; Identity/Nature vs Nurture; Friendship.
As with the knowledge organisers for 'character', they should ensure that they have: identified the key scenes that relate to the theme, explaining their significance; created a bank of quotes, so that they have 1-2 quotes per relevant scene; made links between the theme and Russell's purpose, taking into account contextual factors; made reference to the methods that the writer has used to convey this theme, considering: songs, stage directions, motifs, parallel scenes, juxtaposition, foreshadowing, looping, narrator, dialect vs received pronunciation.
This work must be completed if we are going to stay on track with the exceptionally-tight revision schedule.
Y7: Complete the poetic devices sheet given out on Monday.
Use this to create your own poem, including as many of the devices as possible. Use the snow as a stimulus for your writing!
Y9: Annotate the poem Exposure (given to students on Monday)
Research the context and create a fact file of information. For example, relevant information about the poet and what inspired him to write the poem, information about the war which the poem is based on etc.
Year 10: Plan and answer this question using the PETER structure: How is the theme of love presented in Act One Scene One of the play?
Think about Romeo's attitude to love. Quotes can be found here:
Y11: Revise Blood Brothers by creating mind maps of relevant themes we have studied such as social class, childhood, fate and superstition.
Which characters link with each theme?
Which key quotes can you remember?
The Science Department have emailed students with work related to their classes. You can log onto your email through this website https://outlook.office.com/.
Y7: transition- forces: throw a few snowballs- how can you make them go further and why do they fall to the ground? Don’t forget your force superhero homework, due in on Monday!
Y8: Light- why does it look brighter outside when there is snow on the ground? Sound- write down some questions you may have about sound ready for a discovery lesson next Friday.
Y9: bonding- create a poster about covalent and ionic bonding (use BBC bite size to help you). Please include dot and cross diagrams. Best posters will go on the WAGOLL board and praise points awarded. Don’t forget your exam style question homework due on Monday!
Y10: research fractional distillation (BBC bitesize is a good site for this). Makes notes on what it is and how it works. Include a diagram.
Miss Trainor says, there is lots of information, tasks and revision that you can be doing on: www.coolgeography.co.uk ESPECIALLY Y11 as this is the information from their GCSE specification.
Y7 : Complete the following tasks on telling the time.
1) Watch this video teaching you how to say what time it is in French.
2) Write sentences in French for ‘it is 1 ‘o’ clock’’it is 2’o’clock’ etc up to ‘it is 12 ‘o’clock’
3) Extension: Draw 12 small clock faces (size of a 2p), draw the clock hands on each one to say ‘8.00, 8.05, 8.10, 8,15, 8,20, 8,25 etc’, use the video to label each clock face with a French sentence.
Y8: Complete the following tasks on hobbies, likes and dislikes.
1)Watch this video and teach yourself the hobbies vocabulary. All these sentences start with ‘jaime - I like’ .
2)Now make a table with the headings –‘ jaime – je n’aime pas – j’adore – je déteste’ and list all of the hobbies in this video in the table according to whether you ‘like – don’t like – love – hate ‘
3) Extension : Use this video for additional vocabulary to help you vary your sentences about what you do in your spare time. Write a short paragraph about what you like to do and when and things you don't like also. You can use a dictionary to find other words like ‘often, sometimes, every day’
4: Headteacher Hammond’s Total challenge!
Watch this video to learn about how form sentences in the past tense - see if you can write sentences or /a paragraph about what you’ve been doing on snow days using the verbs ‘jouer, regarder, manger, dormer, écouter, dessiner, chanter, lire, boire’
5: SUPER GEEK: Write the above sentences in the he/she form.
Y9: Watch the first 3 mins of this video and learn the vocabulary, then write sentences for each house chore starting with ‘me gusta…/ no me gusta…’
Y10: Watch this video (https://youtu.be/HrPdap2BLyg) and write and memorise this short presentation about technology/mobile phones.
Anyone who can say the whole thing with only 10 Spanish words as a prompt is entitled to a prize
Mrs Hammond will give praise points to anyone who can say any full sentence to her in passing or during lunch/breaktime
ICT and Computer Science
Y11: ICT students need to complete the mind map and mood board for their website/ PowerPoint designs that they started this week. Once that’s done they can begin to put some designs together either on a computer or on paper for their website or interactive PowerPoint.
Y7 and 8: Computer science students can play on https://codecombat.com/ which is a python coding game. Ms Dawson is currently on level 7, see if you can beat her.
Also year 8 have a computer science exam on the 15th so BBC Bitesize would be helpful revision.
PD and Design Technology
Mrs Gill has sent through some useful sites for you! Please also see the attached powerpoints.
Our students can access resources on the student drive, and revise for their exams on Friday. It would also be useful for them if they continue with coursework.
Miss Hall says...
1) Practise your times tables in maths and find common factors in the tables.
2) Write a book review on their accelerated reading book or a book of their choice, to support world book day.
Book review consisting of:
Who are the characters?
What is the plot of the story?
What is an important part of the story which changes the plot?
What part of the story did they enjoy the most and why?
Would they recommend this book to a friend?
An image representing the book.
3) Design a poster about the online behaviours they have learnt last week and in RE this week. What they should be aware of/shouldn’t do? Why is it important to practise online safety?
4) Homework tasks which I have set for geography due Friday 2nd and English due 5th March.
Y11: To improve their NEAs on Google classroom they can also do revision on quizlet, there is a link on classroom to it.
All other years: Revise functions of the main nutrients on the “Eat Well” guide.
Y11: Work on their pieces for their Music Product (CD) Stretch: find a copy of the music and begin to annotate.
Y9 and 10: Continue preparing performance pieces for their upcoming assessments. Stretch: log onto one note and complete any missed/unfinished Log Books if any.
Y11: Students that have Coursework sketchbooks should aim to improve/complete work as instructed. Students that haven't taken this home as yet can add to their exam work by researching artist and culture connections...more detailed the better! If they email me any images/powerpoints I can print off upon our return to school.
Y7 & 8: Practice your drawing skills!
Collect two mugs, a tin of food, a piece of fruit and a shoe; place the collection of objects in front of you and do an observational drawing .
Rules to remember:
1. Place the object/s an arms length away from you.
2. Make sure you are in a comfortable position.
3. Don’t be afraid to use a rubber!
4. Take your time and draw what you see, always look back at the object/s.
Work only in pencil and spend at least an hour on it .