Contingency plan to enable students to continue their education in the event of a school closure due to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Year 8
It is our expectation that students who are well but self-isolating due to other family members being ill or who are at home due to a school closure will continue to use their time to study the subjects on their timetable. The plans to support this for a short-term closure are outlined below. If schools are ordered to close for a longer time these arrangements will be reviewed.
|Maths||Hegarty Maths https://hegartymaths.com/
We have also been preparing lessons for each of the topics provided in the Task Bank and Exercise Pack, to support your child in completing these activities. These can be found at the following link and are being updated frequently:
KS3: Standard punctuation and grammar quizzes: https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks3/english/
Year 8 – Reading skills for the novel: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zfdh8xs
|Science||All year groups have Educake that they can use for all topics.
BBC Bitesize is great for KS3 7/8
|Geography||Year 8 BBC Bitesize – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zrw76sg Mapskills – https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/|
Task 1 on Abolition of Slavery
Task 2: Research Harriet Tubman and William Wilberforce and create fact files about each. Judge their significance on the Abolition of slavery.
Task 3: Go to the link below and compile a guide of the different stages of slaves escaping using the Underground Railroad. You will need Flashplayer to access the links.
|RS||Year 8: Class clips on Islam https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsdtsbk|
|Languages||Kerboodle (all have log ins) Quizlet – vocabulary learning tool
Duolingo – vocabulary learning tool
(20 websites that range from advice, how to and wiki-style pages). Heavy emphasis on digital media
(another list of lots of arts related websites which vary in type and target audience) https://www.twinkl.co.uk
All subjects for teachers and parents, they are giving free access https://www.photopea.com/?fbclid=IwAR06YbWUwZocJm2lisqxbLE2FEB5NYyIJSroCHfX6wEnRZpvF_ GHBFfs3YE
Great free online photo editing
Please look at this and support this worthwhile cause. Photograph your work before you send it!
|Drama||Please use the following sites and complete tasks or enjoy watching some high-quality theatre performances:
KS3 – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zsf8wmn/revision/1 Year 8 – watch Antigone
In addition, students should use Digital Theatre Plus
This logon will expire on 1st April
|Music||Www.bandlab.com Www.incredibox.com Www.buttonbass.com
These are sampling/looping websites where students can create and compose their own tracks
Create your own game
|Technology||Year 7/8 Tech – food a fact of life https://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk /BBC Bitesize D&T –|
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3mtsbk Multimedia, graphics.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFyOznL9UvA Photoshop basics for beginners’ video
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zqrk7ty/revision/1 Graphics revision