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.


Subject Useful website/topic/tasks
Maths Hegarty Maths

Week 1-5

Guidance for KS3 Maths Work ~ Week 1 – 5

Maths Task Bank ~ Week 1 – 5

Maths Exercise Pack ~ Week 1 – 5

Week 1 Answers

Week 2 Answers

Week 3 Answers

Week 4 Answers

Week 5 Answers

Week 6-9

Guidance for KS3 Maths Work ~ Week 6 – 9

Maths Exercise Pack ~ Week 6 – 9

Maths Task Bank ~ Week 6 – 9

Week 6 – Exercise Pack Answers

Week 6 – Task Bank Answers

Week 7 – Exercise Pack Answers

Week 7 – Task Bank Answers

Week 8 – Exercise Pack Answers

Week 8 – Task Bank Answers

Week 9 – Exercise Pack Answers

Week 9 – Task Bank Answers

Week 10-14

Guidance for KS3 Maths Work ~ Week 10 – 14

Maths Exercise Pack ~ Week 10 – 14

Week 10 – Exercise Pack Answers

Week 11 – Exercise Pack Answers

Week 12 – Exercise Pack Answers

Week 13 – Exercise Pack Answers

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:

Click here to watch the videos.

English Accelerated Reader

KS3: Standard punctuation and grammar quizzes:

Year 8 – Reading skills for the novel:

Science All year groups have Educake that they can use for all topics.

BBC Bitesize is great for KS3 7/8


KS3 Year 8 Science Independent Learning Booklet – Inheritance

KS3 Year 8 Science Independent Learning Booklets – Evolution

KS3 Year 8 Science Independent Learning Booklets – Quantitative Chemistry

KS3 Year 8 Science Independent Learning Booklets – Wave (light and sound)

KS3 Year 8 Science Independent Learning Booklets – Heating and Cooling

KS3 Year 8 Science Independent Learning Booklets – Pressure

Geography Year 8 BBC Bitesize – Mapskills –

Seneca –


History Year 8

Task 1 on Abolition of Slavery

Y8 Home Learning – National Archives Background, Tasks and Sources

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
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

e.g. Photoshop (good advice and guides for themes) (wiki style art encyclopaedia) KS3

(another list of lots of arts related websites which vary in type and target audience)

All subjects for teachers and parents, they are giving free access GHBFfs3YE

Great free online photo editing

Y8 at home challenge

Please look at this and support this worthwhile cause. Photograph your work before you send it!

UK Schools Art Challenge

Drama Please use the following sites and complete tasks or enjoy watching some high-quality theatre performances:

KS3 – Year 8 – watch Antigone

In addition, students should use Digital Theatre Plus


Username: pinter

Password: Harold1

This logon will expire on 1st April


These are sampling/looping websites where students can create and compose their own tracks

30 Day Music Challenge


  • Ideas for maintaining fitnessΒ

Create your own game



Technology Year 7/8 Tech – food a fact of life /BBC Bitesize D&T –

IT Year 8

IT – IDEA Instructions Multimedia, graphics. Photoshop basics for beginners’ video Graphics revision