Year 8 – Distance Learning Menu – 06-07-20 to 20-07-20

Whilst we are unable to meet together as teachers and students, we are fortunate in that we can use technology to provide a meaningful learning experience to all students.

Your teachers have been working hard to adapt your learning so that it is suitable for you to access independently, through Microsoft Teams and other learning platforms as described.

You will find here a ‘Menu’ of the work that has been set by your teachers for the next two weeks coming ahead. You will see the content you need to cover, the activities to complete to make sure you are understanding, and the assessed piece that you will be required to complete and submit to your teachers via Teams. This will be marked and returned to you.

These ‘Menus’ will be updated fortnightly with fresh work and more content from different subjects, so remember to check this website regularly.

We are aware that an on-line lesson will never replace the experience of working with your peers and with your teachers but, whilst we are unable to do so, distance learning will serve as an important intermediary.

I hope you will all embrace this with the same enthusiasm and desire for success that you would every day in school.

Mr Walker,

Deputy Head













Year 8

You will be completing all Mastery tasks in preparation towards your Autumn 1 unit –  Our World. You will find all the information, texts and links set in the work book by your English teacher in your Class Group on Teams.

  1. Colons & Semi-Colons
  2. Spelling Bee
  3. Character Context
  4. Dash, Hyphen, Parenthesis
  5. Descriptive writing
  6. Research Quiz
  7. Bollywood meets Hollywood
  8. Applying Key Terms
  9. Reading (extract)
  10. Reflection Journal

Link to assessed piece – due 10.07.2020

Year 8 Quiz on Microsoft Forms:


  • Maths work is set daily on MathsWatch and students are given one week to complete the task set.

Maths 8AMA1 | 8AMA2 | 8AMA3

W/C 6th July – 2D and 3D Shapes
W/C 13th 2D and 3D Shapes

W/C 6th July – 2D and 3D Shapes

Maths 8AMA4 | 8BMA1 | 8BMA2 | 8BMA3

W/C 6th July – 2D and 3D Shapes
W/C 13th 2D and 3D Shapes



Topic: Seed dispersal and Scientific skills                                                                 
  • All resources are available on teams, including revision tools and assessments. Students will also have assignments set on Seneca (KS3/4) and GCSE Pod (KS4).
  • KS3- Mastery quizzes will be set per topic.


Graph skills – Display data correctly in an appropriate graph


Trends and correlations – Identify patterns and trends in graphs

Obtain values from a line on a graph


Correlation and cause –  interpret data to draw reasoned conclusions

Use ideas about correlation and cause to suggest factors that might increase the chance of a particular outcomes


New Technologies –  Describe and explain technological applications of science that have made significant differences to people’s lives

Evaluate risks from new technologies


Models and developing ideas   Describe and explain examples of scientific theories that have developed over time

Explain how theories have been modified when new evidence has become available


Revision – Revise all the skills lessons – use practice skills sheets


Revision –  Revise all the skills lessons – use practice skills sheets


Scientific Skills Mastery Quiz 1


Over the next two weeks focus on Britain and Europe between the Wars

  •             Lesson 3 – Were the German people stupid to vote for Adolf Hitler?
  •             Lesson 4 – Who was Joseph Goebbels?

On the year 8 section of teams you will find two folders related to lesson 3 & lesson 4.  Your task is to download the powerpoint and complete all the tasks, just as you would do in lesson with your teacher.  Link to the year 8 folder.

For Lesson 3 – you must answer the following question and return it via teams.  The link is below.

Were the German people stupid to vote for Adolf Hitler?

For lesson 4 – you must answer the following question and return it via teams.  The link is below.  Make sure you use all the notes from your lesson to help you.

What would have had the biggest impact on German people?


All work will be posted on teams. Students work through the worksheet for each session. At the end of the two week block an assessment of the work covered will be posted onto teams.

To be completed week 6 July
To be completed 13 July



To support your learning please ensure to:

  1. Click on the links and introduce codes (copy and paste) to do activities on
  2. Click on link for grammar explanation on Google Drive.
  3. Complete all tasks on
  4. Submit your writing task via email to Mrs.Cobo or upload it on Teams.
w/c 06.07.2020
w/c 29/06/2020

¿Quieres salir? (=Do you want to go out?) 1

LO: To make excuses to go out using ‘querer’ (=to want) & ‘poder’ (=to be able to/can).

  • Go to the link :

    • Copy and paste the code wqjRaR0j to read the vocabulary ‘Lo siento, no puedo’ (the last section on p.1 & beginning of p.2).
    • Copy and paste the code IKz2W3vB to listen and repeat the vocabulary.


  • Go to the link  and enter the code 7FWuCsW2 to play: 1.Flashcards; 2.Magnifying glass game (“Reveal activities”); 3.Slideshow game to challenge yourself.


Translation & Reading


¿Quieres salir? (=Do you want to go out?) 2

LO: To make excuses to go out using ‘querer’ (=to want) & ‘poder’ (=to be able to/can).




  • Write 3 tweets (min. 40 words) explaining why you can’t go to:
    1) a concert tonight
    2) bowling tomorrow
    3) coffee shop this afternoon. (Ej: Lo siento, pero no puedo ir a… porque tengo que… y luego. ¡Qué…!)
  • Support: Use the reading task as a model and the vocab list. Challenge: Can you add a sentence in past tense? Email or upload answer.



KS3: Work is available on the teams class groups and is a longitudinal project that students should have been working on this term.


KS3: Assignments are available on the individual teams class pages for the various rotations-RM/Food/Textiles-  students to continue to follow the guidance set by teachers on these pages. Weekly/ fortnightly assignments have been set and will continue to be set for the next 3 weeks


KS3/4: Practical video tutorials have been set for the past few weeks and are available on individual teams class groups- these have been set as assignments by the teachers.

Theory work:

KS3: Assignments are available for written work on individual teams class groups and will continue to be for the next 3 weeks.


KS3: To continue to work on set assignments on individual teams groups pages. These will have been updated weekly and will continue to be over the next 3 weeks.


RE Year 8 Topic: Looking after the Environment

You will find all the information, workbook and tasks set by your teacher in your Class Group on Teams. We will continue to look at how religious believers take care of the environment. In particularly Muslims and Hindu responses to looking after the environment.


Part one of work book to be submitted by 10th July. You will describe and explain the following;

  • The importance of looking after the world we live.
  • Islam & Khalifah.  

Part two to be submitted by 17th July. You will describe and explain the following;

  • Ways in which humans may destroy the planet.
  • Ways in which humans may take care of the planet.
  • Hindu attitudes to the environment.



Year 8 – Core PE

Week 1-3

  • Complete the challenge and upload your results. You are competing against others in your school and the schools in the local area. There are prizes to be won.
  • Each week the challenges change.
  • Information to sign up has already been sent via teams as an assignment to all PE groups.

Also links to works out as follows:

Week 1 – Cricket

Week 2

Week 3- Fitness work out


You will be doing assignments on Teams reinforcing knowledge about using computers safely, effectively and responsibly. It begins with e-safety and online profiles to help give you a better understanding and awareness of using social media. Keeping your data safe together with the functionality of email and effective use of search engines are also covered. Each set assignment includes detailed PowerPoints, resource links and worksheets. The unit is concluded with a multiple-choice test.

WB 06/07

Assignment: Learn about the possible dangers of social networking sites, how to respond to threats on the Internet and how to keep your identity secure on the Internet.

Assignment: Learn how to create a secure, memorable password, identify a phishing scam and how to avoid being a victim of an email scam.

WB 13/07

Assignment: To learn how to send, respond to and forward emails, search your old emails for a sender, subject, resize large image files before sending and manage your contacts list. Be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of email.

Assignment: Define the term “search engine” and name examples. Learn techniques to use a search engine efficiently and appreciate that there is no guarantee that the information on the Internet is accurate.

Assessment: Multiple-choice test.