Year 7 and 8

Year 7 and 8 Curriculum – Week commencing 20 July 2020

Example timetable to support students and families to structure the week with new enrichment activities for session 5 each day. Each session is approximately 50 minutes.

Monday

Session 1: Joe Wicks workout (or other exercise activity) and 20 minutes of reading for pleasure – Don’t forget to check out the new NES Reads recordings for ‘New Boy’ by Benjamin Zephaniah created by the NES staff.

Session 2: Maths
Session 3: Science
Session 4: Computer Science
Enrichment Activities: PROGRAMMING

Calling all programmers! Return to coding page that we have looked at previously and try out a different tutorial of your choice.

Tuesday

Session 1: Joe Wicks workout (or other exercise activity) and 20 minutes of reading for pleasure – Don’t forget to check out the new NES Reads recordings for ‘New Boy’ by Benjamin Zephaniah created by the NES staff.

Session 2: English
Session 3: MFL
Session 4: Music
Enrichment Activities: SPIRITED ARTS and POERY

Prepare and submit an entry to the Spirted Arts and Poetry competition.  Use the power point presentation and work sheet that have been emailed to you to help you understand how to choose which theme inspires you the most.

Click here to learn more.

Wednesday

Session 1: Joe Wicks workout (or other exercise activity) and 20 minutes of reading for pleasure – Don’t forget to check out the new NES Reads recordings for ‘New Boy’ by Benjamin Zephaniah created by the NES staff.

Session 2: Maths
Session 3: RS
Session 4: Art
Enrichment Activities: ENGINEERING

Can you build a cardboard boat that is strong enough to float even with a weight on board?

Click on the link to the James Dyson foundation and have a go at challenge 6.  You might like to try out another challenge while you are there!

 

Thursday

Session 1: Joe Wicks workout (or other exercise activity) and 20 minutes of reading for pleasure – Don’t forget to check out the new NES Reads recordings for ‘New Boy’ by Benjamin Zephaniah created by the NES staff.

Session 2: English
Session 3: History
Session 4: DT
Enrichment Activities:

PHOTOGRAPHY Explore the online gallery of The National Wildlife Photography competition. Choose your top 3 photographs and explain why you would recommend these in particular.  Make a creative response to this work by taking three photographs of different wildlife images – an animal (could be a pet), a landscape – could be urban but include something natural and finally a close up of an insect and send these to NES-HOH@emmanuel.nottingham,sch,uk

Friday

Session 1: Joe Wicks workout (or other exercise activity) and 20 minutes of reading for pleasure – Don’t forget to check out the new NES Reads recordings for ‘New Boy’ by Benjamin Zephaniah created by the NES staff.

Session 2: Science
Session 3: Geography
Session 4: Drama
Enrichment Activities: TED ED

Click on the link and explore a huge range of short video lesson talks on every subject you can think of.  Choose  and watch at least three that interest you!

Setting work: Teachers will set work once a week on Go4Schools and also directly to students by email.

Rewards: Students will be rewarded between 1 and 3 engagement points per subject per week to reward their effort and hard work.  These will be added to Go 4 Schools and will help each house to edge closer to winning the house cup!

Fresh Start English: If you are a Year 7 or 8 student who works with Mrs Mills, Ms Diamantis or Mrs Hill, please click on the following link for information

Reading for Pleasure: Download our Reading at Home Guide for lots of helpful tips and support on reading at home and accessing the books that you are interested in and perhaps finding some new ones that you hadn’t discovered before!

NES Reads: Click here to listen to different teachers at Emmanuel read the fantastic book ‘Refugee Boy’ by Benjamin Zephaniah.  Listen out for the surprise in the last chapter.

Additional work:

If students are finding that they would like more work, then there are some really good things to do:

  1. Complete the extension activities in detail for the subject work that teachers are setting.
  2. Use self-testing techniques with the Summer 1 Knowledge Organisers to learn the key knowledge for each subject area.  Click here.
  3. Go to BBC Bitesize for lots of fantastic videos and quizzes linked to learning for each year group (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize)
  4. Go to Oak National Academy for lots of free video lessons and resources to link to learning for each year group and/or extend learning in topics of interest.

Please direct any questions related to subject work to the class teacher who will support by email.

Please direct any general questions related to the curriculum or closure to:

Year 7: Mrs Sarah Anderson (SLT Link for Year 7) san@emmanuel.nottingham.sch.uk

Year 8:  Mrs Woffindin-Taylor (SLT Link for Year 8) lwo@emmanuel.nottingham.sch.uk

The Nottingham Emmanuel School