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Year 7 - Summer Learning Projects

At the end of this term, we have launched Summer Learning Projects for all subjects that will support the learning of students during the break as well as prepare them for their return to full-time schooling in September. These projects will be set on the Google Classroom pages for each subject, can be completed at students’ own pace and time during the summer break, and should be submitted on Google Classroom by Tuesday 1st September. We look forward to celebrating the efforts of students in completing these projects at the start of the new academic year. More information about each of these projects can be found below. 

Subject

Project Overview

Art

Students will be learning about how to create an artwork about eyes and different cultures. To help students prepare, they will  need to carry out activities such as researching patterns from other cultures,  drawing eyes, researching artists who draw and paint eyes, and using colour creatively.

Drama

The intention of the project is to consolidate prior learning, as well as to develop student’s ability to critically analyse performance works, develop application of performance skills and develop the ability to creatively respond to a brief.

English

In this learning project students are going to be thinking about how people can overcome obstacles in their lives. It fits into our English work on “Journeys and Growth”. Students are going to practise reading skills and writing skills. They will also revise their knowledge of writing an article in order to produce some writing of their own.

French

Students will be consolidating the language and skills they have learnt this year to produce fact files about their identity, culture and traditions, and reflecting on how this may differ to others’ around the world. 

Geography

This research project focuses on natural hazards, which will help prepare students for Year 8 study. The first section of the project will encourage students to develop their independent research skills through a volcano study. With the second section developing students’ understanding of the causes, effects and responses to volcanic eruptions. 

History

Students will complete a project on the crusades. To begin with, they will complete a Seneca quiz which will give them an overview of the topic. Students will then create a 'Grisly Guide to the Crusades'. To do this, they have been given a number of tasks which they can choose from to create their guide. 

ICT

For their summer project, Year 7 students have been asked to complete 3 tasks to help maintain their IT and research skills. The first task is to complete a Year 7 Yearbook for the class of 2020. The second task is to create a dictionary of ICT terms from a list of words provided. The final task requires students to work out which country each of the flags shown belongs to. 

Mathematics

Students are being asked to engage in several investigations where students will develop their enquiry based techniques in order to test their own hypothesis on number, geometry, statistics or probability. 

Music 

This project will see students engage with a range of tasks related to popular music, exploring the features, composition and use of songs in the UK Top 40 during the 21st century: completing misheard lyrics, creating your own music online using a beatmaker, and writing your own music to an advert.

Science 

This project will be helping students prepare for Year 8 study through the research and creation of presentations on topics such as cells, organisation, electricity and magnetism. 

Spanish 

Students will be consolidating the language and skills they have learnt this year to produce fact files about their identity, culture and traditions, and reflecting on how this may differ to others’ around the world.