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Year 8 - 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 a cultural mask artwork.  To  help students prepare, students need to carry out  activities such as making a presentation about masks, drawing masks, studying Picasso, drawing animals and designing a mask. 

Drama

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

English

Students are going to think about different places and how they influence our thoughts and feelings. This project fits into our work on ‘Journeys and Growth’, where students will consider both actual journeys and emotional journeys. Students are also going to practice reading, writing and re-drafting skills. They will revise their knowledge of creative and imaginative writing in order to produce some writing of their own.

French

This research project will be an opportunity for students to: strengthen their understanding of the learning content from the past module; develop their cultural understanding; hone all four skills in language; conduct a personal project; and deepen their understanding of festivals in the target countries.

Geography

This summer project will prepare them for their first module of Year 9 about glaciation. Their research project will be about ‘Who owns Antarctica?’, in which they will be looking at the history behind the continent, its discovery and why everyone wants a piece of the Antarctic pie. 

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

This summer project provides the students with the opportunity to explore computer software categories. Students will explore system software areas such as the operating system, utility programs and drivers.  They will also examine different application software.

Mathematics

Students will be completing an investigation on consecutive numbers and fractions, where they’ll be exploring patterns of numbers. Students will need to use inquiry approaches and mathematical reasoning to complete the investigative tasks.

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 

This research project will be an opportunity for students to: strengthen their understanding of the learning content from the past module; develop their cultural understanding; hone all four skills in language; conduct a personal project; and deepen their understanding of festivals in the target countries.