Online Learning – Year 7

Welcome to the next exciting part of your learning journey Year 7. Please find below the links to your projects across all of your subject areas of the curriculum. This work is VITAL in terms of your development and preparation for Year 8 and must be completed to the very best of your ability.

Obviously, the amount of work that you have got to do can seem daunting. Please work on the project work as you would when you have been completing your home learning.

Use your timetable as a guideline to cover four subjects each day. This will be a wonderful opportunity for you to challenge yourselves and to showcase your very best work. It will also improve your research and independent learning skills.

Good luck with the projects and enjoy this new and very creative style of learning!

Art & Design

Independent Project Title / Question

Craft in Art & Design: Cultural Jewellery

Objective – What will you gain from completing the project?

Project overview: You are going to design your own piece of jewellery inspired by a culture. You will firstly look at other jewellery designers and explore what jewellery looks like in different cultures. Finally, you will use your artistic skills to design your own piece of jewellery.

  • To understand the different types of jewellery and designs.
  • To understand how to record your own observations from primary sources.
  • To understand what jewellery looks like in different cultures and how it is worn.
  • To be able to create your own pattern designs in the style of your chosen culture.
  • To understand how the work of other artists can inspire our ideas.
  • To be able to create your own original jewellery designs.

Resources

Read the PDF document below first for instructions and information. The websites and videos will help you with different tasks.

Project Information – PDF

  • West African jewellery project – video
  • Chinese bridal jewellery – video
  • Japanese jewellery – video
  • How to draw your own jewellery designs – video
  • Step by step guide to drawing jewellery – video
  • Elena Syraka – website
  • Mariko Kusumoto – website
  • Wallace Chan – website
  • Islamic jewellery – website
  • Birmingham jewellery quarter – website

Outcome – What can you do to complete the project eg artefact, piece of writing?

All of your work can be photographed and presented in a PowerPoint.

  • Task 1: A PowerPoint slide about the jewellery you/your family own and a description of each piece.
  • Task 2: 3 pencil drawings of jewellery
  • Task 3: PowerPoint about your chosen culture including jewellery examples and written information.
  • Task 4: 3 different pattern designs based on your chosen culture.
  • Task 5: A list of skills which designers have, typed into your PowerPoint.
  • Task 6: PowerPoint slide about your chosen artist including images of their jewellery designs and written information.
  • Task 7: Four different designs for your own piece of jewellery in pencil.
  • Task 8: One final pencil sketch design with colour.

Success Criteria – What will show that you have achieved the objective?

  • You will have an understanding of what jewellery is and the different types and show this through your research
  • You will have used your knowledge of drawing to create three different sketches
  • You will have researched your chosen culture and understand what their jewellery designs look like.
  • You will show your understanding of different cultures through your pattern designs.
  • You will show your own creativity and understanding of jewellery by designing your own.

Submission – How can the project be submitted

Send your completed PowerPoint and photographs of your artwork via email to we@heathpark.net

Poetry and Writing – Childhood

Independent Project Title / Question

Is having a childhood important for later on in life?

Outcome – What can you do to complete the project eg artefact, piece of writing?

The students should complete the booklet in the resources section.

Resources

Read and fill in the PDF document below

Project Information – PDF

History – Summer 2 Unit The Romans

Independent Project Title / Question

Who were the Romans and why are they important?

Objective – What will you gain from completing the project?

  • You will Begin to examine the content, origin and purpose of a source and develop knowledge of life in Roman time.
  • This project will allow students to look at a range of written and picture sources about Roman daily life. For example, images of Roman coins, writing, cooking utensils, and Roman houses.
  • The project will allow students to develop their knowledge of life during Roman times.
  • The project also allows students to begin to look at the content, origin and purpose of a source.
  • The project provides an opportunity to research independently and to begin to evaluate different sources.

Resources

  •  Life in Roman Britain – video
  •  A short clip about Daily Life in Rome – video
  •  BBC Bitesize: The Romans – website

Outcome – What can you do to complete the project eg artefact, piece of writing?

The students should complete a travel guide that covers a number of areas within the Roman Empire. This will include information on a wide range of subjects which should include:

  • How did they travel?
  • How did they live? (Food, family life, clothing)
  • What did they do for entertainment?
  • What types of buildings did the Romans build and use?
  • Is there an interesting building people should be able to read about in your travel guide?

Success Criteria – What will show that you have achieved the objective?

  • Students should produce an interesting travel guide with relevant information providing an insight into ancient Roman civilisation. This should cover at least three pages and should be a mixture of writing and pictures. This can be produced on computer or hand written.
  • The tasks submitted should also demonstrate that students have analysed at least 2 different sources. This might be a picture, a poem, an artefact, a piece of writing from the time, writing from a modern website, or anything else that you have found on the subject that is relevant.
  • The analysis of the sources should include an explanation of why you have used the source and what it tells you about life in Roman times. You should include the date of the source and who created it. You should also consider the purpose of the source. For example, was it created to inform, entertain or persuade?

Extension:  Of the sources that you have used, which has been the most useful? Explain your decision.

Submission – How can the project be submitted

Email your completed project to one of the teachers from the History Department listed below.

ICT – Summer 2 Unit Understanding the Digital World

Independent Project Title / Question

What is the impact of digital devices and going online?

Objective – What will the children gain from completing the project?

The project will give learners an understanding of how the use of digital devices and the internet can have an impact on individuals and society.

Resources

Outcome – What can you do to complete the project e.g. artefact, piece of writing?

You will complete a range of tasks that identify the use of digital devices in various aspects of everyday life. These tasks can be completed on paper or computer and can be found in the project brief in the resources section.

Success Criteria – What will show that you have achieved the objective?

You will have completed 7 tasks which include explaining: the safe use of mobile phones, advantages and disadvantages of online shopping, impact of computer games and evaluation of IT gadgets.

Submission – How can the project be submitted

Students can email all completed work to their ICT teacher: Mr Akhtar ak@heathpark.net & Mrs Sanan sa@heathpark.net

I.S – Summer 2 Unit Places of Worship

Independent Project Title / Question

How Does A Chosen Place Of Worship Help People As Believers?

Objective

This project asks you to think about how a place of worship links to the belief of a faith and how being there they are able to follow their beliefs better

Resources

Outcome

You will produce a model of a place of worship showing the different features of that building and label these parts to show how they link to faith and following that religions

Success Criteria

You will have created a building which resembles a place of worship You will be able to label the different parts of the building You will be able to link the different parts of the building to aspects of faith

Extension: try and think about common features of different religious buildings

Submission

Take some pictures of the building you have made and email to your IS teacher

Mathematics – Summer 2 Unit Financial mathematics, Shape and Measure, Graphs

Independent Project Title / Question

Use mathematics to design and run your own theme park: will it be a success?!

Objectives – What will you gain from completing the project?

  • A chance to explore a real-life application of mathematics
  • A chance to work with a budget and explore concepts such as profit and loss, the financial benefit of advertising, the importance of scale drawing
  • Extension tasks looking at speed-time graphs of popular roller-coasters

Resources

Have a look in the project pack for links to plans of popular theme parks, YouTube ride videos and advertising ideas

Project Pack – PDF

Outcome – What can you do to complete the project eg artefact, piece of writing?

  • Create a scale drawing of a theme park
  • Complete a budget sheet to show how money has been spent
  • Track profit and loss through a spreadsheet extract
  • Choose the most appropriate graph to analyse the success of their theme park

NB: All resources and templates are in the project pack, please print or copy out the tables onto paper

Success Criteria – What will show that the children have achieved the objective?

A well thought through plan which keeps to the budget with correctly completed calculations

Submission – How can the project be submitted to you?

Photograph of drawing and accompanying written work

PE

Independent Project Title

Healthy and Active Bingo Project

Objective – What will you gain from completing the project?

  • This project will allow students to explore ways in which to improve fitness levels and the key skills used in sport.
  • The project will allow students to develop their knowledge of leading a healthy and active lifestyle.
  • The project provides an opportunity to research independently and to begin to apply their new knowledge to current sporting context.

Resources

See PDF document below for task instructions and information.

Year 7 PE Project – PDF

Outcome

The students should complete the bingo grid.

Success Criteria – What will show that you have achieved the objective?

  • Students will have completed the tasks set in the bingo grid.
  • Students will have developed and more in-depth knowledge and understanding of how the body responds to exercise.
  • Students will have generated a more in-depth understanding of personal fitness levels and how they can improve them via regular exercise.

Submission – How can the project be submitted?

Email your completed bingo project to your current PE teacher listed below.

 

Subject Performing Arts: Dance – Summer 2 Unit Styles of Dance

Independent Project Title / Question

Comparing and Contrasting Dance Styles

Objective – What will you gain from completing the project?

A developed knowledge of three different styles of dance and how they compare in regards to the History, Stylistic Qualities and Key Influences.

Resources

Outcome – What can you do to complete the project e.g. artefact, piece of writing?

You should create a mind map/leaflet on each of your chosen three styles outlining the following findings:

  • History of the style
  • People involved in its creation or influences from around the world.
  • The Stylistic qualities (these would be the aspects of the style that tend to differ to any other style) for e.g. pointed feet in Ballet, group formations in Street, contractions in Contemporary, hand gestures in Indian dance etc.

You should then make clear links to how they are different to each other and how they are the same.

Success Criteria – What will show that you have achieved the objective?

  • You will be able to identify the History, Stylistic qualities and influences of three different styles of dance (of your choosing).
  • You will be able to compare your findings and appreciate how they are similar and different.
  • You will be able to show your understanding through both practical and written work.

Extension: Create a short dance in each of the styles.

Submission – How can the project be submitted

Create mind map or leaflet & email your completed work to Miss Pearson: pa@heathpark.net

Performing Arts – Drama Summer 2 Unit Harry Potter

Independent Project Title / Question

Introduction to characterisation.

Objective – What will you gain from completing the project?

This project asks you to think about J K Rowling the author of Harry Potter, and how she portrays her characters in the narrative.

Resources

Outcome – What can you do to complete the project eg artefact, piece of writing?

You will develop a fact file on the central character Harry Potter to show your understanding of Harry Potters thoughts, feelings and emotions in central moments of the play.

Success Criteria – What will show that you have achieved the objective?

  • You will have created a fact file which identifies key facts about Harry Potter.
  • You will be able to state Harry Potters thoughts, feelings and emotions at key moments.
  • You will be able to show the relationships Harry has with other characters in the novel.

Extension: Look at the contrast between his life with the Dursley’s. Versus his life at Horgwarts.

Submission – How can the project be submitted

Students can present work in the following ways:

  • Hand Notes (take a picture)
  • Word Document
  • Power Point

Students can email all completed work to a.thomas@heathpark.net

Music – Summer 2 Unit Rock Anthems

Independent Project Title / Question

Rock ‘n’ Roll Presentation

Objective – What will you gain from completing the project?

You will gain an understanding of Rock ‘n’ Roll music and the influences it has had on popular music of today as well as the importance of the guitar in music.

Resources

Outcome – What can the children do to complete the project eg artefact, piece of writing?

To complete this task, you should create a timeline of rock ‘n’ roll music taking note of key dates and movements. After the timeline you should complete a project on any Rock artist or band that of their choice. You can do this in the form of a PowerPoint presentation, a booklet, an essay, a leaflet or you can be creative and make something at home. You need to include a brief history of the artist, a list of their popular songs, the characteristics of rock music that they use, the instruments they use and why they are important.

Success Criteria – What will show that you have achieved the objective?

A detailed timeline dating from the 1950’s to present day with key dates and musical artists that are important to Rock ‘n’ Roll. A detailed history of the artist showing that you have researched and understood their background and their music. You should have linked your rock artists music to some of the key features of rock music to show your understanding of the genre. You should be able to identify the instruments that appear on the artists most popular track and understand the importance of those particular instruments to popular music today.

Submission – How can the project be submitted to you?

You can e-mail Mr. Johnson your project. If you have been creative and made something at home then send a picture and you can bring it in when we are back at school.

Science – Summer 2 Unit Biological systems

Independent Project Title / Question

Your goal is to describe the journey of food through the digestive system.

Objective – What will the children gain from completing the project?

This project will allow you to understand what happens when you are eating your lunch. It will allow you to understand how the different organs work together as a system to absorb nutrients from the food we eat.

Resources

  • The digestive system song – video
  • Operation ouch – Digestion – video
  • A model showing digestion – video
  • BBC Bitesize – website
  • Information with pictures and a few fun facts – website
  • Want to challenge yourself? Detailed video on the process of digestion –  video

Outcome – What can you do to complete the project eg artefact, piece of writing?

You will produce a model of the digestive system showing how food passes through a range of organs. You will label the different parts involved and explain the importance of these parts.

Success Criteria – What will show that you have achieved the objective?

  1. You will have been able to describe the journey food takes.
  2. You will have been able to model the digestive system.
  3. You will be able to explain the role of each part within the digestive system.

Challenge

  • Can you research the different types of enzymes that are involved within the digestive system?
  • Can you describe the lock and key model for enzymes and then explain how this lock and key model allows enzymes in the digestive system to do their jobs effectively?

Submission – How can the project be submitted to you?

Take some pictures of the model you have produced and email them to your science teacher

Spanish

Independent Project Title / Question

Viaje Virtual

Objective – How will this project prepare you for your Level 2 study?

This project asks you to identify important Cultural aspects of Spain through a virtual trip to a city your choice. It will broaden your knowledge about Spanish cultural identity, values and attitudes of the people.

Resources

Outcome -What can you do to complete the project e.g. artefact, piece of writing?

You will make a travel magazine, brochure or a travel guide for tourists visiting a city of your choice in Spain. You will research several aspects including geography, history, festivals, typical food, monuments or architecture, weather, places of interest / entertainment, and a game or quiz for readers. You will have to complete a series of tasks suggested by your teacher. Your final presentation would be an eight page brochure (minimum, one page per aspect) in a Word Document or Power Point with pictures and texts in English. Suggested tasks include: -Choose a Spanish city you’d like to visit, or you’d like research, somewhere that interests you -Locate it on a map. Write a description of the location -Make a list of typical dishes. Include pictures of the dishes and write a brief description in English -Find out about traditional festivals of the region or the city. Write 3 sentences about it -Write a list of famous monuments, parks, museums or other landmarks that people would like to visit It would be great if students don’t all choose the capital city or the most obvious place. Take a look at Spain as a whole before deciding on your city / region.

Success Criteria – What will show that you have achieved the objective?

You will complete the individual tasks given to include all aspects of the culture of the city required. You will present the brochure / magazine / travel guide in English to the best of your ability. You will show personal interest in your research by presenting a creative and original piece of work. You will have gained valuable cultural knowledge about Spain. You will use your independent learning skills to produce a quality piece.

Extension: add pages to the brochure/magazine/travel guide with other aspects not included in this project but that interest you, for example, celebrities, sport, etc.

Submission – How can the project be submitted?

Students will present their work in their chosen format, showing the cultural aspect of their preferred city for the project