HOMEWORK

Homework is in date order, starting with the most recent first

Wednesday 9th May

YEAR 6 Humanities (Tuesday/ Wednesday group):

1) Please complete your questions on Aztec religious beliefs using FULL SENTENCES.

2) Human Sacrifice: Imagine you are a Spanish sailor, arriving in Tenochtitlan for the first time. Write a diary entry describing in detail the Aztec human sacrifice ceremony. Include who, where, when, why and how and try to describe as much of the city, the temple and the procedure as you can, through the eyes of a poor sailor who has never seen such a ceremony before….

DUE IN NEXT LESSON: Tuesday 15th May

 

MAY 1st to MAY 15th:

Years 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11: REVISION for end of unit assessments and exams (see below for details)

YEAR 7: Earthquakes and volcanoes revision for your end of unit assessment on Monday 14th or Tuesday 15th May

YEAR 8: Coasts revision for your end of unit assessment on Monday 14th May

YEAR 9: please use your population revision list to begin revising your population unit in preparation for your end of unit assessment on Tuesday 1st or Friday 4th May. You should revise everything except migration and your Poland to UK migration case study. This will not be needed this time.

YEAR 10: Use your revision list to revise for your end of year exam which will be w/c 8th May 2018 and will test you on all the topics you have studied since September.

You will have 2 papers:

Paper 1 will be 1hour 10 minutes long and be made up of 2 full 35 minute Paper 1 questions, including case study questions. All of your end of unit tests to date have been one of these questions, so you are familiar with their format. Please note that one of these questions will be on settlement. The other could be on any of our remaining Year 10 topics including farming, industry, rivers or coasts.

Paper 2 will be 40 minutes long and be made up of 5 questions on all 5 topics. Each question is worth 8 marks and is made up of smaller questions and no case studies.

 

YEAR 11 : please use the Year 11 page on this site to help you prepare for Papers 1, 2 and 4. Please email me if you want to meet for extra revision on top of our scheduled time.

 

Easter Holidays

Wishing all of my students and their families a very happy and restful Easter break…

YEAR 7 & 8: next term you will be studying settlement, cities and urbanisation (Year 7) and international development, the poverty gap and globalisation (Year 8). During the holidays you can listen out for/ look for any examples of what you have studied and are going to study in the news. Also look at the landscapes around you and look for any evidence of how people have influenced and changed the natural landscape and for any problems this might have caused e.g. litter, footpath erosion, farms and roads etc. Take pictures of anything interesting you see – all landscapes are full of geographical information!

YEAR 9: please use your population revision list to begin revising your population unit in preparation for your end of unit assessment on Tuesday 1st or Friday 4th May. You should revise everything except your Poland to UK migration case study. This will not be needed this time.

YEAR 10:

  1. Please complete your Cambridge research question for our case study
  2. Use your revision list to begin revision for your end of year exam which will be w/c 8th May 2018 and will test you on all the topics you have studied since September.

YEAR 11 : yup! You guessed it – lots of revision please…

Week beginning 19th March 2018

FRIDAY 23rd March

YEAR 9: Case study: Poland to UK migration. Using your information sheets on Poland to UK migration ensure that you have completed a detailed analysis of:

  1. the push and pull factors that are leading to so many Polish migrants to the UK
  2. the impact (positive and negative and social/economic/political) of this migration on both the UK and Poland

YEAR 10: Cambridge case study. Please thoroughly research your given question and prepare a written report (format of your choosing e.g. bullet points, prose, mind map etc.) for your classmates for Wednesday 18th April (first day back after Easter):

Cambridge settlement case study: How has an urban area in an MEDC changed over time, what issues has it faced and what solutions have been tried to overcome them? You must use statistics and mention specific place details to support your answer.

  1. a) How has Cambridge grown and changed from its original site to the present day? Find out its origins, early population, original function, key dates and how it has grown pre-war, post war, and post-industrial (after 1970). What is its current population? Which villages has it absorbed? What is its projected growth? How has its infrastructure changed e.g. new roads/ rail/ public transport/ airport and when they were added, new services and industries. Include maps where possible. (Key word= urban sprawl) b) Why has Cambridge grown so much? (SEEP) Include information on its site and situation, physical factors and more recent political and socio-economic factors
  2. What issues does the rapid growth of Cambridge now present? Consider social issues (e.g. crime rates, loss of village community, increased commuter time, house prices etc.), economic issues (e.g. house prices, commuter costs, loss of farmland, investment and cost of infrastructure), environmental issues (air pollution from traffic, visual and noise pollution, soil erosion from footpath usage etc, loss of habitat, disruption to wildlife from construction traffic etc. development of greenfield land). Provide as much detail as possible for each, including named examples and statistics where possible.
  3.  What solutions have been tried to overcome these issues e.g. public transport developments, traffic calming measures, proposed congestion charge, road widening schemes, social housing and right to buy schemes, compensation etc.

YEAR 11: revision in preparation for your full Mock paper 1 on Thursday.

 

Week beginning 5th March 2018

Friday 9th March

YEAR 9 Please carefully read through the Geo fact file hand out I gave you on international migration from Poland to the UK. Highlight the article and reflect particularly on what factors attracted Polish migrants to the UK (pull factors), which factors made them want to leave Poland (push factors) and what the social, economic, environmental and political (SEEP) impacts have been on the country of origin (Poland) and the host country (UK). For our next lesson.

YEAR 10: Settlement and service hierarchies continued: please read page 41 of your textbooks on the Isle of Wight and answer questions 1 to 3 in full sentences. Due Friday please.

YEAR 11: please review and revise your Population unit, especially migration and your Earthquakes and Volcanoes unit. Our next revision lesson will be on Tuesday looking at migration and beginning revision on Earthquakes and Volcanoes. So come to the lesson with any specific questions, queries or requests please and email me beforehand if there are any specific resources you require. N.B you will each receive a copy of the E&V revision booklet in the lesson.

 

Tuesday 6th March

YEAR 9AWrite an essay explaining

To what extent has China’s one-child policy has been a success?

Please include the following:

  1. Introduction: explain what the one-child policy is, why it was introduced and some background information on China and its population
  2.  at least one paragraph explaining (with statistics as evidence) why the policy was a success
  3. at least one paragraph explaining (with statistics as evidence) why the policy was NOT a success
  4. Conclusion: summarise the points and explain and justify your viewpoint (i.e.  based on this evidence do you think it was a success or not?

Reminder: You must write in good English, using full sentences and avoiding abbreviations. Use Point, Evidence and Explain to ensure you add as much detail as possible. Top tips: briefly plan your essay first. Use SEEP (social, economic, environmental and political) to help you brainstorm ideas. Due Tuesday please.

 

Monday 5th March

YEAR 7: please complete your posters advertising your volcanic town “Volcanius”  or “Corpasville”. Include as many of the benefits of living near a volcano as you can from today’s lesson and try to convince people to come and live in your town. Explain why the danger might be reduced and why it is worth the risk…

Due in 2 weeks: Monday 19th March

YEAR 8: complete the hand out on coastal management strategies. You can either cut out and stick in the correct answers or write them in. Extension: draw and describe a different defence not listed or see if you can come up with one yourself…

DUE ON FRIDAY 9th MARCH on geography shelf in Humanities Room

 

Week beginning 26th February 2018

Year 7 & 8: no homework due to Book Week

Friday 2nd March

YEAR 9B: Write an essay explaining

To what extent has China’s one-child policy has been a success?

Please include the following:

  1. Introduction: explain what the one-child policy is, why it was introduced and some background information on China and its population
  2.  at least one paragraph explaining (with statistics as evidence) why the policy was a success
  3. at least one paragraph explaining (with statistics as evidence) why the policy was NOT a success
  4. Conclusion: summarise the points and explain and justify your viewpoint (i.e.  based on this evidence do you think it was a success or not?

Reminder: You must write in good English, using full sentences and avoiding abbreviations. Use Point, Evidence and Explain to ensure you add as much detail as possible. Top tip: briefly plan your essay first. Due Friday.

YEAR 11: please complete the full past paper question on weather and climate for Wednesday’s lesson.

Tuesday 27th February

YEAR 9: CASE STUDY: Japan’s ageing population: 

Please carefully read the hand out on the Japan’s ageing population. Please answer the following questions in a format of your choosing (headings and bullet points/ full sentences/ separate mind maps etc.)

  1. How bad is the ageing population situation in Japan? You must include statistics to support your answer.
  2. What problems are being caused by the ageing population? You must include statistics to support your answer.
  3. What solutions have been tried to cope with the ageing population in Japan? You must include statistics/ specific details to support your answer and include strategies to increase the workforce, to cope with the cost of care and how to cope with the increasing needs of the elderly.

You will see that you must include statistics to support all your answers and you may wish to do additional research (please reference).
DUE TUESDAY 6th MARCH in lesson

Week beginning 19th February 2018

Friday 23rd 

YEAR 9: CASE STUDY: Japan’s ageing population: 

Please carefully read the hand out on the Japan’s ageing population. Please answer the following questions in a format of your choosing (headings and bullet points/ full sentences/ separate mind maps etc.)

  1. How bad is the ageing population situation in Japan? You must include statistics to support your answer.
  2. What problems are being caused by the ageing population? You must include statistics to support your answer.
  3. What solutions have been tried to cope with the ageing population in Japan? You must include statistics/ specific details to support your answer and include strategies to increase the workforce, to cope with the cost of care and how to cope with the increasing needs of the elderly.

You will see that you must include statistics to support all your answers and you may wish to do additional research (please reference).
DUE FRIDAY 2nd MARCH in lesson

YEAR 10: Settlement patterns past paper question

Please complete the past paper question on settlement pattern and distribution. Please note that the map you are asked to analyse is Figure 3A and not Figure 4 and that question b ii) is worth 4 marks and not 5 marks.

Due next Tuesday 27th or Wednesday 28th depending on when you lesson normally is. Tuesday geographers (10A) must leave their work on my desk as you have a Book Week workshop instead of our lesson. No exceptions.

YEAR 11: please complete the Paper 1 weather question. Due Wednesday 28th in our lesson

Half-term:

Year 7: volcanoes

Year 8: coastal landform explorations on Google Earth

Year 9: ensure your population research (one MEDC and one LEDC) is complete

Year 10: please have a go at as much of the Paper 4 sample paper as you can

Year 11: revision! Have a go at the Paper 2 practise I gave you…

….and everyone have a lovely break!

 

Week beginning 5th February 2018

Monday 5th

YEAR 7: Make your own volcano! Using all you have learnt in today’s lesson about volcanoes please go and create your own shield or stratovolcano. Your volcano can be made out of any material including papier mache, plaster of paris, salt dough, lego, cake, cardboard, etc. If you prefer, you could create a detailed poster instead.

YEAR 8: Use google maps and google earth to explore different coastal landforms around the world including bays and headlands, cliffs, caves, arches, stacks and stumps, spits and salt marshes. Suggestions include looking around Overstrained, Blakeney Point and Happisburgh on the Norfolk coast (UK) and Dyrhólaey and Reynisfjara in Southern Iceland (which some of you will be visiting in October)

Tuesday 6th

YEAR 7: Make your own volcano! Using all you have learnt in today’s lesson about volcanoes please go and create your own shield or stratovolcano. Your volcano can be made out of any material including papier mache, plaster of paris, salt dough, lego, cake, cardboard, etc. If you prefer, you could create a detailed poster instead.

YEAR 9: for those of you who were absent last lesson or have not yet completed, please complete the following (please ensure you include a population pyramid):

Please choose one LEDC (Less Economically Developed Country) and one MEDC (More Economically Developed Country and find out the following information about them. This can be written in your exercise book or presented as a poster:

  1. Total population
  2. Birth rate
  3. Death rate
  4. Calculate its rate of natural increase or decrease (birth rate – death rate)
  5. GDP per capita
  6. Life expectancy
  7. Infant mortality
  8. Its size in square kilometres
  9. If population density is the total population divided by the total number of square kilometres, what is the population density of your country?
  10. Please try and find a copy of the country’s POPULATION PYRAMID (age/sex pyramid). Please find an example here: Population pyramidRemember! ALWAYS quote where you got your information from (source e.g. web address and date)

 

YEAR 10

Thinking about fieldwork investigations…

Please read through the Paper 4 (Alternative to Coursework) exam paper you have been given. Think about how you would go about investigating and proving some of the theories about rivers that we have been studying. Now have a go at the paper! See how you get on… some parts you may be unsure of but the data analysis questions you should be able to complete.

You can find out more about Paper 4 in your textbooks on pages 292 to 313. We will be carrying out our own fieldwork and exploring this exam paper in the summer term when we go on our field trip.

Week beginning 29th January 2018

Tuesday 30th

YEAR 7: please find and print out at least 3 pictures of different volcanoes around the world during an eruption and bring to your next lesson

YEAR 9: please finish your analysis of your case studies on overpopulation (Bangladesh) and underpopulation (Australia) and create 2 mind maps detailing the social, economic, environmental and political (SEEP) problems caused by overpopulation and underpopulation. You should add evidence (e.g. statistics) from these case studies to support your ideas. For next lesson.

YEAR 10:

Please begin revising for your end of unit assessment on rivers next Tuesday.

REVISION LIST: You need to revise everything we have studied in this topic including;

  • The water cycle including infiltration, thorough-flow, percolation, groundwater flow and interception (by vegetation)
  • The long profile of a river (how and why the river valley changes shape through its basin and the differences between each section)
  • The 4 types of river erosion (hydraulic action, abrasion, attrition and solution) and transport (traction, saltation, suspension and solution).
  • The upper, middle, lower course of the river: their river channel and valley shapes, their landforms including waterfalls, gorges, rapids, potholes, v shaped valleys, interlocking spurs (upper), meanders and ox bow lakes (middle) and floodplains, levees and deltas (lower). Please note you need to be able to reproduce detailed diagrams & explanations of ALL of these landforms.
  • Storm hydrographs and  factors that affect lag time
  • Human and physical causes of both flooding and a decrease or increase in lag time
  • Hard and soft engineering solutions to river flooding.
  • Definitions of your key words (glossary)
  • Details of the opportunities, problems and management of the River Mississippi (case study) including statistics.

Please revise thoroughly.

Monday 29th

YEAR 7: please find and print out at least 3 pictures of different volcanoes around the world during an eruption and bring to your next lesson (I have your books)

YEAR 8: please complete your fill in the gap exercise on the definition of the 4 types of erosion. Please make sure you stick in to your books. For the drawings you can draw an example of this process at work, or a symbol to depict this process or attempt an illustration…

Week beginning 22nd January 2018

Friday 26th

YEAR 9: Please choose one LEDC (Less Economically Developed Country) and one MEDC (More Economically Developed Country and find out the following information about them. This can be written in your exercise book or presented as a poster:

  1. Total population
  2. Birth rate
  3. Death rate
  4. Calculate its rate of natural increase or decrease (birth rate – death rate)
  5. GDP per capita
  6. Life expectancy
  7. Infant mortality
  8. Its size in square kilometres
  9. If population density is the total population divided by the total number of square kilometres, what is the population density of your country?
  10. Please try and find a copy of the country’s POPULATION PYRAMID (age/sex pyramid). Please find an example here: Population pyramidRemember! ALWAYS quote where you got your information from (source e.g. web address and date)

YEAR 11:  Please read the article on Development and the HDI

 

Tuesday 23rd

YEAR 7: following on from our lesson on the different types of tectonic plate boundary, please watch and learn the dance to Kung Fu Panda Plates! This is to help you memorise the different plate boundaries and which direction the plates are moving in… You can find the video here: Kung Fu Panda Plates

YEAR 9: Please choose one LEDC (Less Economically Developed Country) and one MEDC (More Economically Developed Country and find out the following information about them. This can be written in your exercise book or presented as a poster:

  1. Total population
  2. Birth rate
  3. Death rate
  4. Calculate its rate of natural increase or decrease (birth rate – death rate)
  5. GDP per capita
  6. Life expectancy
  7. Infant mortality
  8. Its size in square kilometres
  9. If population density is the total population divided by the total number of square kilometres, what is the population density of your country?
  10. Please try and find a copy of the country’s POPULATION PYRAMID (age/sex pyramid). Please find an example here: Population pyramidRemember! ALWAYS quote where you got your information from (source e.g. web address and date)TIP! Look at websiteCIA world fact book

 

Monday 22nd 

YEAR 7: following on from our lesson on the different types of tectonic plate boundary, please watch and learn the dance to Kung Fu Panda Plates! This is to help you memorise the different plate boundaries and which direction the plates are moving in… You can find the video here: Kung Fu Panda Plates

YEAR 8: Please research and print out at least 4 different pictures of coastlines from around the world. At least two must be of constructive coastlines (where the coast is growing/ deposition is occurring e.g. has a large beach or a spit) and 2 must be of destructive coastlines (i.e. where the coastline is being destroyed/ erosion is occurring e.g. has steep cliffs or arches/ stacks). Please annotate (label) your pictures to explain what evidence you can see to explain your choice. You can do it electronically or by hand but it must be printed and ready to bring to your lesson on Monday please.

Week beginning 15th January 2018

Friday 19th January

YEAR 9B: Please use the information from the handouts provided to complete the following table explaining all the possible social, cultural, economic and political reasons why birth rates and death rates are high in some countries. See if you can add any ideas from today’s discussion:

Reasons for High Birth Rate Reasons for High Death Rate
Economic
Social/ Cultural
Political (Extension)

YEAR 10A & 10B: Please read pages 100-104 of the AQA textbook (or your handout for those of you who have photocopies) and answer questions 1,4,5 and 6 only (not question 3 & 4) in full sentences where relevant.

YEAR 11: Please research an LEDC and an MEDC of your choosing and find out the following:

  • the GDP per capita and GNP per capita
  • life expectancy
  • adult literacy rate
  • infant mortality

 

Wednesday 17th January

YEAR 10B:

  1. Please can you finish copying the diagrams on the formation of ox-bow lakes on page 73 of your textbook and make sure you explain fully how they are formed.
  2. Please answer both exam questions using full sentences and diagrams if you wish.

 

Christmas holidays:

YEAR 11: please revise your industry topic and Cambridge Science Park case study ready for an end of unit assessment in our first lesson back.

YEAR 10: For those of you who missed lessons due to Mr E only:  you must ensure you have caught up on everything you missed by our first lesson back. I have emailed you with details.

YEARS 7, 8 & 9: well done on completing your assessments. Results when you get back next term; now enjoy a good break!

 

Week beginning Monday 4th December

MONDAY 4th

YEAR 8: Revision for your end of unit assessment on ecosystems next Monday 11th December. Please see here for a full revision list: Year 8 Ecosystems test revision list

YEAR 7: TREASURE MAP! Putting together all the map skills you have learned over the past term I would like you to create your very own treasure island map please! You should include an 8 point compass, a scale, grid references, contours and as many landforms, landmarks and mythical creatures as you like! You will need to write on the back directions on how to find your treasure so be sure to leave it well hidden… Due in after Christmas in our first lesson: Monday 8th January.

Week beginning Monday 27th November

MONDAY 27th

YEAR 7: please begin revising for your end of unit assessment on map skills for your test next Monday 4th December. This covers everything we have studied this term. Please see here for a complete revision list: Year 7 Map skills end of unit test REVISION LIST

 

Week beginning Monday 20th November

WEDNESDAY 22nd

YEAR 10: please begin revising your Food Production topic ready for your assessment on Friday 1st December. See below for revision list & glossary:

Food production revision list

Food production glossary

 

TUESDAY 21st  

YEAR 7 (B only) Please complete the 6 figure grid reference worksheet. Make sure your name is on the sheet and hand in to the geography shelf above my desk by FRIDAY 24th

YEAR 9: no homework! Well done for your test, now have a break!

YEAR 10: please begin revising your Food Production topic ready for your assessment on Friday 1st December. See below for revision list & glossary:

Food production revision list

Food production glossary

 

 

MONDAY 20th

YEAR 8: Makachos case study: please carefully read all of the photocopy you were handed in the lesson and answer ALL the questions in Your Turn in detail and in full sentences. This will come up in your test and in future geography studies so please invest your time. Work is to be completed on your lined paper and handed in in our next lesson please.

 

 

Week beginning Monday 13th November

FRIDAY 17th

YR 9 HOMEWORK= REVISION Please begin reviewing and revising our Rivers topic in preparation for your end of unit assessment on Friday 24th November. You need to make sure you have no gaps in your classwork or homework and that your case study is complete and detailed enough.

REVISION LIST: You need to revise everything we have studied this term including the long profile of a river (how the river valley changes shape through its basin) all of the upper, middle, lower course of the river: their river channel and valley shapes and their landforms including waterfalls, gorges, rapids, v shaped valleys, interlocking spurs (upper), meanders and ox bow lakes (middle) and floodplains, levees and deltas (lower). You also need to know the water cycle, storm hydrographs,  human and physical causes of both flooding and a decrease or increase in lag time as well as hard and soft engineering solutions to river flooding. You should be able to recall the 4 types of river erosion and transport and the definitions of your key words and the details of the opportunities, problems and management of the River Mississippi (case study) including statistics. Please revise thoroughly.

YEAR 10A: Food issues: Please finish watching and making notes on the BBC Future of Food documentary we started that explore the issues global food production is facing, including water and oil demand and environmental pressure

Please ensure you complete episode 1 and I strongly recommend watching episodes 2 & 3  too.

TUESDAY 14th

YR 9 HOMEWORK= REVISION Please begin reviewing and revising our Rivers topic in preparation for your end of unit assessment on Tuesday 21st November. You need to make sure you have no gaps in your classwork or homework and that your case study is complete and detailed enough (see below).

REVISION LIST: You need to revise everything we have studied this term including the long profile of a river (how the river valley changes shape through its basin) all of the upper, middle, lower course of the river: their river channel and valley shapes and their landforms including waterfalls, gorges, rapids, v shaped valleys, interlocking spurs (upper), meanders and ox bow lakes (middle) and floodplains, levees and deltas (lower). You also need to know the water cycle, storm hydrographs,  human and physical causes of both flooding and a decrease or increase in lag time as well as hard and soft engineering solutions to river flooding. You should be able to recall the 4 types of river erosion and transport and the definitions of your key words and the details of the opportunities, problems and management of the River Mississippi (case study) including statistics. Please revise thoroughly.

YEAR 10: environmental impact of farming

1.Using the inputs, processes and outputs of farming as a guide, write a detailed analysis or mind map exploring what might be the potential impact of farming on the environment? Consider the short term & long term impact of farming and farming methods e.g. fertiliser run off from arable crops might enter the local river system etc.

2.Try to think of at least 5 different impacts and order them in severity.

3.Source: your new textbook, the internet

 

MONDAY 13th

YEAR 7: for anyone who did not finish in the lesson, please complete your grid reference worksheets. It’s all good practise!

 

Week beginning Monday 6th November

FRIDAY 10th

YEAR 9: Reminder: next Tuesday 14th November is our Rivers field trip. Please come to school dressed in your own clothes but very warmly with many layers, with waterproofs and wellington boots/ hiking boots/ SUITABLE footwear to get wet and muddy. 

YR 9 HOMEWORK= REVISION Please begin reviewing and revising our Rivers topic in preparation for your end of unit assessment on Tuesday 21st November. You need to make sure you have no gaps in your classwork or homework and that your case study is complete and detailed enough (see below).

REVISION LIST: You need to revise everything we have studied this term including the long profile of a river (how the river valley changes shape through its basin) all of the upper, middle, lower course of the river: their river channel and valley shapes and their landforms including waterfalls, gorges, rapids, v shaped valleys, interlocking spurs (upper), meanders and ox bow lakes (middle) and floodplains, levees and deltas (lower). You also need to know the water cycle, storm hydrographs,  human and physical causes of both flooding and a decrease or increase in lag time as well as hard and soft engineering solutions to river flooding. You should be able to recall the 4 types of river erosion and transport and the definitions of your key words and the details of the opportunities, problems and management of the River Mississippi (case study) including statistics. Please revise thoroughly.

Case study: the River Mississippi: using the A3 hand out you were given and your own research you should have made detailed notes about the River Mississippi, including statistics and a lot of very specific detail as evidence. You must include:

a) what multiple opportunities the river provides including social (e.g. recreation) & economic (e.g. tourism, trade, power stations, fishing etc.)

b) what challenges the river faces including issues such as dredging, and details about any flood events

c) what solutions have been used to overcome these problems

All MUST be supported with statistics/ clear details as evidence. You may do additional research if you wish, in the format you prefer e.g. a mind map/ fact file but it should be about a page in length.

Good luck!

YEAR 10: environmental impact of farming

1.Using the inputs, processes and outputs of farming as a guide, write a detailed analysis or mind map exploring what might be the potential impact of farming on the environment? Consider the short term & long term impact of farming and farming methods e.g. fertiliser run off from arable crops might enter the local river system etc.

2.Try to think of at least 5 different impacts and order them in severity.

3.Source: your new textbook, the internet

 

TUESDAY 7th

YEAR 7: please spend 20-25 minutes working through your worksheet on scale. This can be stuck in your exercise books and needs to be handed in in our next lesson on Tuesday 14th please

YEAR 9: Reminder: next Tuesday 14th November is our Rivers field trip. Please come to school dressed in your own clothes but very warmly with many layers, with waterproofs and wellington boots/ hiking boots/ SUITABLE footwear to get wet and muddy.

YR 9 HOMEWORK= REVISION Please begin reviewing and revising our Rivers topic in preparation for your end of unit assessment on Tuesday 21st November. You need to make sure you have no gaps in your classwork or homework and that your case study is complete and detailed enough (see below).

REVISION LIST: You need to revise everything we have studied this term including the long profile of a river (how the river valley changes shape through its basin) all of the upper, middle, lower course of the river: their river channel and valley shapes and their landforms including waterfalls, gorges, rapids, v shaped valleys, interlocking spurs (upper), meanders and ox bow lakes (middle) and floodplains, levees and deltas (lower). You also need to know the water cycle, storm hydrographs,  human and physical causes of both flooding and a decrease or increase in lag time as well as hard and soft engineering solutions to river flooding. You should be able to recall the 4 types of river erosion and transport and the definitions of your key words and the details of the opportunities, problems and management of the River Mississippi (case study) including statistics. Please revise thoroughly.

Case study: the River Mississippi: using the A3 hand out you were given and your own research you should have made detailed notes about the River Mississippi, including statistics and a lot of very specific detail as evidence. You must include:

a) what multiple opportunities the river provides including social (e.g. recreation) & economic (e.g. tourism, trade, power stations, fishing etc.)

b) what challenges the river faces including issues such as dredging, and details about any flood events

c) what solutions have been used to overcome these problems

All MUST be supported with statistics/ clear details as evidence. You may do additional research if you wish, in the format you prefer e.g. a mind map/ fact file but it should be about a page in length.

Good luck!

MONDAY 6th 

YEAR 7: please spend 20-25 minutes working through your worksheet on scale. This can be stuck in your exercise books and needs to be handed in in our next lesson on Monday 13th please

YEAR 8: please read through the worksheet on climate graphs and answer all the questions please. Remember, when you are describing the climate to describe both temperature and rainfall and to include statistics to support your answer e.g. rainfall is high all year round with an average monthly rainfall of …..mm OR rainfall varies throughout the year with a high rainfall of ….. mm in July and a low rainfall of …..mm in December etc.

 

Week beginning Tuesday 31st October

FRIDAY 3rd Nov

YEAR 9: Casestudy: the River Mississippi: using the A3 hand out you were given in today’s lesson and your own research please make detailed notes about the River Mississippi, including statistics and a lot of very specific detail as evidence. You must include:

a) what multiple opportunities the river provides including social (e.g. recreation) & economic (e.g. tourism, trade, power stations, fishing etc.)

b) what challenges the river faces including issues such as dredging, and details about any flood events

c) what solutions have been used to overcome these problems

All MUST be supported with statistics/ clear details as evidence. You may do additional research if you wish, in the format you prefer e.g. a mind map/ fact file but it should be about a page in length. Due in 2 weeks in our lesson: Friday 17th November.

 

Week beginning 16th October

TUESDAY 17th

YEAR 7B: World map! Please locate and name all the visible countries on your world maps that you were given today. Countries too small to see e.g. Monaco or the tiny islands do not need to be labelled but the small, visible countries of Africa (e.g. Swaziland) and Europe (e.g. Switzerland) do need to be labelled. I suggest you use a key for smaller countries, and work through it continent by continent. You may colour it in but only if you wish to. Due in Tuesday 7th November, i.e. you have 3 weeks to complete this task!

YEAR 9: Casestudy: the River Mississippi: using the A3 hand out you were given in today’s lesson please make detailed notes about the River Mississippi. You must include:

a) what opportunities the river provides including social (e.g. recreation) & economic (e.g. tourism, trade, power stations, fishing etc.)

b) what challenges the river faces including issues such as dredging, and details about any flood events

c) what solutions have been used to overcome these problems

All should be supported with statistics as evidence. You may do additional research if you wish, in the format you prefer e.g. a mind map/ fact file but it should be about a page in length. Due next lesson, Tuesday 31st October.

YEAR 10A: please revise the whole of your coasts topic using the revision list provided and including your case study on the North Norfolk coast. Test is Tuesday 31st October in the lesson.

 

MONDAY 16th

YEAR 7A: World map! Please locate and name all the visible countries on your world maps that you were given today. Countries too small to see e.g. Monaco or the tiny islands do not need to be labelled but the small, visible countries of Africa (e.g. Swaziland) and Europe (e.g. Switzerland) do need to be labelled. I suggest you use a key for smaller countries, and work through it continent by continent. You may colour it in but only if you wish to. Due in Monday 6th November, i.e. you have 3 weeks to complete this task!

YEAR 8: Please complete the worksheet on plant adaptations that you were given in today’s lesson, ready for next lesson. N.B. you do not need to cut out the pictures. You can draw arrows to connect them. Remember on a climate graph the bars measure rainfall and the line graph is for temperature…

Any overdue animal adaptation homework should be on my shelf by no later than the end of Tuesday 17th…

 

Week beginning 9th October

FRIDAY 13th

YEAR 10: Please complete your notes on mangrove swamps using pages 157 & 158 of your textbook. You should include a description of mangroves and how they are structured and have adapted to their habitat, why they are important and why they are at risk. For next lesson please.

MONDAY 9th

YEAR 6A: please complete, if you have not already done so, your news article about the Charge of the Light Brigade. Due: next lesson.

YEAR 8A & 8B:  Please find pictures of 4 different animals from at least 2 different biomes and try to find out and describe how that animal has adapted to the climate (rainfall and temperature) of that biome. This can be done on a separate piece of paper either by hand or on computer. This will be our topic next lesson.

Week beginning 2nd October

FRIDAY 6th

YEAR 10A & 10B: Please copy Fig 6.61 on page 164 of your textbooks carefully into your exercise books. Write a brief description of the difference between the different types of coral reef (what you can see, not why it has formed like this). Due next lesson (10A = Tuesday, 10B= Wednesday)

YEAR 11: 1) Please read your Mississippi rivers case study, stick it into your books and highlight key facts as you will need to be able to explain with evidence (i.e. as much place details and as many statistics as possible) the opportunities, challenges and solutions presented by the Mississippi. 2) Begin revising all of the rivers topic for your end of unit assessment on Friday 13th

 

TUESDAY 3rd

YEAR 7: please complete your maps of the UK including the CORRECT location of all the cities or landmarks. You MUST use an atlas or Google Maps for this, not try to complete from memory. Due next lesson. Remember to add a compass and use clear X marks to pinpoint the exact locations.

MONDAY 2nd

YEAR 6: please complete your newspaper report from the battlefield of the Charge of the Light Brigade. Try to include as much detail as possible and make it sound as ‘glorious’ as possible! Due next lesson.

YEAR 7: please complete your maps of the UK including the CORRECT location of all the cities or landmarks. You MUST use an atlas or Google Maps for this, not try to complete from memory. Due next lesson. Remember to add a compass and use clear X marks to pinpoint the exact locations.

YEAR 8: please complete the food web and food chains worksheet. Due next lesson.

 

Week beginning 25th September

TUESDAY 26th

YEAR 9: please complete all the questions on your River worksheet. Clue: you need to think carefully about the river system as the flow of water through the water cycle… Due in next Tuesday in our lesson please.

YEAR 7B: Reminder! You have one week left to complete your poster…. which you will be presenting to everyone in our next lesson.

MONDAY 25th

YEAR 6: Please choose one of the countries that formed part of the British Empire by 1920 and find out the following (this can be written in your Humanities books):

  1. When and how it was colonised by the British
  2. Can you find out what life was like during colonial rule? E.g. who was in charge, what happened to the indigenous (native) peoples?
  3. When and how did this country gain independence from Britain?

DUE: NEXT MONDAY 2nd October in the lesson

YEAR 7A: Reminder! You have one week left to complete your poster…. which you will be presenting to everyone in our next lesson.

Week beginning 18th September

FRIDAY 21st

Year 10A and 10B: please investigate and find photographs of 4 different coastlines from around the world to bring to our next lesson on Wednesday. Two should be constructive and two should be destructive…

WEDNESDAY 20th

YEAR 6B: Please complete your timelines of Victoria’s life in time for our next lesson on Tuesday.

MONDAY 18th

YEAR 8 (A&B): for a world biome of your choosing create an information booklet or poster to describe as much as possible about its location (where these biomes are found across the world, its climate (see if you can find a climate graph?), its plants and its animals and any other interesting facts about it that you want to share…

YEAR 7A: POSTER TIME! You need to make a poster that a Year 6 pupil would find appealing and helpful describing your chosen continent or country. Find or draw pictures and as colourfully, neatly and as creatively as you can, describe your special location. Information can be in pictures and/or words and should include (where relevant):

  • Where your place is located on globe (neighbouring countries or oceans?)
  • Its population
  • Its size
  • Name some countries that belong to this continent
  • The climate or weather (does lots of rain, what is the usual temperature? Does climate vary across continent?)
  • What is its physical geography (any mountains? Long rivers? Flat areas? desert? Physical landmarks?)
  • Famous human landmarks/ places e.g. the Eiffel tower
  • Examples of flora and fauna (plants and animals)
  • Why this place is famous (e.g. it is the biggest continent, safari destination etc.)
  • Remember to tell me where you got this information from e.g. a web address like http://ngkids.co.uk/places and to LABEL your pictures!

You have 2 weeks to complete this poster and then I would you all to present your poster to the class. Remember! there will be house points for the best posters and they will going on display in our humanities classroom…

 

 

Week beginning 11th September

FRIDAY 15th

YEAR 10A and 10B: please complete the 2 exam sample questions on Industry ready for our next lesson together. This should technically take you no more than 15 minutes for the marks available. Any questions, please feel free to email me

YEAR 11: For those of you who still need to complete BOTH exam papers from the summer you have until this Friday 22nd Sept to do so. Try and complete them as a closed book exercise if possible.

YEAR 9: (Optional): If anyone would like to continue watching the rivers video we started it is from Planet Earth (series 1), the Episode “Fresh Water”

WEDNESDAY 13th

YEAR 10B: Please spend 20-30 minutes researching the Cambridge Science Park including key facts about its location, the history behind its development, its growth, some of its main companies or businesses and either the inputs, processes or outputs of the Park (you will be assigned this in your lesson). Bring your notes to our next lesson which will be on Friday.

TUESDAY 12th

YEAR 6: please draw the table below in your exercise books. In each column cut out and stick in each piece of evidence (the pictures I gave you in your lesson) depending on which type of evidence you think it is:

Written Oral Visual Artefacts
 

 

Optional Extension: what type of evidence do you think you would use most to investigate something that happened 5 years ago, 50 years ago and 500 years ago? Why? Write your answer in full sentences please.

YEAR 10A: Please spend 20-30 minutes researching the Cambridge Science Park including key facts about its location, the history behind its development, its growth, some of its main companies or businesses and either the inputs, processes or outputs of the Park (you will be assigned this in your lesson). Bring your notes to our next lesson which will be on Friday.

Year 11 from summer holidays (for Wednesday 13th Sept) please complete the Mumbai workbook and the two settlement past papers over the holidays. It’s not much but it will help bridge the long gap between lessons. Well done on an excellent year!

 

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YEAR 10A: Please spend 20-30 minutes researching the Cambridge Science Park including key facts about its location, the history behind its development, its growth, some of its main companies or businesses and either the inputs, processes or outputs of the Park (you will be assigned this in your lesson). Bring your notes to our next lesson which will be  on Friday.

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