HOMEWORK

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

Christmas holidays: wishing all my students a happy & peaceful Christmas!

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!

 

Image taken from: https://yalantis.com/media/content/ckeditor/2014/11/Katy-2.jpg

 

 

 

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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