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Year 7 Transition Work

For any queries please email teachingenquiries@st-georgescofe-thanet.kent.sch.uk and we will do our best to help.

ARE YOU JOINING YEAR 7 IN SEPTEMBER? 

HERE IS SOME WORK THAT WILL HELP YOU TO BE READY TO START!

 

Firstly, and most importantly, there is NO expectation on you to do all of this work. It is there to offer support and children can do as much, or as little as they are comfortable with.  We know that pupils are all at different stages, and this work is to give you a flavour of the sort of work that you will be doing at St George's.

Click on the subject links below and they will in turn open up workbooks, lessons or other documents for you to try.  Hopefully these will help you start to prepare for life in Year 7 at St George's!

You will also find a transition project called Be Awesome, Go Big as well as Frequently Asked Questions and subject information below. We look forward to seeing you in September!
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Click HERE!

Be Awesome, Go Big!

BE AWESOME, GO BIG

https://vimeo.com/419864003

These resources have been created to prepare Year 6 pupils for the transition to secondary school.

The lessons are based on the books You Are Awesome by Matthew Syed and Go Big by Matthew Burton. Each session will take pupils through some big ideas to help them on their way to secondary school.

Also, see : https://www.hachetteschools.co.uk/landing-page/hachette-schools/be-awesome-go-big-resources-for-year-6/

PRINTABLE BOOKLET

English

Here is the subject information for English - click HERE

 

For the next 6 weeks the work you will be set is based on Greek mythology. In English you will work on reading and writing skills and the work here will give you a taster of what you will learn in more depth at St George’s.

 Greek mythology is a body of stories concerning the gods, heroes, and rituals of the ancient Greeks. Mythology was at the heart of everyday life in Ancient Greece. Greeks regarded mythology as a part of their history. They used myth to explain natural phenomena, cultural variations, traditional enmities and friendships. Whilst exploring these Greek myths you will develop your reading comprehension and your writing skills.

You will need to work on paper or a word document.

 

Click for MAIN TASK SHEET FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS

 

Greek myths were created by the Ancient Greeks around 800 BC (Before Christ) until 146 BC so about 2133 years ago!

Myths are stories which are not real and based on fiction.

 

Greek Myths - WEEK ONE and TWO  Apollo and the Chimera

Greek Myths - WEEK THREE AND FOUR  Medusa

Greek Myths - WEEK FIVE AND SIX  Pandora's Box

 

 

Maths

Click HERE for subject information about Maths.

In year 7 and 8 our Scheme of work is based on the White Rose Scheme of Learning therefore the best resource to prepare you for Maths at St Georges is to follow the home learning sessions on the link in the blue box below:

Click Here

In addition to this we are an all through school and have been running a PIXL Times Tables challenge since lockdown. Year 1 to Year 8 are competing in this and we have a weekly scoreboard update to celebrate those pupils with the highest scores. Details of how to take part will be sent.

How to access the Pixl Times Tables Challenge App

1 hour per task so 4 hours a week.

Science

Welcome to science at St George’s! We can’t wait to meet you all. Subject information is HERE.  Every week we will be putting on a work booklet for you to try. Please have a go and either email back to the Director of Science janemiller@st-georgescofe-thanet.kent.sch.uk or bring it in with you when you start school.

Lesson  Lesson Information
1 Worksheet   pdf version
2 Worksheet
3 Worksheet
4 Worksheet
5 Worksheet
6 Worksheet
7 Worksheet

 

RE

 RE at St George’s follows the Kent Agreed Syllabus for RE and being a Church of England School has a focus on Christianity, alongside other religious and non-religious world views. Subject info is HERE. The following tasks are designed to introduce pupils to some of the key content they will encounter through RE in Year 7.

Geography

History

French

Creative Rotation - CAD

Introduction tasks for CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design / Manufacture) rotations are below. Technology information is HERE

Tasks

Creative Rotation - Computing

Lesson Lesson Details Lesson Document
1

E Safety

Pupils are to watch the video (via the links) and complete set tasks.

Click Here
2

Coding

Pupils will link to the given website to complete the set puzzles

Click Here
3

Graphics

Pupils will link to the given website and use the online graphic tools to complete set tasks

Click Here
4

Scratch

Pupils will link to the given website to complete the set activities

Click Here
5

The Internet

Pupils to use the Internet to research Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Click Here
6

Design a computer game

Pupils to design a computer game of their choice

Click Here

 

Creative Rotation - Music

Lesson Lesson Details Documents
1

All About Me

Click Here

 
2

Desert Island Discs (Music I can’t live without)

Click Here

 
3

What Am I? (Instrument Quiz)

Click Here

What am I
4

The Layout of the Orchestra

Click Here

The Layout of the Orchestra
5

Musical Timeline – place the composers in their era 

Click Here

Musical Timeline
6

Blockbusters – A musical Quiz

Click Here

Blockbuster Quiz

 

Creative Rotation - Food

Introduction to Food Technology

Task

Creative Rotation - Resistant Materials

Introduction tasks for Resistant Materials rotation

Workbook

 

Art

The 7 Elements of Art

Tasks

Textiles

In year 7 Textiles students cover as many practical textile techniques as possible in the Creative Subjects rotation.  These are all based on contextual studies and students own design work.

Lesson  
1

LO: Students to research the artist William Morris.

Task: Collect at least 20 facts about the artist William Morris.

2

LO: Students to create a research page on the artist William Morris.

Task: Using pictures, drawings and information produce a research page on William Morris.

3

LO: Students to develop observational drawing skills.

Task: Make simple drawings of at least 3 leaves and 3 flowers.

4

LO: Students to investigate repeating patterns.

Task: Look at a selection of different repeating patterns and make drawings from them.

5

LO: Students to develop ideas in the style of William Morris.

Task: Trace a combination of your leaf and flower drawings to create a repeating pattern.  You can use just one leaf and one flower if you like or all of them but you should have a repeating pattern.  If you don’t have tracing paper work against a window.

6

LO: Students to use colour in the style of William Morris.

Task: Look at the work of William Morris and select appropriate colours to add to your own repeating pattern.

7

LO: Students to research hand stitching techniques.

Task: Research at least 5 different hand stitching techniques and produce a reference sheet which includes drawings and information.

Extension task: If you have the facilities practice hand stitching.

8

LO: Students to research silk painting technique.

Task: Research what silk painting involves and create a presentation sheet including picture and information. Write a sentence on how they could use their own designs to create a silk painting.

Task - Full details and pictures

PE

Subject information is HERE
Lesson  
1

Activity to complete.

When you take part in Sport, you need to warm up and cool down. Try and answer the following questions.

  • Why should we warm up?
  • What should be included in a warm up?
  • Why do we need to cool down?
  • What should be included in a cool down and why?

Plan some exercises and stretches to do in a warm up before playing sport. Draw some pictures to illustrate your stretches.

2

Activity to complete

Our everyday fitness is important. It is crucial to our everyday health and to lots of sports. Your task is to find definitions for the following components of fitness-

  • Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Muscular Strength
  • Muscular Endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Body Composition
  • Rate your fitness using the following statements below –
  • I am very active. I hardly ever get out of breath.
  • I take part in PE lessons but don’t do much outside school.
  • I get hot and out of breath quite quickly.
3

Activity to complete

Plan a training session for yourself and your family. Take the following into consideration.

The Space you have access to

Plan how many exercises you will include

Include how long you will work on each activity or how many of each activity you will complete. Include the rest time between each exercise.

You can include instructions or images on how to complete each of the exercises.

Who has participated the best?
4

Keep a log of the different exercises you do in a week.

Day

Activity

Time

How did the activity make you feel?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Our skeleton has many functions to support us in our everyday lives.

Explain the five functions of the skeleton

Where in the body would you find the following bones?

  • Cranium
  • Femur
  • Patella
  • Ulna
  • Scapula.

Scientists gather information about the skeleton using maths. Using your knowledge measure in centimetres and gather some information about your skeleton

Type of bone

Length in cm

Skull

 

Right Femur

 

Right Humerus

 

Right Tibia

 

Then order your data from longest to shortest bone

6

Design a poster that could encourage a family member to take part in Sport. Think about why Sport is important.

Why not try some activities from the link below

https://www.sportengland.org/news/how-stay-active-while-youre-home