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Year 8 Pack 1 [March/April]

Once work has been completed please email it to your class teacher or take it to the drop off point in reception.

Reading recommendations for Year 8

Year 8 Mathematics

Year 8 Maths Tasks


8A and 8D - higher checklist on Hegarty click here

8B, 8C, and 8E – foundation checklist on Hegarty click here

Year 8 pupils should be concentrating on Number and Algebra.

Year 8 Homework Sheet 1 click here

Year 8 Computer Science

Year 8 Computer Science Tasks

Year 8: Devices and Components

Task 1

Write a list of at least 5 input devices. For each device, write a sentence or two explaining how it is used, what data it is used to collect (e.g. voice, text, image, etc.) Try and think of unusual or uncommon devices!

Task 2

Repeat task 1 but for output devices.

Task 3

Write a report identifying at least 5 internal components of a computer (e.g. CPU, etc.) and for each, explain their role within the computer.

Contact Mr Moran through the Google Classroom if you have any questions.


Please complete the following Park Code worksheets

Alphabet Flags

The Ceasar Cipher

Please check the Google Classroom for updated work.  If you do not remember your login details or have trouble logging in, get a parent or guardian to email Mr Moran at and he will sort your account.

Year 8 Art and Design

Yar 8 students are encouraged to work on the following:

Task 1: To create a self-portrait in the style of Rinat Shingareev using materials available to you at home. Use the grid method as practised in class to get the proportions of your face more precise. This task should take two hours at least to complete.

Task 2: To research Rinat Shingareev and write an essay of 1000 words and include pictures.  Students must make a personal opinion about the artist work.

Year 8  Portraiture and Human Form

Task 1

To research Pablo Picasso and write an essay of 1500 words and include pictures. Students must make a personal opinion about the artist work.

Task 2

To draw a portrait of Pablo Picasso in pencil using formal elements such as tone, line and shape but in your style or an interpretation of artist work.

Task 3

To draw a self-portrait in pencil using formal elements such as tone, line and shape.

Year 8 English

Writing Competitions - new competition each week during the month of May

Writing competition week beginning 4th Mary 2020

Reading recommendations for Year 8 students

Year 8 students are encouraged to work their way through the 'Of Mice and Men' Revision Booklet click here

Student's Front Cover for their Mice and Men work

KS3 Useful English Revision Sites

Students can click on units involving reading, writing, Shakespeare and poetry and work through the information pages, watch the learning clips and complete the end of unit quiz.

Another great website for English quizzes. Look specifically at the grammar sections that focus on revising word classes, spelling and punctuation.
(note clear you history after each quiz complete to avoid having to sign up to the website.)

If you would like some fun activities for revising SPAG and basic language skills then try this website

Spelling Practice Years 7-9

Mix of Grammar revision and Comprehension Games. Make sure you click the higher level of difficulty as some of these are primary school level if played on easy!

A range of English Language games and activities

Year 8 Geography

Year 8 students are encouraged to work on the following tasks.

Task 1

Create a case study on urbanisation in the UK. What do we know about it? How did they happen? What was their impact? Why does it happen?

Task 2

Research conflicts in glaciated environments.  Create a poster/display about conflict in glaciated areas.

Task 3

Carry out research on economic development in the UK. Which parts of the country are rich and which are not? How do we close the gap?

Year 8 History

Year 8 students are encouraged to work on the The French Revolutionary Wars’ tasks listed below.

Task 1    Create a presentation on The French Revolution.

Task 2    Create a 'who was Napoleon poster'?

Task 3    Write a 500 – 1000 word essay on Napoleon’s fall.

Task 4    Create a timeline on the Transatlantic slave trade.

Task 5    Write a 500-1000 word essay on the Civil Rights Movement

Task 6    Create a poster on Malcolm X

Task 7    Create a poster on Martin Luther King

Task 8    Write a speech on the difference between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King's strategies against Jim Crow Laws.

Task 9    Write a diary entry based on the life of an African American child living in 1920's America.

Year 8 Science

Year 8 students are encouraged to work on the following topics:

Atoms focus notes

Microbs focus notes

Pressure focus notes

Year 8 Drama

Year 8 Drama Tasks


  • Write a script between Albert and Harry Potter – it takes place on the day of Albert’s graduation from Hogwarts. There should be at least one other character in the script.

  • Create a fact sheet on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Ensure all information is collated such as dates, authors, location, reviews, images, etc. Make it visually appealing too.

Year 8 Music

Year 8 students are encouraged to complete the following Music Theory Worksheets:

Counting quavers

Dotted quarter notes

Counting quaver rest

Rests stems

Basic rhythm

The Elements of Music                                                                                  

Task 1: Create revision cards using the elements of music listed below. Draw/use pictures instead of words (if you like) to describe each element on your revision card.

Task 2: Create a game using your revision cards e.g. pictionary/ charades etc... and play with family members.

Task 3: Create a quiz/crossword/word search puzzle using the elements of music.

Elements of Music

Pitch-High or Low notes

Tempo-Fast or slow/speed of the music

Duration-Long or short notes

Dynamics-Loud or soft notes

Rhythm-The arrangement of long and short notes

Timbre-The distinctive tone of the instrument

Texture-Thick or thin (many or few layers of instruments)

Structure-The order of the piece

Melody- The main tune

Greensleeves News Report

You are a courtier at Henry VIII’s palace.

Henry has publicly confessed his love for Anne Boleyn at Court and rumours are spreading fast that he may leave his faithful wife Catherine of Aragon for her.

You heard Greensleeves being  played at court.

  1. Create a Newspaper article reporting what you know about Henry’s feelings toward Anne based on the song lyrics.
  2. How do you feel about what your king is planning to do?

This might Include:

  • Quotes from the lyrics
  • Scandalous pictures  e.g. love letters
  • Interviews from other courtiers
  • Interviews with Henry or Anne


Greensleeves song lyrics

Alas, my love, you do me wrong,
To cast me off discourteously.
For I have loved you well and long,
Delighting in your company.

Chorus:Greensleeves was all my joy
Greensleeves was my delight,
Greensleeves was my heart of gold,
And who but my lady Greensleeves

Alas, my love, that you should own
A heart of wanton vanity,
So I must meditate alone
Upon your insincerity.


Your vows you've broken, like my heart,
Oh, why did you so enrapture me?
Now I remain in a world apart
But my heart remains in captivity.


I have been ready at your hand,
To grant whatever you would crave,
I have both wagered life and land,
Your love and good-will for to have.


If you intend thus to disdain,
It does the more enrapture me,
And even so, I still remain
A lover in captivity.


My men were clothed all in green,
And they did ever wait on thee;
All this was gallant to be seen,
And yet thou wouldst not love me.


Thou couldst desire no earthly thing,
But still thou hadst it readily.
Thy music still to play and sing;
And yet thou wouldst not love me.


Well, I will pray to God on high,
That thou my constancy mayst see,
And that yet once before I die,
Thou wilt vouchsafe to love me.


Ah, Greensleeves, now farewell, adieu,
To God I pray to prosper thee,
For I am still thy lover true,
Come once again and love me.


Year 8 P.E.

Year 8 PE Tasks

Healthy Living Diary
3 day diary entry of what a healthy lifestyle would look like. 
It can be in the form of time stamped diary. For example:
8am. Wake up. A few stretches out of bed. Brush teeth to keep the gums and teeth healthy. Shower to clean skin.
8:30 am- Make healthy breakfast of 3 egg omelette with peppers to provide useful proteins and single glass of orange juice for vital vitamins.

Task 1 - Produce a report on ‘Benefits of a Healthy, Active Lifestyle’. The minimum word count for this report is 1500 words.

Topics to include: Government guidelines
                                 Eat Well

                                 Mental Health

                                 Lifestyle Habits (Drinking, Smoking etc)

                                 Ways to reduce/ improve (for example how can someone stop smoking, how can someone improve their exercise levels)

Task 2 – Plan a PE lesson of a chosen sport.

Things to include: Learning Objectives (what do you want your participants to learn/ know by the end of your lesson)

Warm up

Skill based activity(ies)  - for example a passing activity for football

Rule enforced game/ conditioned game.

Task 3 - Choosing a sport that you have already learnt design a poster of what you have learnt. Think specifically to each lesson, what was the skill? How to do you perform that skill etc. (how do you pass a ball in football).

Task 4 – Design a 7 day training or fitness programme for a chosen athlete.

Things to include: Diet (what should the athlete be eating?)

Exercise (What exercises/ training should the athlete be doing – how long, how hard?)

PARQ (general information about the athlete – age, name, height, weight, injuries etc.)


Below are a number of activities that students can work on.

Monopoly PE

Bingo PE

PE Choice Board

PE Board

PE Activity Links

2 Weeks Fitness Journal

Year 8 PSHCE

Year 8 students are encouraged to complete the following:

PSHCE Topics

work sheet


Isolation Diary 2020

We are all living through a significant moment in history right now. When you are adults with children or grandchildren no doubt you will be asked about what it was like during these times. Just like our elderly friends and family are with rationing and the war.

This task is to create record for you and your families but also for you to focus on the positives that you see. There are always positives!

If you have a printer at home you can print this document out and fill it in daily or you can simply copy the sections into any notebook or papers that you might have.

This task is open to all year groups, not just the year groups that I teach PSHCE/RE and if you want to share it with me send it via email to….

So let’s get started!

Ms Harris


Year 8 French

Year 8 students are encouraged to work on the following:

On Mange! (Let's eat)

Main Task:

Design and create a French children’s storybook, which centres on a trip to the beach. It needs to be in past tense to revise our current grammar topic. You should aim for a minimum of x2 sentences per page. We will present these upon our return.

Students can top up their French language and knowledge  click here


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