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Home Learning Documents (For pupils isolating when school is open)

Art – Half Term 4

Week CommencingLesson FocusLink
8th MarchDraw from Tim Burton’s work. Work in whatever materials that you have available to you. If you have a fine-liner pen practice bleeding the edges with a paintbrush or a cotton bud.Link to document
Link to Fine-liner and Water document
Link to Knowledge Organiser document
Link to Tim Burton Resources document
15th MarchDo further drawings in Tim Burton’s style using whatever materials/pens you have available to you. Work from the resources on the PowerPoint or from the YouTube videoLink to Youtube
Link to Knowledge Organiser document
Link to Tim Burton Resources document
22nd MarchResearch different watercolour techniques and find examples of artworks produced in watercolour. Use the information on the video to help you. Present this information by hand or on a PowerPoint.Link to youtube
Link Watercolour Research document
Link to Knowledge Organiser document

Computing – Half Term 4

Week CommencingLesson FocusLink
22nd FebruaryHeroes of Computing Lesson 1: Creating a Questionnaire.Link to Lesson
Link to Document
1st MarchHeroes of Computing Lesson 2: Creating a Spreadsheet .Link to Lesson

Need help Accessing Excel?
Link to help

Not sure how to log onto your Emails?
Link to help
8th MarchHeroes of Computing Lesson 3: Creating Graphs to Analyse Results.Link to Lesson
Link to Document
Need help Accessing Excel?
Link to help

Not sure how to log onto your Emails?
Link to help
15th MarchHeroes of Computing Lesson 4: Magazine Cover.Link to Lesson
Link to Document
Need help Accessing Word?
Link to help

Not sure how to log onto your Emails?
Link to help
22nd MarchHeroes of Computing Lesson 5: Improving the Cover.Link to Lesson
Link to Document
Need help Accessing Word?
Link to help


Not sure how to log onto your Emails?
Link to help

Drama – Half Term 4

Week CommencingLesson FocusLink
8th March
Into The Woods Performance and note taking

Into the Woods video
login: Castleford
password: c123


Link to Into the Woods Notes sheet
15th MarchInto The woods quizLink to Document
22nd MarchInto The Woods Plot SummaryLink to Document

English – Half Term 4

Week CommencingLesson FocusLink
8th MarchThe Tempest Lessons 6 – 8Link to website
15th MarchThe Tempest lessons 9 – 11Link to website
22nd MarchThe Tempest lessons 12 – 14Link to website

Food – Half Term 4

Week CommencingLesson FocusLink
8th MarchMake Ratatouille from the Recipe Booklet. If you are unable to make the ratatouille watch a video clip on how to make a ratatouille or make a similar product and video yourself making the product and email to your teacher.Link to Food Project
Link to Recipe Booklet
15th MarchUnusual Vegetables – complete the lesson from the booklet.Link to Food Project
Link to Recipe Booklet
22nd MarchMake Tuna, sweetcorn & broccoli bake from the Recipe Booklet. If you are unable to make the pasta bake watch a video clip on how to make a pasta bake or make a similar product and video yourself making the product and email to your teacher.Link to Food Project
Link to Recipe Booklet

Geography – Half Term 4

Week CommencingLesson FocusLink
8th MarchIntroduction to the Middle EastLink to Lesson 1
Link to Lesson 2
15th MarchIntroduction to the Middle EastLink to Lesson 1
Link to Lesson 2
22nd MarchOil and War in IraqLink to Lesson 1
Link to War in Iraq worksheet

History – Half Term 4

Week CommencingLesson FocusLink
22nd FebruaryLesson 1: What were the experiences of local soldiers and women in WWI?Link to Lesson
Lesson 2: What were the consequences for women in World War One?Link to Lesson
1st MarchLesson 1: How did warfare change during WWI? (weapons)Link to Lesson
Lesson 2: Was the Treaty of Versailles fair?Link to Lesson
8th March


Lesson 1: How does a country become a dictatorship?
Lesson 2: Was appeasement really a bad idea?



Link to Democracy to dictatorship Document
Link to WW1 Appeasement lesson document
Link to WW1 Appeasement starter document
15th MarchLesson 1: WWI Revision
Lesson 2: History Project
Link to WW1 Revision lesson Document
Link to WW1 Research Project document 2020-21
Link to WW1 research project ideas
22nd MarchLesson 1: History Project
Lesson 2: History Project Feedback
Link to WW1 Research project 2020-21 Document
Link to WW1 research project ideas document
Link to Project feedback document

Maths – Half Term 4

Week CommencingLesson FocusLink
22nd February4 Rules of DecimalsLink to lesson 1
Link to lesson 2
1st MarchSolving EquationsLink to lesson 1
Link to lesson 2
8th MarchAnglesLink to lesson 1
Link to lesson 2
15th MarchCirclesLink to lesson 1
Link to lesson 2
22nd MarchSurface AreaLink to lesson 1
Link to lesson 2

MFL – Half Term 4

Week CommencingLesson FocusLink
22nd FebruarySportsSports 1
Sports 2
1st MarchSportsSports 3
Sports 4
8th MarchCountriesCountries 1
Countries 2
15th MarchHolidays Holidays 1
22nd MarchHolidaysHolidays 2
Holidays 3

Music – Half Term 4

Week CommencingLesson FocusLink
8th MarchVIP Studios 1: Create your own genre of music in VIP, using video number 1 of your selected genre.Link to Lesson
15th MarchVIP Studios 2: Continue to create your unique genre with video 2!Link to Lesson
22nd MarchVIP Studios 3: Finish off your piece with video 3!Link to Lesson

PE – Half Term 4

Week CommencingLesson FocusLink
22nd FebruaryPE with Joe WicksLink to Youtube
Link to Injuries in sport video
Link to Injury in sport document
22nd FebruaryLink ThemeLink to Injuries in sport video
Link to Injury in sport document
1st MarchPE with Joe WicksLink to Youtube
1st MarchLink ThemeLink to Injuries in sport video
Link to Injury in sport document
8th MarchPE with Joe WicksLink to youtube
8th MarchLink ThemeLink to Injuries in sport video
Link to Injury in sport document
15th MarchPE with Joe WicksLink to Youtube
15th MarchLink ThemeLink to Injuries in sport video
Link to Injury in sport document
22nd MarchPE with Joe WicksLink to Youtube
22nd MarchLink ThemeLink to Injuries in sport video
Link to Injury in sport document

Product Design – Half Term 4

Week CommencingLesson FocusLink
8th MarchModelling Mechanisms 1Link to Modelling Skills for DT document
15th MarchModelling Mechanisms 2Link to Modelling Skills for DT document
22nd MarchModelling Mechanisms 3Link to Modelling Skills for DT document

RE – Half Term 4

Week CommencingLesson FocusLink
22nd FebruaryHealthy relationshipsSafe relationships (thenational.academy)
1st MarchLBGTQ+ rightsSame-sex marriage (thenational.academy)
8th MarchFamily life in the UKNature and Purpose of Families (thenational.academy)
15th MarchMarriageNature and Purpose of Marriage (thenational.academy)
22nd MarchDivorceDivorce (thenational.academy)

Science – Half Term 4

Week CommencingLesson FocusLink
22nd FebruaryChemical EnergyEnergetics and rates – Oak National Academy
1st MarchChemical EnergyEnergetics and rates – Oak National Academy
8th MarchTypes of ReactionChemical reactions – Oak National Academy
15th MarchTypes of ReactionChemical reactions – Oak National Academy
22nd MarchTypes of ReactionChemical reactions – Oak National Academy

Textiles – Half Term 4

Week CommencingLesson FocusLink
22nd FebruaryTo gain knowledge and understanding about four famous POP ART Artists and to analyse and understand POP ART style.Link to Lesson 2
1st MarchTo research a Pop Art Artists to inspire new ideas.
Create a mood board and develop presentation skills using ICT.
Link to Lesson 3
8th MarchDevelop your knowledge of the Acronym ‘SCAMPER’ as a development tool and learn how to use itLink to Lesson 4
15th MarchDevelop your knowledge of different methods to create repeat patterns.
Use the image you developed last lesson and create a repeat pattern with that image.
Link to Lesson 5
22nd MarchTo develop design ideas through a range of textiles sampling techniques.Link to Lesson 6