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HOLIDAY LEARNING ZONE NEW YEAR 7-11

On this page you will find our Top 5 holiday lessons in maths, English and Science. These lessons will help you get ready for next academic year. 

 

YEAR 6 IN TO YEAR 7

ENGLISH

Oak Academy have produced some fantastic lessons which will support you getting ready to secondary school English. Learn about the amazing world of Greek Myths here

Lesson Learning Objectives/brief overview Link 
1 An Introduction to Greek Myths CLICK HERE
2 In this lesson, we will recap key features of myths, before exploring the Myth of Prometheus which explains how the Greek's believe mankind came to be. CLICK HERE
3 In this lesson, we will first recap what happens in the Myth of Prometheus. We will then explore how Zeus, Prometheus, Epimetheus as well as mankind are presented through inference and deduction. We will craft a What, How, Why? Paragraph. CLICK HERE
4 In this lesson, we will start by recapping our knowledge from Week 1 on Greek Myths and grammar for writing. We will then read how Zeus punished mankind as well as Prometheus - through Pandora’s box. We practise reading for meaning and then apply our knowledge to some bigger questions about the significance of this myth to our lives today. CLICK HERE
5 In this lesson, we start by reviewing our understanding of word classes. Then, we will explore the meaning of the word ‘connotations’ and practise noting down the connotations of different words. We then bring our knowledge together by exploring how connotations can affect the meaning of different texts using examples from Greek Myths. CLICK HERE

MATHS

Lesson Learning Objectives/brief overview: Number Link to Internet resource Hegarty Maths Task
1 Place value:
Reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers.

Video: place value

Worksheet: place value

Task 13: read and write positive integers
Task 14: compare positive integers
Task 15: multiply by powers of 10
2 Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division:
Adding and subtracting using the column method.
Multiplying three-digit numbers by two-digit numbers.
Dividing four-digit numbers by single-digit numbers.

Video: addition

Worksheet: addition

Video: subtraction

Worksheet: subtraction

Video: multiplication

Worksheet: multiplication

Video: division

Worksheet: division

Task 18: addition
Task 19: subtraction
Task 21: long multiplication
Task 22: short division
3 Order of operation:
Solving multi-step problems involving: addition, subtraction, multiplication and / or division.

Video: order of operations

Worksheet: order of operations

Task 24: order of operations 1
4 Negative numbers:
Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing negative numbers.

Worksheet: addition/subtraction

Video: multiplication

Video: division

Worksheet: division

Task 37: compare negative number
Task 39: adding negative numbers
Task 40: subtracting negative numbers
Task 42: multiply positive & negative numbers
Task 43: dividing positive & negative numbers
5 Fraction arithmetic:
Adding and subtracting fractions with the same and different denominators.

Video: fraction addition (same denominator)

Worksheet: fraction addition (same denominator)

Video: fraction addition (different denominators)

Worksheet: fraction addition (different denominators)

Task 65: add or subtract fractions (same denominator)
Task 66: add or subtract fractions (different denominators)

SCIENCE

Lesson Learning Objectives/brief overview Link 
1 The Atom - Chemistry (Chemistry) CLICK HERE
2 Physical & Chemical Changes (Chemistry) CLICK HERE
3 Ecology (Biology) CLICK HERE
4 Food chains (Biology) CLICK HERE
5 Forces (Physics) CLICK HERE
6 Non-contact forces (Physics) CLICK HERE

YEAR 7 IN TO YEAR 8

ENGLISH

This fantastic set of lessons explores Narrative poetry

Lesson Learning Objectives/brief overview Link 
1 This lesson, we will recap how punctuation can be used to emphasise meaning in poetry, focusing on end-stopping, enjambment and caesura. We will look at a poem called The Slave Mother by Frances E.W. Harper to help us understand how poets might use punctuation to make meaning. CLICK HERE
2 This lesson, we will begin to look at an experimental narrative poem called Goblin Market, by Christina Rossetti. Our focus will be on reading for meaning and understanding. You will need a pen and paper. CLICK HERE
3 This lesson, we will explore some of the interpretations of the narrative poem we started to look at last lesson: Goblin Market, by Christina Rossetti. We will learn about how allusions are often used in literature and begin to develop our own personal response to the text by analysing and evaluating the methods used. CLICK HERE
4 This lesson, we will recap how punctuation can be used to emphasise meaning in poetry, focusing on end-stopping, enjambment and caesura. We will look at a poem called The Slave Mother by Frances E.W. Harper to help us understand how poets might use punctuation to make meaning. CLICK HERE
5 Today, we will recap the essential knowledge you need around word classes such as nouns, verbs and adjectives to help you with your reading, writing and analysis. CLICK HERE

MATHS

Lesson Learning Objectives/brief overview: Ratio and Proportion Link to Internet resource Hegarty Maths Task
1 Direct proportion (Recipes):
Use direct proportion in simple contexts (scaling a recipe up / down).

Video: direct proportion (recipes)

Worksheet: direct proportion (recipes)

Task 739: recipe problems 1
Task 739: recipe problems 2
2 Simplifying ratios:
Reduce a ratio to its simplest form.
Reduce a three-part ratio to its simplest form by cancelling.

Video: simplifying ratios

Worksheet: simplifying ratios

Task 329: simplify ratios
3 Using ratios:
Divide a quantity into two parts in a given ratio.
Solve word problems involving ratio.

Video: using ratios

Worksheet: using ratios

Task 332: share in a given ratio 1
4 Ratios, proportions, fractions:
Use fractions to describe and compare proportions.
Understand and use the relationship between fractions, ratio and proportion.

Video: ratios expressed as fractions or percentages

Worksheet: ratios expressed as fractions or percentages

Task 330: write ratios as fractions / proportions
5 Ratio given one value:
Divide a part quantity find the total quantity and / or the other share.
Solve word problems involving ratio.

Video: ratio given one value

Worksheet: ratio given one value

Task 333: share in a given ratio 2

SCIENCE

Lesson Learning Objectives/brief overview Link 
1 Adaptations of the small intestine (Biology) CLICK HERE
2 Energy CLICK HERE
3 Renewable Energy CLICK HERE
4 The atom CLICK HERE
5 Physical and chemical changes CLICK HERE

YEAR 8 IN TO YEAR 9

ENGLISH

Lesson Learning Objectives/brief overview Link 
1 An Introduction to Victorian Literature. CLICK HERE
2 Introduction to 'Oliver Twist' by Charles Dickens. CLICK HERE
3 Analysing a text, based on 'Oliver Twist.' CLICK HERE
4 Revising grammar for writing: semicolons. CLICK HERE
5 Revising grammar for writing: using apostrophes. CLICK HERE

MATHS

Lesson Learning Objectives/brief overview: Algebra Link to Internet resource Hegarty Maths Task
1 Simplifying expressions:
Use letters to represent unknowns in algebraic expressions.
Simplify algebraic expressions by collecting like terms.

Video: collecting like terms

Worksheet: collecting like terms
Task 156: collecting like terms 1
Task 157: collecting like terms 2
Task 158: simplifying expressions involving multiplication
Task 159: simplifying expressions involving division
2 Substituting into formulae:
Substitute positive whole numbers into simple formulae written in words.
Substitute positive whole numbers into formulae written with letters.

Video: algebra substitution

Worksheet: algebra substitution

Task: 780 substitution 1
Task: 781 substitution 2
Task: 782 substitution 3
Task: 783 substitution 4
3 Expanding brackets:
Multiply and divide algebraic terms.
Use brackets with numbers and letters.

Video: expanding brackets

Worksheet: expanding brackets

Task 160: expand single a bracket
Task 161: expand two single brackets and simplify
4 Factorising expressions:
Fully factorise expressions by identifying the Highest Common Factor in all terms.

Video: factorisation

Worksheet: factorisation

Task 168: factorise simple expressions 1
Task 169: factorise simple expressions 2
5 Solving equations:
Solve equations using inverse functions.

Video: solving equations

Worksheet: solving equations

Task 178: solving one-step equations
Task 179: solving two-step equations

SCIENCE

Lesson Learning Objectives/brief overview Link 
1 History of the atom and the different models to represent atomic structures  CLICK HERE
2 Electronic configuration of elements  CLICK HERE
3 Eukaryotes-and-prokaryotes cells structure and properties  CLICK HERE
4 Microscopic operation and function CLICK HERE
5 Density concept and calculation  CLICK HERE
6 Internal energy concept and explanation  CLICK HERE

YEAR 9 IN TO YEAR 10

ENGLISH

Lesson Learning Objectives/brief overview Link 
1 An Introduction to Victorian Literature. CLICK HERE
2 Introduction to 'Oliver Twist' by Charles Dickens. CLICK HERE
3 Analysing a text, based on 'Oliver Twist.' CLICK HERE
4 Revising grammar for writing: semicolons. CLICK HERE
5 Revising grammar for writing: using apostrophes. CLICK HERE

MATHS

HIGHER

Higher Learning Objectives/brief overview Link  Tasks for students to do on hegartymaths CorbettMaths Worksheet
1 Algebraic Fractions

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187 - Solve equations with algebraic fractions

244 - Quadratic equations from algebraic fractions

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2 Factorising Algebraic Expressions  

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168 - Factorise simple expressions 1

223 - Factorise quadratic expressions 1

 

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3 Sequences - Linear and Geometric   

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198 - Linear sequences (nth term)

264 - Geometric sequences

 

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4 Solving Linear Equations   

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177 - Solve equations using inverse operations 

180 - Solve 2-step equations (involving division)

184 - Solve equations with x on both sides 1

 

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5 Trigonometry - right angled triangles   

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508 - Trigonometry (introduction)

509 - Trigonometry (find side) (1)

511 - Trigonometry (find angle) (1)

 

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FOUNDATION

  Learning Objectives/brief overview Link  Tasks for students to do on hegartymaths CorbettMaths Worksheet
1 Index Laws - to apply laws of indices including multiplication, division and power of power rule

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105 - Index form 4 (multiplying indices)

106 - Index form 5 (dividing indices)

107 - Index form 6 (power of power rule)

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2 Substitution - to evaluate expressions involving brackets, squares, cubes and roots

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780 - Substitution (1) 

782 - Substitution (3) 

783 - Substitution (4) 

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3 Collecting Like Terms - identify different terms using appropriate language, and to collect like terms including powers

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156 - Collecting like terms 1 157 - Collecting like terms 2

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4 Expanding Brackets - expanding single and double brackets  

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160 - Expand a single bracket 

161 - Expand two single brackets & simplify 

162 - Expand double brackets 1

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5 Linear Equations - solving one- and two-step equations

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178 - Solve 1-step equations (balance method)

180 - Solve 2-step equations (involving division) 

184 - Solve equations with x on both sides 1

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SCIENCE

Lesson Learning Objectives/brief overview Link 
1 History of the atom (Physics) CLICK HERE
2 Atomic Structure (Physics) CLICK HERE
3 Cell Structure (Biology) CLICK HERE
4 Osmosis RP (Biology) CLICK HERE
5 Metals & Non-metals (Chemistry) CLICK HERE
6 Separating Mixtures (Chemistry) CLICK HERE

 

YEAR 10 IN TO YEAR 11

ENGLISH

Lesson Learning Objectives/brief overview Link 
1 Reading skills based on pre-1900 unseen fiction, 'Heart of Darkness'. CLICK HERE
2 Fiction writing skills based on responding to a setting stimulus image. CLICK HERE
3 Fiction writing skills based on responding to a person stimulus image. CLICK HERE
4 Fiction writing skills based on using symbolism. CLICK HERE
5 Writing skills - perfecting the creative writing process. CLICK HERE

MATHS

HIGHER

Lesson Learning Objectives/brief overview Video  Hegartymaths CorbettMaths Worksheet
1 Surds

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115 - Simplifying surds 

113 - Multiplication & division with surds 1 

118 - Rationalising surds 1

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2 Solving Quadratic Equations - Factorising and Quadratic Formula

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230 - Solving quadratic equations 1 (by factorising)

232 - Solving quadratic equations 3 (by factorising) 

241 - Solving using the quadratic formula 1

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3 Solving Quadratic Equations - Completing the Square

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235 - Completing the square 1

236 - Completing the square 2

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4 Trigonometry and Area of non-right angled triangles

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521 - Sine rule (find length) (1)

523 - Sine rule (find angle) (1)

527 - Cosine rule (find side) (1)

517 - Area of triangle (1/2absinC) (1)

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5 Similarity and Congruence

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611 - Similar triangles (1) 

614 - Similar shapes (problem solving) 

684 - Congruent triangles (problem solving 1)

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FOUNDATION

Lesson Learning Objectives/brief overview Link  Hegartymaths CorbettMaths Worksheet
1 Similarity and Congruence

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608 - Similar polygons (1) 

611 - Similar triangles (1) 

682 - Congruent triangles

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2 Trigonometry (Right Angled Triangles)

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508 - Trigonometry (introduction

509 - Trigonometry (find side) (1)

511 - Trigonometry (find angle) (1)

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3 Perimeter, Area and Volume

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549 - Perimeter (2) 

554 - Rectangles 

568 - Cuboids (1) 

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4 Standard Form

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123 - Standard form to ordinary 

125 - Multiplying with standard form 

127 - Adding & subtracting with standard form

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5 Ratio

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329 - Simplify ratios 

332 - Share in a given ratio 1 

333 - Share in a given ratio 2

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SCIENCE

Lesson Learning Objectives/brief overview Link 
1 Endothermic & Exothermic reactions (Chemistry) CLICK HERE
2 Reaction Profiles (Chemistry) CLICK HERE
3 Homeostasis (Biology) CLICK HERE
4 Reaction Time (Biology) CLICK HERE
5 Newtons Laws (Physics) CLICK HERE
6 Resultant Forces (Physics) CLICK HERE
7 Maths skills CLICK HERE
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