Year 8 Closure Resources

The table below gives information about the work being set for year 8 in each subject area, including the frequency at which work is being set.  There is also information about how the students should submit their work and the feedback they can expect to receive.


Subject Information about work set Frequency of setting work Marking expectations Any other relevant information
Art All students will be working through a range of tasks set on ClassCharts Monthly.  Each project is due on the 16th of each month. Students should send photos on a PowerPoint of all the work they have created.  
Computing All students will be working through a project set on ClassCharts (same message is set on Teams). On the days where students were due to have the lesson, aim to do 30 to 60 mins work Students should submit their work to Teams.  I will feedback online. If Teams isn’t working- come back to it later.  They have a huge surge of demand and are working on it.
Drama Students should complete drama related tasks set on ClassCharts. Weekly, dated to that week, titled Lesson 1, Lesson 2 etc. according to number of lessons that week. Students should send photo attachments of the final project to their teacher.

Feedback every 3/4 lessons, by email as that is how students are sending their work in.

Different options for tasks given, to allow students to pick the most appropriate task.
DT Work is set on ClassCharts, with extra resources and tasks on Moodle Every two weeks Students should send photos or scans of the final work to your teacher via Moodle or email.  
English Up to Easter, Mrs Ellwood will set all year 8 work through ClassCharts, to include small tasks and activities.  After Easter, Mrs Hargreaves will set the work for all of year 8. Students will be set tasks every week to cover work for all lessons that week.


Every two weeks, students should email the task specified on ClassCharts for marking to their main teacher.  8UL should send their work to Mrs Lewis.  
French All students will be working through a booklet set on ClassCharts On the days where students were due to have the lesson. Students should send the completed booklet to their teacher

The answers are available for students to check most of their work.

All students can work on vocabulary using Memrise and can watch films or programmes in the target language.
Geography All students will be working through a project set on ClassCharts. Fortnightly.  This covers the equivalent of 3 lessons’ work. Students should send photos or attachments of the final project to their teacher.  Comments will be added on ClassCharts.

Online revision on SENECA is self-marked (details will be on ClassCharts on how to set this up).

We can set extra challenges as and when students request extra work where possible.
History Work will be set on Class Charts to cover a range of tasks. Fortnightly. Students should send finished work to their class teacher.  
Maths The students’ work follows our usual program of study.

Mostly interactive: MyMaths, Mathspad, Mangahigh, Seneca.

Additional HL sheets will be set, ideally printed or work from screen, on paper.

On the days where students were due to have the lesson, sometimes by two teachers if shared. MyMaths, Mathspad, Manga, Seneca high will self-mark.

HL answers will be provided the following week, attached to ClassCharts, or via email.

There is an outline of our Program of Study on the College website.
Music Students have been sent an email with work detailed on it. On the days where students were due to have the lesson.

Work to be completed by 1st May.

Mrs Robertson will email pupils to request work done to date.  
PE Students will be set work weekly through ClassCharts. Work set will be in the form of exercise plans and videos for students to complete at home. Weekly. At the start of the week with the idea that students are doing something active every day. Students will have completed an initial fitness testing table that they update weekly. This is to be sent in fortnightly to their PE teacher.  
PRCE All students will be working through a project set on ClassCharts The 1st project is due to be completed by the 22nd May, over 7 weeks, at 1 hour per week. Send photos of the final project to your teacher.  
Science Students will be set work by their class teacher on ClassCharts. As some classes have 2 teachers, students may have 2 teachers setting work. This will be set for the lesson that students have that day. The class teacher will identify on ClassCharts which task is to be returned for feedback. This will be approximately every 6 lessons.  
Spanish All students will be working with Active Learn set on ClassCharts On the days where students were due to have the lesson. The work is automatically marked but students can have several attempts to improve. Teachers will monitor progress by accessing students’ accounts remotely All students have been sent a link to Spanish stories with read along activities and translation and comprehension tasks.




Complete a range (2-3) good drawings of your final mask design, showing different surface or decorative finishes to the mask, Full colour. Each mask on an A4 sheet.







Year Eight are now more confident with using Microsoft Teams. Teams can be accessed via the Settle College website:

  • scroll to the bottom of the website
  • click on Webmail
  • log in using their email address which is

From here students should be able to access Teams via the email waffle and their one drive . students have been encouraged to save all work for all subjects in one drive.

In the event of school closure, I will post a message on teams to tell them which lesson they should be undertaking. On teams, all students’ lessons are on their class notes. They can follow the instructions on class notes to complete lessons.

Useful links:


Access ClassCharts for weekly tasks which will be set for each Year group. (eg, make a model of a theatre, research a famous actor, etc)


Catering – home study KS3


  • Ensure you regularly check ClassCharts as teachers will upload work.
  • Access the following website:
    Work through: fiction texts and non-fiction texts. Spelling, punctuation and grammar.
    All students can attempt Reading skills and Writing skills too.
  • Seneca learning – KS3 English: De-coding words and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar.
  • Reading for 20-30 mins a day. Years 7 and 8 can access accelerated reader to do their online quizzes as they do in Library lessons.


  • Active teach Studio 1 and Studio 2 (Yr7/Yr8 French) can be assessed on Moodle in MFL.
  • All students can work on Memrise for their vocabulary.


Year 8 – Exploring China and Asia
1.       Identifying

Produce a map to show the different features (physical and human) of the Asian continent. Remember to include significant landmarks for example – Great wall of China, Terracotta Army, Himalayas and Mount Everest. You must include 10 famous landmarks in Asia and locate them

2.       Interpreting

Many people just assume that the whole of China is the same. Using maps showing the natural environment and photographs of places in China, use evidence to show how many places in China are different. For example, you could compare:

  • West versus East (Poor versus Rich)
  • City versus Countryside
  • Coast versus Mountains

(Hint: Use images to help you and thinking maps to show work)

3.       Reading

We learned about Foxconn factories recently (producer of Apple products in China). Find out what China has done since the Foxconn suicide nets were installed back in 2011, how has life for Apple workers in China changed? Give evidence to support your answer.


4.       Investigate (research)

China’s one child policy was a very controversial one, complete the research task using the following questions:

  • What was the one child policy, why and when did it start?
  • Who were the granny police in China?
  • What happened if you broke the one child policy?
  • When did the policy end and WHY?
  • What did Singapore do differently?
  • How would you have handled things differently to manage population changes?
5.       Create

Time to choose two Asian countries (try to pick ones that are very different – could be different climates, ecosystems, population sizes, wealth)

Create two factfiles to compare each country:

  • Population Size, Life expectancy, wealth
  • Climate (temperature/ rainfall averages), ecosystem
  • City life – house types, job types
  • Rural life – house types, job types
  • Visitor attractions or tourism

You should use annotated photos to help you do this.

6.       Watch and evaluateDavid Attenborough: Seven Worlds, One Planet: Asia

Available to view for free on BBC iplayer.

Using thinking tools, gather information on the nature of the Asian continent – you must include the different types of environment and mention of the people who live in them. What is life like for these people/ animals?

Which environment is likely to survive the longest and why? Consider the threats to each one!

7.       Educate and share

Over the last 20-30years we have gradually moved our ‘Making’ industries over to China and other parts of Asia, research and then create either an infographic or educational poster to include the following:

  • Why do factories move to China?
  • Is this good for China and why?
  • What is ethical trading? Does it exist in China?
  • What will the future hold for China’s environment?

(You can produce this online using free infographic makers or using paper!
Remember to check out what an infographic is and how it works.   Small bites of information!)


Work will be set for each class on Class Charts.  A useful website for additional research is BBC Bitesize KS3 History.


We will post specific work, if required, on the website or via group email or class charts, or by setting tasks on MyMaths or SENECA. This may also involve access to HAP for e.g. HL documents.


  • MyMaths – online lessons followed by online homework questions.
  • Corbettmaths – unrestricted access to videos, worksheets
  • Mathspad website – some students may have logins depending on teacher. Otherwise free interactive resources and worksheets are accessible.
  • Transum website –


If needed, tasks will be set via student email.


All work to be set via ClassCharts – work set will be based around exercise in your home.


Whilst we are all off school it is very important that we try and stay as active as we can. There may be some of you who cannot leave your house and others who can. Those who are lucky enough to be able to go out please make the most of this. The best work we can set as a PE Department is to go out for a run, walk, cycle. The physical and mental benefits of exercise are highlighted below and it will be more important than ever that we try our best to remain fit and healthy during this period.

As a department we will be providing resources and ideas for you to stay active in your own home. Bravely – Miss Farrar has opened a Youtube channel that she will upload workouts to for you all to try in your house. We will also be sending out specific work/ideas to you via ClassCharts.


In the event of school closure work and resources for all Year 7 and 8 pupils will be published via classcharts. Useful websites also include:


Lessons will be set by the designated teacher on ClassCharts, and will include instructions, resources and tasks to complete.

Year 8 are currently studying either life support, periodic table, or sound. Below are the outlines for these topics:

Life support

1 Gas exchange, breathing mechanism, exercise, asthma, measuring lung capacity
2 Structure & function of system, lung dissection
3 Circulatory system, moving oxygen round body
4 Food groups including fibre & water, food label
5 BMI calculations, imbalances in diet
6 Structure and function of digestive system, digestion, including bacteria
7 Energy from food, digestion, enzymes, proteins
8 Structure and function of the skeleton
9 Muscles, biomechanics, antagonistic pairs
10 Investigation: measure force exerted by muscle
11 Drugs, influence on others

Periodic table

1 Properties of elements vs compounds
2 Periodic Table, groups & periods, metals & non-metals, oxides, predicting patterns
3 Noble gases
4 Halogens
5 Gas tests, uses of gases, hydrogen fuel
6 Creating the Periodic Table, Mendeleev


1 Sound – particle vibrations, medium vs vacuum, varying speeds, waves +longitudinal, human ear
2 Link volume to amplitude and energy transfer, decibel scale, absorbance of sound
3 Pitch, audible range, frequency in Hz
4 Echoes, reflecting sound, speed of sound to calculate distances, absorbing sound
5 Ultrasound and uses
6 Air vibration, varying speed of sound, pitch of vibrating object, musical instruments


  • Spanish: Active Learn can be accessed for Yr7 / Yr8 (passwords shared to students via emails)
  • All students can work on Memrise for their vocabulary.