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Year 8

Here you will find some information on how to help students with their learning in Year 8. 

At the moment, this page is dedicated to keeping you up to date with information and resources that can be used at home during the current closure period.

Click on the tabs below for information about what we are asking students in year 8 do in the next six weeks (the second half of the summer term).  We will update this information during the summer term as the national picture develops.

Other information about the school closure during the Coronaviruis Pandemic can be found HERE and a letter from the Headteacher regarding school work in the summer term can be found HERE.



This page has now been updated for learning during the second half of the summer term which starts on June 1st.

You can download the information on this page as a booklet HERE.

In the next four weeks of school closure, we are asking students to stay engaged in their learning by :

  • completing some daily numeracy & well-being challenges,
  • taking some daily exercise and 
  • completing some specific subject tasks.

We suggest that you set aside about three hours every day to do these tasks, and, as a parent, assist and support as much as you can.

All students in year 8 are members of a 'Year 8 TEAM' and individual subject TEAMs (for which they will need to log in to Office 365) where they can find these tasks, share ideas and keep in touch with each other and some teaching staff if they need help.

When they have finished their work, there are some instructions on what to submit, in TEAMS, so that we can look at what they've done.

We hope find this useful, productive and hopefully even fun!  Please click on the other tabs to see the details of each task.


Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, Head of Year 8 or Mrs B Wigzell, Year 8 Mentor.

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These are the details of what you need to do : this information is also available in TEAMS.






Below is a summary of the tasks that need to be completed over the next few weeks.  To download a file of all the tasks click HERE.



Physical Activity (30 minutes)

It is recommended that we take part in 30 minutes of physical activity per day.  Vary the types of activities that you take part in as much as possible.


The PE team have given you some workouts to try or you could use the daily Joe wicks workout.

Head outside for a walk or a run. (Remember social distancing rules)

Design and complete your own workout or activity


Keep a record of your physical activity – and make sure that you vary the types of activity over the course of the week.

Numeracy (15 minutes)

It is important that you regularly practice your numeracy skills and this should be a daily event. 

This should take 15 minutes every day.


Develop number fluency:

Numeracy Ninjas

Daily numeracy ideas




Well-being (15 minutes)

We would usually interact with many people during the day.

This period involves social isolation, which means a significant change for us all.  Try some of these activites to help your well-being.

You can also find some other activities on our website HERE.


Body scan (5 min)

Moon and stars relaxation (9 min)

Guided meditation (10 min)

The magic shell (13 min)

The Secret treehouse (16 min)

Underwater world (28 min)

Guided meditation (2 min)

Pinwheel breathing (4 min)

Guided meditation (6 min)

Breathing meditation  (12 min)

Thought bubbles (6 min)

Attention / concentration (6 min)


Express your feelings in your diary.

Discuss with others. 

If you are happy to do so, you could share a photo of this with your class teacher.





The subject specific tasks are set through students' Class TEAMs (in the same way as we have been setting homework all year)

The general tasks are supported through the Year 8 Team we were using before Easter - Click HERE for the dedicated YEAR 8 TEAM.

These TEAMs are only available to year 8 students at the school who have an Office 365 Log in.


There are lots of companies, schools and groups preparing resources for 'home-learning' at this time.  So if you want to look for other resources on work that we've set, or you just want to try something different with your children, these sites might be worth a look : 


Sustrans : OutsideIn - Challenges games and activities to keep your family busy during lockdown

Seneca Learning : Subject based resources

BBC Bitesize

Subjec Resources form the Oak Academy - as featured on the BBC!

Secondary School Subject resources from OUP

Harry Potter at Home

Activities from RSPB

Activities from WWF

 The Anne Frank House

The National History Museum

The Grand Canyon

The Great Barrier Reef

The British Museum

The Museum of Modern Art

The Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel



We'll add to this list as become aware of things, so pop back and take a look!