Year 7

Year 7 Maths
Summer Term
At Highfield, we already follow the White Rose Scheme of Learning in Maths. For the Summer term, White Rose Maths and the BBC have been working together to produce some fantastic videos which will support your home learning. A regular routine will help you to continue your learning more effectively at home. We therefore recommend that you aim to cover one of these short White Rose sessions each day. 
The weekly worksheets and answers can be accessed below and the accompanying video tutorials can be found here:
NB: In Week 1, we are beginning with Lesson 3 as this is the beginning of a new block of work. 
In general, the final questions of each worksheet will be more challenging.
Make sure you look out for the Friday Maths Challenges too!
Best of luck from Mrs Carnegie, Mrs Richardson, Mr Mills and Mr Burt!
Year 7 Maths Resources- week beginning Monday 22nd June
Year 7 Maths Resources- week beginning Monday 29th June
Year 7 Maths Resources- week beginning Monday 6th July
Year 7 Maths Resources- week beginning Monday 13th July
Year 7 English
Year 7 Unit: Non-Fiction Writing - Newspapers

Overview: In this unit, students will be learning and revising the features of non-fiction writing that can be found in newspapers, building upon work they have done in KS2 and helping to prepare them for the rest of KS3, leading into skills and knowledge they will need for GCSE. Each week, there will be two main themes that the students will cover, that will all link together into things that can be found in newspapers. Therefore, it would be a great idea to encourage the students to read and become familiar with newspapers you may have at home during this time.

Resources: See resources on HMS website – each week’s work will be uploaded and set out so that there is an explanation of what should be completed and in what order. You can complete work in a few different ways: by printing out worksheets and writing on them; by writing on your own lined paper or in exercise books; or by typing up work on a computer (although I wouldn’t do it all in this way). In addition to the work on the HMS website, you are more than welcome to use the internet or any other newspaper resources you have available to you.

1. Spellings: On the HMS website, you will find a set of 20 spellings which are topic specific for this unit. Students should learn the spelling and the meaning, as well as practicing their handwriting by copying their spelling words. After 4 weeks, a second set of 20 spellings will be uploaded to the website for students to learn. It is up to you if all of these are tested together, or if you wish to split them up into smaller, fortnightly tests.

2. Reading: Pupils should read their Accelerated Reader (librar y) book each day and record their reading in their Reading record. You can now quiz your book on the Accelerated Reader link on the HMS website. Pupils are also able to read other materials such as news reports, sports reports, recipes and information texts. If the children finish their reading book, they may read books they have at home. If you want to check if the reading level then you can use the BookFinder facility on Accelerated Reader at As well as this, there are also lots of Accelerated Reader books available to read online at On this website, you can search for the correct book level by looking at the ATOS level.

3. Grammar and Punctuation: You will find at least two SPAG tasks in the set of work for each week, which also have answers available – these are all reminders and practise rather than new learning. As well as this, students should always keep their spelling, punctuation and grammar in mind while completing all of their work, and check it regularly for errors.

- Please note that not all of the resources for this unit will be available on the website all of the time (as this would be quite a lot of documents), so will be updated every 1 – 2 weeks. Therefore if you need anything from a previous week’s work to refer to, please email the school at and ask for your query to be forwarded to Mrs Bell.

Good luck Year 7!
Week 4: Non Fiction Newspapers
Week beginning Monday 22nd June 2020
Week 5: Non Fiction Newspapers
Week beginning Monday 29th June 2020
Week 6: Non Fiction Newspapers
Week beginning Monday 6th July 2020
Week 7: Non Fiction Newspapers
Week beginning Monday 13th July 2020
Year 7 Science
Science work has been provided for all year groups. In a normal school week Year 5 and Year 6 pupils have two hours of science lessons and Year 7 and Year 8 for four hours. All of the tasks are designed to take between 1 and 2 weeks to complete and reach a secure or mastering level.  Each task contains an outline of what is required to reach the appropriate level. You can tick off each section when complete.  
Atoms, Elements and Molecules
Year 7 Art
Year 5 and 6 pupils have one Art & Design lesson per week. As we are limited in resources that our pupils may have at home, I have provided a set of drawing skills activities that can be used with the most basic equipment of a pencil and a piece of paper. 
Try to include the following in your drawing work:
Shading, tone, accurate outlines, shadow, areas of light and dark. 
Students may complete any of the following tasks:
1. 100 Things To Draw- An unstructured set of ideas for drawings that can be carried out at home. 
2.ArtForKidsHub weblink- A fab YouTube channel where students can follow step-by-step tutorials to draw their chosen image. Mostly based on current popular characters.
3. Artist Study- Choose an artist and find out facts and information about them to create an Artist Study facetfile.
4.Drawing Tasks- That focus on developing technique.
5. Shading Practise- Building on previously learnt school content to achieve areas of light and dark with a pencil.
Students may also complete an artist study on QUENTIN BLAKE. Links to some great videos below in a 'draw along' style. 
Happy drawing!
Quentin Blake Drawing
Year 7 Citizenship

Global Citizenship

This unit is based on the concept that we all have a responsibility as global citizens. It is inspired by the idea that we all have a responsibility to help the environment and all living things throughout the world through the choices we make. It aims to enable you to explore the idea of sustainability, the use of the earth’s natural resources and the harmful effects of global warming. In this unit, you will also learn about the steps you can take to reduce these harmful effects. You will also learn about biodiversity and its importance and explore what you would do to make the world a better place.

I have included the PowerPoints and worksheets for each lesson. If an activity asks you to work in a group or pairs, either do it by yourself or speak to somebody at home about it. If I haven’t included a sheet from the PowerPoint, then you don’t need to complete that section.

Lesson 1 – Global Citizens – PowerPoint, Image Sheet and Activity Sheet

Lesson 2 – Global Warming – PowerPoint, Image cards and Encouraging others sheet

Lesson 3 – Energy – PowerPoint, Spreading the word sheet and My Energy Pledge sheet

Lesson 4 – Water – PowerPoint, Responsible use sheet and Water Words sheet

Lesson 5 – Biodiversity – PowerPoint, Sorting cards and An Image of Biodiversity sheet

Lesson 6 – In our Hands – Powerpoint, Manifesto for a better world sheet and Sustainable choice sheet

Additional resources – ‘What is living and growing there’ and ‘Going for global’


Enjoy and take care,

Mr Mills

Year 7 Computing

This last half term we would have been using Kodu to create and program a computer games.

The tasks are on the link below; you can complete the work on the sheets or use separate paper.

Computing is scheduled on the suggested timetable once every two weeks so one task can be completed each lesson.

Year 7 Design Technology
Pupils are being asked to view the chocolate packaging presentation first. This is really crucial they read through the full power point. If pupils are in school then they must watch the full power point.

Pupils must start at task 1 and move through the tasks in numerical order for the last 2 DT sessions throughout the last 4 weeks of term

Task 1
After reading through the full presentation pupils must be given the colour investigation activity sheet and complete all 4 colour challenges. They must be done tidily and neatly and no going out of the lines.

Task 2
Each pupil then uses the net of their choice to design & get 3 copies of it. Pupils must the complete all 3 challenges from slide 6 of the power point which are:
1. Create packaging for a special occasion
2. Create packaging for a festival
3. Create packaging for a product new to the market.
All designs must be FULLY coloured.

Task 3
Pupils then given a blank A4 piece of paper and must write an advert for 1 of their chosen chocolate bars.

Thanks and enjoy.
Year 7 Geography

Hi Everyone…. Hope you're keeping well!

Just a quick update about your Geography work for this half term!

Some of you have completed Unit 5 kerboodle tasks which is brilliant, if you have finished have a go at the extension tasks below. If you haven't finished or started yet, click on the lesson by lesson breakdown to help you.

Additional Work

You can do a research project on a country….I’ve set you Italy or Japan. Download the project and complete it on your computer, print it out or write in your home work book. Add any extra interesting stuff you find!

You’ve also got some easy map skills activities - the basics of all Geography! They are quite fun so have a go at some. If you like map skills have a look at this webpage its got some fun stuff you can have a go at!

Remember, you can do loads of geography in your outside spaces too, looking at the types of rocks, plants, insects that live there, we would normally do fieldwork during the summer term. Try this webpage if you need inspiration for a fieldwork task near you.

Have fun with your work everyone and Stay Safe

Miss Lomax

Teacher i/c KS3 Geography

Year 7 History
History work has been provided for all year groups. Year 5 and 6 usually have one lesson of History per week, and so the work is set out so that there is an instructions document for each week, with supporting resources for each. Year 7 and 8 would have 3 lessons of History per week, but this is usually delivered on a half termly rotation with Geography. Therefore students have been set 2 pages of the Kerboodle History book per week, with instructions for what to complete and how. With all year groups, there are opportunities to develop and extend learning further with each week's work. 
Mrs Bell
Year 7 Languages

A new pack of activities to support learning French.  These can be used alone, or alongside the website/ app Duolingo as previously recommended.   The online lessons from the Oak National Academy can also give some listening and pronunciation practice as they are guided and include a video lesson.  I have checked and it is fine for our year 7 to access the Year 8 or 9 lessons.

Miss Bird

Year 7 Music
The first document shows an overview of the tasks split in to Performing, Appraising and Composing.
Year 7 PE
Hi Everyone…. Hope you're keeping fit and well!

We know you’ve been up to loads of active stuff, going for walks, working in the garden, jogging, cycling, Joe Wicks and much more so keep all of that going! It’s important to stay as physically active as possible during this time.

There are a few other things you can have a go at here too, especially if you have to stay indoors, designing your own equipment and games as well as trying some of the challenges from Active Northumberland and the School Games.

Have fun with your work everyone and Stay Safe.
Miss Lomax & Mr Boddy
PE Department
Year 7 RE

Year 7 R.E – Christianity & Humanism

Christianity (Previous lessons)

Week 1

This week, you will be looking at different parts of Jesus’ life. You will need to read through the information provided and then try to summarise it in the correct box to complete the timeline (the information and timeline template are provided for you to use). If you would like an extra task, pick an event from your timeline that you find interesting and write a diary entry from Jesus’ point of view when experiencing that particular event.

Week 2

This week you will carry out a mini research project on Jesus’ miracles. You should use the internet to research some of the miracles Jesus is thought to have performed. Try to collect your information in note form (either on paper or in a word document to help you). Once you have collected your notes, you need to produce either an informative leaflet or PowerPoint slideshow on Jesus’ miracles. You should also add images and colour to your work. At the end, decide which miracle you would most like to be able to perform and explain why.


Lessons for final term

Week 3 & 4

NOTE: If teaching in school, pupils will need print outs of PowerPoint slides to complete task.

For week 3 and 4 pupils will be looking at different images of Jesus. Use the PowerPoint provided to investigate different artistic interpretations of Jesus then complete the art gallery task (sheet attached). Try to answer in as much detail as possible, using the questions provided to prompt thinking. In Week 4, pupils should create their own artistic interpretation of Jesus (info on PowerPoint). They should add colour and explain their drawing in detail.



Week 5

Pupils have not previously studied Humanism but should have completed a research project to investigate it as part of their home learning. Use the PowerPoint for an introduction to Humanism (there is a lot of information so it may take a while to read/discuss it all). Pupils can take the quiz at the end of the PowerPoint. There is also an information sheet which pupils can read independently. They can then complete the answer sheet provided. They may not get the activity finished this week as the PowerPoint will take some time to read and discuss. If this is the case, pupils can finish this activity at the start of their next RE lesson.

Week 6

Complete Humanism worksheet from last RE lesson if required. Then use the PowerPoint provided to look at Humanism in more detail, focusing on Humanist values and actions. The task pupils need to complete is explained on the final slide and the worksheet is attached.


Week 3 and 4 Christianity
Week beginning 8th June and week beginning 22nd June
Week 5 Humanism
Week beginning 29th June
Week 6 Humanism
Week beginning 13th July