Year 8

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Daily work

Year 7-9

Tutor reading – 15 minutes

Each day there will be 15 minutes of tutor reading which you will be able to watch via our school’s YouTube channel.


Science – 20 minutes

1 x 20 Educake Online questions. 3 will be set per week and 2 will be chosen by you.


Maths – 1 hour

Sparx – Classroom to be completed Monday – Thursday.  The compulsory homework to be completed each Friday, plus students should complete the optional and target sections of the work.


Personal reading – 20 minutes

Each day there will be 15 minutes of tutor reading which you will be able to watch via our school’s YouTube channel.

Each day you should read your own personal reading book for 20 minutes. Your parents should sign off the circle in your reading journals as you work your way towards each achievement. You should login to accelerated reader to complete a quiz each time you finish reading a book.


Video lesson – 1 hour

This will be a lesson delivered by a member of our staff on a rota that will have an input of material followed by a task for you to undertake.

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English – 15 minutes

Tassomai – complete daily goal (15 minutes)

Every week there will be a Commonlit article to read which will relate to an area of your learning in English and beyond. You should read the article and complete the multiple-choice comprehension questions.


Wider World – 30 minutes

This will be a different task every day that we hope will provide you with some interesting new knowledge (30 minutes).


Knowledge organiser – 30 minutes

Complete homework book and knowledge organiser work as per current timetable. The current Year 8 Knowledge Organiser Cycle 3 can be found here:

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Literacy intervention

If you are currently receiving literacy intervention, please log in to either your powerup account or your Achieve 3000 account using your username and password. If you don’t know your login details please email Ms Rowan on

If your child is not currently receiving literacy intervention but you would like more information with a view to setting them up with an account, please also contact Ms Rowan.


TA Dictionary

Each day you could choose a ‘word of the day’ which you can select from your TA Dictionary. This could be a word you have encountered in your studies or a word you are curious to learn more about.

Many of you will be familiar with the Frayer model which has been used across curriculum areas. You should write the word in the middle, then fill in the sections around the outside. Firstly you should write the definition of the word in the appropriate section. In the next section, you should note the characteristics of the word or draw an image to represent the concept. In the next, you should list examples of the word in a sentence. Finally, you should list non-examples of the word.

Frayer model