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KS3 Tasks

Art

  • Find an artist that you particularly like.  Complete a research page on this artist.  Include: Their name as a title in an appropriate font (www.dafont.com); some information about them and their artwork; a drawn copy of your favourite piece of their work;  at least 2 other found printed out copies of their work and your own analysis- what do you like about the work you have researched?  Talk about the use of colour, line, space, shape, texture, composition (form), light (tone and shadow).
  • Complete a painting/drawing in a coloured media of your choice of a family member in the style of your favourite artist.
  • Take 10 photographs of things you would find in a landscape (trees, wildlife, natural forms) and present as a contact sheet in your sketchbook.  Print the best photograph out and say why you have chosen it.
  • Recommended Reading List. You need to read the text and complete the Reading Reflection form.
    • The Art book for Children Phaidon Press. 
    • Photography for Kids!  Sandra Abend.
    • The Usbourne Book of Famous Artists

Biology

Drama

  • Review a LIVE theatre performance, a film or a TV series/episode.
  • Write a ‘Blurb’ or a brief summary of a play from a specific genre.
  • Create a focus exercise/game to share with the class and explain the rules.
  • Recommended Reading List. You need to read the text and complete the Reading Reflection form.
    • Harry Potter and The Cursed Child by JK Rowling et al.
    • Matilda The Musical by Tim Minchin & Dennis Kelly
    • School of Rock by Julian Fellowes

English

  • Create an artwork inspired by your wider reading, writing a 200 word rationale to accompany the task, explaining why you have designed the artwork in the way you have, to reflect the text.
  • Select a character from a book you are reading. Write a short story from their perspective, retelling an event from the book.
  • You have been asked to give a speech to a group of year 9 students who have refused to go to school. Write a speech in which you present your viewpoints on the importance of a ‘good’ education.
  • Year 7 Recommended Reading List. You need to read the text and complete the Reading Reflection form.
    • Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell
    • Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
    • Recommended Reading List Year 8/9
    • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Extra Curricular Clubs

Food

Geography

  • Create a 3D shoe box size model of a place you have studied. Make and label the model with key details.
  • Create a short video or presentation on a topic you are studying.
  • Recommended Reading List. You need to read the text and complete the Reading Reflection form.
    • The Travel Book (Mind Blowing Stuff on Every Country in the World) by Lonely Planet Kids

History

ICT

Literacy

  • 1 - Commas
  • 2 - Apostrophes
  • 3 - Capitals
  • 4 - Punctuation
  • 5 - Comprehension
  • 6 - Comprehension 
  • Literacy Recommended Reading List. You need to read the text and complete the Reading Reflection form.
    • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon
    • Animal Farm by George Orwell
    • Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
    • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carol
    • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
    • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dicken
    • Treasure Island by R.L. Stevenson
    • The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss

Maths

Music

PE

  • Independent Learning Tasks
  • PE Recommended Reading List. You need to read the text and complete the Reading Reflection form.
    • The Brownlee Brothers ‘Swim, Bike, Run. Our Triathlon Story’ ISBN: 0670923125
    • David Beckham Autobiography ‘My Side’ ISBN: 0007157339
    • Mo Farah Autobiography ‘Twin Ambitions’ ISBN: 1444779583

RE

  • Create an artwork replica of a religious building. Write a 200 word description to accompany the task, explaining why you have designed the artwork in the way you have.
  • Research a topic you are studying in RE. Write down five different opinions people have about a key aspect of the religion and find one article about the religion.

Technology

Year Leader

  • Create a Chalfonts Community College Race 4 Life poster to raise the awareness of the Chalfonts 5K Walk/Run (22nd March)
  • Create three different projects that The Chalfonts Community College could do to have better links with the community. You can include:
    • Research on what other community projects are completed by schools.
    • How would the school set up your project?
    • Who would benefit from the project?
    • Posters to raise awareness of the project.
  • Entrepreneur project- Imagine you have been given £500 to try and make as much money as possible to improve student’s lunch times. This could be creating a product or offering a service. You need to:
    • Explain how CCC could improve lunch times.
    • How could you spend the money to try and raise as much money as possible for the school? This could be a product or service e.g. cleaning cars or creating scented candles
    • Research your idea. Where will you buy the products etc. to start up?
    • Explain how you would market your idea. This means how you will get people to know about your project / product that you are selling. Create logos/ slogans and posters that you could put up
  • If you could change one thing in the school what would it be? Create a design of your idea and explain how you could get funding to make this happen.
  • Organise a charity day for the whole school. Explain what charity you would like to support and why. What event/s would you organise for the day to raise as much money as possible? How would you promote the day?