Intervention Week Enrichment Projects

Monday 13th – Friday 17th July

For the final week of the school year we really wanted to do something a bit different and, as we have not been able to have Enrichment Week, we thought we’d add a little enrichment to the work we set.

Your Task:

For this week, you should aim to complete at least one activity of their choice and will need to report back to their Tutor Group. However, we never want to set any limits and you are very welcome to complete more if you wish and in subjects you are not necessarily studying.

Make sure you keep evidence of what you have created and photos of what you have achieved, or better still, why not bring in a folder of your work. Prizes will be handed out for different categories, so let’s see that commitment and creativity at work.

Parents- feel free to join in. We’d love to see your efforts as well.

Duncan Powell
Deputy Headteacher


Art – Children’s Book Illustration

What will I be doing?
  • You will be learning all about how to structure a story arc
  • You will be building your drawing and character design skills
  • You will be learning about how to create a storyboard

 

How long will it take?

The tasks in the PowerPoint will take around 3 hours to complete but there are extension activities if you wanted to continue the project over the summer!

Project Resources

Children’s Book Illustration Project Enrichment Week [PDF]

How do I know I’ve done well?
  • You will have developed your understanding of how to create a storyboard plan
  • You will have learned about the importance of children’s books, and how we can communicate a message through our writing and through our drawings!
  • You will have a clear idea of how to structure your own children’s book
  • You would have practiced your character design drawing skills

Business and Enterprise – Entrepreneurship

Have you got what it takes to become the next Oprah Winfrey or Lord Alan Sugar?

What will I be doing?

You will be exploring the fabulous world of enterprise and discovering the key skills needed to become a future entrepreneur.

This project will give you a clear understanding of the risks and rewards associated with the world of enterprise.

There is also an opportunity for you to test your creativity, by creating a mood board for a new product/service that you think should be introduced to the UK market.

How long will it take?

Approx. 3 hours

Project Resources

Business and Enterprise- Become an Entrepreneur

How do I know I’ve done well?
  • Task 1: By the end of the task you will have created a list of 5 British entrepreneurs
  • Task 2: By the end of the task you will have written a brief description of what business each entrepreneur is famous for creating
  • Task 3: By the end of the task you will have created a list of 5 skills needed to show enterprise
  • Task 4: By the end of the task you will have identified a skill and explained your reason why it is the most important skill needed to become an entrepreneur
  • Task 5: By the end of the task you will have identified and explained the risks of starting your own business
  • Task 6: By the end of the task you will have created a mood board that highlights a product/service that you think should be released into the UK market

 


Child Development – Child’s Play, Improving Literacy Skills in 3 –5 Year Olds

What will I be doing?

Research a number of concepts that children need to learn. Choose one or two concepts for your book to focus on. Write a story – like ‘The hungry caterpillar’ which considers concepts such as day & night and colours

Plan and make the book

  • What will go on the front cover?
  • How much will you put on each page (remember 3-5 year olds attention span is short)
  • What colours will you use?
  • What writing will be included?
  • What pictures will you include?
  • Write a short blurb for the back cover
  • What size will the pages be?

 

How long will it take?

Approx. 3 hours

Project Resources

Child Development- Design a Children’s Book

How do I know I’ve done well?
  • Task 1: You will understand what is meant by the concepts given
  • Task 2: You will have written a short story focussing on your chosen concept
  • Task 3: You will make a book illustrating your story that either can be read to a 3 – 5 year old or is suitable for early reading by the child. The book could be tactile and made in a variety of materials

 


Computing – Programming Pick ‘n’ Mix

What will I be doing?

1) Model of a Garden
You can work on your own, in a small group, if you can you could meet in a garden and make something together (making sure you are distancing), or in a pair.
This is an optional project to see the end of the year through and I hope will be fun and interesting!
I would like you to take your ideas from your smart garden and make a small model of your garden, or you could model a gadget of the future instead! Be creative and have fun!

2) Continuation of a website design
You can use this time to gather further information on your website, you could look at Wix and come up with a design so you can then code it in HTML in year 9.

3) Python programming
You could set yourself a programming task to complete in Python using Repl.it.

How do I know I’ve done well?

Garden
Your model will have some 3D aspects, and demonstrate some models and materials for things such as grass, garden tools, and toys.

Website
You would have gathered pictures, information and materials ready for your website design. You could use an online website design software to start planning and laying out your website with working links and pictures.

Python
Your code would be working, asking for some information from the user. You would have researched online for some example code and make it your own.


Dance – Developing my Appreciation and Choreography Skills in Dance

What will I be doing?
  1. To research the origins of African Dance
  2. To watch the professional dance work “Windrush: the movement of the people”- create an information sheet about the piece.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0002pkp/windrush-movement-of-the-people
    You will need to set up a BBC iplayer account to watch the piece
  3. To choreograph a 1 minute dance that communicates a social/political message to the audience, and to write a programme note that informs the audience about your piece

 

How long will it take?

There are three activities which will vary in length.

  • The first task will take 1 hour
  • The second task will take 2 hours
  • The third task will take 2-3 hours

 

Resources

Dance Project Intervention Week

How do I know I’ve done well?

Task 1
You have learned at least 5 new facts about African Dance. You could test yourself on your research by asking someone at home to test you once you have completed the task.

Task 2
You will have watched the whole piece, and be able to present to someone at home without your notes, from the information sheet you have created, about the piece.

Task 3
You will have a completed dance, which you will perform to someone, they will give you feedback on whether they think your message/intention is clear. Alternatively film yourself and watch back to self assess and see if the idea is clearly communicated. Also if you wear a costume and really perform, to an audience you will feel like you have a choreographed a completed piece.


Drama – Expanding on Performing

 
Apart from acting, what other skills does Drama teach or require and what can we learn from it?

What will I be doing?

You will be using a play or a film to stimulate your imagination and develop your understanding of the importance of the performing arts.

For Years 7 and 8 there are practical activities to make a costume or model or prop from a choice of films or plays and then photograph yourself with it.

For Year 9 and 10 there is the challenge to research an black actor or actress or issues around diversity and racial equality in America in 1962 (civil rights.) Then you will write a scene of your own to show how plays and films have the power to teach and make an audience appreciate the importance of diversity and racial equality. You could even perform your scene and film it.

How long will it take?

Around 3 hours

Project Resources

Drama- Play Away

How do I know I’ve done well?

When you have a costume or model or prop that looks good and functions. Ask someone to take a photo of you wearing/holding/using it and share it with your friends or family. Get permission to post photos of yourself online from a parent or guardian.

If you attempt the tasks for Year 9 and 10, you should have a better understanding of the person or issues you have researched. Ask someone to test you. You will also have learned about someone or something that maybe you did not know much about. If you write the scripted scene you may even have a film you could post on your own social media pages (but get parental permission first!)


Economics

What will I be doing?
  • You will be researching how being a more equal society for all can improve economic growth. There’s been lots about this in the news with the Black Lives Matter Campaign
  • You will write a report that puts forward your ideas for how we can make a more equal society and why we should do this

 

How long will it take:

Time to complete: 3-4 hours

How do I know I’ve done well?

Task 1: By the end of this task you will have a good understanding how a more equal society can lead to economi Listen to this podcast (Economics and Me: Black Lives Matter)
https://open.spotify.com/episode/5VnyIKacPpy9zYT6xpgwd3

Task 2: You need to write a report explaining the economic importance of a more equal society (more social mobility), and suggesting policies which the UK government could use to make greater progress on each of those areas, with the title How and Why do economies benefit from fixing inequality?
Your report may include specific reference to racial inequality, in the wake of the global concerns about this issue recently, but should include other sources of inequality as well in order to be comprehensive e.g. disadvantaged students and gender.

You need to advise on what policies you think could help reduce inequality and increase social mobility.

It must include indications of how your policy ideas should be funded and the opportunity costs of that funding.

English – Scintillating Shakespeare

What will I be doing?

You will be watching and enjoying the play Macbeth.

You will then select one option to complete. Be as creative as possible.

How long will it take?

To watch and enjoy the play 1 hour and 36 minutes
1-2 hours to complete your chosen option.

Option 1: Write a review of the play
You have been asked by a local paper to write a review of the play. You have 250 words.

Option 2: Costume/set design
Select 4 characters and design their costumes for the play. Be as creative as possible- these can be modern or Shakespearean.

Option 3: Design a poster for the play
You need to make it as eye-catching as possible. This will draw people to purchase tickets for the play.

Project Resources

https://youtu.be/PFwHmgA9nno

How do I know I’ve done well?

Option 1 – Review
It will be no more and no less than 250 words.
Your review will include- a summary of the plot, mention of the actors and their acting skills, the set design and costumes, lighting and enjoyment level and a star rating out of 5.
It will read fluently and sound professional.

Option 2 – Design
Your designs will be original and creative. They will reflect the character. The set design will be original and practical and will be functional for several scenes without too many additions and prop swaps/changes.

Option 3 – Poster
Your poster will be eye catching. It will be colourful or monochrome. I t will intrigue people to want to go and see the play. It will need contact details – who to contact, when the performances take place, cost of ticket, etc.
It will look professional.


Food and Nutrition – Meal Planning for Toddlers

What will I be doing?
  • Research the nutritional expectations for a young child. What should a 1 – 2 year old child be eating?
  • Creating a weeks meal plan to add interest and appeal to a child
  • Cooking and of course tasting! I want you to make a least one of your recipes and then plan out how you would present this to appeal to a child

 

How long will it take?

Approx. 3 hours

Project Resources

Food and Nutrition- Plan a Meal

How do I know I’ve done well?
  • Task 1: You will understand what is meant by the concepts given
  • Task 2: You will have written a short story focussing on your chosen concept
  • Task 3: You will make a book illustrating your story that either can be read to a 3 – 5 year old or is suitable for early reading by the child. The book could be tactile and made in a variety of materials

 


Geography – Race Across the World

What will I be doing?

You will be completing a virtual race Across the World, based on the BBC TV show. Starting in Mexico City and travelling through various checkpoints to Ushuaia at the Southern tip of South America. All of your travel will have to be overland so boats, buses, trains etc. but no planes!
This will involve you doing research into you journey and presenting it and information about the places you visit

How long will it take?

Approx. 3 hours

Project Resources

Geography- Race Across the World

How do I know I’ve done well?
  • You will create a map to show the route that you would take travelling through all of the checkpoints stating what mode of travel you would use for each
  • You will also include information and pictures about all of the different checkpoints that you pass through along the race
  • Try to keep costs down by travelling overnight (so less accommodation to pay for) and by using public buses and trains where possible
  • You can choose how to present your virtual journey whether it be as a Powerpoint, poster, video or Google Earth map

 


Health and Fitness – Nutrition and Sport, Fuel for an Active (and Super Active) Lifestyle

What will I be doing?

You will need to research the science of diets as well as how different diets support different people and lifestyles- especially for sports people who need super amounts of energy

After you will create and cook your own version of a sports diet for your family to enjoy – A tasty treat way for a sporty supper!

How long will it take?

Approx. 3 hours

Project Resources

Diet Worksheet 1
Enrichment Week Activity 7-10
Meal Plan Worksheet 2
Why good nutrition – intervention week

How do I know I’ve done well?
  • Task 1: By the end you will be able to explain the importance of the right nutrients to the right activity as well as the science behind diets. You will understand why some diets are effective and others simply don’t work
  • Task 2: By the end you will have used your new knowledge of nutrients and energy to create and cook a meal that is super tasty, super nutritious and gets lots of appreciation from your family

History – What was Bath’s role in the slave trade?

What will I be doing?

Most of us know the role of Bristol in the Transatlantic Slave Trade but Bath also benefitted from it. Your task is to investigate how Bath was involved in this tragic part of history and create a short podcast to help others learn from our city’s past.

How long will it take?

Approx. 3 hours

Project Resources

History Enrichment Project

How do I know I’ve done well?

In your podcast:

  • You will describe one way that Bath benefitted from the Slave Trade
  • You will explain the role of one individual and how they were involved in the Slave Trade
  • You will evaluate the impact of the Slave Trade on Bath and explain why we should learn about it

 
You will be using your moral courage throughout this project.


Languages – Learning a Language

 
Have you ever wanted to learn the basics in a new language?

What will I be doing?

You will be creating an account with Duolingo and learning a new language of your choice. I recommend Hawaiian or something else exotic! Choose to learn the language for travel option and then choose the intense option.

How long will it take?

Choose the intense option and learn for 30 minutes per day
Where do I go to start this project?
Link to project: https://www.duolingo.com/

How do I know I’ve done well?
  • You will have mastered the basics of a new language in just one week. You will open prizes and have fun using this app.
  • You may feel confident to teach someone else what you know or even do a little performance to your tutor group in September!
  • Take a screen shot of your score so you can show off what you know!

 


Maths (Beginner/Intermediate)

What will I be doing?

You will plan and cost a trip-of-a-lifetime for the Ramsey family to Australia. This can be presented as a document, poster or powerpoint presentation.

How long will it take?

Approx. 3 hours

Project Resources

Holiday Planning Instructions
Holiday Planning Information Sheets

How do I know I’ve done well?

You will have planned a holiday for the family of 4. You will have selected appropriate days for travel, selected appropriate accommodation, selected car hire and costed the full list of activities the family wish to do.

Your total price for the holiday will be, in your opinion, good value for money for the trip-of-a-lifetime.


Maths (Intermediate/Advanced)

What will I be doing?

You are to use a minimum of 10 equations or inequalities to create a mathematical work of art.

How long will it take?

Approx. 3/4 hours

Project Resources

Draw a picture with functions

How do I know I’ve done well?

You will have created a work of art from using only mathematical functions. If you have used more advanced functions such as parabolas, reciprocals, cubics or circles then you will be able to produce even more intricate pictures.

Extension:

Use inequalities to describe regions to be shaded.

For help you may wish to watch the following MathsWatch clips: 96, 98, 161, 197 and 198


Music – The Last Night of The Proms

What will I be doing?
  1. You will be learning all about the Proms concerts in London
  2. You will prepare your room ready to watch excerpts from the event
  3. You will reflect on the place of the Proms in today’s society

 

How long will it take?

You will be watching the concerts for just over an hour. The preparation and reflection time is all down to the effort you put in!

Resources:

http://hayesfieldpanda.com/ActivityWeek/Proms.pdf

How do I know I’ve done well?
  • You will have become excited by the atmosphere and energy that surrounds the last night of the proms
  • You will be able to describe what the concerts are
  • You will be able to reflect on their place and relevance in modern society

Music – Samba

What will I be doing?
  • You will be learning how to play Samba music
  • You will be building your own Samba drums to play
  • You will be learning about the history and culture of Samba music

 

How long will it take?

About 3 hours to learn, build and play your first Samba!

Resources:

http://hayesfieldpanda.com/ActivityWeek/Samba.pdf


PE – Sports Development, Can You Develop the Next Olympic Sport?

What will I be doing?

Designing a new sporting activity. Follow the tasks on the sheet to create a full guide to your game. We would love to see kit designs, skills, rules and your pitch dimensions. You could be really creative and create a ‘how to play’ video guide for your new game and perhaps even play it (abiding to social distancing rules).

How long will it take?

Around 3 hours

Project Resources

Sports Development Project


Philosophy and Beliefs – Bread in Religion, Challah Bread

What will I be doing?

Finding out about and then making your own Challah bread. Follow the tasks on the sheet to see clips on how to make your bread. You can also be inventive and make your own type of Challah bread such as rainbow Challah bread or a sweet or savoury version.

How long will it take?

Around 3 hours

Project Resources

Special Bread Enrichment Task

How do I know I’ve done well?

Have you found out 3-5 facts about Challah bread? (such as where did it come from? Why is it important?)

  • Have you used a recipe and watched the clip to show you how to make the Challah bread?
  • Have you thought about which extra ingredients you might want to add to the recipe?

Have you taken a photo of your finished Challah bread?


D&T: Product Design – Become an Interior Designer for the day

What will I be doing?

Watch a video about what is involved in the job of an interior designer then design your dream bedroom: What theme would it be? What furniture would you have in it? What colour scheme would you go for? What gadgets might you include?

Create an inspiration board for your ideal bedroom:

  • Sketch out a plan of the room (in one-point perspective if you can)
  • Add example furniture, images, colours, patterns and textures to help show off your ideas
  • You can draw these or collage by cutting pictures out of magazines. You can add swatches of fabric, splodges of paint, samples of flooring (if available)
  • You can take design inspiration from the world around you, current fashion trends, Instagram influencers etc

 

How long will it take?

Around 3 hours

Project Resources

Product Design – Be an Interior Designer for the Day

How do I know I’ve done well?
  • Have you taken care to present your ideas neatly, attractively and imaginatively?
  • Is your design creative and innovative?
    Have you made an attempt at drawing it in 3D?
  • Have you included exploded details or samples to enlarge areas of the design to show ideas for texture, colour or pattern more clearly?
  • Have you tried to make it look realistic?
  • Could your idea be easily understood by another person?
    Have you had fun with your idea?

Science – Bugs!

What will I be doing?

You will be investigating bugs! Whether that’s insects like ants, ladybirds and bees or other invertebrates such as snails, spiders or worms.
There are 12 different activities to choose from and when you’re done you’re going to make a collage from pictures of your work.

How long will it take?

The activities all vary in length, some can be completed in under an hour whilst others might take you a whole day with help from your parents. You get to choose which activities work for you.

Project Resources

Science – BUGS!

How do I know I’ve done well?

You will have discovered just how wonderful the world of bugs truly is. You’ll have fallen in love with bees, found spiders fascinating and marvelled at the wonders of ants. However you choose to complete this project you’ll have merged your love of science and arts by producing a collage of your bug based adventure.


Social Science – Black Britain

What will I be doing?

‘Create a presentation outlining the contribution of the black community to British society and culture’
You will produce a presentation explaining the contribution that the Black community have made to British Culture and the country in general. You should use a mix of methods to research the topic and then produce an imaginative and entertaining explanation of what the contribution has been.

Extension
Those wanting additional challenge should consider some of the following

  1. tackle an additional area
  2. consider how much poorer (both economically and socially) the UK would be without immigration
  3. create a worksheet teaching what you have learnt

 

How long will it take?

Around 3 hours

Resources

Contribution of Black Community

How do I know I’ve done well?

You will have an improved understanding of the contribution of the black community.

You will have completed research. This will either be primary (your own conclusions/interviews/knowledge) or secondary (reviewing what other people have already done on the topic).

You will have produced a minimum 3 maximum 5 minute presentation that displays how and what the contribution of the black community has been to British Society. You will have been original in your approach to the presentation with at least two different forms of presentation use (e.g words, pictures or videos).


Textiles – Textiles as Protection

What will I be doing?

Textiles have been used for centuries to protect us and our belongings, whether from the elements (a Teepee) or our modesty (a Toga). Choose from the two tasks to create either a structure or an outfit using large pieces of fabric, and other components of your choice – no sewing involved!

How long will it take?

Between 1-3 hours depending on the complexity of your design and the challenges you will face in making it.

Project Resources

Textiles – Design An Outfit

How do I know I’ve done well?

When you have a structure that is stable and cosy enough to eat your lunch in

or

When you have an outfit that is comfortable, allows movement and is much admired!


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