Year 7

Christmas homework for Mr Gray’s classes:

You need to write a newspaper report of the Haitian earthquake. It should be written within a few days of the disaster. You need to include the causes, effects, an interview with an eye witness and a picture of the devastation. Your newspaper also needs a name, price, date and punchy headline. Click here for some help and a blank template in case you have lost your. Due date: first lesson back

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Haiti Earthquake – January 12th 2010

Year 7 have started to study the Haiti earthquake of January 2010. There are many details on the presentation below.

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Natural Hazards

We are now starting the new topic of Natural Hazards. Have a look at the Wordle below, it is made up of different types of natural hazards. Have a go at making your own at www.wordle.net. The more times you type in a word the larger it will be displayed in your wordle. Send any that you make  to Mr Gray as an attachment in an email (Word or Powerpoint)

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Year 7 map skills – use the links below to practice your map skills that you have recently learnt in class. You will soon have an end of unit test, so get practicing…

Various map skills – try these excellent Ordnance Survey games to practice map skills such as directions, grid references, scale and map symbols.

European countries - use this game to practice the location and flags of many European countries.

Grid references – here is a nice, quick, game to practice 4 figure grid references.

Grid references and directions – use this game from the Ordnance Survey website to practice your grid references and directions.

Longitude and Latitude revision game – Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Longitude and Latitude game - Crack the Code game. High level, but fun. A good way to learn some world cities.

Longitude and Latitude game – This is a great interactive game where you need to locate Hannah. Do well enough and you progress to the next level.

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Year 7 EU homework - Click on the Newsround link below. On the Newsround page you can learn about the EU by clicking on the links on the right hand side of the page.

Also, once you have read about the EU, have a go at this game where you have to match the country to the flag. My best score is 13, see if you can do any better. To play it click on the EU flag below.

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Here is a wonderful video to help you learn the country names and where they are in the world. Lots of fun to watch over and over and over…..

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Where in the World is Matt? – We have just started to look at countries around the world and this video is a great way of introducing some of the far flung and inspiring places we will be studying in the KS3 course. Watch to see where Matt dances around the world.

And here are the outtakes that didn’t make it to the final cut:

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Geography in the News – Year 7 students have recently made some posters highlighting geography in the news. Have a look at the Geo-news link above to see some recent geography in the news. You don’t have to look far to find plenty of geography stories out there…..

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Click on the picture to play a game to help you practice the different branches of geography. The quicker you are, the better your score. Good luck.

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September 2010 – Welcome back to the Year 7 page of the geography blog. Hopefully you will be able to look at this page often to help with homework assignments and get general hints and tips on the current topics.

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Tsunami poem

All students will be assessed and given a national curriculum level for their tsunami poem. Click here to download a spare copy of the blank sheet to write your poem on. Also you can click here to get a copy of the poem framework with the example vocabulary. Remember to imagine you were there and experienced the tsunami.

7Bz – homework is due on Wednesday January 6th

7Cg – homework is due on Friday January 8th

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Earthquake proof bridge simulation

After the success of making buildings from spaghetti and marshmallows try this website. Here you can learn about how to make bridges earthquake proof and even make your own bridge and test it in an earthquake.

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Natural Hazards

We are now starting the new topic of Natural Hazards. Have a look at the Wordle below, it is made up of different types of natural hazards. Have a go at making your own at www.wordle.net. The more times you type in a word the larger it will be displayed in your wordle. Send any that you make  to Mr Gray as an attachment in an email (Word or Powerpoint)

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Miss Howe
Geography homework for Yr 7 (We and Za)

 

Due in next lesson:
1) Go to this website: http://mapzone.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/
2) Click on ‘Homework help’ and then ‘MapTivity’ at the top
3) Play games: ‘grid references’ and ‘ understanding scale’
4) Spend 10 minutes checking out the other fun things you can do on the website7We you need to do this before our lesson on the 1st of December (Your end of Unit Map test will be on Thursday 8th December).
7Za you need to do this before our lesson on the 3rd of December (Your end of Unit Map test will be on Thursday 4th December).
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Directions game  

 

 

 

Treasure Hunt Game
Treasure Hunt Game

Click on the Ordnance Survey logo above to go to a game to help you practice using directions.

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Half term homework for 7Cg and 7Bz, Mr Gray – Due Monday November 2ndClick here for the latitude and longitude worksheetClick here for the directions homework worksheet.Also have a play with the EU games below.——————————————————————————————–Half Term homework for  7We, Miss Howe - Due Tuesday November 3rdClick here to download the sheet for your homework——————————————————————————————–European Union (EU)Year 7  have just started to learn about the EU; what it does and the countries that are members of it. Click on the EU flag to open up a game to practice the flags and countries of the EU.EU_FlageuropeAnother game, to practice countries of Europe, not EU, can be found by clicking on the map.Another intresting game, The Euro jigsaw, can be found here.———————————————————————————————-We have just started learning about the continents and countries of the world. Use this video to help learn the names and places of the countries of the world. ———————————————————————————————————————————–5 merits go to Melody, but I’ll also give 3 to the runner up Amy and 1 to Tilly, James, Louise and Hannah. Well done everyone.———————————————————————————————-5 merits go to Kelsey, 3 to the  runner up Gio, and 1 to Tilly D. Well done everyone.  —————————————————————————————————————————————————-Test your Geography knowledgeHave you been paying attention in class? Try your hand at this game. Just drag the geography word to the correct dustbin. The quicker your time, the better your score…..———————————————————————————————————————————————The Powerpoint below shows an A – Z of geography vocabulary that will be studied throughout key stage 3. Learn the spellings of the words as a test will follow…
Thanks to Ms Roberts, Beyton Middle School for the original idea on SLN.
____________________________________________________________The schedule for year 7 geography:

 

_____________________________________________________________Welcome to the geography department at St Ivo school. This blog is designed to help you with your class studies as well as with homework assignments. There will also be links to other useful sites and further reading.

Responses

  1. I personally want to book mark this post, “Year 7 Key stage 3 geography Blog”
    on my own web-site. Would you care if I reallydo
    it? Thank you -Simon

    • Hi there. By all means link to this blog. I’m afraid it hasn’t been update for a whilem but hopefully I will start it back up again soon. In the mean time, please enjoy.


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