Academic Drop In is now up and running!

Academic Drop In is now up and running! Are you a parent or carer who is concerned with your child’s progress in school? Are you a pupil who feels you could benefit from extra help and guidance with school work?  If so, we are now running Academic Drop In sessions regularly every week, to help Read More …

Science Homework #6: Year 8 (Mrs Downing)

Science Homework:  Year 8  (Mrs Downing)Homework  Topic:Question 1Sound waves can be reflected, transmitted or absorbed.  Draw a diagram to show what this means.0Question 2What is echolocation and give an example of an animal that may use this.7LQuestion 3What colour will universal indicator change in the presence of an alkali?7FQuestion 4What happens about 14 days into the Read More …

Science Homework #5: Year 8 (Mrs Downing)

Science Homework:  Year 8  (Mrs Downing)Homework  Topic:Question 1What is a vacuum?7GQuestion 2Describe three ways in which we could use less fossil fuels and explain why it is important that we use less fossil fuels.7IQuestion 3Sound waves can be reflected, transmitted or absorbed.  Draw a diagram to show what this means.0Question 4Why do sounds travel faster in Read More …

Science Homework #4: Year 8

Science Homework:  Year 8  (Mrs Downing)What is meant by variation?What is the definition of a species?How are polar bears adapted to the cold?Name three features you have inherited.Give an example of environmental variation.What resources do animals need from their habitat to survive and grow.Draw a food chain for the following organisms… rabbit, grass, hawk.What do Read More …

Year 9 options for 2017/2018 (A letter for year 8 parents)

Year 9 options for 2017/2018 (A letter for year 8 parents)Dear parents,Over the past few years the expectations of student attainment at GCSE level has increased, following government led initiatives.   To support and prepare our students Turton staff have increased the expectations for our key stage 3 students.  During lessons students have been working hard and Read More …

Science Homework #3: Year 8

Science Homework:  Year 8  (Mrs Downing) What does your body need oxygen for?Name one waste product produced by cells.List two organs in the circulatory system.What are the functions of the arteries, veins and capillaries?List three main parts of the blood.What is haemoglobin?Describe the different functions of bones.List three different types of joint.Muscles work in antagonistic pairs.  Read More …

Science Homework #2: Year 8

Science Homework:  Year 8  (Mrs Downing) What type of reproduction needs males and females?Name three male reproductive organs and describe their role.Name three female reproductive organs and describe their role.Explain how a sperm cell is adapted for swimming.Where does fertilisation occur?What is the function of the a) placenta b) the umbilical cord and c) amniotic fluid?About Read More …

Science Homework #1: Year 8

Science Homework:  Year 8  (Mrs Downing) What do all living things do?  List the 7 life processes.Draw a table to show the functions of five different organs in your body.Name and describe the job of three different plant organs.Draw and label an animal cell and describe the role of each part.Draw and label a plant cell.What Read More …

English Showcase Success!

English Showcase Success!The English Department had such a lovely evening with our Year 7 & 8 pupils and parents last night.  Really hoping you all enjoyed it too!  We were showcasing the pupils’ fabulous work done both in class and at home, over the last four weeks.  Our year 7s were exploring the experience of Read More …