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23/09/20

👀Keep an eye out for the photo proof cards given to students this morning! Please return your envelope to the school office by Wednesday 30 September if you wish to purchase https://t.co/tFY4Sj2vVC

23/09/20

7L had fun learning about the 6 figure grid reference in Geography today https://t.co/Doa4XGLLxY

23/09/20

Earlier this week, our pupils were offered the opportunity to become a Founding SST Prefect. It's brilliant to see the applications start rolling in https://t.co/0Ef4JdbRFs

22/09/20

Retweeted From KSS Design Group

Our brand-new school with recently opened its doors for the first time to the founding cohort of students – Read more about our latest education project in here https://t.co/AFLIHeZVv8 https://t.co/dxfhb6nsGp

22/09/20

Due to popular demand we're thrilled to announce we've released extra tickets for our 11+ Open Event. Head over to our website for details on the limited remaining spaces https://t.co/xUs28B0syL https://t.co/B9GzlI7K2T

22/09/20

Wonderful to see the students utilising their iPads in lesson https://t.co/mvYpOvO7bR

22/09/20

The students had fun practicing lines from 'The Lion King' today https://t.co/GfWGkEKzB5

22/09/20

Very proud of our students this morning as we had our first practice fire evacuation. They left the building in a very fast and orderly silenced manner https://t.co/tZRSPqdgwG

21/09/20

We're happy to announce our 11+ Open Event will take place on Friday 9th October 2020. Head over to our website for booking details https://t.co/xUs28B0syL https://t.co/nFMLsUqw8g

18/09/20

What a way to end the week! We had a great time on the field building Balloon Towers today. Team work and creativity is definitely the best combination! Well done to the winning team 7E https://t.co/zgbJHxOw1c

17/09/20

Great weather for a football match! Good job lunch is next, I bet the students have worked up an appetite https://t.co/wTn1MSBUXE

17/09/20

We love the word ‘fantastico’ in Spanish https://t.co/chtjknmVQm

17/09/20

Fun in Maths this morning as we are rounding decimals https://t.co/GvJu71b8U1

16/09/20

We are thrilled to hear they are enjoying the food on offer, it is amazing we must say. Of course, no problem!

16/09/20

We are very pleased that more students are cycling to school, even happier to see they're wearing their helmets! https://t.co/fiLGypwzEM

16/09/20

It's great to see our students demonstrating the binary and ternary structures in Music today! https://t.co/RZl3Ln3kBy

16/09/20

Something smells nice! Our students are in for a treat with Cottage pie on the menu today https://t.co/LkDBJBBfCV

15/09/20

Have you checked out the image gallery from our exciting first day? We are so happy to finally have our Founding Cohort settled in our lovely school building one week on! https://t.co/Pz7cfTDgvf https://t.co/7T2sb9T75o

15/09/20

Creative juices are flowing with 7E enjoying a focused drawing session of birds in Art https://t.co/UPoAvwHYS7

15/09/20

7E are excited about their new iPads! https://t.co/8DluXMlpPK

15/09/20

Who doesn't want to start the day eating pancakes from our brilliant canteen? Smiles all round this morning https://t.co/flktMeCHCQ

14/09/20

We have issued the shirt sleeve order for Tuesday 15 September due to the warm weather. This means students do not need to wear a blazer or jumper at all, girls can wear black ankle socks instead of tights. Don’t forget to pack your bus pass and bank card!

11/09/20

We are so proud of our students and staff for their hard work and building of the school community during the first ever week of ! Students were aspirational and challenged themselves to achieve their best, including some amazing Art work! We can’t wait until Monday! https://t.co/NGs93ovAkL

09/09/20

We are so pleased Charlotte had such a good first day! https://t.co/9GlosXcXsM

09/09/20

Thank you! Looking forward to seeing Mya on Monday!

09/09/20

Retweeted From stephen cooper

Very excited first day https://t.co/CnjUeTyTWP

09/09/20

Retweeted From Aurelius Yeo

Congratulations on your opening, School of Science and Technology, Maidstone (SST Maidstone)! https://t.co/Y8gCTWzIQo

08/09/20

We asked our Founding Cohort to summarise their first day at SST with just one word, and here is what they came up with.... https://t.co/N3ncGdDk4e

08/09/20

Thank you!

08/09/20

And they're in! We are absolutely delighted to have opened our doors to our founding cohort of Year 7 students this morning. Thank you to everyone who came along and waved them in on their first day at our brand new school! https://t.co/y8e29Zo51m

08/09/20

It’s nearly time! https://t.co/BLkXYRHJMm

07/09/20

The long wait is almost over – only a few more hours until we welcome our Founding Cohort to school tomorrow morning. We are all extremely excited! https://t.co/yYch2d0srY

06/09/20

Retweeted From Kent County Council

Some morning and afternoon bus services will change to become school-only services to make sure children can get to and from school. Check the timetable of your usual bus route, or use the Kent Connected app: https://t.co/zUM1cOc9un https://t.co/lOHeNcyPq0 https://t.co/NNSZDkB63Z

06/09/20

Fantastic! This looks superb! We would love this to have pride of place in our new school..... https://t.co/ow1aknERHT

06/09/20

You are welcome. We are too! Can’t wait!

06/09/20

We will get this out to you tomorrow 👍

06/09/20

Hi there! We will be responding to this ASAP, we just wanted to make sure we were able to answer everything in as much detail as possible!

05/09/20

Joining our school community next week? Remember to check the booklet emailed last week carefully for all of the key information!

04/09/20

Teachers were buzzing around the corridors of SST Maidstone today making final arrangements for next week...... https://t.co/jrdWW479Ov

01/09/20

Great to see! Can’t wait to welcome you next week! https://t.co/NjvxGm130G

Weekly Challenges

Please click on the challenge dates below to see the challenge and take part! You could win a prize if you answer all our weekly challenges correctly!

You will only be able to enter this week's challenge using the form below.

Humanities - 29 June 2020

'Revolutionary Health Care'

Link to PowerPoint

What can you infer from the source below about why the NHS was created in 1948?

Source A: ‘The Great War’ by Correlli Barnett, BBC Books, 2003

‘For the majority of soldiers actual living conditions in and behind the lines on quiet sectors were little if any worse than in peacetime. Certainly many British soldiers enjoyed a better diet, better medical care and better welfare than they had as civilians’.


Introduction: The NHS was established on the 5th July 1948. It was created as a direct concern about the health of the nation and in particular concerns about the physical and mental well-being of those soldiers returning home from having fought in the Second World War, 1939 to 1945. The NHS offers free medical health care and medicines. It was and still is paid through contributions (a tax) made by those who work - each time they are paid, a small amount goes towards funding the NHS. The Health Secretary, Aneurin Bevan wanted everyone, no matter how rich or poor you were, to have access to free health care that looks after us from the cradle to the grave.

Starting point: Start by finding out about when & how the NHS was introduced to the people of Britain by watching these clips here below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pnEMBgEG24
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWntMduNg1Y

Choose from one of the three activities below;

1. Investigate the life & work of Florence Nightingale – find out how she revolutionised Nursing & the design of hospitals, though she died long before the NHS being established here contributions in these two areas were important steps forward for the NHS. Florence Nightingale nursed wounded soldiers during the Crimean war - can you locate the Crimea on the world map?
Transition Challenge: Make a model of a Nightingale designed hospital – Research the design, label key features & consider impact!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jONlz7vaMnU

2. Investigate why the NHS was established, the services it provides & how technology has helped - what are the values of the NHS?
Ready for Year 7 Challenge: Make either an visual or audio News round Report for CBBC presenting  your findings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLK0DoMpPCo

3. Investigate the contributions made by BAME by researching the Windrush Generation - were did migrants come from post-war to find a better life?
GCSE Challenge: Write an informed letter appealing to the Home Office not to wrongly deport the Windrush generation & their children explaining their contributions to the NHS!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgohWth0iso
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FLM2SDnfUM
 

Please submit your responses as a word document or picture of your work; using the form below.

Humanities - 15 June 2020

We all like to continue our learning outside the classroom and visit places of interest like museums!
Take a virtual trip with us now to the British Museum based in London by clicking on this link; British Museum: https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com 
 
But…!
1. How can we make our museums more of a true reflection of our multicultural society?
2. For those of us in society you can’t access museums directly, how could the use of technology help us further to ‘visit’ a museum or art gallery that goes beyond simply watching a virtual tour?
 
Your challenge is to choose either of the questions above and re-design a museum!
You will need to create an Action Plan that includes;
 
If you choose Activity Challenge No.1, you need to include;
- A sketch of your aerial plan of your re-designed museum – labelled (you may wish to include a key at the bottom of your sketch)
- How will you ‘section’ your museum? By themes (religious/ritual, Food, traditions, lifestyle…) or will you strictly keep cultures separate
- Research what is meant by the term ‘Culture’
- Write a 150 word explanation to support how your museum shows our multicultural society
 
If you choose Activity Challenge No.2, you need to include;
- Draw up an example on a PPT (no more than 6 slides) of your online museum portal / museum catalogue
- What activities would you include so your online visitors are actually interacting with the museum?
- How will you bring your exhibits to life? (Will you include YouTube links to help your visitors understand whom or what they are looking at for each exhibit? – you need to include one example of this!)

Please submit your responses as a word document or picture of your work; using the form below.

 

Codebreakers Workbook - 01 June 2020

Click here to download a copy of the codebreakers workbook. Work through the questions and then upload your answers via the form below!

Please submit your responses as a word document or picture of your work; using the form below.

Integrated Humanities - 25 May 2020

Below is a list of famous historical places found around the world. Locate the place where each of these are found and write the correct country and continent beside it. Find out if any of these places have a religious or spiritual link to them.
 
Challenge: Can you include any background information about these places? What makes them historically interesting? What is the weather and climate like in this part of the world?
 
Petra
Machu Picchu
The Great Pyramid of Giza
Stonehenge
Persepolis
Potala Palace
Alhambra
Acropolis
Christ the Redeemer
Colosseum

Please submit your responses as a word document or picture of your work; using the form below.

Languages - 20 April 2020

Classical Nahuatl (Aztec)

Puzzle adapted by Tom Payne, from Farmer, Ann and Richard A. Demers. 1996. A Linguistics Workbook. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.

In many languages of the world, whole sentences can be expressed with a single word. This is true in Classical Nahuatl, the language of the Aztec Empire that flourished in what is now Mexico between 1325 and 1522 CE. In the following puzzle, try to divide each Nahuatl word into its various parts, and then fill in the translations at the end. Note: The symbol ":" after a vowel simply means that the vowel is pronounced longer than otherwise. It does NOT necessarily mean that the word must be divided at that point.

Nahuatl Word English translation Nahuatl Word English translation

1. nicho:ka 'I cry.' 10. tikochi 'You sleep.'

2. nicho:kani 'I am crying.' 11. ancho:kah 'Y'all cry.'

3. ankochinih 'Y'all are sleeping.' 12. tikochis 'You will sleep.'

4. tikochih 'We sleep.' 13. ticho:kayah 'We were crying.'

5. kochiya 'He was sleeping.' 14. cho:ka 'He cries.'

6. kwi:kas 'He will sing.' 15. kochini 'He is sleeping.'

7. ankochiyah 'Y'all were sleeping.' 16. ancho:kayah 'Y'all were crying.'

8. nicho:kas 'I will cry.' 17. ticho:kanih 'We are crying.'

9. cho:kayah 'They were crying.' 18. kwi:kah 'They sing.'

 

Now, considering the patterns you have noticed in the above words, translate the following into English:

19. tikwi:kani

20. nikwi:kaya  

21. cho:kanih  

Now translate the following English sentences into Classical Nahuatl (be sure to include the ":" symbol where appropriate):

22. 'They sleep.'

23. 'I will sleep.'  

24. 'You will cry.'

English - 6 April 2020

Think of two of your favourite fictional characters from different stories. Imagine that these two characters meet – can you write a dialogue between them? Alternatively, can you write an opening of a new story involving both of these characters.

Please submit your responses as a word document or picture of your work; using the form below.

Computer Science - 30 March 2020

Question

Benjamin is asked to fill a box with different shapes.
The box has 9 sections.

Rules:
There must be only one of the same shape in each row.
There must be only one of the same shape in each column.

Benjamin has four goes! 

Question:
Which of the following boxes is correct?

Option 1 Option 2
Option 3 Option 4

Please submit your responses as a word document or picture of your work; using the form below.

Computer Science - 16 March 2020

The picture shows the map of a park divided into rectangles. The number in each rectangle represents the number of pieces of litter left there by visitors.

The park keepers have two robots, Anton and Boris, who collect all the litter they find in every rectangle they enter.

The robots were given the following instructions:

First, robot Anton was sent:

Next, robot Boris was sent:

 

1

3

1

0

2

6

0

1

3

1

 

 

 

Anton

Boris

 

Question:
How many pieces of litter will Boris collect?

Please submit your responses as a word document or picture of your work; using the form below.

Design and Technology - 9 March 2020

With the government announcing that sales of new petrol and diesel cars (including hybrids) will be stopped from 2035, design a car of the future. What will it be powered with? How will it work? What will it look like? Draw, and label, your design onto a piece of A4 paper and upload a photo of it.

Please submit your responses as a word document or picture of your work; using the form below.

Design and Technology - 2 March 2020

Using a standard pack of cards, what is the tallest, free-standing tower you can build? Upload a photo of your tower.

Please submit your responses as a word document or picture of your work; using the form below.

English - 24 February 2020

Think about 7 words you use frequently in your everyday life. Use a thesaurus to find more sophisticated synonyms for these words and write these down. Ensure that you use each of these new words over the next week in your vocabulary and in your writing.

Please submit your responses as a word document or picture of your work; using the form below.

English - 17 February 2020

You wake up and find yourself in another dimension. Write a short description to describe your new dimension - focus on the senses to describe your surroundings.

Please submit your responses as a word document or picture of your work; using the form below.

Computer Science - 10 February 2020

It’s a snow day! A headteacher wants to pass the message along to let all the other teachers know. The Blue boxes correspond to teachers. Black lines connect each person with the people that they must pass the messages to.

Each phone call lasts three minutes. Each person can only talk to a single person on the phone at a time.

When the headteacher starts the first phone call to announce a message, how many minutes go by until the message is completely delivered to all 39 teachers?

Please submit your responses as a word document or picture of your work; using the form below.

Computer Science - 3 February 2020

Please submit your responses as a word document or picture of your work; using the form below.

Design and Technology - 27 January 2020

Your design & Technology challenge:

1.             Take an object (eg. pen, toy, etc.) apart,

2.             Lay out the different parts on a piece of paper and label each part

3.             Take a photo to upload to the website

4.             Now put it back together!

 

Please submit your responses as a word document or picture of your work; using the form below.

Computer Science - 20 January 2020

Convert the word LISP to JAVA in 4 steps or less. You must only change one letter of the word on each step. On each step, you MUST have created a word in the English dictionary. 

L

I

S

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J

A

V

A

 

Please submit your responses as a word document or picture of your work; using the form below.

 

 

Humanities - Monday 24 February 2020

The History and Geography of the Six World Religions:

  • Match the religious founders and leaders listed below with the correct religion and date, placing them into chronological order.
  • Next, locate the place of where each religion originated from on the map below and write down the correct country and continent beside your founders you place into order.

Founders / leaders:

Abraham / Buddha / Guru Nanak / Mohammed / Gandhi / Jesus

 

Religions:

       Christianity / Islam / Judaism / Sikhism / Buddhism / Hinduism

 

Dates:     

            1450 BC / AD 30 / AD 610 / 1,500 BC / 560 BC / 2,085 BC

 

Correct order of Founders:        Religion:        Dates:           Place:

 

1.

_______________________     ________      _______       __________

 

2.

_______________________     ________      _______       __________

 

3.

_______________________     ________      _______       __________

 

4.

_______________________     ________      _______       __________

 

5.

_______________________     ________      _______       __________

 

 

6.

_______________________     ________      _______       __________

 

Please submit your responses as a word document or picture of your work; using the form below.

Mathematics - Monday 6 January 2020

  1. Can you find three consecutive numbers where the first is a multiple of 2, the second is a multiple of 3 and the third is a multiple of 4?
  2. Can you find several examples?
  3. What do you notice?
  4. Can you explain your findings?
  5. What if the first is a multiple of 4, the second is a multiple of 5, and the third is a multiple of 6?
  6. Is there a way to find sets of four consecutive numbers which are multiple of 2, 3, 4 and 5 (in this order)?
  7. Or five consecutive numbers which are multiples of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6?

Please submit your responses as a word document or picture of your work; using the form below.

 

English - Monday 9 December 2019

One of the earliest forms of communication was cave painting. Craft a 100 word story, to effectively communicate what the people were trying to convey in their painting. Think carefully about your language choices to capture the emotion within the image. Please upload your submission via the form below in Word or PDF format.

Design and Technology - Monday 2 December 2019

Design an environmental house of the future that needs no energy or services to be supplied. Your design should include details of how energy can be generated and how water can be collected and stored as well as taking into account various ways of making the house more efficient.

For example, your house might include solar panels, a wind turbine, a rainwater storage unit and make use of a roof top garden to insulate the house and provide for local wildlife.

It would be a good idea to do some research before you start designing. There are some interesting examples on the internet. If you have internet access, try searching for ‘house of the future’.

Your design should be drawn on a single A4 sheet and annotated to give details of the different aspects you have come up with.

Please submit a photo of your work via the form below.

Computer Science - Monday 25 November 2019

Computer Science Challenge

Week beginning 25 November 2019

Cipher Code Question:

Key:

Use the Key to break the hidden cipher code question! Once you find the answer to the question, enter it on the form below!

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