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22/01/21

After another successful week of virtual learning, we're pleased to share our weekly edition of SST News with our school community https://t.co/Vc2FijZTLt. Have a lovely weekend everyone. https://t.co/DmqHaTkE9j

22/01/21

During lockdown we will be sharing a daily quote to keep our school community motivated and inspired during these difficult times https://t.co/8ZKtIKlBcD

22/01/21

Miss Brown was very impressed with 7V this week as they have taken some great textured images after looking at the artist Paul Canning. They have produced some brilliant work from home! https://t.co/DvHzUzMGdR

21/01/21

7C have been mastering adding and subtracting fractions in Mathematics, with students using great oracy skills to explain their problem solving. Mr Fuller was particularly impressed with Christopher explaining his method, which you can listen to here https://t.co/NNnPPuCgsw

21/01/21

We love Nathan's 'Rainbow Cloud'. Whilst at home he was looking on the internet for things he could try to recreate and was inspired to draw this picture. It is brilliant, well done Nathan! 🌈#rainbow https://t.co/bb1XtFG18R

21/01/21

During lockdown we will be sharing a daily quote to keep our school community motivated and inspired during these difficult times https://t.co/apl0kZnbCj

21/01/21

Yesterday, after school, the Humanities Department launched a new platform on Teams to encourage students to take part in ‘living History’ - they started by discussing the American Presidency! Thank you to all those students who took part, we hope you found it informative! https://t.co/RKYK7CX7og

20/01/21

We are so proud of Alfie who, during this month, has taken on the challenge of 31 miles to raise money for . He has currently raised £565 when his original target was £100. Lets help him increase this by donating here https://t.co/v1n7KKDgKT https://t.co/6Gnukf3ByC

20/01/21

During lockdown we will be sharing a daily quote to keep our school community motivated and inspired during these difficult times https://t.co/ymfO22QIZn

20/01/21

Whilst virtual learning our Design Technology students were asked to complete some modelling using cardboard or any other materials they had at home. We have had some brilliant creations! Check out Philip's grabber that he has made https://t.co/xcIOnqmntR

19/01/21

Retweeted From Invictagrammar

There has never before been a better time to nominate staff for the Kent Teacher of the Year? There are categories for every role from teachers to technicians. Anyone can make a nomination. https://t.co/2roFThmGOT https://t.co/4Vpzgg4yCh

19/01/21

Isla has done a brilliant job creating her kind heart out of tissue paper. We love the rainbow theme 🌈 💙 https://t.co/67fvA4yvui

19/01/21

During lockdown we will be sharing a daily quote to keep our school community motivated and inspired during these difficult times https://t.co/CUiqYJo2Fw

19/01/21

Our Founding Cohort has been getting creative with their Languages & Linguistics homework this week, making flashcards for their French present tense conjugations. These early submissions are pretty and practical. We look forward to seeing the rest of your hard work on this task! https://t.co/kKzi1sR7c1

18/01/21

We love Briony's bird feeders she has made, ahead of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch which she is looking forward to participating in! This is a great activity to do from home, we can't wait to see what type of birds visit her garden https://t.co/yVqYgct6wZ

18/01/21

During lockdown we will be sharing a daily quote to keep our school community motivated and inspired during these difficult times https://t.co/gOZ5f1Jg03

18/01/21

Chloe built this in DT last week and has since had an inquisitive visitor.... 🐊 https://t.co/Zm6tKh6caW

18/01/21

This week in our Headteacher's Blog, Mrs Beales reflects on the stories behind every object. Check it out here: https://t.co/tXAUeP43XU https://t.co/pwSNkihlea

15/01/21

After another successful week of virtual learning, we're pleased to share our weekly edition of SST News with our school community https://t.co/rZ182BbUHl. Have a lovely weekend everyone. https://t.co/dnTElZF0jy

15/01/21

During lockdown we will be sharing a daily quote to keep our school community motivated and inspired during these difficult times https://t.co/ZC7389ibNv

15/01/21

We love how different our kindness hearts are! Jamie's heart has definitely made us smile 💙 https://t.co/GyJhR4JsWG

15/01/21

Great to see 7T raising their hands and taking the pledge to put an end to bullying having watched our assembly this week https://t.co/H7GJch9VOx

14/01/21

Thank you for the treats and - we loved them! https://t.co/L7ig10N58J

14/01/21

How brilliant is Tilly's image she produced this week? She searched cartoon bodies and edited one so that the cartoon was wearing an SST school uniform. We love it and can't wait for the day that we see our Founding Cohort in their uniforms once again. https://t.co/0G6sRQReXS

14/01/21

During lockdown we will be sharing a daily quote to keep our school community motivated and inspired during these difficult times https://t.co/aBVSb4zpeh

14/01/21

David’s kindness heart represents his love of chocolate and his kindness in sharing them with his family! This is lovely David, well done! Who else is sad that they have no Christmas chocolates left? 💙 https://t.co/Ua1CX6DZsb

13/01/21

That's great, thank you for sharing information about this service! https://t.co/Wz56qvumgj

13/01/21

If anyone is feeling particularly stressed this afternoon we advise you spend a few moments admiring this amazing sketch drawn by one of our incredibly hardworking students! Jacob has managed to capture peace and tranquility in his drawing and we think it is beautiful! https://t.co/md9hebbWog

13/01/21

During lockdown we will be sharing a daily quote to keep our school community motivated and inspired during these difficult times https://t.co/LbRe6sEgCO

13/01/21

This is wonderful Adam, we love the added extra with 'SST' woven through! This is very impressive and will look great in our display 💙 https://t.co/1dtm9fZWwc

12/01/21

Who else is cake envious of Nancy right now? Nancy baked this amazing cake last week as part of her extra-curricular activities. We feel like we can smell it through our screens! Well done Nancy https://t.co/C32D7MMf2L

12/01/21

During lockdown we will be sharing a daily quote to keep our school community motivated and inspired during these difficult times https://t.co/PBxJZxvPjV

12/01/21

Mrs Young was very impressed with 7H during their Geography lesson as they created some fantastic diagrams to show their understanding of Swash & Backwash, helping them to learn about coastal currents & erosion! https://t.co/daf2lVAX4R

11/01/21

During their Computer Science lesson on 'computer networking', our students posted pictures of the different network cables they could currently see, something they wouldn't have been able to do if they were in the classroom. One benefit from working at home! https://t.co/iVmZ8eHuB2

11/01/21

During lockdown we will be sharing a daily quote to keep our school community motivated and inspired during these difficult times https://t.co/fo7rJ16XNo

11/01/21

This week in our Headteacher's Blog, Mrs Beales writes about that feeling of finishing a book. Check it out here:https://t.co/X4ZhRiXZsg https://t.co/QTBd4g5EP9

11/01/21

We love Jack's heart project, it is going to look great when displayed in our school! Well done Jack 💙 https://t.co/wgSe8R1YJL

08/01/21

After a successful end to our first week virtual learning, we're pleased to share our first edition of SST News for 2021 with our school community. You can check it out on our website too https://t.co/Nbi9pIQlHo. Have a lovely weekend everyone. https://t.co/37PHj6Vaek

08/01/21

How lovely is the detail Elizabeth has painted on her heart project? Great job Elizabeth https://t.co/PrBMZDFlRh

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!

Weekly Challenge Submission Form

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