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06/07/20

Don't miss this week's Transition Workshop for our new Year 7 students - we can't wait to see what you come up with! It's Creative Arts this week so let your imagination loose! Full details here - https://t.co/C6o5LWpXW1 https://t.co/1T7b76EfXf

05/07/20

Oh no! Safe to say, this is definitely the first broken arm of our Founding Cohort! We hope you feel better soon! https://t.co/7jFEWLOsvH

05/07/20

Well done to William, for his decoding skills in our weekly challenges! https://t.co/q5AlIkPzu8

04/07/20

A great job by Ujuchi with his Transition Workshop! https://t.co/Gqd8suEzLS

03/07/20

Maya attempted our Virtual Sports Challenge! First attempt: 1.49m, Second attempt: 1.65m! Well done Maya! https://t.co/d9uXKLcP79

02/07/20

Well done Rohan, for completing the final part of our Transition Workshop! https://t.co/AkxewNeDk6

01/07/20

Well done Martin- a careful coder in our Transition Workshop! https://t.co/QaVWOXMdBG

01/07/20

Would you like to join our friendly team, at our brand new state-of-the-art school in Maidstone? We are looking for a Site Supervisor - you can find all the details on our website - https://t.co/6EHOb7qQRt https://t.co/INOaFoqbF2

01/07/20

Thank you very much! We cannot wait to welcome our student community! https://t.co/L6c1J5FDxZ

01/07/20

Well done Briony for a Standing Long Jump of 181cm earning 18 points in our Virtual Sports Challenge!

30/06/20

Well done Adam for your superb work in our Transition Workshops! https://t.co/r8T29VKqEu

30/06/20

Would you like a sneak peek at our brand new school? Look no further! Students from some of our other VIAT schools have made a video to give you a taste of what's to come in September - we hope you're as excited as we are! https://t.co/lEWTzo9xa9 https://t.co/Q67X3rjlmd

26/06/20

We are looking for a Senior IT Technician to join the friendly team at our brand new state-of-the-art secondary school in Maidstone. For full details and to apply, please see our website - https://t.co/6EHOb7qQRt https://t.co/wHaWrvExDa

24/06/20

Maya was able to join a professional Teams meeting, to share with a team of botanists about her Herbarium and Daily Walks! The talk was enjoyed by all! https://t.co/mux00pjPWj

24/06/20

Week 3 of our Virtual Sports Challenge continues with the Standing Long Jump! https://t.co/cgyUXaMDRo

24/06/20

Head of Music, Mr Heaton, is next in line for our series of SST teacher profiles - find out all about him, including what he would take to a desert island, right here! https://t.co/LXhuHogIvq https://t.co/zMUEibw8wl

24/06/20

Well done to Briony, taking part in our Virtual Sports Challenges! She managed 17 Bottle Flip Landings in 60 seconds!

22/06/20

Chloe did a great job on our Transition Workshop! A promising programmer! https://t.co/oSAgpQTy5Z

21/06/20

Well done to Adam for his careful coding in our Transition Workshop! https://t.co/czqB7TQjyH

21/06/20

Ujuchi solved our Code Breaker challenge! Well done Ujuchi! https://t.co/TEhwPC2iB7

21/06/20

Well done to Dylan for using his programming precision on our Transition Workshop! https://t.co/cnDy7bU3P4

21/06/20

Jake thoroughly enjoyed his Transition Workshop task! https://t.co/EV9HR6rPKG

19/06/20

Thank you very much for joining us! https://t.co/dgY23404Rn

19/06/20

Congratulations to our winners of the first SST Quiz Night! Thank you to all of our Founding Cohort families for joining us. 1st Place: Falcone Family, 2nd Place: The CC’s and family, 3rd Place: The Priceless! https://t.co/GolVqcnruo

19/06/20

We love this BuckBooms! https://t.co/UuaCmooVS9

19/06/20

The BuckBooms made their own interpretation of SST! https://t.co/wmAKcGqciX

19/06/20

We are about to start the final round! Two teams are currently fighting for first place! https://t.co/I78vwqgSjI

19/06/20

We love this Micro-techs! Good luck! https://t.co/SLIxMzQwCj

19/06/20

Wardle’s Wannabe Winners, great to have you with us! https://t.co/XGuBCmtswY

19/06/20

Well done Quarantine Quizzers! https://t.co/gCKJgfxe2E

19/06/20

Feel the Payne, we love this! https://t.co/EQoY4M6QhO

19/06/20

Great to see you in our first SST quiz! What’s your score? https://t.co/XTCMlv992j

19/06/20

19/20! Great score so far ChimiChanga’s! https://t.co/SQstgdbk3E

19/06/20

Well done Crazy Cats! https://t.co/jSXyzx2dBI

19/06/20

Well done! That’s a great score! Thank you for joining us! https://t.co/eLCNbY9Idf

19/06/20

So are we! A great evening so far 👍 https://t.co/isJpnSs4Em

19/06/20

Connectives is completed. 3 teams now on full marks!

19/06/20

Colours Round complete! 21 teams currently on full marks! Now time for the Connectives Round! https://t.co/ahtNy4QGrd

19/06/20

And they’re off! The first SST quiz night is into Round 1! https://t.co/MPSvrqqc7d

19/06/20

Fantastic! Well done!

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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