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Enrichment at Home
On this page you'll find lots of enrichment activities you can try at home. Why not share your work via the PE Department's Twitter account, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
Click HERE to see our Online Enrichment Timetable.
Click HERE to see the HCACP Mindfulness At Home booklet - with lots of tips and activities you can try at home.
Click HERE to see guidance on how to use Bedrock (Years 7-9).
Maths - How many numbers do you see?
Maths - How many people are in the family?
Half term enrichment challenges and PXS project
Give it go over half term, a great way to show our core values of courage and contribution.
Maths - Which tank will fill first?
PE - HomeCourt - Challenge of the Week
Click on the image to see the challenge on the PE Twitter account. Why not try and beat Miss Odenusi’s score or HomeCourt!
Mandarin - Make a Chinese lantern in six easy steps
Friday 12th February is Chinese New Year. Click HERE to download easy-to-follow instructions and make your own Chinese lantern. Watch these two videos on an introduction to paper cutting and making a Chinese round flower.
Business - Logo quiz
Click HERE to download the logo quiz pdf. Then choose any of the letters (by clicking on the tile) and try to work out the brand that starts with that letter and matches the clue given.
See the clue for the letter A below. Click HERE to see all the clues for each letter of the alphabet.
French - Culture and history quiz
Test your knowledge of French and French culture with our special quiz. How many questions can you get right?
Click HERE to get started.
English - Rewrite a poem as prose
Click HERE to download as pdf.
Science - How to land a spacecraft
Learn how NASA lands space craft on other planets, and then design and build your own device that can zip down a line and drop a "lander" onto a target! Don’t forget to send in photos of your designs!
Click HERE for full instructions and a video tutorial.
Spanish – El día de San Valentín
Learn how to express your love in Spanish this Valentine’s Day and let your friends know they mean a lot to you!
Food - Design and make a 3D pancake
Design and make a 3D pancake object or scene using either sweet or savoury pancakes. How creative can you be?
- 100g plain flour
- 2 large eggs
- 300ml milk
- 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil, plus a little extra for frying
Put plain flour, eggs, 1 tbsp oil and a pinch of salt into a bowl or large jug, then whisk to remove any lumps. Gradually add your milk, whisking until you have a smooth batter.
Set aside for 30 mins to rest if you have time or start cooking straight away.
Set a medium frying pan or crêpe pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper.
When hot, pour a small amount of batter into your pan, just enough to coat the bottom.
Cook your pancakes for 1 min on each side until golden, keeping them warm in a low oven as you go.
Geography - Attack of the Azolla plant
Find out about an invasive species that took over Beckenham Place Park pond!
Have you ever been to Beckenham Place Park? Lucy Mitchell, former geography teacher at HCACP now works as a Community Engagement Officer at the park and was recently interviewed about the work that she has been helping to carry out on the pond there.
As part of her work at the park she organises volunteering sessions and manages the gardening and woodland. She also organises and runs events in the park to encourage visitors such as flower shows, dog shows, and open days.
It is a fabulous park with huge open areas and the pond is now free of the terrible invasive species that was threatening to take over!
Watch the following short video where Lucy explains how they have managed to get rid of the invasive Azolla plant, which was destroying the pond habitat, with the help of some weevil friends!
As a follow-up activity you could research different invasive species.
Art - Design a Valentine's or kindness card
This half term we would like you to design and create a Valentines/Kindness Card. As we haven’t seen our friends and families for a while now, a hand-made card will really put a smile on somebody’s face!
The best cards include a slogan and an image, so why not design your own card and post it to somebody special, they will really appreciate it! You can draw, paint, collage or digitally design your card. See some examples below.
The Design Ventura Mini Challenge is open to students in years 7 and 8. It will continue to run, with a rolling deadline. Winners will be announced on social media weekly and prizes will be sent in the post. The mini challenge offers a taster of the Design Ventura programme for students. Answer the brief in the link below for their chance to win a prize!
Click HERE to find out more.
Maths - Funny maths question
Duke of Edinburgh Award - How to take part
The Academy is incredibly proud to be a Directly Licensed Centre for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, offering Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels to all students from Year 9 through to Year 13.
Duke of Edinburgh-style activities for Years 7 and 8
French - Learn and practise this beautiful song
La chanson "Je vole - Louane" vous aidera à améliorer votre français. Chantez cette chanson quand vous voulez.
The song "Je vole - Louane" will help you improve your French. Sing this song whenever you want!
Click HERE to download the lyrics in English and French.
Anne Peichert (Hénin-Beaumont, 26 November 1996), better known by her stage name: Louane Emera, is a French singer and actress. She achieved fame as a semi-finalist in the second edition of La Voz - France, with Louis Bertignac as coach.
Maths - Guess the missing number
English - Write a poem about your hopes for 2021
2021 has dawned, and even though it’s not the start we were all wishing for, we can still share our hopes and inspire each other. Poetry is the soul venturing forth, full of passion, tempered by reason, and is the perfect way for you to explore possibilities for the year ahead. Try writing a poem that expresses your hopes and aspirations for the year ahead and inspires other to be hopeful too. Find more information and inspiration here.
Remember: Nothing is perfect, but effort gets you closer. For inspiration see the poem called If. Look at how the poet examines virtues but tempers them, building up to an ideal to hope/strive towards. You might also like to read the poem called Invictus. Look at how out of trial, tribulation, and darkness the poet speaks out with hope. These are just possible models to get you thinking. You are free to express yourself in any way you see poetically fit.
Science - Gummy bear osmosis
Try this super-simple home experiment to see osmosis in action! Can you explain the results? Send us your pictures and conclusions!
Play a free game where you have to limit the impacts of disasters all across the world and save people’s lives. There are different natural hazards to choose from in different locations for example, a tsunami in South East Asia, flooding in Europe, wildfires in Australia, and a hurricane in the Caribbean. Quite fun, a little bit addictive and great for helping with your core geographical decision making skills!
Click HERE to play.
History - Holocaust Memorial Day
The 27th of January is known as Holocaust Memorial Day. The National Literacy Trust has produced some resources to help find out about this event. Over the next few weeks you will be writing your own story about the Holocaust using the resources to help you.
Read this short story on The Question by Tom Palmer.
Complete these two worksheets:
Maths - Can you solve this one?
English - Research and writing skills
Research a topic using primary and secondary sources and produce a presentation for an audience of your choice. It could be a topic you are already studying as part of your school work in other subjects, or one in which you have a personal interest. Here are some ideas to start you off.
- Plan a range of activities for a group of tourists visiting Crystal Palace.
- Prepare a report for teenagers and their parents on the differences between age groups in their uses of the Internet or communication methods.
- Write a short guide to the history of ICT for Year 9 students.
- Plan a holiday for a group of your friends in a country of your choice. Include costs, timings, things to do, local customs and a list of useful vocabulary in the local language.
Click HERE to download a pdf with full instructions.
French - Un monde sans frontière: c'est possible?
Listen to this song by Yannick Noah, a former professional tennis player, called Un monde sans frontière : c'est possible? Click HERE to download the lyrics in French and English.
Click HERE to see flashcards to learn Spanish food words and phrases (useful for when in a restaurant in Spain!).
You can then test yourself using the quiz function.
Music - DJing skills
Click HERE to improve your DJing skills online with this online music website.
DT - Aerodynamics (making and testing an aerofoil)
Understanding aerodynamics is key to understanding flight. Aerofoils are designed to allow aircraft to fly. The design of these is crucial to minimise drag and increase lift.
You will make and test a simple design for an aerofoil and will learn about the terms lift, drag and thrust and how these apply to aircraft. You will build on your knowledge of aerodynamics theory and how this can be applied.
Click HERE to start!
Business - Watch BBC Panorama
Click HERE to watch the Panorama documentary: Lockdown: How Business is Coping, from 11th May 2020.
Summarise the key points from this documentary. Which businesses have suffered negatively from the lockdown and COVID-19?
Which businesses have experienced positive effects from the lockdown and COVID-19? (even though it is depressingly positive).
Science – Bending water
Learn how to bend a stream of running water with the power of the electrostatic force!
Art - Grayson’s Art Club
Grayson Perry’s Art Club will be back on our TV screens soon! Choose one of themes below to create an artwork about. This can be a drawing, painting, photograph, or use any materials you have at home:
Keep your artwork safe as we will be collecting in your submissions soon. Here's a couple of pictures to inspire you!
Maths - Logic problem
Food - Make a Focaccia garden
Make your garden Focaccia using the ingredients provided. Take photos at each stage. Then take photos of the final product and email all your work to email@example.com. Yum!
- 250g Strong bread flour
- Pinch salt
- Level tsp yeast
- 3 tbsps. (olive) oil
- 1tsp sugar
- Vegetable & herb decoration (you can add to the ingredients I have given you!)
- Tip the flour into a large mixing bowl. Mix the yeast into one side of the flour, and the fine salt into the other side. Then mix everything together, this initial separation prevents the salt from killing the yeast.
- Make a well in the middle of the flour and add 11/2 tbsp oil and 170ml lukewarm water, adding it gradually until you have a slightly sticky dough (you may not need all the water).
- Sprinkle the work surface with flour and tip the dough onto it, scraping around the sides of the bowl. Knead for 5-10 mins until your dough is soft and less sticky. Put the dough into a clean bowl, cover with a tea towel and leave to prove for 1 hr until doubled in size.
- Oil a rectangle, shallow tin/baking tray, tip the dough onto the work surface, then stretch it to a rectangle shape. Cover with a tea towel and leave to prove for another 35-45 mins.
- Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7 and prepare your vegetables
- Push dimples into the bread and add your prepared vegetables to make a garden scene.
- Mix 1½ tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp water and the flaky salt and drizzle over the bread.
- Bake for 20 mins until golden.
History - Tudor exploration
The Tudors were some of the best explorers of their time. Their skills on the sea made them excel in the field. Have a look at this interactive game on the National Maritime Website to find out more.
Make sure Flash is enabled.
Click HERE to play
Spanish – Speak like a native with idioms
Learn some common Spanish idioms – the English equivalent of phrases like ‘to see the glass half-full' – with these Quizlet flashcards. Click on the card to reveal the English, then click ‘Test’ to test your new knowledge.
Click HERE to start!
Geography - Where on Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego?
The world’s greatest super thief has struck again. Can you track her around the globe to recover the stolen loot? Put your locational skills to the test with this short adventure through several world cities. It’s a nice introduction to Google Earth, the clues are fairly simple, and the cities look amazing!
Click HERE to start!
Maths - Puzzle of the Week
Science – STEM Career in Focus - Rocket Woman!
In this week’s STEM Career in Focus, find out about a day in the life of ‘Rocket Woman’ Vinita Marwaha Madill, a Space Operations Engineer! Click HERE to read her story