Y7 and Y8 Homework Competition

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This half terms' homework: a mini project based around the Jubilee and Olympic Celebrations.

This half terms' homework: a mini project based around the Jubilee and Olympic Celebrations.

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  • 1. Y7 AND Y8 Homework Project Competition- An exciting year for Great Britain!Your homework for the next half-term will be to produce a series of piecesbased around the Olympic Games and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. You mustproduce TWO from the following list and are advised to spend THREEWEEKSon each:Choose three from the following list: A letter to the Queen telling her how you celebrated the Diamond Jubilee and advising her on how to make the most of her coming years as Queen. A tourist leaflet PERSUADING people to come to the UK during the year’s special events An interview from a magazine with a British Olympian Design a web-page to INFORM people about the UK Olympic games A speech about what makes Britain great! A review of a book, film or play written by a British author (ask your teacher for ideas if you need to). A poster to be displayed in airports to advertise the UK as a holiday destination during the special eventsTime Management:You will need to do the appropriate research and planning for the tasks andcan ask your teacher for help at any point. We advise that you spend threehours on each task and split it into the following:1 hour planning and research2 hours to write/produce
  • 2. Research and planning:Below is a list of web-sites that you can use to help you with your research andplanning stage. Computers are available in C20 for those without access to theinternet and can be used at breaks and lunchtimes.http://www.london2012.com/http://www.thediamondjubilee.org/http://www.visitlondon.com/http://www.visitbritain.com/en/GB/http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/english/writing/Also, don’t forget to look at existing examples that are around you all the time!Good places to find these are newspapers, magazines, tourist information, TVprogrammes and the internet.Submitting work:Your work will need to be finished and brought into school by the date yourteacher sets in the last week of term. Your work will be assessed by the classand a winner for the best complete set of work will be chosen as a finalist. Thefinalists will then be judged by the English staff, who will select an overallwinner for Y7 and an overall winner for Y8. Work will be displayed on theEnglish blog and around the school. Good luck and do your best!