S1

HISTORY

S1: Changing Scotland 1830-1919

Pupils should design a cartoon strip which focuses on one immigrant group which they have studied and learned about in class and show how they assimilated into Scottish Society – either in a positive or negative manner.

E.g – Think about the Italians and the positive impact they had on Scottish Society and Culture by setting up their own Ice Cream Parlours and Cafe’s such as Nardini’s in Largs and Luca’s of Edinburgh?

BBC Bitesize Website can be used for help with additional knowledge points as well as your classwork if you have your jotter home with you.

 

GEOGRAPHY

1.    Look at the weather forecast      www.bbc.co.uk/weather

Read any weather related news reportshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/

Look at the Weather Observations Website http://wow.metoffice.gov.uk/

2. Use the news reports you have read to make a list of 10 facts about the snow.

3. Write a paragraph to describe the effects of the snow.

4. Take some photos, or gather some photos from the internet to show the impacts of the weather.

 

FRENCH

Go through all of your jotter notes and make banks of topic words to revise from e.g greetings, family members, days of the week, months, numbers, clothes, colours, food. Make colourful posters to stick up on your walls at home or type them up and save in a revision folder. You could also create a poster/ helpful revision aid chart for the classroom/ corridor walls. Why not create a card game/ board game/ picture match/ treasure hunt activity that we can play together when we get back to class? Use all the vocabulary that you have learned so far in class, so that the rest of the class will understand what to do!

Revise the topic vocabulary from your vocabulary booklets and complete all of the topic related homework booklets that you have at home. Finish off all tasks thoroughly.

Check out the websites and apps listed at the start of the advice sheet. You will enjoy finding video clips, songs, games and interactive activities to keep you busy and to practice each of the four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking). Keep a note of what you have discovered/ learned/ enjoyed so that you can share it with your class/ teacher when you get back to school.

Make a comic strip account/ PowerPoint presentation, video clip of your time off-school. e.g voici ma maison, mon animal, ma famille, mon jardin, mon village, ma journée chez moi quand il fait mauvais ! You could include photos, short film, recordings of your own voice, interviews with others.

Be creative and productive. Make the most of this opportunity.

Websites you can use:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/

(Also – try “Professor Jason” – these are grammar tutorial videoclips on YouTube, and various podcasts and apps are widely available.)

S2

HISTORY

S2: The Holocaust

Pupils should complete a Newspaper article from the perspective of  a child who lived in one of the numerous Ghetto’s established after Germany invaded Poland from 1939.

You could include:

  • Hunger/Food in a Ghetto
  • Education in a Ghetto
  • Children at Work in a Ghetto
  • Marking the Jewish people (Star of David)
  • Closure and Isolation

The following website will be very useful for this task:

http://ghetto.galim.org.il/eng/

 

Geography S2 Activities

While you are absent from school you can complete the following tasks.  You should use the internet or books to help you to complete these tasks.  All information must be written in your own words and should not be copied straight from the internet or books.

 1. Complete a fact-file on a volcano of your choice other than Mount St Helens. 

 Your fact-file should include the following information:

1.    Name of chosen volcano

2.    Location of volcano including map

3.    Date(s) of eruption

4.    What type eruption was it? (e.g. lava, ash, violent)

5.    What were the impacts of the volcanic eruption? (Try to write in detail –explain the impacts on people, the environment the economy)

 

FRENCH

Go through all of your jotter notes and make banks of topic words to revise from e.g greetings, family members, days of the week, months, numbers, clothes, colours, food. Make colourful posters to stick up on your walls at home or type them up and save in a revision folder. You could also create a poster/ helpful revision aid chart for the classroom/ corridor walls. Why not create a card game/ board game/ picture match/ treasure hunt activity that we can play together when we get back to class? Use all the vocabulary that you have learned so far in class, so that the rest of the class will understand what to do!

Revise the topic vocabulary from your vocabulary booklets and complete all of the topic related homework booklets that you have at home. Finish off all tasks thoroughly.

Check out the websites and apps listed at the start of the advice sheet. You will enjoy finding video clips, songs, games and interactive activities to keep you busy and to practice each of the four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking). Keep a note of what you have discovered/ learned/ enjoyed so that you can share it with your class/ teacher when you get back to school.

Make a comic strip account/ PowerPoint presentation, video clip of your time off-school. e.g voici ma maison, mon animal, ma famille, mon jardin, mon village, ma journée chez moi quand il fait mauvais ! You could include photos, short film, recordings of your own voice, interviews with others.

Be creative and productive. Make the most of this opportunity.

Websites you can use:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/

(Also – try “Professor Jason” – these are grammar tutorial videoclips on YouTube, and various podcasts and apps are widely available.)

S3

S3

HISTORY

Please continue to focus on the work of the suffragists and the suffragettes in trying to achieve political suffrage for Women in the years leading up to 1918.

You could design two spider diagrams: One for the Suffragists and one for the Suffragettes which details all of the following information:

  • Name of group
  • When formed
  •  Who formed them
  • Motto/flag
  • Activities
  • methods
  • Government reaction?
  • Public reaction to campaign?
  • Overall campaign impact?

The following websites will be very useful for this task:

  1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/zgxcwmn/revision/2
  2. http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/the-role-of-british-women-in-the-twentieth-century/suffragettes/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/suffragettes/index.shtml

 

Geography S3 activities

Use the Met Office website https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/  and the BBC website https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather to look at the weather charts and the impact of the snow.

(1) Look at the weather charts and explain why snow is occurring.

(2) Write a paragraph to describe the impact of snow on people (Polar Continental air mass in winter)

(3) Write another paragraph to describe the impact of hot, dry weather on people. (Tropical Continental air mass in summer).

 

MODERN LANGUAGES (French and Spanish class)

Go through all of your jotter notes and make banks of topic words to revise from e.g greetings, family members, days of the week, months, numbers, clothes, colours, food. Make colourful posters to stick up on your walls at home or type them up and save in a revision folder. You could also create a poster/ helpful revision aid chart for the classroom/ corridor walls. Why not create a card game/ board game/ picture match/ treasure hunt activity that we can play together when we get back to class? Use all the vocabulary that you have learned so far in class, so that the rest of the class will understand what to do!

Revise the topic vocabulary from your vocabulary booklets and complete all of the topic related homework booklets that you have at home. Finish off all tasks thoroughly.

Check out the websites and apps listed at the start of the advice sheet. You will enjoy finding video clips, songs, games and interactive activities to keep you busy and to practice each of the four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking). Keep a note of what you have discovered/ learned/ enjoyed so that you can share it with your class/ teacher when you get back to school.

Make a comic strip account/ PowerPoint presentation, video clip of your time off-school. e.g voici ma maison, mon animal, ma famille, mon jardin, mon village, ma journée chez moi quand il fait mauvais ! You could include photos, short film, recordings of your own voice, interviews with others.

Be creative and productive. Make the most of this opportunity.

Websites you can use:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/

(Also – try “Professor Jason” – these are grammar tutorial videoclips on YouTube, and various podcasts and apps are widely available.)

S4 S5 and S6

HISTORY

S4 National 4/5

Please continue to work on the unit of work on Hitler Consolidating his power between 1929-1933.

You should log on to the BBC Bitesize Website (https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/zpknb9q/revision/3) (pages 1-3 of this section will also be useful) to fully consolidate your knowledge.

You should also watch all video clips on the Bitesize website.

When finished – log on to the SQA website and attempt some of the applicable ‘European and World’ questions under timed conditions.National 4/5                

Higher  

Please continue to work on ‘Issue 3: Impact of Scottish Emigrants on the Empire’ and complete your research on ech different country.

All materials are on Edmodo for you to access.

You should also try and complete a timed ‘How Fully’ or ‘Evaluate the Usefulness’ question from either your Issue 1 or 2 source question homework sheets.                      

Download a Higher History past paper from the SQA past papers website and practise answering an essay question from Paper 1 in timed conditions. http://www.sqa.org.uk/pastpapers

There is also plenty of revision material and clips to help you to revise the course content on the BBC Bytesize website:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zxpfb9q

For more information about Scotland and the Union, the BBC has clips on this specific part of the course:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/history/union_and_jacobites/

If you don’t have access to the internet, please can you create mindmaps from your notes in your folder and revise for the prelim.

 

Geography Higher Resources

While you are absent from school you can use the following websites as well as your own notes to help you revise.

You can also use your time to create revision flashcards, mind maps. 

The SQA website has lots of information about your course, past papers and advice on preparing for your exam.  http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/41328.html

Keep up to date with what is happening in the news related to the topics you have been studying; you may gather extra information to use in your exam for some of the case studies.  www.bbc.co.uk

Specific Websites

http://www.georesource.co.uk/higher.html

https://www.bbc.com/education/subjects/zmhs34j

 

S4 and S5 National Geography

Use the Met Office website https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/  and the BBC website https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather to look at the weather charts and the impact of the snow.

(1)  Look at the weather charts and explain why snow is occurring.

(2) Write a paragraph to describe the impact of snow on people (Polar Continental air mass in winter)

(3) Write another paragraph to describe the impact of hot, dry weather on people. (Tropical Continental air mass in summer).

Read the information and watch the video clips about Weather https://www.bbc.com/education/subjects/znbw2hv

You can also read the information about Natural Regions and watch the video clips.

You can also use your time to create revision flashcards, mind maps. 

 

HIGHER FRENCH & SPANISH

Pupils should also invest time in preparing for their Talk presentation and discussion questions, both for N5 and Higher French. Talking exams will take place w/b 12th March 2018.

French learners: TV5 Monde – here, you can read and listen to authentic news broadcasts. You can answer questions and do further work on the texts based on your own level of study.

Euronews – a news channel that allows you to access current affairs in whichever language you choose (language option is at the top of the page).

News and television - Spanish

§  BBC Mundo (news in Spanish)

§  Euronews

§  Scrubs episode in Spanish

News and television - French

Past papers on-line

www.sqa.org.uk  At the top left select I am a… school learner, or click on the following link: http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/41288.html

At the School Learner section there is a link to the SQA Past Papers Section, which you can also access directly on http://www.sqa.org.uk/pastpapers/findpastpaper.htm

Select your subject (French/Spanish) and Qualification (Higher)

Students use past papers in different ways but the best test of yourself is to practise them in timed conditions without notes. This will give you a sense of how well you are doing.

Have a look at the topics that have appeared in the Listening Exams and the follow up essay to the Listening Exam.

Have a look at the Directed Writings that have appeared and check that you would be able to cover all the bullet points.

Use French/Spanish at Penicuik High School website to access a great variety of cultural resources, exam practice such as Scholar and on line revision games.

http://penicuikfrench.edublogs.org/

http://penicuikspanish.edublogs.org/

Use your personal login to access http://scholar.hw.ac.uk/

Study Techniques

  1. To help you remember key words and phrases, write them on post-it notes and stick them round your mirror/bedroom.
  2. Create mind maps of the topics you have studied. For family, for example, suitable branches would be: 1) relationships with parents/siblings, 2)how you get on with them/ causes of arguments, 3)what you do together/conversations, 4)pocket money/housework, 5)freedom/lack of freedom, 6) advantages and disadvantages of living at home.
  3. Re-visit and re-draft your follow up Listening Writing essays.
  4. For the Directed Writing prepare one revision card per likely bullet point. E.g: How you travelled, where you stayed, what you used to do every day, what you did on a particular day, the chances you had to practise the language, and whether you would recommend such a trip.
  5. Make a list of sentence starts and linking words that would improve your DWs and essays.
  1. Get your “5 a DAY”: aim to learn/ revise five pieces of vocabulary a day.
  1. Create your own topic based word bank.
  1. After doing Listening past papers, read the transcript and transfer the words you don’t know into your word bank.
  1. Test yourself using your word bank or using a friend/member of your family.
  1. Record your essays on your MP3 or your mobile phone and listen to them

 

NATIONAL 4/5 FRENCH & SPANISH

For past papers, you should start by practising Intermediate 1 and Intermediate 2 Listening papers. The past 4 years of papers, audio files, transcripts and answers are all available on line. The reading papers will also provide good practice, with a range of texts and topics. 

You need to be doing as much revision as possible at home.  Here are some other useful websites where you can work through topics which you think that you need to do some work on:

http://zut.languageskills.co.uk/beginner/year9.html

www.linguastars.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/bitesize/standard/french/

Download the free Duolingo app on to your phone. This is an excellent way of improving your vocabulary learning and ability to construct sentences.

Spanish learners of all levels

For the basics: www.languagesonline.org.uk

The next steps: http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/tutors/grammar/

 http://www.studyspanish.com/tutorial.htm

More practice: http://conjuguemos.com/list.php?type=fillin&division=grammar

Extension: https://www.colby.edu/~bknelson/SLC/index.php

 

Higher Modern Studies: 

While absent from school you should be planning model essays and practicing source questions. You can use the following websites as well as your own notes to help you revise:

Edmodo 

All notes for the topics we have studies thus far are available on the Higher Modern Studies Edmodo page.

BBC Bitesize - Higher Modern Studies

There are additional notes available on Bitesize 

https://www.bbc.com/education/subjects/ztsvr82  

SQA Website 

The SQA website has lots of information about your course, past papers and advice on preparing for your exam. You can also use the past paper essay and source questions as practice. 

https://www.sqa.org.uk/pastpapers/findpastpaper.htm?subject=Modern+Studies&level=NH 

You should also be keeping up to date with the news using the BBC website/app.