Year 8

Note: If you have any concerns or queries, please find the appropriate email within your subject tabs

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

Note: If you have any SEND concerns or queries, please email Mrs Franey: jfraney@holytrinitybarnsley.org


Options for Y9 Technology & the Arts

Your Year 8 child will need to choose 2 preferred subjects for their Y9 Technology & the Arts rotation next year.

It would be best if pupils could consider what they MAY study at GCSE and align it with this. Please note that this is NOT a GCSE option choice.

The link will take you to a sign in page. Please use your child’s school username and password to access the form.

Please follow the link to access the survey. Online Form – Click Here

If you experience any issues, please email Miss Munford directly. smunford@holytrinitybarnsley.org

Many thanks.



23rd March to April 3rd

Maths
jlongley@holytrinitybarnsley.org
tbennett@holytrinitybarnsley.org
nfletcher@holytrinitybarnsley.org
ahowlett@holytrinitybarnsley.org
jstacey@holytrinitybarnsley.org
jtowers@holytrinitybarnsley.org

Year 8: Click on the video then attempt the practice questions followed by the text book exercise.

Area: on a grid
Video 43
Practice Questions
Textbook Exercise
(Deadline end of first week off)

Area: rectangle
Video 45
Practice Questions
Textbook Exercise
(Deadline end of first week off)

Area: compound shapes
Video 41
Practice Questions
Textbook Exercise
(Deadline end of first week off)

Area: hexagon
Video 41a
Practice Questions
Textbook Exercise
(Deadline end of first week off)

Area: L – shape
Video 42
Practice Questions
Textbook Exercise
(Deadline end of first week off)

Area: parallelogram
Video 44
Practice Questions
Textbook Exercise
(Deadline end of first week off)

Area: sector
Video 46
Practice Questions
Textbook Exercise
(Deadline: end of second week off)

Area: semi-circle
Video 47
Practice Questions
Textbook Exercise
(Deadline: end of second week off)

Area: trapezium
Video 48
Practice Questions
Textbook Exercise
(Deadline: end of second week off)

Area: circles
Video 40
Practice Questions
Textbook Exercise
(Deadline: end of second week off)

Area: triangle
Video 49
Practice Questions
Textbook Exercise
(Deadline: end of second week off)

English

Reading and Audiobooks

Audible are offering free access to audio books:

EPIC   is a reading site offering free access to books for the next 30 days. Aimed at children 12 years and under:

Read On  includes a link to free reading resources available to all students during closure.

There are also daily news articles that students can read and access which will be part of subsequent set work.

David Walliams is releasing a free audio book every day.
https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

1 Reading Comprehension – Boat Bus or Box School Of The World

2 Vocabulary HA

3 Vocabulary LA

4 Questions HA

5 Questions MA

6 Questions LA

7 Research project Unusual Schools Fact File

8 design My Own Mobile School Design

Holy Trinity Y8 work COVER SHEET

Teachers can be contacted by the e-mail addresses below

swalker2@holytrinitybarnsley.org
hmaxwell@holytrinitybarnsley.org (Mrs Fitzmaurice)
cnewton@holytrinitybarnsley.org
vtowers@holytrinitybarnsley.org
jmccluskey@holytrinitybarnsley.org

Science
RE
Computer Science
Drama
Geography
History
Technology
French
PE

20th April to 1st May

Maths
English
Science
RE
Computer Science

Week 3:
Safety and responsibility
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z67ncdm
Complete all the revise and test activities. Make revision notes as you work through the activities

Week 4:
Hardware and software
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zmpsgk7
Complete all the revise and test activities. Make revision notes as you work through the activities

If completed please ensure that all the activities set in week 1 and 2 are completed.

Computer Networks:
Resources at MLE – Networks

Complete the activities on Lesson 1, 2 and 3
The following links will help with the completion of the tasks
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zmpsgk7
https://prezi.com/explore/search/?search=gcse#search=ks3+computing+&page=1&users=less

Computer Networks:
Resources at MLE – Networks

Lesson 3, 4 and 5
To help the following links will help with the completion of the tasks
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zmpsgk7
https://prezi.com/explore/search/?search=gcse#search=ks3+computing+&page=1&users=less

Code Camp Resources

Drama

Darkwood Mannor Week 3 and 4

You may contact your teacher by email

cpayne@holytrinitybarnsley.org

Geography
History
Technology
French
PE

4th May to 15th May

Maths

Please login to Seneca learning like the last two weeks and your teachers have set new work. If you have any issues please email your teacher or Mr Longley to assist.

Teachers can be contacted by the e-mail addresses below

jlongley@holytrinitybarnsley.org
tbennett@holytrinitybarnsley.org
nfletcher@holytrinitybarnsley.org
ahowlett@holytrinitybarnsley.org
jstacey@holytrinitybarnsley.org
jtowers@holytrinitybarnsley.org


English

Well done for all your hard work so far. The magazine project you have been working on and this next project will give you enough opportunities for research and learning to keep you occupied until our next school holiday.

Don’t forget that we would like to see your work so please, when you can, send us copies or pictures.

Don’t be stuck! Email me if you have any questions.

You should also be reading each day. We have previously added details of lots of free reading resources. If you would like some inspiration, email us and we will suggest some books that you might like.

Miss Walker

WW1 Poetry

Teachers can be contacted by the e-mail addresses below

swalker2@holytrinitybarnsley.org
hmaxwell@holytrinitybarnsley.org (Mrs Fitzmaurice)
cnewton@holytrinitybarnsley.org
vtowers@holytrinitybarnsley.org
jmccluskey@holytrinitybarnsley.org


Science

RE

Computer Science

Please see Technology PowerPoint.

Drama

Darkwood Mannor Week 5 and 6

You may contact your teacher by e mail

cpayne@holytrinitybarnsley.org


Geography

History

Technology

French

PE

18th May to 5th June

Maths

Please login to Seneca learning like the last two weeks and your teachers have set new work. If you have any issues please email your teacher or Mr Longley to assist.

How to use seneca learning

Y8 Usernames and passwords

Teachers can be contacted by the e-mail addresses below

jlongley@holytrinitybarnsley.org
tbennett@holytrinitybarnsley.org
nfletcher@holytrinitybarnsley.org
ahowlett@holytrinitybarnsley.org
jstacey@holytrinitybarnsley.org
jtowers@holytrinitybarnsley.org


English

Well done for all your hard work so far. The magazine project you have been working on and this next project will give you enough opportunities for research and learning to keep you occupied until our next school holiday.

Don’t forget that we would like to see your work so please, when you can, send us copies or pictures.

Don’t be stuck! Email me if you have any questions.

You should also be reading each day. We have previously added details of lots of free reading resources. If you would like some inspiration, email us and we will suggest some books that you might like.

Miss Walker

WW1 Poetry

Teachers can be contacted by the e-mail addresses below

swalker2@holytrinitybarnsley.org
hmaxwell@holytrinitybarnsley.org (Mrs Fitzmaurice)
cnewton@holytrinitybarnsley.org
vtowers@holytrinitybarnsley.org
jmccluskey@holytrinitybarnsley.org


Science

RE

Computer Science

Please see the technology powerpoint.

Drama

Geography

History

Technology

French

PE

8th June to 19th June

Maths

For the next few weeks Maths work will be set on www.mymaths.co.uk 

How to access MyMaths Secondary

To access your school‘s account you will need to log in at www.mymaths.co.uk using your main school login details below:

School Login: holytrinity317
Password: compass10

 Then login to your individual portal with your username and password to access the work set. (click on the link to find your username and password).  You should attempt the lesson followed by the online homework.

Teachers can be contacted by the e-mail addresses below

jlongley@holytrinitybarnsley.org
tbennett@holytrinitybarnsley.org
nfletcher@holytrinitybarnsley.org
ahowlett@holytrinitybarnsley.org
jstacey@holytrinitybarnsley.org
jtowers@holytrinitybarnsley.org

English

Hello Year 8

This next unit of work has a new focus. This unit focuses specifically on persuasive language and famous speeches. The skills that you learn in this unit are very important. They will build on what you have already learned this year about language and how to use it for effect in your writing but you will also learn some new skills that you can use.

There are clear instructions that tell you what to do step by step and lots of links to support you in your research and learning. You might even find some of your own!

As ever, if you are uncertain about anything you have been asked to do, please email me. 

And remember, we love to see the work that you have produced.

Take care

Miss Walker

Teachers can be contacted by the e-mail addresses below

swalker2@holytrinitybarnsley.org
hmaxwell@holytrinitybarnsley.org (Mrs Fitzmaurice)
cnewton@holytrinitybarnsley.org
vtowers@holytrinitybarnsley.org
jmccluskey@holytrinitybarnsley.org

Science
RE
Computer Science

Please see technology powerpoint

Drama

You may contact your teacher by e mail

cpayne@holytrinitybarnsley.org

Geography
History
Technology
French
PE
22nd June - 3rd July
Maths

Please continue to login to my maths with the username and password provided previously. Work will be set over the summer holidays on my maths so please continue to login.

For the next few weeks Maths work will be set on www.mymaths.co.uk 

How to access MyMaths Secondary

To access your school‘s account you will need to log in at www.mymaths.co.uk using your main school login details below:

School Login: holytrinity317
Password: compass10

Then login to your individual portal with your username and password to access the work set. (click on the link to find your username and password).  You should attempt the lesson followed by the online homework.

Teachers can be contacted by the e-mail addresses below

jlongley@holytrinitybarnsley.org
tbennett@holytrinitybarnsley.org
nfletcher@holytrinitybarnsley.org
ahowlett@holytrinitybarnsley.org
jstacey@holytrinitybarnsley.org
jtowers@holytrinitybarnsley.org

English

Your next unit of work is a novel study. Please read the instruction sheet so that you understand what you need to do before and after reading the novel. Your end of year assessment is also on the unit brief.

If you have already read the text (following your work on War Poetry) let me know as I have an alternative text for you.

If you have any questions about the work, please get in touch.

All the best, 

Miss Walker

Teachers can be contacted by the e-mail addresses below

swalker2@holytrinitybarnsley.org
hmaxwell@holytrinitybarnsley.org (Mrs Fitzmaurice)
cnewton@holytrinitybarnsley.org
vtowers@holytrinitybarnsley.org
jmccluskey@holytrinitybarnsley.org

Science
RE
Computer Science

Please see technology powerpoint

Drama

You may contact your teacher by e mail

cpayne@holytrinitybarnsley.org

Geography
History
Technology
French
PE
6th July - 17th July
Maths

Please continue to login to my maths with the username and password provided previously. Work will be set over the summer holidays on my maths so please continue to login.

For the next few weeks Maths work will be set on www.mymaths.co.uk 

How to access MyMaths Secondary

To access your school‘s account you will need to log in at www.mymaths.co.uk using your main school login details below:

School Login: holytrinity317
Password: compass10

Then login to your individual portal with your username and password to access the work set. (click on the link to find your username and password).  You should attempt the lesson followed by the online homework.

Teachers can be contacted by the e-mail addresses below

jlongley@holytrinitybarnsley.org
tbennett@holytrinitybarnsley.org
nfletcher@holytrinitybarnsley.org
ahowlett@holytrinitybarnsley.org
jstacey@holytrinitybarnsley.org
jtowers@holytrinitybarnsley.org

English
Science
RE
Computer Science

Please see technology powerpoint

Drama

You may contact your teacher by e mail

cpayne@holytrinitybarnsley.org

Geography
History
Technology
French
PE