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Joining the School

About joining West Coventry Academy


Year 6 into 7 Activities

English

Here are some activities from West Coventry Academy’s English department that they would like you to have a go at before you start with us in Year 7: https://app.senecalearning.com/dashboard/join-class/gox0gdjolb


Maths

Here are some activities from West Coventry Academy's Maths department. Use the PowerPoints below alongside the booklet.

Booklet - (PDF Download 1.58mb)
Part 1 - (PPT Download 5.54mb)
Part 2 - (PPT Download 3.64mb)
Part 3 - (PPT Download 1.09mb)
Part 4-  (PPT Download 1.57mb)


Science

Here are some activities from West Coventry Academy's Science department.  Download the PDFs and follow the links below:

Polar Explorer Programme - (PDF Download 84mb)
Polar Explorer Certificate of participation - (PDF Download 11mb)
Polar Explorer Certificate Event Invitation (PDF Download 56kb)

Get Ready for Science (PDF Download 1mb)

Youtube - RRS Sir David Attenborough - The Ship, engineering and construction
Youtube - Antarctica Algae turning snow green


Spanish:

Complete all the activities to find the code and escape!

https://view.genial.ly/5ef380e4a8f8c10d3f73f855/game-breakout-escape-room-spanish-wca


French:

Complete all the activities to find the code and escape!

https://view.genial.ly/5ef25e3ffcb7ef0d6b73e395/game-breakout-escape-room-french-wca


Japanese:

For over 20 years students have enjoyed the opportunity to explore the language, country and culture of the fascinating islands of Japan in the classrooms of WCA.  Year 7 students revel in the excitement of learning a language from scratch as they learn a completely new alphabet. GCSE and A-Level students enthusiastically pursue their knowledge of Japanese and succeed in achieving outstanding results year on year. They all broaden their knowledge of the world around them, their place in it and how to understand, tolerate, respect and admire cultural differences. 

In Year 7, students learn the basic 46 letters called Hiragana.  Students also learn useful classroom language (greetings, numbers, classroom items) and to communicate basic information about themselves (name, age, telephone number, home, nationality, likes and dislikes) using basic structures which are the foundations of all Japanese sentence patterns. A small number of kanji characters are also taught. There is also a focus on Japanese culture, such as how New Years is celebrated in Japan.

Hiragana rap - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJZCJ6Z-sXk

Numbers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgvUPbPSY2g&t=8s

'My neighbour Totoro'  Film trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92a7Hj0ijLs


Geography:

Becoming an Outstanding Geographer at WCA: (DOCX Download 2.72mb)


Design & Technology:

The D+T Monster Challenge: (PPT Download 4.57mb)


Art:

Design your own Coat of Arms: (PPT Download 4.6mb)
Roll a Picasso Game: (JPG Download 260kb)
Roll a Kandinsky Game: (JPG Download 27kb)
Picasso 1 Colouring Page: (JPG Download 92kb)
Picasso 2 Colouring Page: (JPG Download 84kb)
Kandinsky 1 Colouring Page: (JPG Download 17kb)
Kandinsky 2 Colouring Page: (JPG Download 79kb)


Library

We know that these unprecedented times have made it difficult for students to transition into secondary school in the traditional way of visiting and taking part in activities.  You as parents are also in the unexpected position of providing the educational motivation and nurturing that is usually taken care of by the staff at WCA.  So we here at WCA library are here to support you in delivering reading opportunities in the home.

We have created a really exciting reading group for all Year 6 students heading here in September 2020.  Only accessed by students, their parents and WCA staff means you can confidently see your children broaden their reading horizons, to read independently and encourage their reading for pleasure.

Many educational organisations have made online resources available for free so the group is rich with activities, access to complimentary e-books, recommendations and opportunities to explore the world of reading.  Students will be invited to take part in competitions, fun assignments and offer their own views and recommendations to the group.

Take the stress out of home-schooling by signing up to Edmodo and letting us guide your children into a world of adventure from the safety of their armchair.

Year 6 Students heading to WCA with Ms. Wilkins

I’m using Edmodo in my class to keep everyone updated! I’ll use it to share important notes, assignments and more. It’s free and it takes under a minute to sign up! Learn how to get started below.

Instructions for Students

  • Visit edmodo.com using your smartphone or computer
  • Click or tap "Get Started as a Student"
  • Follow the instructions on your screen
  • Use your class code

Instructions for Parents

  • Visit edmodo.com using your smartphone or computer
  • Click or tap "Get Started as a Parent"
  • Follow the instructions to create an account
  • When prompted, enter your student's Parent Code. (Parent Code can be found on the bottom left corner of the student's home page)

Parents have been sent log-on and code details but if you need them again please email: library@westcoventryacademy.org - stating your name and year group and I will send the very easy instructions to get started.