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Week 1 | English Grammar

Day 1| Auxiliary verbs

Day 2 |Am/is/are

Day 3 |Am/is/are Questions

Day 4 |I am doing (present continuous)

Day 5 |Are you doing? (present continuous questions)

Day 6 |I do/work/like (present simple)(present continuous questions)

Week 2 | English Grammar

Day 1 |I don't... (present simple negative)

Day 2 |Do you...? (present simple questions)

Day 3 |I am doing (present continuous) I do (present simple)

Day 4 |I have... and I've got...

Day 5 |Was/were

Day 6 |Worked/got/went etc (past simple)

Week 3 | English Grammar

Day 1 |I didn't... did you...? (past simple negative and questions)

Day 2 |I was doing (past continuous)

Day 3 |I was doing (past continuous) and I did (past simple)

Day 4 |I have done (present perfect 1)

Day 5 |I've just... I've already... I haven't...yet (present perfect 2)

Day 6 |Have you ever...? (present perfect 3)

Week 4| English Grammar

Day 1 |How long have you...? (present perfect 4)

Day 2 |For, since, ago

Day 3 |I have done (present perfect) and I did (past)

Day 4 |Is done, was done (passive 1)

Day 5 |Is being done, has been done (passive 2)

Day 6 |Be/have/do in present and past tenses

Week 5| English Grammar

Day 1 |Regular and irregular verbs

Day 2 |What are you doing tomorrow?

Day 3 |I'm going to...

Day 4 |Will/shall (1)

Day 5 |Will/shall (2)

Day 6 |Might

Week 6| English Grammar

Day 1 |Can and could

Day 2 |Must, mustn't, don't, need to

Day 3 |Should

Day 4 |I have to

Day 5 |Would you like...?

Day 6 |Do this! Don't do that! Let's do that

Week 7| English Grammar

Day 1 |I used to...

Day 2 |There is... There are...

Day 3 |There was/were... There has/have been... There will be...

Day 4 |It...

Day 5 |I am, I don't

Day 6 |Have you? Are you? Don't you? etc

Week 8| English Grammar

Day 1 |Too/either/so am I/neither do I etc

Day 2 |Isn't/haven't/don't etc (negatives)

Day 3 |Do they? Is it? Have you?

Day 4 |Forming questions (who/what/why/where/when/which)

Day 5 |What...? Which...? How...?

Day 6 |How long does it take...?

Week 9| English Grammar

Day 1 |Do you know where...? I don't know what... etc

Day 2 |He/she said that... He/she told me that...

Day 3 |Work/working Go/going Do/doing

Day 4 |I want you to... I told you to...

Day 5 |I went to the shop to...

Day 6 |Go to... Go on... Go for... Go -ing... Get…

Week 10| English Grammar

Day 1 |Get...

Day 2 |Do and make

Day 3 |Have...

Day 4 |I/me He/him They/them etc

Day 5 |My/his/their etc

Day 6 |Whose is this? It's mine/yours/hers etc

Week 11| English Grammar

Day 1 |Myself/yourself/themselves etc

Day 2 |A/an...

Day 3 |Singular & plural

Day 4 |The...

Day 5 |Go to...

Day 6 |This/that/these/those

Week 12| English Grammar

Day 1 |Some & any

Day 2 |All/most/some/any/no/none etc

Day 3 |Adjectives

Day 4 |Adverbs

Day 5 |Imperatives

Day 6 |And but or so because

Week 13| English Grammar

Day 1 |When...

Day 2 |If we go... if you see... etc

Day 3 |If I had... If we went... etc

Day 4 |A person who... A thing that/which (relative clauses 1)

Day 5 |How long have you…?(present perfect 4)

Day 6 |For since ago

The Periodic Table

All of the elements we have discovered are arranged in the periodic table, which was created by a scientist called Dmitri Mendeleev in 1869. It ordered the elements according to their atomic numbers, which was able to show us similarities and differences in certain elements.


The elements are arranged in periods (rows) and groups (columns). Elements in the same group tend to have similar chemical properties such as, in group 8, all the elements are unreactive. The area in the middle is referred to as the transition metals and usually, their groups are not numbered.

The periodic table also divides metals and non-metals naturally. The metals are all on the left and the non-metals are all on the right. They have been indicated by a change of colour here.

The clever thing that Mendeleev did was leaving blanks in the periodic table that he created, because it allowed for the possibility of elements that hadn’t been discovered Due to trends in the table, they were able to predict the qualities of the missing elements, making them easier to find.

Trends in the periodic table

Elements in the same group have similar properties, so you can predict how they will react, but they also exhibit patterns.

Group 1, apart from hydrogen, are called the Alkali Metals. They have very similar appearances – they’re silvery, soft enough to cut with a knife, reactive with air and moisture and can be cut with a knife.

Their melting points exhibit a pattern that means we can try to predict the next melting point. Lithium, which is the smallest alkali metal and at the top of the group, has the highest melting point of around 180 degrees Celsius. The melting points then continue to decrease down the group until we reach Francium, the largest alkali metal. Francium is estimated to have a melting point of around 27 degrees Celsius, but we cannot be sure because it is too rare to experiment with.

Patterns of this type (increasing or decreasing in a group) can be found in other groups as well, and for things such as density and the reactivity of the element

KS3 Chemistry Questions– The Periodic Table

1. The periodic table was created by Albert Einstein.

a. True
b. False

2. How are the elements in the periodic table ordered?

a. By their mass
b. By colours
c. By their atomic numbers
d. By whether or not they dissolve in water

3. A row in the periodic table is called a __________.

a. Group
b. Assembly
c. Period
d. Line
e. Row

4. The area in the middle of the periodic table is referred to as ‘the Transition Metals’.

a. True
b. False

5. Group 1 is referred to as the _____________.

a. Acidic Metals
b. Noble Metals
c. Alkali Compounds
d. Alkali Metals
e. Acidic Compounds

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2.By their atomic numbers



5.Alkali Metals


1. What similar properties do the elements in Group 1 have?

2. What trends are seen in different groups across the periodic table?

3. What other division does the periodic table show?

4. Why was it clever to leave blanks when the periodic table was originally created?

5. Name three elements found in row 4 of the periodic table?

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Silver colour
Slippery texture
Reactive with air and moisture
Can be cut with a knife

2.Reactivity, Melting & Boiling points & Densities increasing or decreasing

3.There is a natural division of metals and non-metals.

4.It left spaces for elements that hadn’t been discovered and allowed scientists to predict their qualities, making them easier to find

5.Potassium, Calcium, Scandium, Titanium, Vanadium, Chromium, Manganese, Iron, Cobalt, Nickel, Copper, Zinc, Gallium, Germanium, Arsenic, Selenium, Bromine, Krypton


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