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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

Metals and Non-metals

Metals and non-metals both exhibit very different qualities, which is something you could expect seeing as how they’re on opposite sides of the periodic table.

Metals Non-metals
Good conductors of heatPoor conductors of heat
Good conductors of electricityPoor conductors of electricity
Sonorous (high sound when tapped)Dull sounds
DenseLow density
Shiny appearanceDull appearance
High melting and boiling pointsLow melting and boiling points
Mostly solids at room temperature*Solids, liquids and gasses at room temperature
Malleable and ductileBrittle

Mercury is the only metal which is in liquid form at room temperature

Examples of uses of metals and non-metals


  • Jewellery due to their hard, shiny appearance
  • Cooking pots due to heat conduction
  • Wires because they are malleable, ductile and conduct electricity
  • Building equipment due to strength



  • Insulation of wires due to poor electrical conduction
  • Handles of pans due to poor heat conduction


Reactions with oxygen

Metals will react with oxygen to form a basic oxide. These reactions can happen when metals are just expose to air.A basic oxide could react with an acid and neutralise it. If it was dissolved in water, it would form an alkaline solution .

This is how the word formula for the reaction is set out.Non-metals will also react with oxygen, but they will form an acidic oxide. Usually, this happens by burning the non-metal in air. This compound could react with a base and neutralise it. In water, it would form an acidic solution.

Metal oxides are usually solids at room temperature, whereas non-metal oxides tend to be gasses at room temperature.


KS3 Chemistry Questions –Metals and Non-metals

1. Which is a good conductor of heat and electricity?

a. Metal
b. Non-metal

2. Which characteristically has a dull appearance?

a. Metal
b. Non-metal

3. What will be formed when a metal reacts with oxygen?

a. Basic hydroxide
b. Acidic hydroxide
c. Basic oxide
d. Acidic oxide

4. Which side of the periodic table are metals found on?

a. Left
b. Right

5. If a basic oxide were to dissolve in water, what would be required to neutralise it?

a. An alkaline solution
b. An acidic solution
c. Pure water
d. It is already neutral


1. How can a non-metal be made to react with oxygen?

2. Name three uses of metals and why they are good in that role

3. Why would non-metals not make very good wires?

4. What does sonorous mean?

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