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Year 8

Subject Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
Maths
  • Whole numbers and decimals (Number)
  • Measure, perimeter and area
  • (Geometry and measures)
  • Expressions and formulae (Algebra)
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages (Number)
  • Assessment
  • Angles  (Geometry and measures)
  • Graphs (Algebra) 
  • Decimal calculations (Number)
  • Statistics (Statistics and probability)
  • Transformations and scale (Geometry and measures)
  • Equations  (Algebra)
  • Powers and roots (Number)
  • Constructions and Pythagoras  (Geometry and measures)
  • Sequences (Algebra)
  • 3D shapes (Geometry and measures)
  • Ratio and proportion (Ratio and proportion)
  • Probability (Statistics and probability)
  • Everyday maths (Real life maths)
English
  • Adventures In English  (Reading+s&L) Culture poetry and AQA paper 1 Q3 Structure (4 weeks)
  • A Christmas Carol taster (kS3 Booklet text types writing skills)
  • Gothic Fiction
  • Shakespeare Macbeth focusing on writing PEE paragraphs and S&L
  • Building skills at KS3 for AQA Language paper 1 and 2
  • Frankenstein Drama and S&L outcome
  • Exposure to 19th century literature focusing on children and the family
  • Stimulus: Dicken’s Great Expectations & Oliver Twist 
Science
  • Earth and Atmosphere
  • Photosynthesis
  • Electricity and Transformations
  • Respiration and Microbes
  • Metals and Earth Materials
  • Digestion
  • Solar System and Light
  • Waves
  • Using Energy
These topics will be covered over the course of the year.  Students rotate to different teachers, depending on the teacher’s specialism
MFL Relationships:
  • Family
  • Healthy Living
  • Relationships
  • Clothes
In my area:
  • Town
  • Weather
  • Holiday  locations
  • Transport
  • Environment
  • French identity and culture
World of work
  • Hobbies
  • School
  • Modern Technology
  • World of Work
Geography
  • Weather and Climate
  • What is weather?
  • What is climate?
  • Equipment to measure weather
  • Extreme Weather
  • Effects of extreme weather
  • Population & Migration; The Rise and Rise of China
  • Population density and distribution
  • Population statistics analysis
  • China’s population policy
  • Effects of population policies
  • Climate change and tectonics
  • Extreme weather
  • Causes of climate change
  • Effects of earthquakes and volcanoes
History
  • English Civil War 1642-1649
  • 17th Century Scientific Revolution
  • Medieval African Civilisations
  • Transatlantic Slave Trade
  • Industrial Revolution
  • The British Empire
  • The Indian Mutiny 1857
Citizenship
  • Fair Trade
  • Morals and ethics
  • Government policy
  • Endangered species
  • Morals and ethics
  • Endangered species
  • Morals and ethics
RE Indian Religions - Hinduism
  • Beliefs
  • Teachings
  • Morals
  • Worship
Indian Religions - Sikhism
  • Beliefs
  • Teachings
  • Morals
  • Worship
  • Endangered species
  • Morals and ethics
PE
  • Fitness
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Trampolining
  • Table tennis
  • Dance
  • Badminton
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Handball
  • Athletics
  • Striking games (cricket, rounders, softball)
Design Technology Food
  • Food from other cultures: Japan, The Caribbean, Italy, Mexico.
  • Safe cooking of meat and oven top cooking
Design Technology Resistant Materials
  • Developing the craft skills needed to produce a high quality wooden box.
  • Exploring how products have been designed and made in the past, how they are currently designed and made, and how they may develop in the future
  • Apply their knowledge and understanding of a range of materials,  and technologies to design and make their products
  • Recognise and use Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided manufacturing
Design Technology Textiles
  • Machine sewing /Denim Drawstring bags / designing for electronic product storage
  • Fabric properties
  • Construction Techniques ( pockets, seams, casing, eyelets)
Computing Networking and Social Networks
  • Features of Social Networks
  • Online responsibility
  • Software and presentation skills 
Textual Programming with BASIC 256 
  • Sequence
  • Selection
  • Variables and data types
  • Making an adventure game
Textual programming continued

 

Working with sound
  • Representing sound
  • Compression of sound
  • Mixing sound
  • Creating an advert
Spreadsheets 
  • Formatting
  • Calculating with formulae
  • Advanced formulae
  • Data analysis
Mobile Apps
  • Creating components
  • Navigation systems
  • Multimedia
  • Creating calculations
Art

 

 

 

Identity 
  • Research Peter Blake portraits
  • Symbolism and composition
  • The work of Frida Kahlo
  • Self-portraiture
Graphic Design - CD Cover
  • Design process – Research source material, explore the approach of others, experiment with ideas and materials, design, refine, produce final design, produce final version
  • Combining text and image
  • Adobe Photoshop skills
Photoshop
  • Using OSX
  • Using selection tools
  • Copying, pasting and adjusting imagery
  • Layers and layer blending
  • incorporating and manipulating text
Drama
  • Petty Crime
  • Dialogue
  • Character development
  • Issue based
  • Mime and Mask
  • Movement
  • Focus
  • Reaction
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Beowulf
  • Choral speaking
  • Still Images
  • Narrative
  • Literature

 

  • Melodrama
  • Rhythm
  • Focus
  • History of Performance
  • Genre
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • History of Theatre
  • Scripted Performance
  • Issue based
  • Proxemics
Music
  • Blues
  • Gamelan (Music from Indonesia)
  • World Music (Reggae/Calypso)
  • Popular Music
  • Theme and Variation
  • Pachelbel’s Canon