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Year 7

Subject Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
  • Whole numbers and decimals (Number)
  • Measures, perimeter and area (Geometry and measures)
  • Expressions and formulae (Algebra)
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages (Number) 
  • Angles and 2D shapes (Geometry and measures)
  • Graphs (Algebra)
  • Whole number calculations (Number)
  • Statistics (Statistics and probability)
  • Transformations and symmetry (Geometry and measures)
  • Equations (Algebra) 
  • Factors and multiples (Number)
  • Constructions and 3D shapes (Geometry and measures)
  • Sequences (Algebra)
  • Decimal calculations (Number)
  • Ratio and proportion (Ratio and proportion)
  • Probability (Statistics and probability)
  • Everyday maths (Real life maths)
  • Settling in time and Baseline testing ( 1 week)
  • PIXL scheme: Adventures In English  (Text types) 
  • Gothic fiction and teach writing skills (to describe, inform etc)
  • Millions SOW (Reading focus and skills)  
  • Shakespeare’s Twelfth night
  • Two weeks with the Queen (Teaching skills for a play and preparation for GCSE drama text)  
  • Poetry taster(from GCSE Cluster Love and relationships) 2 weeks
  • Particles and Energy transfers
  • Cells and Reproduction 
  • Atoms and Compounds1
  • Forces and their Effects
  • Variation and Classification
  • Mixtures and Separating
  • Ecology and Physiology
  • Chemical Reactions 
  • Using Energy and Electricity 
Topics are covered over the course of the year.  Students rotate topics based on teaching groups
MFL   Introducing Myself:
  • Greetings
  • Numbers
  • Dates
  • Family Members
  • Personal ID –  personality / description
  • Colours
  • Body and Illness
Home and Town:
  • House
  • Bedroom
  • Jobs and activities at home
  • Town
  • Directions
  • Weather
Daily Routine:
  • School
  • Daily Routine
  • Time
  • Hobbies
  • Music
  • Going Out
  • Food And Drink
Geography   Map Skills:
  • Interpreting OS maps and their symbols 
  • Locating places using 4 four-figure an 6-figure grid references Exploring Britain and Europe: 
  • Our connections with the rest of Britain
  •   Britain’s links to Europe
Exploring the World with a focus on Asia:
  • Locating continents and countries
  • Comparing high income countries with low income Countries
Rivers and flooding
  • How are rivers formed?
  • Methods to prevent flooding
  • How do living organisms live with the non-living components of their environment? 
Sustainable living and settlements:
  • How can we better look after our environment to slow-down climate change?  
  • Mystery of the Skeletons – Maiden Castle
  • 1066 – Norman Invasion of England 
  • William the Conquerors England
  • Life in Medieval England Part 1 – everyday life
  • Life in Medieval England Part 2 – Change and Continuity across time
  • Black Death Peasants Revolt
  • Renaissance and Reformation
RE & Citizenship  
  • Introduction to RE 
  • Human Rights
  • Leaders in Religion 
  • The Life and Teachings of Prophet Muhammad
  • Why are the Incarnation and Resurrection of Jesus important today?
  • Migration and the Refugee Crisis
Design Technology – Food
  • Nutrition, Hygiene and basic principles e.g. Knife skills. Preparing salads, pastries, dough.  
Design Technology – Resistant Materials
  • Introduction to the workshop
  • Health & Safety and machinery
  • Woodworking skills, joining, wasting and forming
Design Technology - Textiles
  • Soft toys: Designing a Gruesli monster toy and learning hand sewing techniques
PE   Fitness
Table tennis
Striking games (cricket, rounders, softball)      
Computing   Online Safety Comic
  • Online safety risks 
  • How to report concerns
  • Keeping our details safe
  • Password security 
  • Factors affecting image quality – watermarks and resolution   Programming with Flowol
  • Flowchart symbols 
  • Flow control (sequence, selection, iteration)
  • Variables
  • Input and Output
Ethics and Law
  • Intellectual property 
  • Misuse of computers 
  • Big data and Big Brother
Image Editing and Representation
  • Pixels and resolution 
  • Binary
  • Image representation in Binary Layers in images and transparency
Game Creation (Kodu)
  • Decomposition
  • Events
  • Predicate statements (if, then)
  • Logic
  • variables  
Art   Basic Skills:
  • Use of ruler and compass
  • Colour theory
  • Colour mixing – primary, secondary and tertiary colours. Tones, tints and shades
  • Drawing techniques – Pressure, Line, tone and colour
Observational Drawing:
  • Freehand sketching skills based around simple shapes
  • The effect of light on 3D objects
  • Renaissance artwork
  • The use of vanishing points to create the illusion of three dimensions and depth
  • The use of one and two-point perspective to underpin freehand drawing
  • The proportions of the face
  • Drawing the features
  • Shading and gradients
Drama   Introduction to Drama - Sweeney Todd:
  • Narrative
  • Characterisation
  • Structure
Movement and Mime
  • Control
  • Focus
  • Style
  • Form
Commedia Dell Arte:
  • Historical
  • Focus
  • Movement
  • Reaction
  • Rhythm
Darkwood Manor
  • Characterisation
  • Cross Cutting
  • Building tension and suspense
The Plague / Introduction to Script:
  • Historical
  • Documentary style performance
  • Narrative
  • Script based
Greek Theatre
  • Sophocles
  • Chorus
  • Script based
  • History of Theatre
  • Musical Elements/Keyboard Skills
  • Classical tunes  
  • World Music (Gamelan/African Drumming)
  • Popular Music
  • Music for the Media 
  • Jingles/Programme Music