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Year 8

 

ENGLISH & DRAMA

Autumn 1 & 2

Spring 1 & 2

Summer 1 & 2

Conflict Unit: WW1 focus – autobiographical texts; WW1 poetry

 

Gothic Horror Unit (pre-1914 fiction): reading of a range of short gothic horror texts 

Research socio-historical context; study of the play Romeo and Juliet 

 

Homelessness Unit: Class Reader: Stone Cold.  Reading with inference and deduction.  

Love and Relationships poetry: an analysis of and responses to the effects of language choices

 

The Apprentice:  Writing a marketing campaign for a new confectionary product; writing to inform and persuade

MATHS

 

 

Numbers and the number system  

Calculating

Visualising and constructing  

Understanding risk I   

Exploring fractions, decimals and percentages   

Algebraic proficiency: tinkering  

Proportional reasoning   

Pattern sniffing  

Investigating angles   

Calculating fractions, decimals and percentages  

Solving equations and inequalities  

Calculating space 

Algebraic proficiency: visualising  

Understanding risk II 

Presentation of data  

Measuring data 

SCIENCE

 

 

Photosynthesis, reproduction and growth

Acids and alkalis

Energy

Waves, Light and Sound

Ecosystems

Earth and Space

Materials

HUMANITIES

 

 

What do people believe about life and the place of religion and belief within it? (Buddhism)

 

1901-present day: Challenges for Britain

 

1. The Moving Earth: Environmental Regions  and Plate Tectonics

2. How do people express their beliefs and identities? (Inspirational Leaders)

2.  Industry, Invention and Empire – (transatlantic slavery, its abolition and the building of an industrial nation)

2. Our Future World: Natural Resources and World Issues

3. Where in the World 2? Regional Study: India, Asia

3. What can we learn from religions, beliefs and communities today? (Is religious a force for peace or conflict)

3. A Local Study  - Glastonbury; Lives and Legends (a cross curricular unit)

FRENCH

 

 

 

My town- places in town, visiting places, weather, Somerset Tourist Guides

My holidays- holiday destinations, transport, holiday activities, times, planning a future holiday

My routine- routine verbs, 24 hour times, celebrity interview

GERMAN

 

Hobbies/ Sport- how often you do leisure activities, TV programmes

Food and Drink- likes/ dislikes of different foods

My town- places in town, describing places

ART

Peace poster. Drawing project

Self portrait

Printmaking and new art materials

MUSIC

The Blues

20th Century Music

Musical Futures

COMPUTING

 

Product design “Grand Designs” (Research, plan, implement)

 

3D Modelling (DT/ Computing collaborative SoW)

Coding

Data handling

PE

Basketball, gymnastics, rugby, football (rotation)

Athletics, dance, netball, football

Athletics,

Swimming,

Striking: (Rounders, Cricket)

Net/wall: (Tennis)

DT- RESISTANT MATERIALS

Moving Picture using a system of Levers / Linkages

Design / Make Welsh Love Spoon (Computing /DT collaborative SoW)

Investigation of Art Deco

DT- FOOD & TEXTILES

Cooking Skills – Pastry and Sauces

Worldwide food. Investigation and tasting

Textile Leavers Book Cover

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