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Year 8

Year 8

Autumn 1 & 2

Spring 1 & 2

Summer 1 & 2

ENGLISH & DRAMA

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

Conflict Unit: WW1 focus – autobiographical texts; WW1 poetry

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

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

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

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

MATHEMATICS

Number- Standard Form (Surds)

Probability

Ration, Proportion & Rates of Change

Algebra

Statistics

Geometry- Transformations and Constructions

Geometry- Pythagoras (Trigonometry)

SCIENCE

Waves

Metals and Other Materials

Earth and Atmosphere

Gas Exchange and Respiration

Forces

Plants and Interdependencies

HUMANITIES

What role does faith and spirituality play in achieving contentment and a better world? – Buddhism (RE)

Is freedom an achievable aspiration – slave trade (Hist)

Are there rights for all? – human rights (Cit)

What does the future hold for Africa and Kenya? (Geog)

Did Jesus save the world, or did He give mankind the tools to save itself? (RE)

What can be done in the local community? (Cit)

How can conflict lead to a better peace –Industrial Revolution suffragettes and WWI (Hist)

How can the Glastonbury festival be an asset to the region (Geog)

What is Britain’s role in the world? (Cit)

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

Skills consolidation and application:

Product design (Research, plan, implement and test)

Microbit Coding

Multimedia content and web design

Coding: Code academy. Introduction to Python

PE

Basketball, gymnastics, rugby, football

Athletics, dance, netball, football

Athletics,

Swimming,

Striking: Rounders, Cricket

Net/wall: Tennis

DT

Keep Sake Box Project

Bake Off Project

Pastries

Multicultural meals

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