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Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School
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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.

Celebrity Culture: Media unit – blogs, websites, advertising linked to celebrities.

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

20th Century conflict – Suffragette movements and WW1

Did Jesus save the World? (Prophesy, Incarnation, Agape, Salvation)

Adventure Landscapes (Geological Processes)

Slavery through time

Humanist World Views (including Human Rights) Geography skill and Festivals 

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

The Formal Elements of Art

Portraiture

Illustration project

Self-directed project developing and expanding on research and techniques

MUSIC

Variation

Jazz Improvisation

Musical Futures

COMPUTING

Basics of modern digital computers.
Extended coding projects with BBC micro:bits Python.
Creative iMedia unit exploring graphics.

Exploring computer game design and using Python to create a fantasy adventure game.

My Digital World – keeping safe online.
Using spreadsheets.

PE

Basketball, gymnastics, rugby, football

Athletics, dance, netball, football

Athletics,Swimming,

Striking: Rounders, Cricket Net/wall: Tennis

DT

Mechanical Vending Machine Project with a focus on modelling and CAD/CAM (half the year group)

Food and Nutrition: Pastries Project (half the year group)

Food and Nutrition: Bake Off Project (half the year group)

Mechanical Vending Machine Project with a focus on modelling and CAD/CAM (half the year group)

Food and Nutrition: Pastries Project (half the year group)

Food and Nutrition: Bake Off Project (half the year group)

Focus Practical tasks linked to GCSE Specification using wood and plastic

Food and Nutrition – Multicultural meals

 

 

 

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