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Year 8 Curriculum Overview

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW YEAR 8

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

 

 

MATHEMATICS

Number – Standard Form (Surds)

Probability

Ratio, Proportion & Rates of Change

Algebra

 

Statistics

Geometry:

-Transformations and Constructions

-Pythagoras (Trigonometry)

ENGLISH

Conflict Unit: WW1 focus –

Autobiographical texts; WW1 poetry

 

Gothic Horror (pre-1914):

Reading a range of short texts

 

Research socio-historical context: study of Romeo and Juliet.

 

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

Stone Cold (class reader) homelessness unit

 

The Cult of Celebrity: Explore a variety of media texts and techniques, looking at format, language and style. Produce a range of media texts; group presentation

HUMANITIES

HISTORY FOCUS

 

Slavery Through Time

 

GEOGRAPHY FOCUS

 

The Geography of Conflict

HISTORY FOCUS

 

Suffragettes/First World War

GEROGRAPHY FOCUS

 

Africa

 

RE FOCUS

 

Jesus and Jerusalem

RE FOCUS

 

Non-Religious World Views

SCIENCE

Waves:

 

Observed waves

 

Sound waves

 

Energy and waves

 

Light waves

Metals and other materials

Earth and Atmosphere

Gas exchange systems

 

Cellular respiration

Describing motion

 

Forces

 

Pressure in fluids

 

Balanced forces

 

Forces and motion

Photosynthesis

 

Relationships in an ecosystem

 

Genetics and evolution

 

Inheritance, chromosomes, DNA and genes

ART

Peace Poster

Drawing Project

Self portrait

Print making

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

Product Design – Personalised Keepsake Box Project

Cooking and Nutrition – Bake-Off Project

Cooking and Nutrition – Pastry Project

FRENCH

My Town: places, weather, tourist guides

My Holidays: destinations, transport, activities, planning

My Routine: routine verbs, 24 hour, celebrity interview

GERMAN

Hobbies/Sport: frequency of leisure activities/TV

Food & Drink: likes/dislikes

My Town: describing places

MUSIC

Variation

Jazz Improvisation

Soundtracks

Musical Futures

PSHE

 

 

 

 

 

PE and GAMES

Gymnastics

Basketball

Rugby

Hockey

 

Dance

Athletics

Football

Netball

Swimming

Athletics

Tennis

Rounders

Cricket

Net/wall

COMPUTING

Skills consolidation and application

Product design

Microbit Coding

Multimedia content and web design

Coding: Code Academy

Introduction to Python

TOPIC DAYS and VISITS

Bovington Tank Museum

Tommy Atkins

Cheddar Caves – Aspire/American Museum at Bath

 

Guest Speaker

                     

 

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