Shenfield High School

Year 7 Curriculum and PREP

Year 7 PREP Newsletter - Autumn 2

Year 7 PREP Newsletter - Autumn 1

 

  
 
 

 

Year 7 Curriculum Overview Document

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

 

Summer 1

 

Summer 2

 

 

English

 

 

Growing up and change (novel)

Growing up and change (novel)

Love, loss and longing (extracts and short stories)

Love, loss and longing (poetry)

Telling Tales (The Tempest)

Telling tales (speaking and listening)

Maths

 

Maths in Symbols:

Codebreaking

 

 

Maths in Numbers:

Financial Maths

 

Maths in History:

The Egyptians

 

Maths in Art:

Patterns

 

Maths at Home:

Cookery

 

Maths in Sport:

The Olympics 2020

 

Science

 

 

 

Biology: Cells in plants and animals

Chemistry:

Atoms, Elements and Compounds, rocks

Physics:

Energy & Forces

 

Biology: Cells in plants and animals

Chemistry:

Atoms, Elements and Compounds, rocks

Physics:

Energy & Forces

 

Biology: Cells in plants and animals

Chemistry:

Atoms, Elements and Compounds, rocks

Physics:

Energy & Forces

 

Biology:

Diseases & reproduction

Chemistry:

Metals, Alloys and Polymers

Physics: Motion and Nuclear

 

Biology:

Diseases & reproduction

Chemistry:

Metals, Alloys and Polymers

Physics: Motion and Nuclear

 

Biology:

Diseases & reproduction

Chemistry:

Metals, Alloys and Polymers

Physics: Motion and Nuclear

 

 

History

 

 

Early Britain: Case studies on the Romans, Celts and Anglo-Saxons

England before 1066: What it was like to live then

The Battle of Hastings: Causes, significance and how William kept control

Castles: Their purpose and how they changed over time

Medieval religion: Significance and a link to Medieval medicine

 

The Crusades: Causes and impact

Medieval Life: How society was structured, towns, work and a case study on the Black Death

The Wars of the Roses: Causes and significance with a case study on the Princes in the Tower

Geography

Baseline and It’s Your Planet

Maps and Mapping

About the UK

Glaciers

Rivers

Africa and The Horn of Africa

MFL

 

 

Unit 1 - ¡Vamos!

Meeting new people and introducing yourself

Baseline Assessment

Unit 2 - En el instituto

Talking about school subjects and the school day

End of unit assessment

Unit 3 - Mi familia

Describing your family, pets and friends

End of unit assessment

 

Unit 4 - En casa

Describing your house

 

End of unit assessment

Unit 5 - El tiempo libre

Talking about free time activities and hobbies

End of unit assessment

Unit 6 - En la ciudad

Describing the area where you live and what you can do there

End of unit assessment

Art

 

 

Formal Elements of Art

Colour, Shape and Form

Formal Elements of Art

Tone and Texture

Formal Elements of Art

Line and Pattern

Totem Pole Project

Cultures and Meanings

Totem Pole Project

Designs and Plans

Totem Pole Project

Ceramic Final Sculpture

Social Science

 

 

What is Citizenship?

Broad term to explore everything we do

Speakers’ Corner example

Christianity

Basic beliefs of the religions

Role of the church

Being a Christian in the modern world

Body Image

How do we feel about ourselves?

Keeping ourselves healthy

Impact of media on body image

Skills for life and the workplace

“World Beliefs” or “Beliefs” unit

This intro to beliefs and guide to world faiths and practices and beliefs

Includes teaching of Humanism

Computer Science

Digital Literacy

 

Introduction to Computer Science – set up Google Classroom.

Baseline assessment and typing skills assessment.

Introduction to Code.org

Introduction to Programming (code.org):

Sequence

Iteration

Selection

Variables

Subroutines

 

Computational Thinking

 

Halloween murder mystery

Logic Problems

Decomposition and pattern recognition

Algorithms

Cryptography Challenge

 

 

Programming with Scratch (Practice Project)

 

Data Representation

 

Denary and Binary Numbers

Hexadecimal numbers

Binary Addition

Boolean Logic

 

Programming Project (Scratch):

Exploration

Design and Preparation

Development 1

Feedback

Development 2

Presentation

 

Drama

Welcome to the Theatre/

Stanislavski

 

Melodrama/ Darkwood Manor

Commedia/ LeCoq

 

Super Heroes/ Stanislavski/

Amadora

 

Roald Dahl Scripts

Stan/ Brecht

 

 

Our Day Out/ Macbeth

Stan/ Brecht

 

 

The Devising Project (Using a Stimulus)

Exploring Devising Strategies

All practitioners studied.

 

Music

 

Baseline Assessment

What Makes a Good Song?

Latin Beats

Folk Music

Impressionism

Ukulele

PE

 

Practical: Football, Basketball, Netball, Rugby & Hand Ball

Gymnastics, Swimming, Badminton, Cross-Country & Health Related Exercise

Practical: Cricket, Rounders, Short Tennis, Athletics

 

Theory:

Skeletal System;

Structure / Label.

The functions of the skeleton.

Classification of bones.

 

Theory:

Muscular System;

Label voluntary muscles.

Classification and characteristics of muscle types.

Theory:

Skeletal System;

Structure / Label.

The functions of the skeleton.

Classification of bones.

 

Theory:

Muscular System;

Label voluntary muscles.

Classification and characteristics of muscle types.

 

Theory:

Skeletal System;

Structure / Label.

The functions of the skeleton.

Classification of bones.

Theory:

Muscular System;

Label voluntary muscles.

Classification and characteristics of muscle types.

 

 

 

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