Shenfield High School

Year 8 Curriculum and PREP

Year 8 PREP Newsletter - Autumn 2

Year 8 PREP Newsletter - Autumn 1 

 

 
 
 
  

Year 8 Curriculum Overview Document

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

English

 

 

The supernatural (Gothic texts)

The supernatural

(Supernatural Tales)

Outsiders

(Novel)

Outsiders

(Novel)

Conflict and Identity

(Poetry)

Conflict and Identity

(Shakespeare and speaking and listening)

Maths

 

 

Calculations and Accuracy

 

Integers, Powers and Roots

 

Fractions, Decimals, Percentages

 

Simplifying and Substituting

Lines, Angles and Shapes

 

Data - Interpreting Results

 

 

Construction and Loci

 

Transformations

 

Sequences, Functions and graphs

 

Ratio and Proportion

 

Pythagoras' Theorem and Trigonometry

Forming and Solving Equations

 

 

 

Area and Perimeter

 

Probability

 

Volume and Surface Area

 

Measures

 

Inequalities

 

Statistical Inquiry

Science

 

 

Biology: Adaption & photosynthesis

Chemistry:

Chemical Reactions

Physics:

Electricity and Magnetism

Biology: Adaption & photosynthesis

Chemistry:

Chemical Reactions

Physics:

Electricity and Magnetism

Biology: Adaption & photosynthesis

Chemistry:

Chemical Reactions

Physics:

Electricity and Magnetism

Biology:

Evolution and Genetics

Chemistry: Changes in the atmosphere

Physics: Waves and Radiation

Biology:

Evolution and Genetics

Chemistry: Changes in the atmosphere

Physics: Waves and Radiation

Biology:

Evolution and Genetics

Chemistry: Changes in the atmosphere

Physics: Waves and Radiation

History

 

 

The Reformation: Causes and case studies on Wolsey and Cromwell

The Reformation: Impact

 

The mid Tudors: Case studies on Edward VI and Mary I and how they changed England

The reign of Elizabeth I: Religious settlement and the Spanish Armada

James I: The Gun Powder Plot

 

The English Civil War: Causes

The English Civil War: Significance

 

England under Oliver Cromwell: Was he a hero or a villain?

Charles II: Case studies on the Great Fire of London and the Great Plague

Geography

 

GIS + Population

Urbanisation

Coasts

Weather & Climate Change

Ecosystems DME

Asia

Spanish

 

 

Unit 1 - La gente

Talking about daily life

End of unit assessment

 

Unit 2 - ¿Vamos a salir?

Going out and about around town

End of unit assessment

 

Unit 3 - Mis vacaciones

Describing travel and holidays

End of unit assessment

 

Unit 4 - La comida

Talking about food and drink

End of unit assessment

Unit 5 - La ropa

Talking about clothes and fashion

End of unit assessment

Unit 6 - Barcelona!

Describing a visit to a new city

End of unit assessment

 

French

 

 

Unit 1 – La rentrée

Meeting new people and introducing yourself

Baseline Assessment

Unit 2 - En classe

Talking about school subjects and the school day

End of unit assessment

Unit 3 - Ma vie de famille

Describing your family, pets and friends

End of unit assessment

Unit 4 - À la maison

Describing your house

 

 

End of unit assessment

Unit 5 - Mon temps libre

Talking about free time activities and hobbies

End of unit assessment

Unit 6 - En ville

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

End of unit assessment

Art

Animals in Art

Drawing/painting

Animals in Art

Drawing/painting

Animals in Art

Drawing/painting

Animals in Art

           3D sculpture

Animals in Art

           3D sculpture

Animals in Art

           3D sculpture

Social Science

 

 

Discrimination and Rights

Human rights, immigration

freedom, justice,

Politics

Rule of Law in GB

How the government works?

Nicky Cruz

Early part of book

Christianity and conversion

Leading into faith in Action

Start with Nicky, then 1 or 2 other examples

Philosophy

Life after death

Is there a god?

Creation?

Health Education?

Tobacco, alcohol

Peer pressure

Illegal drugs and legal highs

drugs and sport

Computer Science

iDEA Duke of York Bronze Award

Citizen Badge:

  • Cyber Security
  • Social media ethics
  • Fake news
  • Cyber Spies
  • Internet and Web
  • Digital Ethics

Worker Badge:

  • Digital portfolio
  • Internet of things
  • Random Coding
  • Digital research

Programming: Rur-ple

 

Introduction to written programming language.

 

 

iDEA Duke of York Bronze Award

Maker badge:

  • All units provided.

Entrepreneur badge:

  • Problem solving
  • Growth hacking
  • Researcher
  • Big data
  • Social media in business
  • Advertising
  • Money management

 

Programming with Scratch (Practice Project)

 

Ethics and Legislation

 

Computer Misuse Act/ Ethics Data Protection Act

Copyrights, Design and Patients Act

Revision Session

Assessment

Programming Project (Scratch):

Exploration

Design and Preparation

Development 1

Feedback

Development 2

Presentation

 

Drama

 

Brecht

 

 

‘Teechers’

Brecht

 

Physical Theatre

Various

Frantic/ Grotowski/ LeCoq

 

Hillsborough

Let him ‘ave it

The Titanic

Brecht/ Stan

 

Improvisation

Brecht/ Stan

 

Devising

All practitioners studied.

 

 

Music

 

Reggae

Blues into Jazz

Going Solo

Film Music

Classical

Solo Keyboard Skills

PE

 

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

Gymnastics, Swimming, Cross-Country & Health Related fitness

Practical: Cricket, Rounders, Short Tennis, Athletics.

 

Theory:

Skeletal System;

Structure/ Label.

Muscular System;

Label voluntary muscles.

Cardiovascular system;

Structure of the cardiovascular system.

 

Theory:

Skeletal System;

The functions of the skeleton and sports.

Muscular System;

Classification and characteristics of muscle type.

Cardiovascular system;

Functions of the cardiovascular system.

 

 

Theory:

Skeletal System;

Structure/ Label.

Muscular System;

Label voluntary muscles.

Cardiovascular system;

Structure of the cardiovascular system.

 

Theory:

Skeletal System;

The functions of the skeleton and sports.

Muscular System;

Classification and characteristics of muscle type.

Cardiovascular system;

Functions of the cardiovascular system.

 

 

Theory:

Skeletal System;

Structure/ Label.

Muscular System;

Label voluntary muscles.

Cardiovascular system;

Structure of the cardiovascular system.

 

Theory:

Skeletal System;

The functions of the skeleton and sports.

Muscular System;

Classification and characteristics of muscle type.

Cardiovascular system;

Functions of the cardiovascular system.

 

 

 

 

 

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