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Upper School Curriculum

Spring 2017

 

KS-3 Marie’s Class

Subject

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

 

Fractions

Decimals

Graphs

Calendar and time

Percentages

Life budget

The four operations

 

Science

 

Food and Digestion

Cells and Tissues

Particle Model (Changing state, diffusion, density)

Electricity, atoms.

English Language

Poerty                                                     Newspapers

Advertisements

Geography

 

Restless Earth

Tourism

History

 

The Tudors – Henry V11 and Henry VIII

The Tudors – Mary, Edward and Elizabeth

Art

Observation drawing experimenting with the medium of charcoal, focus on tone, contrast and dimension

Computer Science

Networks, Security and the Internet – Unit 04

Computer Networks                                       Cyber Security II

Network Topology                                           Prevention and Detection

Cyber Security                                                   The Internet of Things

PSHE

TBA

TBA

PE

 

Music & Movement & Gymnastics

Swimming/Football/Basketball/

Netball

Music

 

Medieval music

Haunted House

Musical elements

  KS-3 Lisa’s Class

Subject

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

 

Multiples and Factors

Squares and Square Numbers

Using a Calculator

Rounding Whole Numbers

Rounding Decimals

Approximating Calculations

Calculating with Decimals

Fractions and Reciprocals

One Quantity as a Fraction of Another

Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

Graphs and Equations

Finding Coordinates

Gradient of a Line

y=mx + c

Equation of a Line from a Graph

Parallel Lines

Real Life Graphs

Solving Simultaneous Equations using Graphs

Basic Algebra

Substitution

Expanding Brackets

Science

 

The human nervous system

The human endocrine system

Homeostasis

Insulin and diabetes

 

Health and disease

Treatments for cardiovascular disease

Human reproductive hormones

Use of hormones in contraception

English

Non-Fiction Unit to include understanding genre, purpose and audience. Analysis of a variety of texts, understanding effects of techniques in writing to persuade, inform, instruct, advise, argue. Opportunities to write in these styles.

Geography

Water on the Land

Ice on the Land

History

Tudors – Mary and Edward

Tudors - Elizabeth

Computer Science

Networks, Security and the Internet – Unit 04

Computer Networks                                       Cyber Security II

Network Topology                                           Prevention and Detection

Cyber Security                                                   The Internet of Things

Media -option

 

Talk Radio – Audio Segment

Plan and produce an audio segment of three minutes for Talk Radio.

Film Analysis – Analytical Skills

Develop an understanding of how to conduct an analysis of Film Media.

Art - option

 

1st Year GCSE - The history and works of Modern artists, working towards GCSE Portfolio.

Final Year GCSE - Portfolio completion

PSHE

TBA

TBA

PE

 

Music & Movement & Gymnastics

Basketball/Netball

PE Theory  -option

Cultural Factors

Social Factors

Training & Diet

Music - option

 

Classical and Romantic music

Composition write up

Performance skills

Music elements/ graphic score

World music

Solo and ensemble music

Performance skills

Music elements/ graphic score

       

KS-3 Michael’s Class

Subject

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

 

Factors, multiples, primes and powers

Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

Algebraic Fractions

Linear Equations

Reflections, Reflections and Translations

Enlargement

Scale Drawing

Algebraic Methods

Formulae and Expressions

Using Fractions and Percentages

Using Ratio

Mental Methods

 


Science

 

Reactions of acids

Light

Reflection and refraction

Focusing light

Coloured light

Plant and animal cells and tissues

Micro-organisms

Defence against disease

Vaccines and antibiotics

Conduction, conviction and radiation

Insulation

English

Study of Literature text (The Boy in Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne). Develop inference and deduction skills both in class discussions and through comprehensions. Creative writing opportunities – letters, diaries, news articles and other imaginative writing.

Geography

TBA

TBA

History

TBA

TBA

Computer Science

 

Networks Security and the Internet – Unit 04

Computer Networks                                       Cyber Security II

Network Topology                                           Prevention and Detection

Cyber Security                                                   The Internet of Things

Raspberry Pi – Unit 05

Introduction to Raspberry Pi                        Python programming language

What is Python?                                               Project 01

Media

 

Film Analysis – Analytical Skills

Develop an understanding of how to conduct an analysis of Film Media. Use of appropriate terminology and development of objective analytical skills on various Film Media texts.

Art

 

Introducing the colour wheel and understanding of tone, colour and textures through using various medias creating observation drawings/ paintings.

PSHE

TBA

TBA

PE

 

Music & Movement & Gymnastics

Swimming/Football/Basketball/

Netball

Music

 

Classical and Romantic music

Composition to a brief

Chords : major, minor ,

Performance : solo and ensemble

Advert music for a specific item

Contemporary music 20th -21st c

Composition

performance: solo and ensemble

 

 KS-3 Leanne’s Class

Subject

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

 

Angles in a Polygon

Regular Polygons

Angles in Parallel Lines

Special Quadrilaterals

Multiples and Factors

Squares and Square Numbers

Using a Calculator

Rounding Whole Numbers

Rounding Decimals

Approximating Calculations

Calculating Decimals

Fractions and Reciprocals

One Quantity as a Fraction of the Other

Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

Graphs and Equations

Finding Coordinates

Gradient of a Line

Y = mx +c

Equation of a Line from its Graph

Parallel Lines

Real Life Graphs

Practical Maths

Length, perimeter and area.

Angles and shapes.

Looking at working out cost per square meter etc.

Data,

Surveys, Statistics and Probability to be able to work out risks in real life situations.  

Science

 

The human nervous system

The human endocrine system

Homeostasis

 

Health and disease

Treating diseases

Human reproductive hormones

Use of hormones in contraception

English

Both Upper and Lower classes: Non-Fiction Unit to include understanding genre, purpose and audience. Analysis of a variety of texts, understanding effects of techniques in writing to persuade, inform, instruct, advise, argue. Opportunities to write in these styles.

Geography

Water on the Land

Ice on the Land

History

Tudors – Mary and Edward

Tudors - Elizabeth

Computer Science

 

Highfield School Collaboration – Digital Media and Communication

Consecutive Thursday – Thursday 19th January to Thursday

Networks Security and the Internet – Unit 04

Computer Networks                                       Cyber Security II

Network Topology                                           Prevention and Detection

Cyber Security                                                   The Internet of Things

Media – option

 

Talk Radio – Audio Segment

Plan and produce an audio segment of three minutes for Talk Radio.

Film Analysis – Analytical Skills

Develop an understanding of how to conduct an analysis of Film Media.

Art - option

 

1st Year GCSE - The history and works of Modern artists, working towards GCSE Portfolio.

PSHE

TBA

TBA

PE

Music & Movement & Gymnastics

Football/Basketball/Netball

PE Theory option

Cultural Factors

Social Factors,  Training & Diet

Music - option

 

Classical and Romantic music, Composition write up, Performance skills, Aural work

Music elements/ graphic score

World music

Solo and ensemble music

Performance skills, Aural work

Music elements/ graphic score

       

KS-3 Simon’s Class

Subject

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

 

Angles in a Polygon

Regular Polygons

Angles in Parallel Lines

Special Quadrilaterals

Multiples and Factors

Squares and Square Numbers

Using a Calculator

Rounding Whole Numbers

Rounding Decimals

Approximating Calculations

Calculating Decimals

Fractions and Reciprocals

One Quantity as a Fraction of the Other

Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

Graphs and Equations

Finding Coordinates

Gradient of a Line

Y = mx +c

Equation of a Line from its Graph

Parallel Lines

Real Life Graphs

Practical Maths

Length, perimeter and area.

Angles and shapes.

Looking at working out cost per square meter etc.

Data,

Surveys,

Statistics and Probability to be able to work out risks in real life situations.  

Science

 

The human nervous system

The human endocrine system

Homeostasis

 

Health and disease

Treating diseases

Human reproductive hormones

Use of hormones in contraception

English Language

Both Upper and Lower Classes: Non-Fiction Unit to include understanding genre, purpose and audience. Analysis of a variety of texts, understanding effects of techniques in writing to persuade, inform, instruct, advise, argue. Opportunities to write in these styles.

Computer Science

ICT Functional Skills – Level 2

Core Skills Development – Excel, Word, Communication

Exam Technique

Time Management

Mock exam preparation

Geography

Water on the Land

Ice on the Land

History

Tudors – Mary and Edward

Tudors - Elizabeth

Media – option

 

Talk Radio – Audio Segment

Plan and produce an audio segment of three minutes for Talk Radio.

Film Analysis – Analytical Skills

Develop an understanding of how to conduct an analysis of Film Media.

Art– option

 

1st Year GCSE - The history and works of Modern artists, working towards GCSE Portfolio.

PSHE

TBA

TBA

PE

 

Music & Movement & Gymnastics

Swimming/Football/

Basketball/Netball

PE Theory option

Cultural Factors

Social Factors

Music – option

 

Classical and Romantic music

Composition write up

Performance skills

Music elements/ graphic score

World music

Solo and ensemble music

Performance skills

Music elements/ graphic score

       

KS-4 Sandra’s Class

Subject

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

Revision Topics

Revision Topics

Science

Revision Topics

Revision Topics

English Language

Past Paper Practice; Speaking and Listening Component of Course; Revision of Non-Fiction.

Computer Science

ICT Functional Skills – Level 2

Core Skills Development – Excel, Word, Communication

Exam Technique

Time Management

Mock exam preparation

Geography

 

The Coastal Zone

Population Change

Population Change

Changing Urban Environments

Art

 

Forest School Pyrography, History of 20th century Art, creating their own art pieces from influential Artists.

Final Year GCSE - Portfolio completion Final Year GCSE - Portfolio completion

PSHE 

TBA

TBA

PE

 

Music & Movement & Gymnastics

Basketball/Netball

PE Theory

Cultural Factors

Social Factors

Music

 

Classical and Romantic music

Composition write up

Performance skills

Music elements/ graphic score

World music

Solo and ensemble music

Performance skills

Music elements/ graphic score

 

 Autumn 2016

KS-3 Marie’s Class

 Subject

 First Half Term

 Second Half Term

Mathematics

 

Money

Budgeting

operations

Geometry

Science

 

Skeleton

Muscles, Joints

male and female bodies

Teeth

Body Organs

English Language

The Twits Roald Dahl

Comprehension

Dictation

 Reading, understanding and writing non-fiction texts.

Geography

 

Water cycle

Erosion

Rocks, Resources and scenery

History

General History & timelines

Art

Animals & Insects

ICT

Computing

Computational Thinking - Unit 03

Decomposition                                 Algorithms

Pattern Recognition                        Evaluating solutions

Abstraction                                         Scratch

PSHE

E-Safety

Relationships

PE

 

Alternating  weeks of swimming - variation in stroke work via sculling front and back crawl 

 

Core Skill/Intro to team games

Alternating  weeks of swimming - variation in stroke work via sculling front and back crawl 

 

Football/Basketball/

Netball

Music

  World music

Film music

 KS-3 Lisa’s Class

 Subject

 First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

 

Place Value and Ordering Numbers

BIDMAS

Four Operations

Systems of Measurement

Conversion Factors

Scale Drawings

Nets

Isometric Grids

Frequency Tables

Statistical Diagrams

Line Graphs

Averages

Angel Facts

Triangles

Angles in a Polygon

Angles in Parallel Lines

Special Quadrilaterals

Science

 

Systems in the body, respiration and exchange

Atomic structure

English

GCSE Eng Lit. Study of 19th century novel Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’

Geography

Tourism

Tourism

History

British Society 1890s

IT

Computing

ICT Functional Skills

Excel      Basic Tasks in Excel          Correcting Formulas

                Simple Formulas               LOOKUP Function

                Sorting and Filtering        VLOOKUP Function        

Media -option

 

The Media Industry                        Setting and Iconography

Defining Media Texts                     Mise-en-scène

What is Genre?                                 Analysis of Film/TV

Analysis of Genre                            Understanding a Script

Codes and Conventions                                Script writing basics

Art - option

 

Abstract Artists

 

PSHE

 

The Workplace – Interviews & CVs

E-Safety

PE

 

Core Skill/ team games

Football/

Basketball/Netball

PE Theory  -option

Health & Fitness

Training

Individual Differences

Leisure & Recreation

Music - option

 

Composition: song writing

Performance: pieces

Listening skills: different periods of music

Developing singing/keyboard skills

Musical elements

World music

Composition to a brief: Art work, poem or country

Periods of composition

 KS-3 Michael’s Class

 Subject

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

 

Powers of Ten

Rounding ans Estimation

Multiplying and Dividing

Using Letters

Expressions

Polygons

Circles

2-D Shapes

Collecting Data

Working with data

Representing Data

Factors, Multiples and Primes

Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Science

 

Electricity and photosynthesis

Atoms and elements, food and digestion

English Language

Non Fiction Writing – reading, understanding and writing non-fiction, including inform, explain, advise, instruct and persuade.

Geography

 

The Living World - Ecosystems

The Living World – Deforestation/Developments

History

World War 1

ICT

Computing

 

Computational Thinking - Unit 03

Decomposition                                 Algorithms

Pattern Recognition                        Evaluating solutions

Abstraction                                         Scratch

Media

 

The Media Industry                        Mise-en-scène

Defining Media Texts                     Set Design

What is Genre?                                 Animation in Film/TV

Analysis of Genre                            Stop Motion

Codes and Conventions                                Creating a Media Text

Art

Pop Art

PSHE

Relationships

E-Safety

PE

 

Core Skill/ team games

Football/

Basketball/Netball

Music

 

Occasion music

Musical elements

World music

 Variations

KS-3 Leanne’s Class

 Subject

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

 

Place Value and Ordering Numbers

BIDMAS

Four Operations

Systems of Measurement

Conversion Factors

Scale Drawings

Nets

Isometric Grids

Frequency Tables

Statistical Diagrams

Line Graphs

Averages

Angel Facts

Triangles

Angles in a Polygon

Angles in Parallel Lines

Special Quadrilaterals

Science

 

Systems in the body

Respiration and exchange surfaces

English

Group One: Shared Text, Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’

Group Two: Shared Text, Roald Dahl, ‘The Boy’

Geography

Tourism

Tourism

History

British Society 1890s

ICT

Computing

 

ICT Functional Skills

Excel      Basic Tasks in Excel          Correcting Formulas

                Simple Formulas               LOOKUP Function

                Sorting and Filtering        VLOOKUP Function

Media – option

 

The Media Industry                        Setting and Iconography

Defining Media Texts                     Mise-en-scène

What is Genre?                                 Analysis of Film/TV

Analysis of Genre                            Understanding a Script

Codes and Conventions                                Script writing basics

Art - option

Abstract Artists

PSHE

 

The Workplace – Interviews, CV’s

E-Safety

PE

 

Core Skill/ team games

Football/

Basketball/Netball 

PE Theory - option

Health & Fitness

Training

Individual Differences

Leisure & Recreation

Music - option

 

Composition: song writing

Performance: pieces

Listening skills : different periods of music

Developing singing/keyboard skills

Musical elements

World music

Composition to a brief: Art work, poem or country

Periods of composition

 KS-3 Simon’s Class

 

Subject

 

 

First Half Term

 

Second Half Term

Mathematics

 

Place Value and Ordering Numbers

BIDMAS

Four Operations

Systems of Measurement

Conversion Factors

Scale Drawings

Nets, Isometric Grids

Frequency Tables

Statistical Diagrams

Line Graphs, Averages, Angel Facts

Triangles

Angles in a Polygon

Angles in Parallel Lines

Special Quadrilaterals

Practical Maths

Budgeting (Number, including Money)  To lead towards a meal outing in final week

Food (Fractions)  To lead towards preparing and serving a meal at school.

Science

 

Systems in the body

 

Respiration and exchange surfaces

English Language

Group One: Shared Text John Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’

Group Two: Shared Text Roald Dahl’s ‘The Boy’

ICT

Computing

ICT Functional Skills

Excel      Basic Tasks in Excel          Correcting Formulas

                Simple Formulas               LOOKUP Function

                Sorting and Filtering        VLOOKUP Function

Geography

Tourism

Tourism

History

British Society 1890s

Media – option

 

The Media Industry                        Setting and Iconography

Defining Media Texts                     Mise-en-scène

What is Genre?                                 Analysis of Film/TV

Analysis of Genre                            Understanding a Script

Codes and Conventions                                Script writing basics

Art– option

Abstract Artists

PSHE

 

The Workplace – Interviews, CVs

E-Safety

PE

 

Core Skill/ team games

Football/

Basketball/Netball

PE Theory – option

Health & Fitness

Training

Individual Differences

Leisure & Recreation

Music – option

 

Composition: song writing

Performance: pieces

Listening skills: different periods of music

Developing singing/keyboard skills

Musical elements

World music

Composition to a brief: Art work, poem or country

Periods of composition

KS-4 Sandra’s Class

 Subject

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

 

Revision Units 1,2,3

Collwecting, recording and Representing Data. Averages, Range. Scatter Graphs. Probability

Science

 

How Science Works           

Keeping Healthy                

Coordination and Control

Medicine and Drugs          

 

Adaption for Survival        

Energy in Biomass             

Variation and Reproduction           

Evolution              

Fundamental Ideas in Chemistry   

Rocks and Building Materials         

English Language

Non Fiction Writing (GCSE Eng Lang Course)

Reading, understanding and writing non-fiction texts.

 

ICT Functional Skills

Excel      Basic Tasks in Excel          Correcting Formulas

                Simple Formulas               LOOKUP Function

                Sorting and Filtering        VLOOKUP Function

Geography

 

Water on the Land

Ice on the Land

History

 

British Society 1890s

Art

 

Portfolio completion or

Optical illusion art and modern art

PSHE

 

The Workplace – Interviews & CVs

E-Safety

PE

 

Core Skill/ team games

Football/

Basketball/Netball

PE Theory

Health & Fitness

Training

Individual Differences

Leisure & Recreation

Music

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