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1Communications Faculty English (language and literature),Literacy (mechanics of language),Frenchand Spanish
2Homework tasks and time English: reading, writing, including planning and drafting, preparation of oral work, research, learningFrench and Spanish: learning vocabulary, structures, phrases, grammatical principles. Practising speaking. Written work in the foreign language
3Expectations Between 60 – 90 minutes for homework set for each subject Constant reading of a range of textsEmphasis on mechanics of language and reading, writing, speaking and listening in all subjectsOracy is a central feature of all subjectsUnderstanding happens through sharing ideas and talking
4Year 8 English curriculum Autumn 1Modern Novel: Setting, Structure, Author’s craft.Autumn 2Non-fiction and media texts(En2) writing triplets for SATsPAL (purpose, audience, language)Spring 1Writing Triplets (En3)
5Year 8 English curriculum Spring 2Poetry anthology: Theme: Different culturesSummer 1Reading pre-1900 prose anthology:Gothic mystery storiesSummer 2Shakespeare/Macbeth Project
6Year 8 French Curriculum Autumn 1Chez moi: understand and describe your village/town – give opinions – understand and describe your ideal townAutumn 2L’ecole – le matin: describe your morning routines – discuss school – give information about teachers and subjects
7Year 8 FrenchSpring 1En Ville: talk about buildings in town/village – find your way round – French money - ask the price of thingsSpring 2:Quand, alors?Tell the time – arrange meetings – give time and place
8Year 8 FrenchSummer 1En route: talk about modes of transport – use public transport – buy tickets at a station – understand routesSummer 2Les vacancesGive details about holidays – discuss what you do on holiday – understand and give details about the weather
9AssessmentEach unit of work completed per half term is assessed in French for a separate skill (thus, 6 assessments per year)Each unit of work completed per half term in English is assessed for reading, writing, speaking and listeningA national curriculum level for each skill is given in English and Modern Foreign LanguagesLevel 4a/5c is average for English in Year 8, whereas from 2a to 4a is average in Modern Foreign Languages in year 8
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11History, Geography, RE, Enterprise, PSHE Humanities FacultyHistory, Geography, RE, Enterprise, PSHE
12Students will study Great Britain between 1500 – 1750 HistoryStudents will study Great Britain between 1500 – 1750
13This will involve studying…. The Tudors e.g. Henry VIIIThe Stuarts e.g. Charles I
14Spanish ArmadaReasons for the ArmadaThe route the Armada took
15Black Peoples of America Slavery e.g. effects of slavery on AfricaCivil Rights Movement e.g. Montgomery Bus Boycott
16Students will study Natural Hazards, Brazil, Tourism GeographyStudents will study Natural Hazards, Brazil, Tourism
17Natural Hazards Which is a Hurricane and which is a Tornado?
19TourismHave an appreciation of the impact that tourism can have on a variety of areasUnderstand the importance of tourism
20Religious Education Christian Worship: Life of Jesus, his teachings and miracles.How the Christian Church began.A Christian Baptism, Wedding, Funeral
21Religious Education Islam Introduction to Islam Festivals Islam birth, marriage, funeralThe life of MohammedHindu & Jewish rituals and ceremonies:Introduction to each religion.Birth, marriage, funerals of each religion.
24PSHE Personal, Social & Health Education “Young people live in a world far removed from that which their parents experienced in their teens” ofstedPSHE looks to prepare young people for life, working in groups and developing their listening skills the students look at:Personal Safety, Justice System, Sex Education
25Useful Web Sites www.historyonthenet.com RE: Homework Booklet
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28Design Technology (DT) ThemesBegin to combine different materials in one product (eg Wood & Plastics)Creating a Mechanical Toy;Maze Travel Game;Packaging project to a specification.Homework to be aware ofgiven a booklet to work throughtime dedicated to design and evaluation of process; set targets for next lessonHow can you support learning?familiarise with similar products on the market.
29Food Themes Homework to be aware of How can you support learning? cook/chill meals;produce food packagingHomework to be aware ofcakes – design ownbest examples published on website!Packaging - design homeworkHow can you support learning?Come in to the lesson and see them in action!Get them involved in cooking (especially WASHING UP!!)
30Information & Communication Technology (ICT) ThemesDesigning websites/information systems (for prospective students and an adult audience)Using ICT to measure, monitor and control devices (includes some programming skills)Improve Internet research skillsHomework to be aware ofPaper based design/story boards for multimedia workevaluations/reports on work carried out on computerHow can you support learning?give feedback as to website design/contentKeep them off MSN and on & &Check out The Harefield Academy website –
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45pages in the workbook appropriate to the unit they are studying. Science HomeworkStudents are issued with a Revision GuideOh NO!!!This contains all of the basic information that students need to deal withtheir standard homework.Don’t panic – we’ve got it coveredScience WorkbooksStudents are also issued with 3 workbooks;Materials (Chemistry), Physical Processes (Physics)and Life Processes and Living Things (Biology)Most homework will involve completing the relevant questions andpages in the workbook appropriate to the unit they are studying.Answers can usually be found in the revision guide.
46The ability research is key to this development. Encouraging ResearchThe emphasis in secondary science is increasingly ondeveloping the skills of scientists, within the student population.The ability research is key to this development.Students will be given research based tasks throughouttheir secondary career.They need to learn to use a variety of ways of finding theinformation they need;Books, T.V. programmes, web sites, surveys, discussions.You can help simply by reading their task and discussing withthem what they think is needed. Perhaps suggesting places theymight start to look for useful information.They must to learn to extract information that is relevant to thetask and to express it in their own wordsEncourage them to use different ways of communicating theirknowledge;essays, posters, mind maps, models, tables, graphs, powerpointand publisher documents.
47Most of all take an interest in what they are doing…or not doing! Their homework increases their ability as independent learners andextends their learning time by years.It is vital to enable them to achieve to their maximum.A rough guide to the levels of attainment in science;Factual knowledge comes with each unit and the basics are given in the revision guide.Level 4 Description DLevel 5 Explanation ELevel 6 Application ALevel 7 Linking L
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50MUSIC1. THE BLUES The historical context and theory (Scale, instruments and structure)Keyboard skills and improvisation forming a large part of the assessment. Solo performing skills and discussion of musical context. Developing aural skills through listening to early popular music2. GAMELAN & WORLD MUSIC :Students will study key features of music from Indonesia (Non-Western styles and traditions). They will learn about native/local instruments and the various stylistic features. Key features covered : Layering, ostinato and structure. Students will develop group compositional and ensemble performing skills. In some cases, leading and directing a small group will form part of the assessment.3. KEYBOARD SKILLS : Students will follow a program of study along the lines of individual piano lessons. The aim will be to ensure students can play simple tunes using two hands at the end of the term. Pieces will focus on familiar popular pieces. Historical context of the music played will also be covered making a smooth link into year 9, where student start looking at the history of popular music styles.
51Homework and home support Homework is normally set in project/homework pack formIncludes research on famous performers and artists, key themes and historical ideas.Students will be expected to develop keyboard skills (solo and group)Students are asked to broaden their musical experience by listening to less traditional musicStudents are best supported if they are encouraged to spend time after school practising the keyboards available or at home on their own instrument. They should be encouraged to listen to a wider variety of music, on CD or radio stations they would not normally tune into : Smooth Fm, world music stations.Ideally, students should have the chance to experience live music, in a variety of styles when ever possible. BBC Bitesize, Radio, Free music festivals and concerts, music focused magazines.
52ART1. Observational Drawing and Perspective. Students will explore mixed media, mark-making techniques with particular reference to form and tone. Students will complete a final still life piece.2. Pop Art & Printing : Students will explore the pop art movement and the key features of works by Lichtenstein and the repeating multiple prints of Andy Warhol. Final piece will be a completed piece in a pop style.3. Animation. Students will study the time-line of the moving image. Making a thaumatrope. They will have lessons in the ICT suite looking at sequences and flicker books. Exploring animation and movie-maker.
53Homework and home support Homework is set over two weeks and will include research on famous artists, key themes and stylistic features and ideas. Students will be expected to develop drawing skills along with their research, visual analysis and presentation skills.Students are best supported if they are encouraged to take pride in and look after their own equipment and bring this to lesson. Sketch books are often bigger than most, so a suitable bag is needed if this is to be kept safe. Invest in equipment and somewhere to keep it safe. Visits to galleries etc.
54DRAMA1. Theatre Styles : Students study the three main eras of theatre. Greek, Shakespearean and Naturalistic theatre2. Travel : Students learn about discrimination and how they can be judged unfairly based on where they have come from.3. Physical Theatre : the importance of the physical space and how to use their imagination4. Melodrama : Students explore the genre of melodrama and begin using scripts5. Holocaust : The importance of historical events and how these can be used as the basis for a drama stimulus.6. Characterisation. Students will learn how to create and sustain a character and be introduced to the methods of Stanislavski.
55Homework and home support Homework is set in a pack distributed at the start of each term. These homework packs are brought to lesson and checked and normally contain plans, reflections and creative designs linked to topics covered in lessons. They are also asked to research and record ideas from various authors and key features covered.Students are best supported if they are encouraged to keep up with the demands of the “pack”. Constant reflection and independent thought is needed to have the project recorded and completed by the end of term.Every opportunity to see live theatre is a bonus
56Useful Web Sites www.tate.org/uk www.8notes.com/school/scores TIMEOUT LONDON magazineVisits/Experience live performances of all typesEncourage students to get involved in local arts activities
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