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Active Studies – Half Term 1

DateLesson FocusResources
28th SeptOver view of Judaism – How did the religion start, where, when, What is celebrated. Key figures. What is the holy book like and where does worship take place.Link to work

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5th OctOver view of Christianity – How did the religion start, where, when, What is celebrated. Key figures. What is the holy book like and where does worship take place.Link to work

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12th OctOver view of Islam – How did the religion start, where, when, What is celebrated. Who are the key figures.Link to work
19th OctOver view of Islam –What is the holy book like and where does worship take place.Link to work

Art – Half Term 1

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28th SeptObservational drawing of everyday objects.Link to work
5th OctA variety of drawing techniques and approaches to recording what is seenLink to work
12th OctDrawing an object using direct observation skills.Link to work
19th OctExploring collage techniques from a chosen image.Link to work

Drama – Half Term 1

DateLesson FocusResources
28th SeptWhat is a Dramatic Pause?

Working out why and when a Dramatic Pause is used.
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5th OctWhat are Split focus scenes?

Developing your understanding of how to use this staging technique.
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12th OctStage design

Developing your understanding of different stage designs in the theatre.
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19th OctSet design

Design your own set [scenery] for a scene where a boat is shipwrecked.
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English – Half Term 1

DateLesson FocusResources
28th SeptThe origins of story telling.

Explore examples from around the world of Myths and Folktales
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5th OctCreative writing: What makes a good short story?

How to create a narrative structure.
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12th OctHow can I develop a convincing character?

How can I use figurative language in my creative writing?
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19th OctReading for meaning ‘The Story of an Hour’. Exploring language, structure and form in the short story.
Write a personal response to the story.
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French – Half Term 1

DateLesson FocusResources
28th SeptSaying what you haveLink to work
5th OctNouns and genderLink to work
12th OctThe alphabetLink to work
19th OctFrench pronunciationLink to work

Geography – Half Term 1

DateLesson FocusResources
28th SeptLocational knowledge of the world.

In this lesson you will learning how we can locate places in the world using lines of latitude and longitude. You will learn how the world is divided into hemispheres and become familiar with the world’s major oceans.
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5th OctWhat are OS maps?

In this lesson you will look at OS maps and learn about map symbols.
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12th OctWhat are grid references?

In this lesson you will learn how to locate specific areas on OS maps and practice the skill of reading four and six-figure grid references.

Carry out worked examples throughout the video and stop at about 17:15 minutes.
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19th OctReading direction on a map.

In this lesson you will discover how to read directions on a map by studying the four and eight point compass. You will practice the map skills you have learn and use an OS map.
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History – Half Term 1

DateLesson FocusResources
28th SeptWho deserved the throne in 1066?Link to work
5th OctCunning or Cruel?

How differently did William I behave in the Battle of Hastings and the Harrying of the North?
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12th OctHow did feudalism affect the people of Wakefield?Link to work
19th OctWhy were castles built?Link to work

ICT – Half Term 1

DateLesson FocusResources
28th Septe-Safety
Watch the videos and complete the worksheets on the link
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5th Octe-SafetyLink to work
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19th Octe-SafetyLink to work

Maths – Half Term 1

DateLesson FocusResources
28th SeptNegative numbers in content.
Addition and subtraction involving negative numbers.
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5th OctRounding and estimating numbers to given accuracy.
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12th OctRounding with calculations.Link to work

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19th OctArea and perimeter.Link to work

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Music – Half Term 1

DateLesson FocusResources
28th SeptPerforming pulse and rhythms in a structure.Link to work
5th OctExploring basic beatboxing sonorities: Performing a structured piece.Link to work
12th OctTo explore the ability of the voice.Link to work
19th OctTo understand how to communicate the meaning of a song effectively.Link to work

PE – Half Term 1

DateLesson FocusResources
28th SeptTo take part in a 4 week exercise programme. At each stop on the underground, you must perform the relevant exercise for the tube to be able to move on to the next station.Link to work
5th OctYou have arrived at the Eiffel tower and have been challenged to climb as high as possible.
In order to do so you must start working through the 20 exercises from the bottom, working your way up. The more exercises you do, the higher you go!
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12th OctPyramid Workout: You have made it to the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo. Your task is to choose ONE of the three pyramids and complete the relevant workout. You must ascend and descend the pyramid meaning you will do each exercise twice.Link to work
19th OctYou have arrived at the Great Wall of China and have a massive 13,000 miles to travel!
Luckily for you, we have simplified things slightly. The following distances equate to the amount of miles covered on the Great Wall of China.
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Science – Half Term 1

DateLesson FocusResources
28th SeptIn Science you will study multiple topics throughout. For each week there will be multiple topic linked. Choose the topic you have been studying in class.

For each topic start at the first lesson and work through them in sequence.
NB: All students will study all subjects eventually.

Topic 1 – Biology – Cells and Organisation
Topic 2 – Chemistry – Atoms, Elements and the Periodic Table
Biology
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Chemistry
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5th OctTopic 1 – Biology – Cells and Organisation
Topic 2 – Chemistry – Atoms, Elements and the Periodic Table
Biology
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Chemistry
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12th OctTopic 1 – Biology – Cells and Organisation
Topic 2 – Chemistry – Atoms, Elements and the Periodic Table
Biology
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Chemistry
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19th OctTopic 1 – Biology – Cells and Organisation
Topic 2 – Chemistry – Atoms, Elements and the Periodic Table
Biology
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Chemistry
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Technology – Half Term 1

DateLesson FocusResources
28th SeptHealth & SafetyLink to work

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5th OctSpecialist tools & equipmentLink to work

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12th OctMaterialsLink to work
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Values – Half Term 1

DateLesson FocusResources
28th SeptWhat is citizenship?

How to be an informed and active citizen, the importance of looking at different sorts of information critically as we read the news and learn about the world.
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5th OctWhat is an active citizen?

Including the skills and attributes of an active citizen
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12th OctWhy do we need rules?

What are rules and laws and why are they needed to help us live together?
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19th OctWhat does fairness mean?

For example fairness within a school
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