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Active Studies

DateLesson FocusResources
28th SeptDo laws teach people to be good citizens? Can religious laws teach us to be good citizens?Link to work
5th OctWhat makes a good citizen? Who can make a difference?Link to work
12th OctWhat are the ten commandments? Are they still relevant today? Do they lead us to be good citizens?Link to work
19th OctWhat are teachings about stewardship? How do they lead us to be good people?Link to work
2nd NovGolden Rule – Treat others as you want to be treatedLink to work
9th NovGolden Rule – Treat others as you want to be treatedLink to work
16th Nov8 fold path – Key Buddhist teachingsLink to work

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23rd Nov8 Fold path- Key Buddhist teachingsLink to work

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30th NovSubmission to AllahLink to work

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Art

DateLesson FocusResources
28th SeptArtist research study and response; Sunga Park part 1Link to work
5th OctArtist research study and response; Sunga Park part 2 To produce an inspired piece of artworkLink to work
12th OctArtist research study and response; Stephen Wiltshire part 1Link to work
19th OctArtist research study and response; Stephen Wiltshire part 2 To produce an inspired piece of artworkLink to work
2nd NovArtist research study and response; Sunga Park part 1Link to work
9th NovArtist research study and response; Sunga Park part 2
To produce an inspired piece of artwork
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16th NovArtist research study and response; Stephen Wiltshire part 1

Artist research study and response; Stephen Wiltshire part 2 To produce an inspired piece of artwork
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Drama

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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2nd NovEach person could be at a slightly different stage. Check through the PowerPoints to check where you are up to. Then choose the lesson and task you are ready for.

Use the revision PowerPoint & take the Year 8 skills test & fill in your self-evaluation

Comedy genre 1-
Farce
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Skills Test
9th NovEach person could be at a slightly different stage. Check through the PowerPoints to check where you are up to. Then choose the lesson and task you are ready for.

Comedy genre 12 – Parody
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16th NovEach person could be at a slightly different stage. Check through the PowerPoints to check where you are up to. Then choose the lesson and task you are ready for.

Comedy genre 2 continued – Parody
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English

DateLesson FocusResources
28th SeptExploring the definition of the Gothic genre. What are the conventions of Gothic Literature? A lesson on typical gothic character.Link to work

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5th OctExploring themes in typical Gothic literature including a quiz on The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe. Language analysis from The Tell-Tale Heart Part 1 and Part 2.Link to work

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12th OctAnalysing structure in The Tell-Tale Heart Part 1 and Part 2.
Analysing Language in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Part 1 and Part 2.
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19th OctAnalysing structure in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Part 1 and Part 2.
Understanding the theory of ‘The Uncanny’ and how it applies to the Gothic genre.
Understanding the theory of ‘The Uncanny’ and how it applies to Frankenstein.
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2nd NovWhy is it important to study poetry?

Who were The Romantics?

We will explore the themes of romantic poetry.
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9th NovThe Life and Times of William Wordsworth.

Language in ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’

Exploring the theme of nature in ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’
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16th NovThe Life and Times of John Keats.

We will explore how Keats uses personification to make autumn seem like a magical time of year.
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23rd NovWe will explore the power of nature in romantic poetry.

The life and times of Charlotte Smith.
Exploring ‘To A Nightingale’
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30th NovThemes in ‘To A Nightingale’

Nature Poetry ‘Causeway’ by Matthew Hollis.

Nature Poetry ‘California Dreaming’
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French

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28th SeptSaying what you haveLink to work
5th OctNouns and genderLink to work
12th OctThe alphabetLink to work
19th OctFrench pronunciationLink to work
2nd NovSaying where people goLink to work
9th NovAllerLink to work
16th NovSaying where people goLink to work

Geography

DateLesson FocusResources
28th SeptWhat is the human development index?

In this lesson you will learn about the human development index and why it is a useful way of looking at how developed a country is.
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5th OctWhat are the causes of uneven development?

In this lesson you will learn about the physical and human factors that affect the development of a country.
You will also look at how historical factors have influenced Africa over time.
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12th OctWhy is tourism a growing industrial sector in Africa?

In this lesson you will be learning about the importance of tourism for African countries like Kenya, the impacts it has and how these impacts can be managed.
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19th OctWhere is China and what is it like?

In this lesson you will look at the location of China and investigate the quality of life. You will look at the factors that have contributed to China’s rapid economic success.

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2nd NovThe location and importance of India

This lesson looks at where India is located and why it is important regionally and globally.
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9th NovUnderstanding the development of India.

This lesson looks at the political, social, cultural and environmental issues surrounding India’s current development.
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16th NovWhat are the opportunities in Mumbai?

This lesson looks at the social and economic opportunities found in Mumbai, India
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23rd NovWhat are the challenges in Mumbai?

This lesson looks at the challenges in Mumbai and the solutions that are helping to improve people’s quality of life.
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30th NovThe environmental impacts of economic development in India.

This lesson looks at the impact of economic growth in India on the environment – air pollution, deforestation, water pollution and climate change. It also looks at some positives from economic change.
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History

DateLesson FocusResources
28th SeptTOPIC: The Great War
• How was poison gas used in WW1?
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5th OctTOPIC: The Great War
• What technological advancements were made in WW1?
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12th OctTOPIC: The Great War
• Why did the Britain launch an attack at the Somme in July 1914?
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19th OctTOPIC: The Great War
• What happened during the Battle of the Somme?
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2nd NovWho were the Communists?Link to work
9th NovCause of the Russion RevolutionLink to work
16th NovThe Bolshevick RevoluationLink to work

ICT

DateLesson FocusResources
28th Sept8.1 Hardware – Understand the important role that Colossus played in WWII. Complete the worksheet by using the help file if neededLink to work
5th Oct8.1 Hardware – Understand what Moore’s Law is and how transistors play an important role in the development of a computer. Complete the worksheet by using the help file if needed.Link to work
12th Oct8.1 Hardware – explain some of the main hardware components of a PC.Link to work
19th Oct8.1 Hardware – Explain a range of software.Link to work
2nd NovComputer Networks: Students to understand what a computer network is, looking at LAN’s and WAN’s and topologies.Link to work
9th NovComputer Networks: Students to understand what a computer network is, looking at LAN’s and WAN’s and topologies.Link to work
16th NovBuilding a PC project: read the brief on the following link to build your own Gaming PC. You will need access to the internet.Link to work
23rd NovBuilding a PC project: read the brief on the following link to build your own Gaming PC. You will need access to the internet.Link to work
30th NovBuilding a PC project: read the brief on the following link to build your own Gaming PC. You will need access to the internet.Link to work

Maths

DateLesson FocusResources
28th SeptUnivariate data (Averages)Link to work

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5th OctBivariate data and scatter graphsLink to work

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12th OctAverages from a tableLink to work

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19th OctIntroduction to ProbabilityLink to work

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2nd NovTransformationsLink to work

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9th NovTransformationsLink to work

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16th NovSequencesLink to work

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23rd NovSequencesLink to work

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30th Nov Linear graphsLink to work

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Music – Half Term 1

DateLesson FocusResources
28th SeptPerforming rhythms of the song KukuLink to work
5th OctUnderstanding how to lead and follow signals: Composing signals and a call and responseLink to work
12th OctImprovising creative rhythmsLink to work
19th OctTo understand that there are many types of drums in West Africa, that create complex rhythms and texturesLink to work

PE – Half Term 1

DateLesson FocusResources
28th SeptCore PE work out. Complete the work out to the best of your ability.Link to work
5th OctCore PE work out. Complete the work out to the best of your ability.Link to work
12th OctCore PE work out. Complete the work out to the best of your ability.Link to work
19th OctCore PE work out. Complete the work out to the best of your ability.Link to work

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 – Digestion
Topic 2 – Chemistry – Atoms and the Periodic Table
Biology
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Chemistry
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5th OctTopic 1 – Biology – Digestion
Topic 2 – Chemistry – Atoms and the Periodic Table
Biology
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Chemistry
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12th OctTopic 1 – Biology – Digestion
Topic 2 – Chemistry – Atoms and the Periodic Table
Biology
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Chemistry
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19th OctTopic 1 – Biology – Digestion
Topic 2 – Chemistry – Atoms and the Periodic Table
Biology
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Spanish – Half Term 1

DateLesson FocusResources
28th SeptDescribing others using the 3rd person and verb ‘estar’Link to work

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5th OctUsing adjective agreement
Making plurals
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12th OctUsing the verb tenerLink to work

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19th OctUsing verb ‘hay’ to talk about what is around youLink to work

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Technology – Half Term 1

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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 the difference between government and parliament?

Explore the differences between government and parliament and how they work to ensure the UK is government. Look at different forms of government around the world.
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5th OctHow do elections work?

What are the processes involved in electing a new government?
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12th OctWhat do political parties do?

What role do political parties have in the UK political system? How are the parties different?
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19th OctWhat do MPs do?

What is the role of an MP and how do they carry out their work to ensure those who voted for them are represented?
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