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Introduction

In Grades 7 and 8, our students engage in the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC). This program is a challenging, engaging, internationally-minded learning program designed specifically for students between the ages of 11-14 in lower Secondary. Every six weeks, students will be introduced to a new unit of enquiry and a ‘Big Idea’ which they will focus on throughout all of their different subject lessons, creating a more cross-curricular learning experience.

Similar to the Primary Years Program (PYP), the IMYC is designed to have a more holistic approach to education, through the use of student-led questioning, collaborative learning, and self expression. Students knowledge, skills and understanding will be assessed through regular testing, quizzes, and assignments as well as through the production of a Media Project to be completed at the end of each unit. The Media Project is a chance for students to demonstrate their understanding of the Big Idea in a more creative manner, such as video, song, or presentation. This is to be completed at home, so parent support will be important. Media Projects will be assessed by the core subject departments throughout the year and will form part of the student’s report grade.

If you have any further questions, please contact us, we will be glad to clarify any concerns you may have regarding your child's education.

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Carolina Cabrera

Science Teacher

IMYC Coordinator

Al Sahwa Schools


Contents

Introduction

Contents

Academic Year 2016 -2017

IMYC Unit Dates

Unit Order

Subjects

التربيــة الإسلاميــة

Arabic

Social Studies

English

Maths

Science

ICT

Art

Music

PE

Drama


Academic Year 2016 -2017

Unit Order

Unit 1

Resilience

“Success over time requires persistence.”

Unit 2

Tradition

“Beliefs and customs from the past have a powerful effect on our lives today”

Unit 3

Courage

"Being true to yourself requires bravery."

Unit 4

Respect

“It’s important to honour behaviour and processes that have proven merit.”

Unit 5

Communication

“When information is shared accurately and clearly the end result is more effective.”

Unit 6

Reflection

“Complex decision making requires space and time.”


Subjects

التربيــة الإسلاميــة

* ساعات جدول الحصص المدرسي  لمدة أسبوعين : 6 × 55 دقيقة

** نظرة عامة مختصرة لمواعيد الحصص : مادة التربية الإسلامية للصف الثامن

*** يعمل الطلبة بشكل منفرد، أو ثنائي أو في مجموعات أو على مستوى الصف على مجموعة واسعة من الأنشطة لتطوير مهاراتهم في التلاوة والتجويد وحفظ القرآن الكريم والاستماع والقراءة والفهم ومعارفهم المتعلقة بالمفاهيم والمصطلحات .

كيف سيتم تقييمنا؟

ما الذي نتعلمه ؟

الأفكار الرئيسية

لبحث والمشاريع ، العمل الجماعي، التقييم الشفوي ، الاختبارا ، العرض المرئي

    سورة المؤمنون  84-92  ، الإخلاص لله تعالى  ، خطورة الشرك بالله تعالى ، الاستعانة بالله تعالى سورة الحشر 6-10  ، المسلم أخو المسلم

Resilience

الفصل 1

البحث والمشاريع ن  العمل الجماعي، التقييم الشفوي ، الاختبار العرض المرئي

     سورة الحج  26-33   ، الحج المبرور  ، شروط الحج وأركانه ،  منافع الحج  ، سورة المائدة 87-92 ، نعمة العقل الأطعمة المحرمة

Tradition

البحث والمشاريع ن  العمل الجماعي، التقييم الشفوي ، الاختبار العرض المرئي

التلخيص

    اجتناب الغيبة  ، حسن المعاملة ، اجتناب الحسد ، سورة الحجرات 6-13  ، اجتناب السخرية

Courage

البحث والمشاريع ن  العمل الجماعي، التقييم الشفوي ، الاختبار العرض المرئي

التلخيص

     سورة الفتح 27-29  ،  فضل صحابة رسول الله ، أول سفراء الإسلام ، ثبات الصديق  ، خطيبة النساء

Respect

 

الفصل 2

البحث والمشاريع ن  العمل الجماعي، التقييم الشفوي ، الاختبار العرض المرئي

     سورة الأحزاب 63-73  ، حسن الخلق  ، ثمار التقوى  ، الصدق  ، الإخلاص ، سورة البقرة 204-209  ،كف الأذى  ، الإسلام يدعو إلى السلام  ، آثار السلام .

Communication

البحث والمشاريع ن  العمل الجماعي، التقييم الشفوي ، الاختبار العرض المرئي

    سورة الأعراف 29-32  ،  الإعتدال في تناول الطعام والشراب  ،يسر الإسلام في العبادات ، الإعتدال في الإنفاق المحافظة على البيئة .    

Reflection

المعلمون :  وليد البوسعيدي  ، تهاني كتانة

توزيع الصف: متنوع ، 3-4 مجموعات

الأدوات : كراسات ، آيباد ، ملفات، السبورة الذكية، مكتبة المدرسة

تفعيل تقنية المعلومات والإتصالات : كيف سيتم تفعيل أجهزة تقنية المعلومات وأجهزة الآيباد في الدرس ؟

عن طريق : البحث في المواقع المفيدة، الحفظ والتلاوة، البحث عن القصص واستخراجها، تصفح مواقع إلكترونية

توقعات الواجبات المنزلية : يعطى الطلبة واجباً بمقدار مرتين في الأسبوع .


Arabic

* ساعات جدول الحصص المدرسي  لمدة أسبوعين: 8× 55 دقيقة

** نظرة عامة مختصرة لمواعيد الحصص : مادة اللغة العربية للصف السابع

سبع حصص :   الغرفة الصفية   /   حصة : في المكتبة

*** يعمل الطلبة بشكل منفرد، أو ثنائي أو في مجموعات أو على مستوى الصف على مجموعة واسعة من الأنشطة لتطوير مهاراتهم في القواعد والتعبير والاستماع والقراءة والفهم ومعارفهم المتعلقة بالمفاهيم والمصطلحات .

كيف سيتم تقييمنا؟

ما الذي نتعلمه؟

الأفكار الرئيسية

البحث والمشاريع ن  العمل الجماعي، التقييم الشفوي ، الاختبار ، العرض المرئي

أريد للشباب – مراجعة نحو – دواؤكم في طعامكم – بنا الماضي – بناء الأمر  ( التحدي ) عروض طلابية القصة – الحروف التي تكتب ولا تنطق – جحا والشمعة – قصة عن التحمل ( تابع وحدة التحدي )

Resilience

الفصل 1

البحث والمشاريع ن  العمل الجماعي، التقييم الشفوي ، الاختبار ، العرض المرئي

معلم من بلادي – أعراب المضارع وبناؤه نبني كما بنو ا – نصب المضارع – مقال

Tradition

البحث والمشاريع ن  العمل الجماعي، التقييم الشفوي ، الاختبار ، العرض المرئي

(الخيل والفروسية – جزم المضارع – أكرم الناس – جزم المضارع – إعتذار / الملائكة في بيت إبراهيم – رفع الفغل المضارع – أقوى الحركات الإملائية .

Courage

البحث والمشاريع ن  العمل الجماعي، التقييم الشفوي ، الاختبار ، العرض المرئي

الخليفة العادل – الأفعال الخمسة – قصة – مسكنهم في القلب

Respect

الفصل 2

البحث والمشاريع ن  العمل الجماعي، التقييم الشفوي ، الاختبار ، العرض المرئي

·       مسرحية الخليفة العادل – الهمزة على نبرة – عرض مسرحي – قيمة الوقت .

Communication

البحث والمشاريع ن  العمل الجماعي، التقييم الشفوي ، الاختبار ، العرض المرئي

في بيتنا حوض سمك – تصريف الأفعال مع الضمائر – اساليب التواصل الحديثة – شدو طائر – الهمزة المتوسطة على واو / وصية أب – ولعلكم تشكرون – المثنى والملحق به – جمع المذكر السالم جمع المؤنث السالم . قفزة .

Reflection

المعلمون:  جمال فارس ومحمد الحبيب.

توزيع الصف: متنوع ، 3-4 مجموعات

الأدوات : كراسات ، آيباد ، ملفات، السبورة الذكية، مكتبة المدرسة

تفعيل تقنية المعلومات والإتصالات : كيف سيتم تفعيل أجهزة تقنية المعلومات وأجهزة الآيباد في الدرس ؟

عن طريق : البحث في المواقع المفيدة، البحث عن القصص واستخراجها، تصفح مواقع إلكترونية

توقعات الواجبات المنزلية : يعطى الطلبة واجباً بمقدار مرتين في الأسبوع .


Social Studies

ساعات جدول الحصص المدرسي  لمدة أسبوعين: 4 × 55 دقيقة

نظرة عامة مختصرة لمواعيد الحصص: مادة الدراسات الاجتماعية للصف الثامنB8 التي سيتم شرحها في الغرفة الصفية:

يعمل الطلبة بشكل منفرد، أو ثنائي أو في مجموعات أو على مستوى الصف على مجموعة واسعة من الأنشطة لتطوير مهاراتهم في القراءة والفهم والقدرة

على التحليل والتفسيروالتعليل وقراءة الخرائط وربط الأحداث

كيف سيتم تقييمنا؟

ما الذي نتعلمه؟

الأفكار الرئيسية

اسئلة شفوية ، حل الأنشطة الصفية ، عرض فديوهات أو بوربوينت ، قراءة فقرات وطرح اسئلة عليها ، اختبار قصير، بحث أووسيلة أو تقرير، الواجبات المنزلية

الطقس والمناخ ، العوامل المؤثرة في الططقس والمناخ

عناصر الطقس والمناخ ، الأقاليم المناخية

Resilience

الفصل 1

متابعة عمل المجموعات طرح الأسئلة الشفوية ، حل الأنشطة الصفية ، اختبار قصير ، تلخيص جزء من الدرس ،تحليل فقرات

التنظيم الإداري للسلطنة

، النظام الأساسي للدولة

 الشورى في المجتمع العماني

Tradition

المناقشة والحوار ، متابعة أعمال الطلبة ، واجبات منزلية ، حل الأنشطة الصفية ،اختبار قصير، القراءة لفقرات من الدرس ، عر فيلم وثائقي

قيام دولة البوسعيد ، المنجزات الحضارية لدولة البوسعيد

العلاقات الدولية لعمان في عصردولة البوسعيد

Courage

المناقشة والحوار ، طرح مشكلة واقتراح الحلول لها، عمل مجموعات ، حل أنشطة الكتاب، اختبارقصير،واجب منزلي ، بحث

مصادر المياه ، استخدامات المياه والأنشطة المرتبطة بها

مشكلات المياه ، موارد المياه في سلطنة عمان

Respect

الفصل 2

الاستعانة بمصار خارجية ، عرض بوربيونت، مجموعات ، تحليل نصوص تاريخية، اختبارقصير

النهضة الأوروبية ، الإكتشافات الجغرافية ، الثورة الصناعية

Communication

المناقشة والحوار ، عمل مجموعات ، التحديد على الخرائط ، الأفلام التعليمية ، بوربوينت ، اختبارات شفهية

واختبارات تحريرية قصيرة

حواضر عمانية (مسقط العامرة ، نزوى، الرستاق ، صحار

صلالة

Reflection

المعلمون:  سامي /شمس………………………….

توزيع الصف: متنوع، 4 الى5 مجموعات

الأدوات:كراسات، آيباد، ملفات، الأوفرهيد بروجيكتر ، الكتاب المدرسي ، الخرائط ، الأطالس

تفعيل تقنية المعلومات والإتصالات: يقوم الطلبة بتحضبر الدرس مسبقا وتحضير فيديوهات أو بوربوينت  لعرضها خلال الحصة

مراجع مفيدة: قصص ، مراجع ،صحف محلية

توقعات الواجبات المنزلية:تعطى الواجبات حسب الدرس ونقوم أيضا بعمل نشاط صفي بحل أنشطة صفية في دفتر الطالب وفي الكتاب

الدعم خلال اليوم الدراسي 


English

Timetabled hours per two week cycle:  10 x 55 minutes

Brief overview of lesson time:  English in Year 7 is delivered in three different learning spaces:

Students work individually, in pairs, in groups and as a whole class, on a broad range of activities, to develop their skills in listening, reading and interpretation, knowledge about language and a full range of styles of writing.

 

Big Ideas

 What are we learning?

How will we be assessed?

Resilience

  • Novel study: Holes by Louis Sachar
  • Making predictions, making impressions about characters
  • Language awareness: Paragraphing, connectives, adjectives, quotation marks
  • PEE paragraphs, character sketches

Informal letter

Comprehension test based on novel (plot, characters)

Hot seating

Vocabulary and language awareness quizzes

Tradition

  • Autobiographies
  • Language awareness: 1st person and 3rd person narrative, figures of speech, semicolons, connectives, paragraphs
  • Reading strategies - recounting texts

Debate

Comprehension comparing and contrasting

Presentation

Writing a biography

Courage

  • Conflict Poetry
  • PEE paragraphs
  • Language awareness: homophones, semi colons

Performance reading

Comprehension - unseen poetry

Poetic devices

Respect

  • Short story crime fiction
  • Reading strategies: sequencing
  • Language awareness: vocabulary development, sentence structure

Writing a crime story

Reading comprehension

Role play crime scene investigation

Communication

  • Media and non fiction texts
  • Language awareness:connectives, synonyms
  • Film Project

Summary writing

Reading comprehension

Comparative analysis

Speaking - news report

Reflection

  • Play study
  • Conventions of playwriting
  • Theme, plot, character analysis

Write a script

Comprehension

Acted scene

Teachers: Kathryn Pinedo and Muge Ozbey.

Setting: Classrooms, media room, library.

Equipment: Exercise books, ipads, stimulus material.

Use of ICT: iPads for apps when necessary, project based work.

Useful Resources: Novel, poems, other stimulus material.

Homework Expectations: 1 hour per cycle written, research homework, grammar worksheets, reading homework.

After School support / During the school day: as per agreement between teacher and student.

Maths

Timetabled hours per two week cycle:  8 x 55 minutes

Brief overview of lesson time: Students work individually, in pairs, in groups and as a whole class, on a broad range of activities, to develop their problem solving skills.  

Big Ideas

  What are we learning?

How will we be assessed?

Resilience

  • Four Rules of Whole Numbers, Times Tables, Problems in context, BIDMAS, Powers, roots and standard form.  
  • Decimals and Place Value, Significant, Figures, Accuracy in measurement.
  • Multiplication and division of Negative numbers, Pythagoras’ Theorem.
  • The circle, Area of triangles, parallelograms, trapeziums, compound shapes, Volume of cuboids, Compound shapes, Complicated area problems, Volume of prisms, Sectors
  • Transformation: Enlargement- fractional and negative scale factors, Rotation
  • Fractions: 4 rules, Conversion between fractions, decimals and %, % increase and decrease Reverse % calculations Proportional change, Recurring Decimals

Summative test and functional skills

Tradition

  • Unit of measure, compound measures, and dimensions -
  •  Algebra-  Formulate and solve linear Equations, Multiplying quadratic expressions, Quadratic equations, Inequalities
  • Number patterns & sequences – special numbers, multiples and factors
  • Data- Calculating and using mode, median, mean and range for discrete data.

Summative test and functional skills

Courage

  • Angle properties of polygons and parallel lines, Circle Theorems
  • Solving Simple Equations, inverse operation. Formulate and solve linear Equations, multiplying quadratic expressions solving Quadratic equations by factorisation, formulae and graph.
  • generating number sequences, multiples, factors, HCF, LCM, nth term, quadratics
  • Net of solids, area of segment, volume of pyramids.

Summative test and functional skills

Respect

  • Conversion between fractions, decimals and %, % increase and decrease, Reverse percentage, Proportional change
  • Using words to describe probability Using probability scale from 0 to 1 Experimental probability Mutually exclusive, sample space, Relative frequency
  • accuracy in construction and measure Properties of quadrilaterals, Loci, Congruency and similarity.

Summative test and functional skills

Communication

  • Finding modal class and estimates of mean, median and range, Line of best fit on Scatter diagrams, Comparing data using diagrams, Cumulative frequency
  • Real-life graphs Simultaneous equations solved graphically and algebraically Linear, quadratic, cubic and reciprocal graphs.

Summative test and functional skills

Reflection

  • Net of solids, area of segment, volume of pyramids.
  • Ratio in appropriate situations, Proportional changes, Direct and inverse proportion.
  • Area of triangles, parallelograms, trapeziums, compound shapes, Volume of cuboids, compound shapes, Complicated area problems, Volume of prisms, area of sector.
  • Estimating measures, Metric and Imperial units, Problems in context, Compound Measures, Speed and Density, Dimensions.

Summative test and functional skills

Teachers: Dorothy Newberry, Marlon McKenzie and Daniel Jackson.

Setting: Differentiated, 3 groups of mixed ability.

Equipment: Copy books, IPads, folders..

Use of ICT:  how will ICT/IPads be used.

Homework Expectations: Up to 2 hours per week.

After School support / During the school day: Maths clinics on Mondays for Boys and Wednesdays for girls at 2:15 in Rooms 20, 21 and 22.


Science

Timetabled hours per two week cycle:  8 x 55 minutes

Brief overview of lesson time:  Science in Year 8 is mainly delivered in either a laboratory or the classroom.

Students work individually, in pairs, in groups and as a whole class, on a broad range of activities, to develop their understanding of concepts and the scientific process and how it relates to everyday life.

Big Ideas

 What are we learning?

How will we be assessed?

Resilience

  • Microorganisms
  • Infectious disease
  • Defending against disease
  • Nutrition
  • Digestive system
  • Circulatory system

Short quiz

Multimedia presentation

Homework questions

Topic test

Tradition

  • Atomic structure
  • Elements, compounds and molecules
  • Simple compounds
  • Writing word equations

Short quiz

Element Presentation

Topic test

Courage

  • Forces
  • Describing motion of objects
  • Distance, speed and time
  • Acceleration

Short quiz

Practical reports

Topic test

Respect

  • Chemical and physical change
  • Chemical reactions
  • Rate of reaction
  • Acids and bases
  • Balancing chemical equations

Short quiz

Practical reports

Topic test

Communication

  • Electricity
  • Electrical safety
  • Electrical circuits
  • Electromagnetism

Short quiz

Student-designed investigation

Topic test

Reflection

  • Respiration
  • Human respiratory system
  • Gas exchange
  • Aerobic respiration

Short quiz

Practical reports

Research assignments

Topic test

Teachers: Alessandro Profeta and Reena Shorey.

Setting: Classes are conducted in homerooms.

Equipment: Copy books, iPads, Science apps, Cambridge coursebooks and workbooks

Use of ICT: BrainPop videos, used for research and to take photos, and for self-directed lessons to access Google Classrooms resources/videos.

Useful Resources: Google Classrooms class page, bitesize KS3 website

Homework Expectations: Up to 2 hours per week.

After School support / During the school day: teachers can be contacted during break time or via email/Google Classrooms for assistance.


ICT

Timetabled hours per two week cycle:  3 x 55 minutes.

Brief overview of lesson time:  ICT in Grade 8 is delivered essentially in one learning environment, however we are looking at ways where students can take their iPads and use outside.

In Grade 8 students work individually/ pairs, and in groups , on a broad range of activities, to develop their essential ICT skills, such as in spreadsheets and databases, whilst also getting the chance to demonstrate their creativity using programming skills to create a game.

 

Big Ideas

 What are we learning?

How will we be assessed?

Resilience

  • Introduction to using ‘One hour of Code’ series to introduce Programming
  • Using Scratch programming software to select control blocks to create animations
  • Create your own sequence of instructions

Self-assessment through ‘self-feedback.doc’

Peer-assessment through ‘peer-feedback.doc’

Tradition

  • Create a publication by creating boxes, moving and resizing boxes, importing text and images and layering objects.
  • Be able to gather feedback to improve
  • Create a logo that has been edited and grouped using vector graphics with text

Annotate paper plan to explain any changes made and why

Write an evaluation which will suggest any improvements that can be made to your work

Courage

  • Present information in a variety of forms for specific purposes and familiar audiences.
  • Students will understand how to add suitable content for their target audience.
  • Incorporate images, text, quotes and multimedia effects into websites.
  • Understand that HTML is the language used to create web pages

Teacher assessment using Rubrics grid during lessons.

Peer assessment during lesson  to gather feedback

Print screen evidence of work produced during unit

Respect

  • Students are introduced to the purpose of databases.
  • Student will use the filter tool
  • Students will learn about the main data types used in database.
  • Students will learn how to create queries to search for records in a database and evaluate their work on data handling.

Rubrics grid will be provided to allow students to track their own progress through the unit and tick off tasks completed.

Communication

  • Introduce Programming through ‘Codecademy’ which provides an easy way  to learn how to code using a variety of different languages.
  • Design and complete a publication for an audience.

Research, group work,

Teachers: Adnan Khan.

Setting: Cross curricular with English (writing evaluation) and Science (forming a Hypothesis), differentiated - Low ability students can be paired with more able students. More able students can choose to write their evaluation in more detail.

Equipment: Using Google Drive to save work, using Google Classroom to retrieve/submit work, IPads.

Homework Expectations: Up to 2 hours per week.


Art

Timetabled hours per two week cycle: 3 x 55 minutes.

Brief overview of lesson time:  Art in grade 8 is delivered in the Art Room on the third floor of the school.

Each lesson follows a similar routine: Students arrive to lesson with their art books and personal equipment and settle down at their group table. A brief lecture is delivered about an element of art history or art theory and a demonstration of a technique is shown. Students are then set a practical task which is to be completed as homework if not finished during the allotted class time.

Students work mostly individually, but sometimes in pairs, or in groups on a broad range of activities, to develop their skills and artistic abilities. The grade 8 curriculum is designed to build on the knowledge gained in grade 7 and to prepare students for added complexities of grade 9. Students will start to learn more challenging concepts and techniques as well as develop their artistic abilities in a more advanced manner.

Big Ideas

 What are we learning?

How will we be assessed?

Resilience

  • Gain knowledge about Pablo Picasso and his different artistic styles
  • Concept of Synthetic Cubism and collage
  • Elements of composition, movement and balance
  • Use of limited colour palette and resources

Research, set tasks, and the completion of a final piece

Tradition

  • Focus on traditional Islamic Design
  • Printmaking and Monoprinting

Research, set tasks, and the completion of a final piece

Courage

  • Art Project Proposal writing
  • Working on a large scale
  • Creating work for public viewing
  • Developing ideas as a group

Research, set tasks, and the completion of a final piece

Respect

  • Project completion as a group and division of tasks
  • Attention to detail and finishing
  • Time management skills

Research, set tasks, and the completion of a final piece

Communication

  • Gain knowledge about Graphic Design and how it differs from Fine Art
  • Focus on Visual Advertising and communication
  • Introduction to Typography and Layout
  • Advanced colour theory and the meanings attached to colour in advertising

Research, set tasks, and the completion of a final piece

Reflection

  • Gain knowledge about Architecture and Engineering and their link to Art
  • One and two point perspective drawing

Research, set tasks, and the completion of a final piece

Teachers: Julie Lafrance and Sharon Pollock.

Setting: Class divided into four tables, differentiation is set on an individual basis

Equipment: A3 Sketchbook, pencil case, art materials, iPad, having your own basic art materials is suggested, such as coloured pencils, markers, glue stick, scissors and fineliners

Use of ICT: iPads are often used for research, to take photos, to create timelapse videos and the creation of some digital art.

Useful Resources: https://www.pinterest.com/MissJulieArt/imyc-grade-8-art/

Homework Expectations: Up to 2 hours per week

After School support / During the school day: Catch up Art Club on Wednesday at 2:15pm in Art Rooms

Music

Timetabled hours per two week cycle: 1 x 55 minutes.

Brief overview of lesson time: Students work individually, in pairs, in groups and as a whole class, on a broad range of activities, to develop their skills in listening, and playing instruments. Develop their vocal skills and research.

Big Ideas

  What are we learning?

How will we be assessed?

Resilience

  • Musicians and music enthusiasts should be open minded to accept and adapt to the changing scenario in the world of music and also be ready to face healthy competition.

Instrumental and vocal performances,research, and group work.

Tradition

  • In this unit, students will consider what we mean by ‘tradition’ in a musical context. They will examine several aspects of traditional music that continue to have a powerful effect on our lives today.

Instrumental and vocal performances,research, and group work.

Courage

  • The students learn that by being brave enough to create music that conveys their real feelings and attitudes, these musicians and composers seek to stay true to themselves, even though it could put their careers, or even their lives, at risk.

Instrumental and vocal performances,research, and group work.

Respect

  • The students learn not only to respect the musicians who have contributed immensely to the arts but also to respect their immortal works and compositions over the years that have proven merit.

Instrumental and vocal performances,research, and group work.

Communication

  • The students  will look at communication through score markings: what and
  • how a composer can communicate what s/he would like musicians to do with the music.

Instrumental and vocal performances,research, and group work.

Reflection

  • In this unit, students will discuss and analyse music they find good for thinking and reflection.

Instrumental and vocal performances,research, and group work.

Teacher: David George

Setting: Differentiated, 3 groups.

Equipment: Instruments, IPads, folders.

Use of ICT: How will ICT/IPads be used: Used to explore various music websites.

Useful Resources: Websites on Theory of Music.

Homework Expectations: Up to 2 hours per week.

After School support / During the school day: Extra practices during concerts and performances.


PE

Timetabled hours per two week cycle: Grade 7/8 students take part in Physical Education 3x55 minute lessons a fortnight.

Brief overview of lesson time: Students will work individually, in pairs, small groups and team situations through a range of different sporting environments. Through different sports, students with develop methods of acquiring and developing skills, selecting and applying skills, applying tactics and compositional ideas, gain knowledge and understanding of fitness and health and learn to evaluate and improve performance

 

Big Ideas

  What are we learning?

How will we be assessed?

Resilience

  • Adapt a range of skills to different situations
  • Organise themselves as a team to attack and defend and play in different positions

Observed group activities, individual activity, teacher assessment

Tradition

  • Select and use a range of proven tactics and strategies and apply them successfully in different games

Observed group activities, individual activity, teacher assessment

Courage

  • Developing original ideas that incorporate creativity and problem solving.
  • Develop new skills and roles to progress outside the normal environment

Observed group activities, individual activity, teacher assessment

Respect

  • Identify their own and others' strengths and weaknesses.
  • Athletes experiment with new techniques, tactics and equipment over time in a range of sporting environments

Observed group activities, individual activity, teacher assessment

Communication

  • Organise themselves as a team to attack and defend and play in different positions

Observed group activities, individual activity, teacher assessment

Reflection

  • Use game analysis techniques to evaluate their own and others performance consistency and accuracy.

Observed group activities, individual activity, teacher assessment

Teachers: Mohammed Al Wardy and Nashwa Al Sayyed.

Setting: Differentiated, 3 groups.

Equipment: A range of different sporting equipment.

Use of ICT: Ipads will be used to video student to give direct feedback in slow motion and record good practice.

Useful Resources: Youtube.

Homework Expectations: There will be no specific homework set for this course.

After School support / During the school day: Throughout the year there are a range of after school sports programmes.

Drama

Timetabled hours per two week cycle: 1 x 55 min per fortnight

Brief overview of lesson time: classes are spent experiencing connection with self and others through play .imagination , spontaneity , creativity are all embraced and celebrated in a cooperative and safe environment . These classes are designed to provide a foundation for understanding and being able to use drama skills and terminology in year 9 drama .

Year 8 will reinforce the basic Drama skills and techniques. Pupils should be able to develop them as well as adding new ones. Their skills of organisation, listening and sensitivity towards the drama should have improved. The programme begins where the curriculum left off in year 7 by using explorative strategies, elements of drama and the drama medium, with further development of those skills. The programme explores citizenship with a focus on serious issues such as environmental stewardship. The year concludes with the development of movement and performance skills using pair work, small group work and whole class work.

Students will: -

Big Ideas

  What are we learning?

How will we be assessed?

Resilience

  • Finding direction
  • Ability to positively reflect on direction
  • Allowing for mistakes and finding the lessons within them

Tradition

  • Work with traditional stories
  • Exploring the role of the circle and the drum in omani performances  
  • What are the symbols of omani performance .what do they represent .
  • Exploring other traditions of drum and circle . Africa .India .Celtic .

Self reflection and assessment

Courage

  • First Solo character work
  • Showing the class our character creation
  • Hot seating

Peer reflections / assessment

Teacher reflections

Respect

  • Respect the Omani natural environment
  • Personal responsibility in relationship with our environment
  • Drama as a mouthpiece/vehicle to offer social messages and education
  • Devise performance about the Oman environment

Communication

  • Gibberish . Mime . Clown .
  • Body language
  • Gesture
  • Posture
  • Facial expression
  • Tone (of voice)
  • Offering positive feedback

Students short small group performances will be given positive feedback and collectively graded by the whole class .

Reflection

  • Offering positive feedback ( as above)
  • Class Performance
  • Use of IT to record and replay performance

Class reflection on finished work

Teacher: Ian Brown

Setting: Auditorium

Equipment: iPad , Stage , Projectors , Speakers .

Use of ICT: Computer , iPads , projector

Useful Resources: people watching .

Homework Expectations: N/A

After School support / During the school day: Activities are being planned. Teacher can be contacted during break time or via Google Classrooms/email for assistance.