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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

Unit Order

Subjects

التربيــة الإسلاميــة

Arabic

Social Studies

English

Maths

Science

ICT

Art

Music

Drama


Academic Year 2016 -2017

Unit Order

Unit 1

Adaptability

“Adaptability is demonstrated by the ability to change, alter, or cope with new environments or circumstances.”

Unit 2

Balance

“Things are more stable when different elements are in the correct or best possible proportion.”

Unit 3

Risk

“Progress involves exposing ourselves to, and considering the impact of, forms of danger, harm, uncertainty or opportunity.”

Unit 4

Structure

“Formal arrangements and relationships (structures) underpin or give organisation to complex issue.”

Unit 5

Discovery

“Finding out new things is a human driver and affects things for better and worse.”

Unit 6

Resolution

“Problems, disagreements or mistakes can often be overcome or resolved.”


Subjects

التربيــة الإسلاميــة

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

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

سـت حصص :   خمسٌ في 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 التلاوة والتجويد وحفظ القرآن الكريم والاستماع والقراءة والفهم ومعارفهم المتعلقة بالمفاهيم والمصطلحات .

كيف سيتم تقييمنا ؟

ما الذي نتعلمه؟

الأفكار الرئيسية

البحث والمشاريع ، العمل الجماعي، التقييم الشفوي. الاختبارات ، عرض مرئي.

  • الصوم 1  ، الصوم 2 ،  فضل صلاة الجماعة  ، أحكام الميم الساكنة ، التيمم ، صلاة الاستسقاء ، حقوق الجار ، فضل الصدق

التكيف

الفصل 1

البحث والمشاريع ، العمل الجماعي، التقييم الشفوي. الاختبارات ، عرض مرئي.

  • القرآن الكريم ، سورة البقرة 1-2-3
  • القلقلة ، حقيقة الإيمان  ، الوحــي ، توحيد الله تعالى  ، سورة النساء  ، زكاة الفطر  ، الخوف والرجاء

التوازن

البحث والمشاريع ، العمل الجماعي، التقييم الشفوي. الاختبارات ، التلخيص.

  • طلب العلم ، سورة البقرة 4  ، المدينة قبل الهجرة ، سورة مريم 5-6  ، طلائع الهجرة  ، زيد بن حارثة  ، أسماء بنت أبي بكر.    

المخاطرة

البحث والمشاريع ، العمل الجماعي، التقييم الشفوي. الاختبارات ، عرض مرئي.

  • من صفات الرسول عليه الصلاة والسلام حسن التخطيط بناء المسجد النبوي ، مصارف الزكاة  ، الدين  ، زكاة نتاج الأرض زكاة الأنعام

هيكل

الفصل 2

البحث والمشاريع ، التلخيص، التقييم الشفوي. الاختبارات ، التلخيص

  • لام لفظ الجلالة  ، صلة العقيدة بالسلوك  ، هجرة الرسول عليه الصلاة والسلام إلى المدينة 1-2 ، من مظاهر قدرة الله تعالى ، استجابة الدعاء  ، تفخيــم الراء .
  • سورة مريم 8-9  ، الغســل ،

استكشاف

البحث والمشاريع ، التقييم الشفوي. الاختبارات ، عرض مرئي ، العمل الجماعي

  • حرمة هجر المسلم   ، من انحرافات الجاهلية الرياء ،  حب النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم  ،سورة الشعراء ، الإيثار ، عاقبة الكبر ، سورة القصص .

ايجاد الحلول

المعلمون:  تهاني كتانة  ، هدى الدرباشي

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 ، العمل الجماعي، التقييم الشفوي. الاختبارات ، عرض مرئي.

  • الإنسان وأسرته - الجملة الاسمية - كان وأخواتها - همزة الوصل- عمر ورسول كسرى- استخدام المعجم - هوايات نحبها - همزة الوصل

التكيف

الفصل 1

البحث والمشاريع ، العمل الجماعي، التقييم الشفوي. الاختبارات ، عرض مرئي.

  • أحب من الناس العمل-  مراجعة عامة للوحدة  - الصحة والغذاء المتوازن- المعارف ( اسم العلم - المعرف بأل)- سلة العيد - مناجاة عصفور- الضمير - المجازفة الترقيم -  نص الربيع - مراجعة للقواعد - ملح الطعام - (استماع)

التوازن

البحث والمشاريع ، العمل الجماعي، التقييم الشفوي. الاختبارات ، التلخيص.

  • أحب لولدي - اسم الإشارة - من غرائب الأسفار الأسماء الموصول - حذف همزة ابن وإثباتها - من فضائل النفس - من مغامرات السندباد - طبيب الأسنان - إملاء اختباري-  أميرة الصحراء - مراجعة للوحدة - المشاريع الشخصية - اختبارات ٠

المخاطرة

البحث والمشاريع ، العمل الجماعي، التقييم الشفوي. الاختبارات ، عرض مرئي.

  • لمن الكنز - العناكب كائنات مبدعة -  شبكة المعلومات الدولية - أحب من الناس العامل - حصن الفليج - الميزان الصرفي - نحن في الخليج - اللازم والمتعدي  الفاعل - المفعول به - نائب الفاعل - الخط - التعبير-  اللازم والمتعدي - الإنسان والاكتشافات العلمية - العمانيون رواد البحر

هيكل

الفصل 2

البحث والمشاريع ، التلخيص، التقييم الشفوي. الاختبارات ، التلخيص

  • - المعرّب والمبني من الأسماء - التاء المربوطة والمفتوحة - تدريباتً على أنوع التاء - الفعل  الصحيح والفعل المعتل - المد في أول الكلمة - تدريبات على المد في أول الكلمة - حب العصافير فراخها- الصديق الوفي - (استماع) - من خطبة أبي بكر - مراجعة علامات الترقيم -  الإنسان وأسرته ٠

استكشاف

البحث والمشاريع ، التقييم الشفوي. الاختبارات ، عرض مرئي ، العمل الجماعي

  • الفعل المجرد والمزيد - الطب الاتصالي - الألف الفارقة -  شباب الإسلام - عينك جوهرة فحافظ عليها - تنوع مصادر الدخل - الخط -التعبير الشفوي - التعبير الكتابي

ايجاد الحلول

المعلمون:  ضياء الدين محمود أحمد

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 الاجتماعيةيتم تدريسها في الغرفة الصفيةللصف السابعB7

يعمل الطلبة بشكل منفرد، أو ثنائي أو في مجموعات أو على مستوى الصف على مجموعة واسعة من الأنشط .لتطوير مهاراتهم في المعرفة والقراءة والتحليل والتفسير والتعليل وتحديد المواقع على الخرائط ، والقدرة على حل المشكلات .

كيف سيتم تقييمنا؟

ما الذي نتعلمه؟

الأفكار الرئيسية

المناقشة والحوار ، متابعة عمل المجموعات ، عروض بوربوينت ، بحوث ، اختبار قصير،واجبات منزلية

  • الحضارات القديمة في عمان وشبه الجزيرة العربية

التكيف

الفصل 1

متابعة أعمال المجموعات ، حل الأنشطة الصفية ، اختبارات شفوية

بحوث ، مصادر خارجية ، واجب منزلي

اختبار قصير

  • جغرافية السكان (بنية السكان ، النمو السكاني ، الكثافة السكانية ،المشكلة السكانية

التوازن

المناقشة والحوار، اختبارات شفوية

حل أنشطة الكتاب، بوربوينت ، اختبار قصير، بحوث ، واجب منزلي

  • مفاهيم في التربية السكانية (الدخل وترشيد الاستهلاك ،صحة الفرد،الممتلكات العامة ، التوعية والسلامة المرورية)

المخاطرة

المناقشة والحوار ، عرض أفلام وثائئقية

عرض بوربوينت،اختبارات شفوية، اختبار تحريري، بحوث، واجب منزلي

  • حضارة مصر الفرعونية

هيكل

الفصل 2

المناقشة والحوار ، التحديد على الخرائط

متابعة عمل المجموعات، اختبارات شفوية

اختبار قصير ، بحوث ، واجب منلي

  • حضارات بلاد الشام

استكشاف

نظام المجموعات ، طرح المشكلات واقتراح الحلول لها، عروض لبوربوينت

وفيديوهات، بحوث ، اختبار قصبر، واجب منزلي

  • أنماط الحياة والاحتياجات السكانية ، الاستيطان الريفي والحضري، الريف ومشكلاته ،التحضر ومشكلات المدن

ايجاد الحلول

المعلمون: شمس البلوشي

توزيع الصف: متنوع، 3 مجموعات....إلخ

الأدوات:كراسات، آيباد، ملفات...إلخ

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

مراجع مفيدة: رواية، مقالات صحفية،صفحات مواقع إلكترونية...إلخ

توقعات الواجبات المنزلية: وصولا لساعتين في الأسبوع.

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?

Adaptability

  • Novel study: Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • Reading strategies from skimming and scanning to inferring and deducing
  • Character study and diary entry focus for writing skills
  • Language awareness; choosing appropriate command words

Role play/ Reading aloud

Comprehension based passage and questions

Creative writing

Group project task

Creating a timeline of events

Balance

  • Writing to argue, advise and persuade
  • Debating sessions
  • Comprehension skills
  • Language Awareness: Use of connectives, understanding adjectives, conjunctions

Balloon debate

Note taking exercise

Writing an argument

Vocabulary test

Group project task

Risk

  • Reading and understanding a play
  • Language awareness - vocabulary, past tense, synonyms
  • PEE paragraphs

Hot seating

Diary entry writing

Character analysis

Language awareness - past tense

Structure

  • Understand the various structures of poems (Haiku, Shape poems, Acrostic poems, Speed Poetry)
  • Language Awareness: Poetic devices

Poetry writing project

Reading comprehension

Reading performance of a poem

Discovery

  • Features of report writing
  • Sci-fi reading texts fiction and nonfiction
  • Language awareness: Modal verbs and connectives

Report

Description

Presentation

Reading comprehension

Resolution

  • Features of short stories
  • Inference and deduction - hidden meanings
  • Language awareness: suffixes, punctuation

Write a fable

Comprehension of proverbs

Comparison of two fables

Deliver a speech

Teachers: Clare McCarron, Kathryn Pinedo and Chris Broad.

Setting: Classrooms, library, media room.

Equipment: Exercise books, ipads, stimulus material.

Use of ICT: Use of ICT in the form of ipads for example comic strips, recording scenes for speaking assessments.

Useful Resources: Matilda by Roald Dahl, articles, War Horse play script, short stories (Aesop’s fables).

Homework Expectations: 1 hour per week written, research based homework, grammar worksheets, vocabulary tests and reading.

After School support / During the school day: Agreement between student and teacher.


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?

Adaptability

  • Directed Numbers, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Order of Operations,The Four Operations in Real-Life Situations  
  • Place value and ordering numbers, rounding whole numbers and decimals, decimals places, significant figures, negative numbers
  • Classify 2D and 3D shapes, Perimeter and area by counting squares, Area of rectangles and simple compound shapes, Volume by counting cubes.
  • lines of symmetry and rotational symmetry
  • fractions, decimals and percentages,

Summative test and functional skills.

Balance

  • Unit of measure, compound measures, and dimensions -
  • Algebra-  Algebraic Notations, Simplifying Algebraic Expressions, Linear Formulae in Real-Life situation
  • Number patterns and sequences – simple number pattern, special numbers, multiples and factors, generating number sequences, multiples, factors, HCF, LCM
  • Sorting Objects, Collecting Data, Displaying data, drawing and interpreting Pictograms and Bar Charts

Summative test and functional skills.

Risk

  • Reflection in a mirror line, Translations, Reflection and rotation of 2D shapes, Reflection on a set of axes, Enlargement.
  • Straight vs. turning measure, Right angles in turns, Classifying and measuring angles, Measuring and drawing angles, Constructing triangles, Angles in triangles and around a point.
  • Collecting like terms, Formulae, Brackets and collecting like terms, Solving Simple Equations, inverse operation.
  • Ordering events and objects, Measuring length and mass, Use of common measures, Measuring (practical)
  • Multiplication and division of Negative numbers

Summative test and functional skills.

Structure

  • Generating number sequences, Multiples, factors, HCF, LCM, Number Patterns and nth term, Prime factors, Number Patterns, Nth term quadratic.
  • The circle, Area of triangles, parallelograms, trapeziums, compound shapes, Volume of cuboids, Compound shapes
  • Formulate and solve linear Equations, Multiplying quadratic expressions, Inequalities
  • accuracy in construction

Summative test and functional skills.

Discovery

  • Mixed numbers and improper fractions, Fractions and percentages of a quantity, Four rules of fractions, Conversion between fractions, decimals and %, % increase and decrease.
  • Simple ratio problems, Ratio in appropriate situations, Proportional changes.
  • Continuous Data, Frequency tables and diagrams, Scatter diagrams, Pie Charts.
  • Properties and position, Naming common 2D and 3D shapes, describing with faces, edges and vertices, Classify 2D and 3D shapes, Drawing 2D and 3D shapes, Properties of 3D shapes.

Summative test and functional skills.

Resolution

  • Ratio in appropriate situations, Proportional changes, Direct and inverse proportion.
  • Mappings: y=mx +c, Real-life graphs, Simultaneous equations solved graphically and algebraically, Linear, quadratic, cubic and reciprocal graphs.
  • 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: Kyle Rourke, William Fullerton, Marlon McKenzie and Daniel Jackson.

Setting: Differentiated and group work.

Equipment: Copy books, iPads, folders.

Useful Resources: www.mymaths.com.

Homework Expectations: 1 hour per week.

After School support / During the school day:  Maths clinics on Mondays for Boys and Wednesdays for girls at 2:15pm 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 7 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?

Adaptability

  • Characteristics of living things
  • Habitats and adaptations
  • Classification plant and animal groups

Short quiz

Adaptations assignment

Habitat assignment

Homework questions

Topic test

Balance

  • Roles of organisms in an ecosystem
  • Food chains and food webs
  • Energy flow and types of food webs
  • Human behaviour and food webs

Construct a food web poster

Quadrat skills assessment

Research assignment

Topic test

Risk

  • Everyday uses of acids and alkalis
  • Using indicators and the pH scale
  • Chemical reactions
  • Acid reactions and combustion

Short quizzes

Scientific method Worksheets

Topic test

Structure

  • Tissues and organ systems overview
  • Use of the microscope to view cells
  • Structure/function of plants
  • Asexual and sexual reproduction in plants

Short quiz

Using a microscope skills test

Design a model cell

Topic test

Discovery

  • Mass, weight and gravity
  • Forces, including friction and upthrust
  • Resultant forces
  • Student-designed practical investigation

Practical report (Hooke's law)

Student designed practical investigation

Worksheets

Topic test

Resolution

  • Energy
  • Types of energy
  • Particle theory
  • Separating techniques

Short quizzes

Practical skills

Digital presentation on “Separating mixtures”

Teachers: Alessandro Profeta and Carolina Cabrera.

Setting: Classes are conducted in homerooms.

Equipment: Copy books, iPads, Cambridge coursebooks and workbooks.

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

Useful Resources: Google Classrooms page, BBC 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 Google Classrooms/email for assistance.


ICT

Timetabled hours per two week cycle: 4 x 55 minutes

Brief overview of lesson time: ICT in Grade 7 is delivered in primarily one learning area. Students work individually, in pairs, in groups and as a whole class, on a broad range of activities.

 

Big Ideas

 What are we learning?

How will we be assessed?

Adaptability

  • Getting to know the google classroom environment
  • Mind Map (using Google MindMup)
  • Spreadsheets( MS Excel or Google sheets)

Individual tasks, research, group activities.

Balance

  • Presentation (MS powerPoint or Google Slides)
  • Exploration of logos, Creating Logos
  • Creating an advertisement

“About me” presentation to class

Group feedback during the presentation

Group activities.

Risk

  • Internet security and safety
  • Using ICT safely, responsibly and respectfully
  • Buying online
  • Security – encryption and passwords

Working in groups

create a poster about “do” and “don’t”

create in pairs a poster that lists five golden rules for making a password safe.

Structure

  • Introduction to a computer program
  • Input-process-output
  • MSWLogo

Research about how the world actually works

Teacher assessment

Simple individual examples.

Discovery

  • Exploring internet reliability, evaluate the kinds of information we find online
  • Search engines examples and boolean operators
  • Internet searching skills

Group activity.

Teacher assessment.

Resolution

  • Hypothesis testing and resolving problems
  • Using spreadsheet and document to create questionnaires
  • Using charts for presenting information
  • Create online questionnaires
  • Understanding ‘market research’

Group activities, individual activity, teacher assessment.

Teachers: Katerina Chatzigiannaki.

Setting: Classes are conducted in ICT Labs.

Equipment: iPads.

Use of ICT: Using ICT Lab and Ipads.

Useful Resources: Google Classroom, YouTube .

Homework Expectations: Up to 2 hours per week.

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


Art

Timetabled hours per two week cycle:  3 x 55 minutes

Brief overview of lesson time: Art in Year 7 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.

 

Big Ideas

 What are we learning?

How will we be assessed?

Adaptability

  • Brief look at Art History, from Cave art to Contemporary art
  • Different ways artists have adapted to their environment or available resources
  • Diverse use of media to develop basic skills and good practice

Series of set tasks and homework pieces

Balance

  • Gain knowledge about composition
  • Learn about Radial Balance and repeat patterns
  • Develop fine motor skills using markers

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

Risk

  • Art history focus on Surrealism and Dreamscape collage artists
  • Collage and compositional skill development
  • Development of thought process behind the artwork created

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

Structure

  • Planning and working in 3D
  • Learn how to construct a large papier-mache mask
  • Gain experience working as a team

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

Discovery

  • Continued experience working as a team
  • Planning and developing ideas
  • Painting techniques

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

Resolution

  • Introduction to Modern Art
  • Painting techniques

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: www.pinterest.com/MissJulieArt/imyc-grade-7-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?

Adaptability

  • Students learn that how musicians and composers have adapted to the changing scenario in the field of music over the years and how we as students and teachers of this great art need to adapt  to these changes.

Instrumental and vocal performances,research, and group work.

Balance

  • The tasks introduce the students to a range of music spanning five decades and several cultures to give the students opportunities to develop a broad understanding of this genre alongside key musical skills.

Instrumental and vocal performances,research, and group work.

Risk

  • This unit will focus on the risks musicians and composers have taken and the impact on the evolution of music. Each musician or composer has been selected on the risk they took and the impact they had on music.

Instrumental and vocal performances,research, and group work.

Structure

  • This unit deals with how the physical structure of an orchestra or choir solves  the
  • complexity of organising a large group of musicians to produce the desired musical outcomes.

Instrumental and vocal performances,research, and group work.

Discovery

  • In this subject section the musical activities focus on musical discovery. The activities introduce students to a range of new music spanning five centuries to ensure that there are opportunities to develop a historical understanding of these genres

Instrumental and vocal performances,research, and group work.

Resolution

  • They learn about the sound of dissonance and consonance, including the impact of each on the mood of music. They learn about the construction and sound of intervals.

Instrumental and vocal performances,research, and group work.

Teacher:  David George.

Setting: Differentiated, 2 groups, (only the girls) boys in one group.

Equipment: Musical instruments, iPads, folders.

Use of ICT: iPads be used, to browse various websites to collect and research about music.

Homework Expectations: Up to 2 hours per week.

After School support / During the school day: Extra practice session during concerts and performance.


Drama

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

Brief overview of lesson time: 

 By the end of year 7 pupils will have covered basic drama skills and techniques and be aware of how the Drama process works. They should be able to identify and talk about some of the drama techniques and skills, identify and understand the issues that go with the drama and be aware of the contribution that personal and social skills make to the drama process.

 

Students will: -  Develop drama techniques to explore, in a role, a variety of situations and texts or respond to stimuli;  Work collaboratively to devise and present scripted and unscripted pieces, which maintain the attention of an audience;  Extend their spoken repertoire by experimenting with language in different roles and dramatic contexts;  Develop drama techniques and strategies for anticipating, visualising and problem-solving in different learning contexts;  Reflect on and evaluate their own presentations and those of others.

By the end of Year 7 students should: 

                                        o Still picture

                                        o Monologue

                                        o Spoken thought

                                        o Mime

                                        o Body language

                                        o Facial expressions

                                        o Eye contact

                                        o Role-play

                                        o Empathy

                                        o Suspension of disbelief

                                        o Endowing Narrator

                                        o Key Image

                                        o Soundscape

                                        o Whole group image

                                        o Spontaneous improvisation

                                        o Theatrical convention

                                        o Prepared improvisation  

Big Ideas

 What are we learning?

How will we be assessed?

Adaptability

  • Introducing the culture of Drama
  • Ground rules
  • Preparation for the journey
  • Boundaries
  • Ice breaking

Teacher Assessment

Immediate feedback

Balance

  • Cooperation
  • Accepting/Blocking
  • Discussion . Negotiation
  • Problem solving/Improvisation

Teacher Assessment

Immediate feedback

Peer assessment .

Group Feedback sessions .

Risk

  • Dare to Imagination
  • Dare to Create
  • Dare to tell the Truth
  • Stories , storyboards , cartoon strips , freeze frame
  • Gesture , levels , posture , face expression
  • Exaggeration, boasting and lies
  • Self censorship/Story as a medium for social messages

Teacher Assessment

Immediate feedback

Peer assessment .

Group Feedback sessions .

Structure

  • Structures, knowing when to break structure (the fourth wall)
  • Genres . Group work . Clown . Mime . Gesture Facial Expression . Facing audience
  • Bringing audience into the show

Teacher Assessment

Immediate feedback

Peer assessment .

Group Feedback sessions .

Discovery

  • Discovery
  • Exploring character development through the use of mask
  • Discovering personal Values . Personality .Identity . Self . Expression . Presenting . Devising .Maintaining Character

Teacher Assessment

Immediate feedback

Group and self assessment .

Resolution

  • Conflict and Resolution/Endings  
  • Problem solving
  • Solutions
  • Devising theatre

Teacher Assessment

Immediate feedback

Group and self assessment .

Audience assessment .

Teacher: Ian Brown.

Setting: Auditorium

Equipment: iPad , Stage , Projectors , Speakers .

Use of ICT: PPT, some cartoon making software

Useful Resources: Drama cards, games resources .

Homework Expectations: Later in the year students are expected to learn lines for a performance.

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.

Al Sahwa Schools Grade 7 Curriculum Overview