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Subject AreaUnit 1: What topic area are you addressing?Unit 1: What content are you covering?Unit 1: What skill areas are you addressing during this unit?
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ScienceParticle theory-solids, liquids and gases.Describing and explaining hazards in the laboratory
Describing the properties of solids, liquids, and gases.
Relating properties of solids, liquids, gases to the particle model
Naming and describing changes in state
Explaining how factors can cause changes in state of matter
Working scientifically:
Using investigative approaches: carrying out practical investigations safely
Scientific thinking: developing explanations using ideas and models (particle model)
Using investigative approaches: planning an approach; recoding results in an appropriate manner; be able to identify variables (investigating changes of state)
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EnglishReading and writing texts about London.Descriptive narrative writing
Urban poetry
Spelling, punctuation and grammar
Using a Google Site to communicate and analyse reading preferences
Speaking and Listening: taking on different roles in group discussion; asking and answering questions; conveying opinions clearly and confidently
Reading: reciprocal reading; using a variety of strategies to understand meaning; analysis of writer's purpose; inference
Writing: planning, drafting, revising; writing to describe
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MathsNumber and CalculationsWhole numbers and decimals: Place value
Multiply/Divide by powers of 10
Rounding
Written and Mental methods of arithmetic
Negative numbers
Order of operations
Business game & Dragon’s Den
Estimating, Calculator methods
Recall how to carry out routine procedures
Judge methods and strategies used
Evaluate results obtained
Communicate information accurately
Evaluate a given way of presenting information
Present arguments
Explain results in the context of the given problem
Judge efficiency of procedures
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EngineeringAn introduction to Engineering & USB Technology.

Design Process
Health & Safety
FPT: Properties of plastics
Design Process - Sketching skills. Annotating. Product analysis. Research.
Health & Safety - The safe use of tools and equipment in Engineering.
FPT - Properties of plastic. Thermo setting plastic. Thermo plastic.
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MandarinIntroduction to China and ChineseBasic knowledge of China and Mandarin;
Pinyin and tones;
Characters;
Greetings and how to introduce names
Able to pronounce unknown words correctly;
Able to speak a short passage to introduce themselves
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HistoryHuman Collaboration (Black Civil Rights Movement and Women’s Suffrage Movement)Opportunities will be given for learners to explore how civilizations are created. Drawing on Maslow's hierachy of needs. Research and Record; Source analysis.
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GeographyHow to build a civilisation.In this unit students build a civilisation based on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Students will learn about past civilisations and use what they learn to generate ideas for their own 'perfect' civilisation which provides for the needs of its people.Organisation
Analysis
Categorisation
Identification
Decision making and reasoning
Map skills
Geographic Literacy
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DramaDeveloping a Radio DramaStudents will learning about the key features of the Radio Drama genre and then develop a script for a Ghost Story which they then perform with their learning set. Students learn about the key elements of script-writing and develop their understanding and use of basic drama techniques and vocabulary.Students will develop their ability to:-
Write a clear script
Contribute ideas and work collaboratively with their learning set
Play a role showing vocal characterisation
Evaluate their progress using appropriate terminology
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ArtThe formal elements of art and art history knowledgeStudents will be learning about colour; line; tone; shape; space; texture; pattern and form. Each week they will be introduced to one or two artists that relate to the formal element being studied and through artist focus sheets.Students will develop their drawing, tonal, observational, compositional and design skills.
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PECollaborating within sportsStudents will be exploring the skills, knowledge and understands to be be an effective performer in Handball and Netball. Students will also develop their understanding of the rules of both sports and will develop their officiating and coaching skills. 1. Hazards and Risks
2. State of Matter
3. Particle diagram and changes of state
4. Observing diffusion in fluids
5. Fair Tests
6. Own Investigation
7. Identifying variables affecting the change in state
8. Analysing and Evaluating data
9. Student Reflection on areas in need of improvement
Students will develop their practical skills in each of the two sports, including passing, shooting and movement off the ball. Students will further develop their teamwork skills in order to analyse and assess different ways they can collaborate in order to outwit opponents.
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