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Year 7
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EnglishNovel: looking at characters and narrative; considering authorial intent; analytical writing. Extension tasks: 1. Create / write an alternative ending to a novel2. Storyboard a chapter with supporting quotations3. Create a 'fake' Facebook page for a character4. Read another novel by the same author and compareA History of Language: A study of the chronology of English Literature from Beowulf to Harry Potter, considering how language has changed throughout history and the similar and different ways in which writers engage their readers. Extension tasks: 1. Write the next page of one of the extracts you have read. 2. Research one of the writers from more than 50 years ago that you have studied. 3. Create a timeline of English language, putting the extracts you have studied in the correct place on that timeline.Poetry from other cultures: A study of a range of poetry written by poets from around the world, alongside an exploration of the experiences of cultures and communities. Extension tasks: 1. research in more detail one of the countries in which one of the poems is set. 2. find another poem from another culture that isn't in the anthology, and create a video or sound recording of the poem. 3. Read another poem by the same author as one of the poems you have studied, and compare how their attitude is similar or different across the two poems.Grammar for writing: fiction A range of creative writing opportunities to improve writing fiction; looking at the writing of others to examine what techniques successful authors use. Extension tasks: 1. Write a short story based on an image from any illustrated book. 2. Create a poster detailing techniques a person could use to create an effective piece of creative writing. 3. Create a worsearch or crossword of these terms to help yourself or others revise them.Shocking Shakespeare: study of a range of extracts from Shakespeare plays examining characterisation, narrative and exploration of Shakespeare's context and use of language. Extension tasks: 1. Create a collage of the themes you are studying 2. Research life in Shakespearean times3. Create a DVD cover for a Shakespeare play4. Write a journal as if you were a particular character in a Shakespeare playMaking the Media: analysing and creating a range of advertisements, particularly print and radio advertising. Extension tasks: 1. Storyboard a TV advert for a product of your choice2. Create a mood board for a product of your choice3. Design a poster for your favourite film4. Create a 'jingle ' for Iceni academy
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Drama
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Mathematics Topic 1:Mental method for calculations/Multiples and factors HCF and LCM/BIDMAS/Written methods for multiplication and Division

Topic 2:Designing questionaires and surveys/Collecting Data
Topic 3:Simplfying expressions/constructing and solving linear equations/Substituting values into expressions/representing inequalities on a number line

Topic 4:Angles on a straight line, at a point, in a triangle/2D representation of a 3D shape/Midpoint of a line segment
Topic 5:Understand and use fractions to express quntities/covert fractions to decimals/recognise equivalent fractions, percentages and fractions/Add and subtract fractions/Find fractions of quantities/Find simple percentages of amounts/solve simple direct proportion and ratio questions

Topic 6:Finding mean median mode and range for discrete data/Drawing and interpreting bar charts and Pie charts/writing a short report of a statistical enquiry
Topic 7:Generate a sequence using a term to term rule/identify the term to term rule for a sequence

Topic 8:Draw reflections,rotations and translations/Identify symetries of 2D shape/Produce scale drawings
Topic 9:Calculations with negative numbers/rounding decimals to 1 decimal place/using estimates to check answers/ multiplying and dividing with powers of 10

Topic 10:Understand and use a probability scale/Find probability of a single event/Estimate probabilities by collecting experimental data
Topic 11:Plot coordinates in all 4 quadrants/generate coordinate pairs from a simple linear rule/Recognise straight line graphs parallel to axis/Interpret graphs that represent real life situations

Topic 12:Construct triangles accurately/Read scales/Covert between metric units/Area of rectangles/Perimeter of shapes made up of rectangles/Surface area of cubes and cuboids/Rough equivalents of metric and imperial measures
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Mathematics extension workhttps://www.mathsisfun.com/ http://www.ukmt.org.uk/individual-competitions/https://www.mathsisfun.com/ http://www.ukmt.org.uk/individual-competitions/https://www.mathsisfun.com/ http://www.ukmt.org.uk/individual-competitions/
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Product DesignTechnical Drawing, Lettering, Rendering, Computer Animation,DTP, Shapes and shading, Structures, Planning and Evaluation, Packaging.Technical Drawing, Lettering, Rendering, Computer Animation,DTP, Shapes and shading, Structures, Planning and Evaluation, Packaging.Technical Drawing, Lettering, Rendering, Computer Animation,DTP, Shapes and shading, Structures, Planning and Evaluation, Packaging.
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Resistant MaterialsHealth and Safety, Desk tidy design,Manufacture and evaluationHealth and Safety, Desk tidy design,Manufacture and evaluationHealth and Safety, Desk tidy design,Manufacture and evaluation
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Food TechnologyHealth & Safety, Practical skillsDesign & Make, EvaluationHealth & Safety, Practical skillsDesign & Make, EvaluationHealth & Safety, Practical skillsHealth & Safety, Practical skills
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Performing ArtsIntroduction to Music theory: Reading notes of the treble clef stave, basic notation, rhythm worksDeveloping the voice (Christmas Theme): Singing a single melody, two/three/four part harmonies.Performance Skills: Acting skills, Characterisation, Devising and Performing.Music and Movement: Responding to sound, Characterisation, Performing.The Recorder: Performance skills, reading notes of the treble clef, basic notation, rhythm and pitch.The Recorder: Performance skills, reading notes of the treble clef, basic notation, rhythm and pitch.
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GeographyWhere are we? (Mapskills) 1. Describe a route from Iceni Academy Hockwold to Methwold, using map symbols, grid referencing, distances, compass directions. 2. To understand our location at a variety of scales: county, region, nation, continent.

Extension Task: Draw a map of your route to school. Use OS map symbols for the features you would pass. Calculate the distance you travel.
Our Restless Earth (Volcanoes and Earthquakes) 1. Journey to the centre of the Earth Project - create a model, describe and explain layers of the Earth. 2. Mt St Helens report on a disaster.

Extension Task: Research recent volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis - what were the causes, impacts and responses?
Bamboo Vs Boomerangs (Australia and China comparison) 1. Examine the similarities and differences between Australia and China (Human and Physical Geography) 2. Examine the causes and resposes to natural disasters in Australia and China.

Extension Task: Create a Venn diagram of similarities and differences between China and Australia. Try to categorise the factors into human and physical geography.
Adventure Landscapes (Limestone Geology and Tourism) 1. Explain how the landscape of Cheddar Gorge was formed. 2. Examine the impacts of tourism in limestone environments.

Extension Task:Research other places in the UK with limestone scenery (e.g. Yorkshire Dales, White Peak, Isle of Skye) and investigate the landforms found there.
You are what you eat (Farming and Fisheries) 1. Understand where food comes from. 2. Evaluate different approaches to local and global food production.

Extension Task: Choose 10 items from your family's weekly shop - look at the labels and calculate the food miles. Plot the places of origin on a map.
Antarctica (Cold Environments) 1. Understand processes in cold environments. 2. Examine human impact on global climate change.

Extension Task: Research the Antarctic Treaty - when was it drawn up? What are the rules? How successful has it been?
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History1. What is History-a step by step guide to historical understanding and skills?
2. Why did William win the Battle of Hastings?-extended writing, explaining the reasons for William's victory Extension task: Look up the Bayeux tapestry. What was it? When was it created? Can it be used as an appropriate historical source to tell us about the Battle of Hastings?
1. What did William do next and why?-An investigation of William's three options and an explanations of the pros and Cons of each 2.The Feudal system-Students will create a Jeremy Kyle show on the Feudal system, outlining the pros and cons for each of the four types of people, before acting it out in groups as a classExtension Task: Film your Jeremy Kyle show/Create an appropriate podcast1. How to attack a castle?-Students will identify and explain each method of attack
2. Location of a castle. Students have a copy of a map with five possible locations, they should explain the advantages and disadvantages of each location before coming to reasoned conclusion as to the best location Extension task: Using the appropriate extension sheet, available from Mr Bedford, identify the correct chronological order of the castles and explain your selection by referring to the salient features of each castle
1. A Peasant's Year-creation of a diary, explaining the peasant's year on a month by month basis
2. Death of an Archbishop-TV broadcast script of Thomas Becket's assassination Extension Task #1: Film your script/create a relevant podcast #2: Research the Magna Carta-why was it such an important document for our country?
1. Black Death-A piece of extended writing analysing whether Black Death was a triumph or disaster.
2. The Peasant's Revolt-Analysis of a series of sources to establish who was to blame for the Peasant's revolt Extension Task: Research Medieval treatments for the Black Death. Do you think any of them were effective? Why? Why not?
1.Tudor Society-Source analysis to establish whether life was hard or sweet in Tudor Times.

2.Tudor Family Life-Creation of a family magazine representing aspects of Tudor family life, such as child care, marriage etc ExtensionTask #1: Create a 'What's On' guide for Tudor Times #2: Research and poduce a 'Rogue's Gallery', naming each Rogue and how each individual makes a dishonest living
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EnrichmentPLTS/SEALBullyingLearning to LearnInternet SafetyWho am I?Moral Dilemmas
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Science7B1 Cells, reproduction and variation
Introduction to science
7B2 Health, fitness and disease
7P1 Matter
7B3 Environment, ecology and classification
7C3 Acids Alkalis & chemical reactions
7C1 Particle model and solutions
7P3 Waves, light and sound
7C2 Atoms elements compounds and mixtures
7P2 Forces and their effects
Unit catchup/science project
Science Investigations
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PE BoysRugby/FitnessFootball/Cross countryCollege Circuits/DodgeballOAA / BadmintonAthletics/CricketAthletics/Tennis
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PE GirlsNetball/HandballBadminton/Cross CountryCollege Circuits/ HockeyOAA / FitnessAthletics/RoundersAthletics/Frizbee
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PE MixedBadminton/VolleyballFitness/Cross CountryCollege circuits/ Table TennisOAA / HandballAthletics/RoundersAthletics/Frizbee
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FrenchBonjour: introducing ourselves, taking about what we have in our pencil case or not + coloursMyself and family: where I live, my nationality, brothers and sisters, pets, descripionMy school: school subjects, opinions and reasons, times, school routine + activities, uniformMy school: school subjects, opinions and reasons, times, school routine + activities, uniformMy hobbies: sports, opinions  + reasons, hobbies I enjoy or not, activities at the weekend, weatherMy hobbies: sports, opinions  + reasons, hobbies I enjoy or not, activities at the weekend, weather
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GermanHallo: Introducing yourself. Introduction to gender (der,die,das and ein, eine, einen).Die Schule: life at school, giving opinions, telling the time. Differences between school in UK and Germany. Extension: create a PPT on the difference in schools in Germany and England, or another European country.Familie und Freunde: family and friends, using different pronouns and quantifiers. Extension: Create PPT or poster in German about your family - descibing one member of the family in detail. Alternatively choose a famous family.Freizeit: sports, giving and developing opinions, using time phrases, introduction to irregular verbs. Extension: Explore the popular sports in Germany and their success at the Summer or Winter Olympic Games.Mein Zuhause: talking about where you live, irregular verbs, prepositions to describe where things are, using 'es gibt' to describe what we. Extension: prepapre a talk about your house, include pictures.Stadt und Land: describe where abouts we live, modes of transport, giving directions in town, ordering food at a snack bar. Using the present tense to talk about future plans. Extension: to explore the Germany speaking countries in Europe.
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