YEAR 8 - WHAT ARE WE LEARNING THIS TERM? SUMMER 2013
SCIENCE - SUMMER
1ST HALF OF TERM
Whizz Bang Pop!
This is the chemistry section, where
pupils explore pH, aids, alkalis and neutralising substances. There will also be
revision of chemical compounds, atoms and elements
2ND HALF OF TERM
Scary smashing Solar system Space and Transistion time
Pupils learn about space and exploration, and more detailed ideas of how the solar
system is moving and developing.
Pupils will learn about stars and planets, and produce a project to the class. Included in this is
Pressure, forces, gravity, moments and levers.
I.C.T - SUMMER
Public Information Systems:
In this unit pupils collate data from a variety of sources to develop a daily information service about weather. They will use a range of sources, e.g. a school weathers station, measurements, satellite (remote sensing), the internet, and other files.
2nd Half of Term
Information: reliability, validity and bias:
In this unit pupils use the internet to gather information on a particular topic, collate it and present it from a particular viewpoint.
DESIGN TECHNOLOGY - SUMMER
GEOGRAPHY - SUMMER
Finally students will look at the Global Fashion Industry. Focus will be on the growth and impacts of global industries, how they operate and investigating who are the winners and losers. Students will look at the role of TNCs and the impact they have on the growth of industry on LEDCs.
ART - SUMMER
Katsushika Hokusai (1760 – 1849) was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period. He was influenced by such painters as Sesshu, and other styles of Chinese painting. Born in Tokyo, Hokusai is best known for the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji . Pupils will look at the artist Hokusai. They will make a water colour study based on the artists work and then begin to develop a printmaking tile based on their research. They will learn the technique of press print.
MUSIC - SUMMER