YEAR 7 - WHAT ARE WE LEARNING THIS TERM? SUMMER 2013
SCIENCE - SUMMER
1ST HALF OF TERM
Pupils learn about how food is important to us, and the digestive system. This is followed
by the Life processes, and microbes and diseases, and respiration and ‘things
that affect our bodies’,such as drugs and alcohol. This is all carried out through experiments and discussion.
2ND HALF OF TERM
Living Together - Part Two
Pupils learn about living things around us, and how things work as communities and
habitats. Pupils learn about variation and classification, and the effects of pesticides etc on the living things
ICT - SUMMER
First half of term.
Models: rules and investigations:
In this unit pupils learn how simple models are built by first investigating rules, then by seeing how rules can govern the behaviour of simple models.
Second half of term
In this unit pupils create an advertising campaign for E-safety.
DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY - SUMMER
In food technology we will be making ‘Celebration Foods’. Pupils study healthy eating and why some foods should be eaten in smaller quantities (ie celebrations). Pupils will learn how to make lemonade, sausage rolls, samosas, shortcrust pastry tarts, and the different methods for making cakes. Pupils design and make a small novelty cake. 1 term
Pupils will learn to use a sewing machine to create their own phone socks and use Computer Aided Design to develop their design skills. ½ term
Pupils complete a series of basic woodworking skills. This allows them to complete two design and make tasks; a small storage box, and a car. 1 term
Pupils use ICT to research and design a new set for a fictional reality television show. Once the show is designed by the pupils, they use Google Sketch Up to 3-dimensionally design the stage/shop/game/etc involved in their show. ½ term
Pupils complete a healthy eating project that forms part of their food technology lessons (the work is peer assessed during the celebration project).
GEOGRAPHY - SUMMER
Year 7 will finish the year with a focus on coastal zones. Students will look at how the sea can change the landscape and the physical processes involved. Students will investigate how these processes can impact people living along the coast and how people may manage these processes in order to reduce the impacts of coastal erosion and flooding.
ART - SUMMER
Project 2 – Pupils will be extending their research on Gaudi to produce a clay model. This research should contain elements of natural forms. Their model may be spherical for those more advanced or a cylinder for those who will find these skills more challenging. Year 7’s will also require some basic knowledge on clay and joining methods.
MUSIC - SUMMER