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Year 7


Autumn 1: Digital Literacy The Piano by Aidan Gibbons focus on the use of ‘Mise-en-scène’ i.e. the things on the screen that create a message and a vibe.  Look at the use of personification within a variety of texts, including The Piano.

An Introduction to Romantic Poetry:
Looking at each of the famous Romantic poets (Shelley, Byron, Keats, Wordsworth etc.)

Autumn 2 - Private Peaceful:
How is conflict depicted within the text? Use of foreshadowing / what was life like in the war?


Autumn 1:
Recap place value and rounding numbers to one million and beyond, followed by an introduction to Algebra and solving algebraic equations.

Addition and Subtraction:
Recap methods (using column methods), with a greater focus on decimal numbers. Pupils apply their knowledge to solving real-world problems.

Autumn 2:
Calculate Multiplication and Division using a variety of methods, including the lattice method, long multiplication and long division. When secure with these methods, pupils will apply their understanding to real-world problems and demonstrate how to use strategies successfully. The term ends with transformations of shapes; reflecting, translating, rotating and enlarging.


Science Skills:
Learn about basic science equipment, symbols used to represent them & how to use Bunsen burners safely. Read scales and measure accurately.

Learn the basic structure & function of animal & plant cells (look at cells under a microscope).

Acids and Alkalis:
Learn about different acids and alkalis and the dangers associated with them.  They will learn how to recognise hazard labels.  They will perform practical investigations using indicators, as well as make their own red cabbage indicator.


UK Geography:
Provides opportunities for specific skills such as using an atlas, latitude and longitude lines and identifying human and physical features to be explored, as well as allowing pupils to further strengthen their independent learning skills through personal research and map creation.


1066 Battle of Hastings:
Introduction to the cause and build-up of Battle of Hastings and its relevance to History which, not only covers the story of William and the Conquest, it also looks at the people of Britain before and after the conquest, seeing how far the country and people were changed by these events.


Music - Film and Backing Music:
Explore how music sets the scene, gain insight into the melodic devices and structure of composers and compose own ideas.

Art - Food and Drink:
Observational drawings, paintings and clay models based on the artist Paul Cezanne and Wayne Theibaud.

Design Technology – Product Manufacture:
Explore how plastic is damaging our oceans. Make a tote bag to use in everyday life and promote the recycling of plastic.


Bridges and Structures: Design and make bridges with a focus on stable structures.

Food Tech – the Balanced Plate:
Develop cutting and cooking skills making a mixture of savoury and sweet dishes. Learn about food provenance and prepare a range of family meals.


Computational Thinking:
Familiarise themselves with the core principles of computational thinking (abstraction, decomposition, pattern recognition and algorithm design) and apply these in a range of situations.

Data Representation:
Develop an understanding of how binary is used within computers to store and represent different types of data.


Listen to and understand numbers 1 -70, ask and answer basic questions about ourselves, express opinions about school subjects, sports, games and opinions.


Send & receive, attack & defence, dribbling & tactics.

3 stages of defence, shooting & tactics.

Game play & tactics.

Free Kicks & corners, defence & attack. Health Related Fitness: Activities to promote HRF.

Inspired by capoeira and the key moves.

sequences which explore counter balance & tension.


The key beliefs of Sikhism and the importance of these for Sikhs living in Britain today.

Examine the central importance of Jesus within the Christian traditions and reflect upon the question of who he was and is.


Explore what makes each of us unique and express what we and others care about. Look at values, rights and responsibilities.

Health and Wellbeing:
Learn about positive and negative relationships and staying mentally well.


Pupils have the opportunity to complete additional learning in a variety of subjects/topics, choosing two. Information is sent out prior to the academic year.