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Year 8 Topics Map

Term 1a 

Term 1b 

Term 2a 

Term 2b 

Term 3a 

Term 3b 

English

Creative Writing:

Gothic Horror

Shakespearean Play:

Midsummer Night’s Dream

Poetry:

Selection based on Weather or Nature.

Creative Writing: 

Short Story writing

Novel:

 Oliver Twist 

Functional Writing

Maths

Number (Counting/ Read and Write numbers/ Place Value/ Number properties)

Number(Addition and Subtraction/ Multiplication)

Number 

(Division/ Fractions and decimals)

Number(Ratio and Proportion)

Measures(Time/Money)

Geometry(Properties of 2D & 3D Shapes)(Position, Direction & Movement)(Angles and Lines)

Measures(Perimeter, Area & Volume)(Measuring quantities)

Statistics (Representing/Interpreting Data)

Art

Aboriginal Art

Aboriginal Art

Our Environment

Our Environment

Travel And Tourism

Travel And Tourism

Computing & ICT

Spreadsheets / Surveys

Writing a report

Communication

    Creating an interactive quiz

Creating a video product

Creating an animation product

Design

Introduction and safety into  Design 

Frame structures

Combining different fabric shapes

Using computer – aided design in textile

Mechanical systems:

More complex switches

Mechanical systems: Cams

Drama

Intro to Drama (2021/22 only)

Darkwood Manor

Commedia Dell'arte

Script Work 

Mask work

Forum theatre - Augusto Boal + Devising from a newspaper

Food Studies

Soups

Potatoes

Mince (Meat)

Mince (Veg)

Pasta

Salads

Humanities

Environment

Weather

English Civil War

The Great Plague & The Fire of London

Children at Work

Travel and Tourism

Life SKills

Discovering Me

Leisure

Financial Capability

Home Management

Around London

Away from home

Music

Styles 1: Jazz & The Blues   

Music around the world: African Drumming  

How instruments work: 

Gamelan Music

Samba Music

Indian Music

1950’s and 1960s Music 

PE

Swimming

Football & Basketball

Orienteering & Hockey

Cricket & Golf

Tennis & Rounders

`PSHE

Self-Awareness: Skills for learning, Prejudice and

Discrimination)

Self-Care, Support & Safety: Accidents and risk,Keeping safe online)

Managing Feelings: Self-esteem & unkind comments,Strong feelings

Healthy Lifestyles: Physical activity, Healthy eating, Body image

Changing and Growing: Puberty,Healthy/unhealthy relationship behaviours

The World I Live In: Managing online information, Taking care of the environment

SACS

  Zones of regulation (2); emotions; behaviour awareness

Narrative

  Topic vocabulary/ 

Auditory Memory strategies 

Inferencing

Getting the main idea

Group skills and revisiting previous topics

Science

(Lab safety)

Biology:

Plants

Biology:

Animals including humans

Living things & their habitat

Chemistry

States of Matter

Combustion

Chemistry:

Rocks

Making Materials

Physics

Seasonal Change

Light

Physics

Forces and Magnets