The Ripley Academy

Subject Topics Spring Term 1 Key Stage 3

Listed below is an outline of our Key Stage 3 curriculum content in subject areas for the half term from 6th January until 14th February 2020.

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

English

Modern novel, My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece 19th Century Literature (the study of a range of extracts from the period, alongside context) Analysis Agility (developing skills in terms of analysing language and structure)

Maths

Properties of shapes and angle facts. Order of operations. Efficient and estimated calculations. Area and volume. Limits of accuracy when rounding. Statistical measures and data collection and presentation. Probability.

Science

Human and Plant Reproduction Practical Investigations Waves Chemical Reactions

Maths in Science

Elements

Pressure

Electricity

Bonding

Enzymes

DT

One of:

  • Food (Life Skills)
  • Textiles: day of The Dead Project
  • DT: Mechanism and Motion (Cams Practical)

One of:

  • DT: Desk Tidy (Mini NEA project) / Microbit
  • Lighting Project (with graphic prints)
  • Food: Choice/Provenance/Foods from around the World

One of:

  • “Design in the style of…”
  • Tablet/Phone Holder Design
  • Nutrients/Family Meals

Computing

Visual Programming Animation Graphics

French

Sport and free time   Future plans and horizons

Spanish

Thoughts on School Food and eating out Being fit and healthy

PE

Tag Rugby. Hockey Badminton. Fitness. Orienteerin Hockey. Badminton. Fitness

History

Life in a medieval village The British Empire and Slavery The Cold War

Geography

Development and how it impacts places across the world Weather - how it forms and impacts on people Geography of crime and climate change

RE

Islam Just War Medical Ethics

Music

Instruments of the Orchestra Rock ‘n’ Roll Solo Artists

Drama

Seven Deadly Sins Contemporary Practitioners Continuing with Youth Crime

Art

Fine / Drawing Skills (Architecture) Clay – Construction Techniques Art Fine/Drawing Skills

PSHE

‘Crossing the line’ – an interactive unit on cyber bullying and developing skills to support personal relationships Relationships, health, risks and safety Leaving home – budgeting, planning and skills for independent living