Our Year 7 Curriculum Further information can be found on the curriculum pages for each subject area.

Subject English

Maths

Science

Subject Art

Key content • Oliver Twist: Who are we and where have we come from? • Island Life: What resources do I have as a writer? • Romeo & Juliet: What can we learn from Shakespeare? • Journeys: Where has our language come from and where is it going? • Framed: Can we paint pictures with words? http://isaacnewtonacademy.org/secondary/curriculum-areas/english • Solving word problems: Place value, add and subtract, estimation and perimeter • Explain and investigate: Factors and multiples, multiply and divide, area of rectangle and triangle, calculate the mean • Geometry: Acute and obtuse angles, find unknown angles, properties of triangles and quadrilaterals • Fractions: Equivalent fractions, compare and order, mixed numbers and improper fractions, fraction of a quantity, multiply and divide • Applications of algebra: order of operations, substitution, simplifying, solve word problems with expressions, sequences • Percentages and pie charts: read and interpret pie charts, convert between fractions, decimals and percentages, percentage of a quantity, find the whole http://isaacnewtonacademy.org/secondary/curriculum-areas/maths • Science and Scientists: What is Science and why is it important? • Life on Earth: What characterises life on Earth? • Matter and Solutions: What makes up the matter we see and how do we interact with it? • Forces and Energy: The nature of the unseen forces that govern the Universe • Environmental Issues: The world around us and why we need to take care of it • Our Universe: Our local neighbourhood and our place in the wider Universe http://isaacnewtonacademy.org/secondary/curriculum-areas/science

Key content Students are taught the visual language of Art and Design through the promotion of skills, knowledge and understanding. Art themes such as Portraiture, Landscapes and Art movements are introduced to encourage students to recognise, employ and appreciate the formal elements: Tone, Line, Shape, Pattern, Colour, Texture and Form. Students are given the opportunity to work with a variety of materials using different tools and techniques which include paint, collage, printmaking, ICT, clay and sculpture. They are introduced to the use of sketchbooks and are encouraged to use them to record observations and gather resources to help stimulate and develop imaginative ideas. http://isaacnewtonacademy.org/secondary/curriculum-areas/art-and-technology

Subject BRIDGES PSHE

Drama

Humanities

Key content We aim to promote the development of our students as healthy, independent and responsible members of society. PSHE is combined with BRIDGES at Key Stage 3. The BRIDGES framework has been designed to summarise the main character traits and learning dispositions that we believe are fundamental to being an effective learner and to success and fulfilment in life grouped under the headings Bravery, Resourcefulness, Integrity, Discovery, Grit, Emotional Intelligence and Self Discipline. All Key Stage 3 students have a BRIDGES lesson with their form tutor every Monday morning and are introduced to one or two new habits of mind or learning characteristics every two weeks through a special BRIDGES assembly so that, by the end of their first two years at INA, students have learned about and worked on all fifty two dispositions. PSHE themes covered: Staying Safe, Healthy Lifestyles, Puberty, Review of the Year http://isaacnewtonacademy.org/curriculum/bridges The content of the Drama curriculum is rich and varied with learning that is; • text-based - exploring Shakespeare and other plays practically whilst also developing literacy skills • issue-based - for example, exploring civil rights, peer pressure, social isolation etc. helping students to develop their empathy skills • skills-based - for example, learning practical techniques in masked drama, physical theatre and voice work Assessment focuses on three main areas of Drama learning: Creating - This area of Drama helps students to develop their creative and collaborative skills and every single Drama lesson includes an element of group work. Performing - This area of Drama helps students to develop presentation and communication skills. Responding - This area of Drama develops students speaking and listening skills, through discussion of key concepts and evaluation of drama work, enabling students are able to develop verbal reasoning skills and the art of constructive criticism. Year 7 focuses on key communication skills, including clear speech and vocal projection, as well as developing skills in physical storytelling and non-verbal communication. Year 7 is a time for students to develop great collaborative learning relationships and to explore their potential to lead, organise and motivate others. http://isaacnewtonacademy.org/secondary/curriculum-areas/drama The Year 7 Humanities curriculum starts with a bridging unit called ‘Our Place’ which covers elements of all 3 Humanities subjects and focuses on the local area, how it has changed and is changing and cultural and religious identity. For Religious Education, students study philosophy and religion and Buddhism. For History, students study the Roman period and Medieval times. For Geography, they study units on volcanoes and the geography of Britain and Europe. http://isaacnewtonacademy.org/secondary/curriculum-areas/humanities

Subject Modern Foreign Languages (French & Spanish) Music & Big Band

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