Y8 Curriculum Map Overview

 

English Text

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
Tamar (War and Conflict)  A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Supernatural)  Picture of Dorian Grey (Appearance v Reality) 

 

English skills focus

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
Writing and Grammar: Clauses, types of verbs, expanding sentences, compound sentences, homophones, adverbs Colon, vocabulary  Writing and Grammar:  Apostrophes, modal verbs, relative pronouns, sentence types (effect of sentence),Question marks, ellipsis, exclamation mark, vocabulary  Writing and Grammar:  Suffixes, prepositions, determiners,  sentence types (effect of sentence), imagery, Hyphens, brackets, semi-colons, vocabulary

Maths

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6

Proportional Reasoning 

Representations 

Algebraic Techniques 

Developing Number 

Developing Geometry 

Reasoning with Data 

 

Science

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6

How Science Works

States of Matter

Earth and Atmosphere

Gas Exchange and Respiration

Forces - Stretching and Squashing

Atoms, Elements and Compounds

Light and Sound

Ecology

Energy

Chemical Reactions

Magnetism

 

RE

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6

Performative Gospel ‘Let’s do it’: A clear understanding of the requirements and importance of Catholic Social Teaching 

Prejudice and Discrimination: To establish why prejudice and discrimination contradict the Gospel message

Islam/Islamophobia:   A clear understanding of beliefs and practices of a different faith tradition- Islam 

 

Caused or chance?:  Establish different views on cosmology and examine our purpose in the world   

 

Different Christian perspective (Church History): A clear understanding of Church history in the formation of diff Christian traditions and beliefs 

Christ in culture: Establish the role of art in Catholicism and how it can express belief, aiding faith and worship 

 

History

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
How far did the Industrial Revolution change Britain?  How influential was the British Empire?  Was the First World War a major international crisis?  What was life like in Hitler's Germany?  How was morale built on the home front during the Second World War? 

 

Geography

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6

What is Development?

What Is An Economy? 

How Population Is Changing (China)  Where The Land Meets The Sea  Where The Land Meets The Sea  Our Restless Earth  

 

French

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6

Mes vacances et mes rêves - Talking about holidays and future plans 

Mes vacances et mes rêves - Talking about holidays and future plans 

Les jeunes Parisiens  - Discussing technology and interests 

Paris, je t’adore! - Talking about tourism in Paris 

Mon identité - Talking about your style and home 

Mon identité - Talking about meal times and exploring French history 

 

Spanish

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6

Mi ciudad - Exploring town and Spanish festivals 

Mi ciudad - Using different tenses to talk about town 

Mis vacaciones - Discussing holidays 

Mis vacaciones mas y todo sobre mi vida -Using the past tense to talk about your holiday and interests 

Todo sobre mi vida - Exploring technology in the 21st century 

A comer - Exploring food and drink 


PE

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
Football, Netball, Badminton, Rugby/Tag Rugby, Trampolining, Gymnastics, Handball, Dance, Fitness, OAA and Basketball. Athletics, Cricket, DLB, Rounders, Softball and Volleyball

 

Music

Half Term 1/2 Half Term 2/3 Half Term 4/5 Half Term 5/6

World Music Music from: Africa, India, China, Blues Music  

Music of the Past Medieval, Baroque, Classical Romantic, Modern Classical  

World Music Music from: Africa, India, China, Blues Music  

Music of the Past Medieval, Baroque, Classical Romantic, Modern Classical  

 

Drama

Half Term 1/2 Half Term 2/3 Half Term 4/5 Half Term 5/6
The Runaway (Social problems / family)  

Spears Sports (employment, status,  

environment)  

The Runaway. (Social problems / family)  

 

Spears Sports (employment, status,  

environment).  

 

Food Tech

Half Term 1,2,3 Half Term 4,5,6
Food Safety & Hygiene   Food Safety & Hygiene 

 

Design Tech

Half Term 1/2 Half Term 2/3 Half Term 4/5 Half Term 5/6
Use techniques and processes to demonstrate the production of a clock design with a cultural theme.  

Research the design theme of Pop Art  

Realise a range of ideas for a Dark Activated Light in response to the theme. 

Use techniques and processes to demonstrate the production of a clock design with a cultural theme.  

Research the design theme of Pop Art  

Realise a range of ideas for a Dark Activated Light in response to the theme. 

 

Computer Science

Half Term 1/2 Half Term 2/3 Half Term 4/5 Half Term 5/6
Cyber Security, Logic gates, Small Basic  Flash Animation, Scratch  Cyber Security, Logic gates, Small Basic  Flash Animation, Scratch 

 

Art

Half Term 1/2 Half Term 2/3 Half Term 4/5 Half Term 5/6

Develop understanding of Pattern, tone

Gain knowledge of how different cultures express their beliefs about the natural environment. 

Tone, shade, proportions and overall facial composition. 

Develop understanding of Pattern, tone

Gain knowledge of how different cultures express their beliefs about the natural environment. 

Tone, shade, proportions and overall facial composition. 

 

Personal Development

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
Careers Relationships Keeping Safe British Values Equality and diversity Health and wellbeing

 

Year 8 Curriculum Map Overview


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