Year 7

What we are learning this term in Year 7

English In English our new topic is Myths and Legends. We will be developing our knowledge of Greek Myths and exploring Local Legends. We will be writing our own Myths creating mythical creatures, heroes and heroines.
English – Home learning opportunities Research myths and legends using the internet or your local library. Explore mythical characters- you could design your own. Read or watch Greek myths at home such as Medusa or King Midas.
Maths We continue to work on the four strands of maths and develop our skills in number, shape space and measure, handling data and using and applying.
Maths – Home learning opportunities Use and apply monetary skills when out in the community.

Students can count and add objects in the environment- autumn leaves, trees, cutlery, books. To extend this students could multiply the amounts and work out different calculations and find the difference.

Find and match objects on a shopping list and match prices.

Science We will be learning about the properties of solids, liquids and gases. Investigating different materials and how they can change with heating and cooling.
Science – Home learning opportunities Sort objects into the categories solids, liquids and gases. Make rice crispie/ cornflake cakes experiencing and discussing how the chocolate changes from a solid to a liquid and back to a solid.

Dry some washing outside and discuss/ explore/ experience how the liquid evaporates.

Computing Pupils will be completing and presenting their ‘All About Me’ presentations learning how to add sound, animation and video to a document.
Computing – Home learning opportunities Pupils can use a series of websites to enhance their skills at home.

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Mental Wealth We continue to develop our mental wealth. We develop relaxation strategies, learn through themes and celebrate weekly achievements. We learn about emotions, achievements, relationships and strategies to help regulation.
Mental Wealth – Home learning opportunities Explore relaxation time at home. Find and choose pieces of music that you like. Go out and explore the environment space and fresh air.

Encourage talk about emotions and making choices.

Play turn taking games.

Sharing personal belongings and food out.

Citizenship We will be learning about remembrance and symbols of remembrance. We will be developing our knowledge of charity and helping others.
Citizenship – Home learning opportunities Working to be helpful- choose a weekly/ daily job to help around the home. Create a list that you can tick off. Discuss how being helpful is part of your responsibility- within your home environment.
PE All pupils will have access to two PE lessons each week, consisting of 1 indoor and 1 outdoor lesson.

During the indoor lesson pupils will learning skills required to play a variety of net and wall games, for example tennis, volleyball and badminton

During the outdoor lesson pupils will be developing the skills required for invasion games including football, rugby and handball.

Pupils will also have the opportunity to participate in the Golden Mile

PE – Home learning opportunities To develop knowledge of different sports encouraging participation in leading a healthy lifestyle
Others (Feel free to write other subjects in this box i.e. Maths, RE) We have been working really hard on the Shakespeare Schools festival! All our learning this week has been based around Hamlet and Shakespeare. The students have had a great opportunities for learning across the curriculum from creating Tudor food to dressing up as King Hamlet.

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