Communications Faculty English (language and literature), Literacy (mechanics of language), French and Spanish

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Communications Faculty English (language and literature), Literacy (mechanics of language), French and Spanish Slide 2 Homework tasks and time English: reading, writing, including planning and drafting, preparation of oral work, research, learning French and Spanish: learning vocabulary, structures, phrases, grammatical principles. Practising speaking. Written work in the foreign language Slide 3 Expectations Between 60 90 minutes for homework set for each subject Constant reading of a range of texts Emphasis on mechanics of language and reading, writing, speaking and listening in all subjects Oracy is a central feature of all subjects Understanding happens through sharing ideas and talking Slide 4 Year 8 English curriculum Autumn 1 Modern Novel: Setting, Structure, Authors craft. Autumn 2 Non-fiction and media texts(En2) writing triplets for SATs PAL (purpose, audience, language) Spring 1 Writing Triplets (En3) Slide 5 Year 8 English curriculum Spring 2 Poetry anthology: Theme: Different cultures Summer 1 Reading pre-1900 prose anthology: Gothic mystery stories Summer 2 Shakespeare/Macbeth Project Slide 6 Year 8 French Curriculum Autumn 1 Chez moi: understand and describe your village/town give opinions understand and describe your ideal town Autumn 2 Lecole le matin: describe your morning routines discuss school give information about teachers and subjects Slide 7 Year 8 French Spring 1 En Ville: talk about buildings in town/village find your way round French money - ask the price of things Spring 2: Quand, alors? Tell the time arrange meetings give time and place Slide 8 Year 8 French Summer 1 En route: talk about modes of transport use public transport buy tickets at a station understand routes Summer 2 Les vacances Give details about holidays discuss what you do on holiday understand and give details about the weather Slide 9 Assessment Each unit of work completed per half term is assessed in French for a separate skill (thus, 6 assessments per year) Each unit of work completed per half term in English is assessed for reading, writing, speaking and listening A national curriculum level for each skill is given in English and Modern Foreign Languages Level 4a/5c is average for English in Year 8, whereas from 2a to 4a is average in Modern Foreign Languages in year 8 Slide 10 Thank you for listening Contact me if you have any questions about homework or expectations in English or Modern Foreign Languages agordon@hillingdongrid.org Slide 11 Humanities Faculty History, Geography, RE, Enterprise, PSHE Slide 12 History Students will study Great Britain between 1500 1750 Slide 13 This will involve studying. The Tudors e.g. Henry VIII The Stuarts e.g. Charles I Slide 14 Spanish Armada Reasons for the Armada The route the Armada took Slide 15 Black Peoples of America Slavery e.g. effects of slavery on Africa Civil Rights Movement e.g. Montgomery Bus Boycott Slide 16 Geography Students will study Natural Hazards, Brazil, Tourism Slide 17 Natural Hazards Which is a Hurricane and which is a Tornado? Slide 18 Brazil Slide 19 Tourism Have an appreciation of the impact that tourism can have on a variety of areas Understand the importance of tourism Slide 20 Religious Education Christian Worship: Life of Jesus, his teachings and miracles. How the Christian Church began. A Christian Baptism, Wedding, Funeral Slide 21 Religious Education Islam Introduction to Islam Festivals Islam birth, marriage, funeral The life of Mohammed Hindu & Jewish rituals and ceremonies: Introduction to each religion. Birth, marriage, funerals of each religion. Slide 22 Enterprise Slide 23 Slide 24 PSHE Personal, Social & Health Education Young people live in a world far removed from that which their parents experienced in their teens ofsted PSHE looks to prepare young people for life, working in groups and developing their listening skills the students look at: Personal Safety, Justice System, Sex Education Slide 25 Useful Web Sites www.historyonthenet.com www.geography.learnontheinterne t.co.uk www.geography.learnontheinterne t.co.uk www.thegrid.org.uk www.bbc.co.uk RE: Homework Booklet Slide 26 Thank you for listening Contact me if you have any questions about homework or expectations in Humanities eronaghan@hillingdongrid.org Slide 27 ICT & Technology Faculty ICT Food Design Technology Slide 28 Design Technology (DT) Themes Begin to combine different materials in one product (eg Wood & Plastics) Creating a Mechanical Toy; Maze Travel Game; Packaging project to a specification. Homework to be aware of given a booklet to work through time dedicated to design and evaluation of process; set targets for next lesson www.yacapaca.com How can you support learning? familiarise with similar products on the market. Slide 29 Food Themes cook/chill meals; produce food packaging Homework to be aware of cakes design own best examples published on website! Packaging - design homework How can you support learning? Come in to the lesson and see them in action! Get them involved in cooking (especially WASHING UP!!) Slide 30 Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Themes Designing websites/information systems (for prospective students and an adult audience) Using ICT to measure, monitor and control devices (includes some programming skills) Improve Internet research skills Homework to be aware of Paper based design/story boards for multimedia work evaluations/reports on work carried out on computer How can you support learning? give feedback as to website design/content Keep them off MSN and on www.yacapaca.com & www.samlearning.com & www.reviseict.co.ukwww.yacapaca.com www.samlearning.comwww.reviseict.co.uk Check out The Harefield Academy website www.theharefieldacademy.org www.theharefieldacademy.org Slide 31 Thank you for listening Contact me if you have any questions about homework or expectations in ICT or Technology pquinn@hillingdongrid.org Slide 32 Mathematics Faculty Slide 33 What basics should I know? What equipment should I have? How do I use it ? Slide 34 Slide 35 Slide 36 Slide 37 Slide 38 Calculator Slide 39 Protractor Slide 40 Ruler Slide 41 Pair of Compasses Slide 42 Well prepared happy Students! And happy teacher!! Slide 43 Thank you for listening Contact me if you have any questions about homework or expectations in Mathematics smoore4@hillingdongrid.org Slide 44 Science Faculty Slide 45 Science Homework Oh NO!!! Dont panic weve got it covered Students are issued with a Revision Guide This contains all of the basic information that students need to deal with their standard homework. Science Workbooks Students are also issued with 3 workbooks ; Materials (Chemistry), Physical Processes (Physics) and Life Processes and Living Things (Biology) Most homework will involve completing the relevant questions and pages in the workbook appropriate to the unit they are studying. Answers can usually be found in the revision guide. Slide 46 Encouraging Research The emphasis in secondary science is increasingly on developing the skills of scientists, within the student population. The ability research is key to this development. Students will be given research based tasks throughout their secondary career. They need to learn to use a variety of ways of finding the information they need; Books, T.V. programmes, web sites, surveys, discussions. They must to learn to extract information that is relevant to the task and to express it in their own words You can help simply by reading their task and discussing with them what they think is needed. Perhaps suggesting places they might start to look for useful information. Encourage them to use different ways of communicating their knowledge; essays, posters, mind maps, models, tables, graphs, powerpoint and publisher documents. Slide 47 Most of all take an interest in what they are doingor not doing! Their homework increases their ability as independent learners and extends their learning time by years. It is vital to enable them to achieve to their maximum. A rough guide to the levels of attainment in science; Factual knowledge comes with each unit and the basics are given in the revision guide. Level 4Description D Level 5Explanation E Level 6Application A Level 7Linking L Slide 48 Thank you for listening Contact me if you have any questions about homework or expectations in Science pmonaghan@hillingdongrid.org Slide 49 VPA Faculty Art, Music and Drama Slide 50 MUSIC 1. THE BLUES The historical context and theory (Scale, instruments and structure) Keyboard skills and improvisation forming a large part of the assessment. Solo performing skills and discussion of musical context. Developing aural skills through listening to early popular music 2. GAMELAN & WORLD MUSIC :Students will study key features of music from Indonesia (Non-Western styles and traditions). They will learn about native/local instruments and the various stylistic features. Key features covered : Layering, ostinato and structure. Students will develop group compositional and ensemble performing skills. In some cases, leading and directing a small group will form part of the assessment. 3. KEYBOARD SKILLS : Students will follow a program of study along the lines of individual piano lessons. The aim will be to ensure students can play simple tunes using two hands at the end of the term. Pieces will focus on familiar popular pieces. Historical context of the music played will also be covered making a smooth link into year 9, where student start looking at the history of popular music styles. Slide 51 Homework and home support Homework is normally set in project/homework pack form Includes research on famous performers and artists, key themes and historical ideas. Students will be expected to develop keyboard skills (solo and group) Students are asked to broaden their musical experience by listening to less traditi