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08/07/20

Wellbeing Wednesday (2 of 2) Strategies for planning ahead and the change curve are attached and link to the earlier tweet with practical advice. https://t.co/AJ8lXXLNTE

08/07/20

Wellbeing Wednesday (1 of 2): This week CDS students are thinking about the change curve; the internal emotional journey that people may experience when dealing with change. Attached are some practical ways to ease transitions and new beginnings. https://t.co/rRYIMGLLEJ

08/07/20

Notice to All Year 11 Students: The Prime Minister will address all school leavers on Friday 10 July at 10.00am. The broadcast can be found via Facebook and YouTube and a recording will be available on these platforms after the event.

03/07/20

Home Learning – Art (3 of 3) Students in Year 7 were given a brief to create land art pieces inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy. Please take a look at the photographs attached to see some of the stunning submissions we have received. https://t.co/tfw85TdzMF

03/07/20

Home Learning – Art (2 of 3) Students in Year 7 were given a brief to create land art pieces inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy. Please take a look at the photographs attached to see some of the stunning submissions we have received. https://t.co/CxQp1GeR11

03/07/20

Home Learning – Art (1 of 3) Year 7 were given a brief to create land art pieces inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy. Please take a look at the photographs attached to see some of the stunning submissions we have received. https://t.co/cp0pMgWqb0

01/07/20

If you’re aged 11-19 years old and struggling with emotions, we are still . Text Chathealth to 07520618850 for mental health support and find a number of ways to help you, or visit https://t.co/u8x5royiJj for more info https://t.co/qOumBHjNW3

01/07/20

Wellbeing Wednesday - Have a listen to this song which sums up the hard times and difficulties that we have all faced together since March. We will have better days than others but we are all in this together and we will rise up and get through this! https://t.co/6I2K2ExYA3

01/07/20

Wellbeing Wednesday – This week CDS students are looking at self-esteem. See the attached guide to self-esteem and how to improve it. Please reach out for help and support if you need it at https://t.co/mTjx6NCCTz https://t.co/MqxK8ewWOH

30/06/20

Hospitality & Catering – (2 of 2) Year 9s have been working on designing and making Buddha Bowls – beautiful, nutritious, plant based dishes packed full of goodness. Check these mad up dishes out on our photographs! https://t.co/jY9YFLBdpl

30/06/20

Hospitality & Catering – (1 of 2) Year 9s have been working on designing and making Buddha Bowls – beautiful, nutritious, plant based dishes packed full of goodness. Check these mood boards for planning out the dish on our photographs! https://t.co/YqcZb606J7

30/06/20

Aged between 10-16 and need mental health support? Kooth is . Please visit https://t.co/mTjx6NUdL7 to register for their supportive online community where they have lots of guided support courses and resources for you. https://t.co/YHG7APxkXY

29/06/20

Text ‘Kent’ to 85258 for help when life gets overwhelming and you need support 24/7 - text any time, day or night, whenever you need mental health support. We are https://t.co/C2zoS4QWx7

29/06/20

Please have a look at the link below – The government has issued some sound advice for parents and carers about keeping children safe during this unprecedented time. https://t.co/FQTrYMCbyf…/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-… https://t.co/r4arEE4NZc

26/06/20

If your child is aged 4-19 and struggling with their emotional health, you can access support from the Children and Young People’s Counselling Service. https://t.co/AcqZkSiCRj or ring 0300 123 4496 for more information. https://t.co/xARUPGbpXG

26/06/20

Mrs Booth has taken the decision to retire at the end of this year and we are now seeking a new Receptionist. Please see the ad below: https://t.co/wECySv5xYb…/receptionistadministrator-term… We wish Mrs Booth well in her future adventure! https://t.co/RvXCy6tKFb

25/06/20

Two of our Y7 students will be starring on the BBC2's “The Choir” on Tuesday 30th June at 9.00pm. They are “Singing for Britain”, an episode based around keyworker families and how music has brought people together during these times. https://t.co/yb8oMF3nOy

25/06/20

It’s been a confusing and worrying time recently, but Moodspark is . https://t.co/7QbZgYmm51 Providing mental health support to young people in Kent, the website has resources and service info. https://t.co/idHQuTNFr4 https://t.co/qBZlwHlsJL

24/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: If you need help, please take a look at these links for more information on how to support your Mental Health https://t.co/f4ppAoUphD https://t.co/OniKSYlPvc https://t.co/D09XpRJN5E

24/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: CDS students are looking at overwhelming feelings and using a 0–10 scale to explore thse. Take a look at the questions attached to explore thoughts and feelings. https://t.co/YWwHxcTpS5

24/06/20

Check out these links for top advice from the NHS on children returning to school and info from PHE on looking after your feelings and body. https://t.co/C9Gy366N5b…/top-nhs-doctor-issues-advice-…/ https://t.co/gI60YYhXxT…/Easy_read_lookin…

22/06/20

More photographs of what our CDS budding chefs have been creating at home. Some real growing talent here, well done! https://t.co/eEyqIcXfUA

22/06/20

Check out these photographs of what our CDS budding chefs have been creating at home. Some real growing talent here, well done! https://t.co/vtnq8Pvyin

22/06/20

If you’re aged 11-19 years old and struggling with emotions, ChatHealth are . Text Chathealth to 07520618850 for mental health support and find number of ways to help you, or visit https://t.co/u8x5roPTAR for more info https://t.co/9r41d4lf4u

17/06/20

Home Learning – Hospitality & Catering students have been sending in photographs of what they have been doing at home. Check out these photographs to see some amazing examples. https://t.co/Aq42EHLjwY

17/06/20

Year 9 Hospitality & Catering students are working on a picnic design project and have started by collecting their thoughts in a mood board. https://t.co/5B1wPtQpDn

17/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday (Tweet 2 of 2) Watch this video for the science of a good night’s sleep https://t.co/YvnRd9JUgQ Try these links to help you with meditation and breathing exercises https://t.co/70xSfGydbL https://t.co/N4lTkhkukE https://t.co/CfCXQPzgFP

17/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday (Tweet 1 of 2) Wellbeing isn’t ‘one size fits all’ - Everyone is different. As our wellbeing shifts and changes, we should remember to notice those changes. See the attached for useful tips on dealing with broken sleep. https://t.co/y2HXCSSO1P

17/06/20

Did you know that everyone aged 16-18 in Kent now has access to Big White Wall which provides confidential mental health support online 24/7. Visit https://t.co/81tukfON5h to join their online mental health community. https://t.co/DfgcqYBhbA

17/06/20

Home Learning – Hospitality & Catering students have been sending in photographs of what they have been doing at home. Check out these photographs to see some amazing examples. https://t.co/NvgEAmPomT

17/06/20

Year 9 Hospitality & Catering students are working on a picnic design project and have started by collecting their thoughts in a mood board. https://t.co/4ul4sBC818

17/06/20

The following support is available at this time. https://t.co/zCoHbUKfZf National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247 Childline 0800 1111 if you're a child/young person, a victim, or are worried about domestic violence. https://t.co/D6HWPr1PgR

16/06/20

Text ‘Kent’ to 85258 for help when life gets overwhelming and you need support. It is silent, free, confidential and anonymous. They are here 24/7 - text any time. 24 hours a day, seven days a week. https://t.co/1KfdW0tVor

16/06/20

You can call the Single Point of Access (SPA) ON 0300 1234496. SPA is there to help you explore mental health issues for young people and find the appropriate response https://t.co/idHQuTNFr4 https://t.co/t5eNvAyhxP

16/06/20

Aged between 10-16 and need mental health support? Kooth is . Please visit https://t.co/mTjx6NCCTz to register for their supportive online community where they have lots of guided support courses and resources for you. https://t.co/cQvL9n5wJW

10/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: (Tweet 2 of 2) Links: Anxiety UK : https://t.co/9EYqoB1nvI Men's Health Forum : https://t.co/wv4OKkVS11 Mind : https://t.co/OhcG8uZQYw

10/06/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: (Tweet 1 of 2) We focus on using the APPLE technique to notice and challenge thoughs and worries. https://t.co/NlCztBEYBD.

10/06/20

Text ‘Kent’ to 85258 for help when life gets overwhelming and you need immediate support - it is silent, free, confidential and anonymous 24/7. We are 24/7, whenever you need mental health support. https://t.co/Th9EdnD7wZ

10/06/20

Home Learning – Hospitality & Catering A delicious summery strawberry cheesecake and a stack of sweet cinnamon rock cakes! Well done to our budding chefs! https://t.co/0mt5eysHdO

10/06/20

If your child is aged 4-19 and struggling with emotional health, you can access support from the Children and Young People’s Counselling Service. Go to https://t.co/AcqZkSiCRj or ring 0300 123 4496 for more information. https://t.co/Cj0EsuQCc5

KS3 Curriculum Content

Year 7

 

Subject

Content studied

Mathematics

 

Number:

All four operations, decimals and whole numbers.

Calculations with percentages.

Factors, multiples and HCF and LCM

Ratio

 

Algebra:

Collecting like terms

Solving expressions and equations

Expanding single and double brackets

Sequences

Factorising expressions

 

Shape Space and Measure:

Calculating perimeter and area of 2D shape

Calculating volume and surface area of 3D shapes

Calculating size of angles in triangles, polygon and quadrilaterals.

Angles on parallel lines

Transformation Geometry

 

Statistics:

Averages

Completing different graphs, tables and diagrams

Reading information from graphs, tables and diagrams

Comparing data

 

English

 

Term 1: Novel - “The Graveyard”

Term 2: Gothic Fiction

Term 3: Poetry – Relationships

Term 4: Creative/Narrative Writing

Term 5: Non-Fiction Reading and Writing

Term 6: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Science

 

Safety in the laboratory, The particle model of matter, Cells, Organisation of the human body, Energy, Forces, Chemical reactions

Geography

 

Term 1/2 – What is geography, The UK

Term 3/4 – Rivers and flooding, Settlement and urban living

Term 5/6 – Energy, Crime

History

 

  • Why was the Norman invasion so successful?
  • Who held power in the Middle Ages?
  • Why was Tudor religion like a rollercoaster?
  • How successful was Elizabeth I as monarch?
  • Why did Charles I get chopped?
  • Why was the Slave Trade allowed to continue?

RS

 

Judaism, Christianity, The Life of Jesus, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Humanism

Spanish

 

Describing myself and family; Describing friends; Talking about free time activities and where I live; Talking about customs and festivals.

Art

 

Formal Elements of art

Landscapes

Matisse patterns

DT

 

Product Design

Clock project

 

Textiles

Stuffed creature

 

Resistant materials

Moving car project

 

Food technology

Back to Basics

 

Computing

 

Baseline Assessment

The assessment will test students’ knowledge to see how aware of the many different facets of computing and ICT. Students undertake an online assessment followed by creating a presentation looking at images and text for different audiences and purpose.

 

School Network and using email

Students will understand how to log onto the school system and send and receive emails. They will be able to send, receive and forward emails and identify how you should behave when using the school computer system. Students will also be able to explain the terms “Network”, “Server” and “Internet”.

 

 

Shakespeare Comic Book

Students will work in teams to create a comic book to show the story of Macbeth. They will plan each image they want to include in their comic book, then use digital cameras to take photographs of their team re-enacting the key moments in the story of Macbeth. Students will then use those images to make the comic book.

 

 

 

Binary & Control

This scheme of work is designed to give learners a basic introduction to binary and how it is used in computing. Students will be able to convert simple binary numbers to denary numbers with the help of a table and then back again. They will also learn how to convert denary to binary to hexadecimal and back again.

 

Spreadsheets: Spy School

Students have been accepted into Spy School and have managed to find their way to the secret base camp on the volcanic island.

Students will need to complete a number of tasks in order to pass and become a fully qualified spy. Students are going to learn how to use a spreadsheet to help them complete the tasks.

 

Paint: Repeating Patterns

This scheme of work looks at using a program called Paint to draw a self-portrait. Students will then learn how to use a range of functions to be able to reproduce famous paintings and understand how to use this type of graphics software.

 

 

PowerPoint: Adventure Story

Students will learn how to use PowerPoint software and its functions effectively, to create a working quiz that asks several questions and then shows the correct outcome. Students will gain a greater understanding of the functionality of PowerPoint software.

 

E Safety

In this scheme of work students learn about what is meant by the term “personal data” and understand how to keep safe whilst using social networking websites. They will create a poster about how to stay safe online and a variety of other related activities to deepen their understanding of the danger of online safety.

 

Animation: Pivot Stick

This scheme of work aims to teach students the fundamentals of animation software. Students will create a range of new animations and learn about many of the functions and functionality of the software. They will create animations which have both story-lines and are professional looking.

 

Databases: Analysing Data & Asking Questions

In this scheme of work students will understand how databases are used in industry and how to use the plethora of functions available. Students will learn how to carry out searches using a single criteria, greater than and less than searches and be able to combine searches to look for more than one criteria. The will know how to add, modify and delete fields and create tables, forms and reports.

Music

 

Introduction to musical elements

Binary Form

Introduction to Composing

Instruments of the Orchestra

Minimalism

Drama

 

Term 1 – An Introduction to Drama Skills

Term 2 – Devising using Visual Stimuli

Term 3 – Duologues

Term 4 – Analysing Set Text

Term 5 – Developing Examination Skills

Term 6 – Day Dreaming – Non-Verbal Communication

Dance

 

Term 1 – What is Dance? An Introduction to Action, Space, Dynamics and Relationships.

Term 2 – Contemporary Principles in Practice.

Term 3 – Exploring Musical Theatre Performance

Term 4 – Performing Musical Theatre Repertoire.

Term 5 – Exploring Performance Material (Celebrations around the world. Historical, social and cultural celebrations)

Term 6 – Developing Performance Material (Rock ‘n’ Roll)

PE

 

Health related fitness, Rugby, Football, Netball, Gymnastics, Hockey, Badminton, Basketball, Handball, Rounders, Softball, Athletics, Cricket, Tennis and Stoolball. Experiencing a broad range of different sports and activities, helps students to develop a range of skills both practically and theoretically. Physical Education focuses on developing the student as a whole, working on team skills, communication and resilience. 

 

 

Year 8

 

Subject

Content studied

Mathematics

 

Number:

Calculations with decimals

Ratio and proportion

Calculating with fractions

Factors and multiples

Squares, cubes and roots

Index notation

Prime factors

 

Algebra:

Algebraic expressions

Substitution
formulae

Expanding and factorising

Using expression and formulae

Solving equations

Straight line graphs

Gradients

Equations of a line

 

Area, volume and surface area:

Plans and elevations (GS)

Pythagoras (GS)

Parallel lines, perpendicular lines,

transformations,

properties of triangles and quadrilaterals,

angles in shapes

Congruency, similar shapes, Enlargement, fractional and negative enlargement, ratio with shape, scale diagrams and map scales

 

Graphs and Proportion:

Conversation graphs

Distance time graphs

Line graphs

Rates of change (GS)

Direct proportion (GS)

 

Probability:

Probability 
Simple probability

Mutual Exclusivity

Experimental probability and expectation
Choices and outcomes
Two way tables
Venn diagrams and set notation
Tree diagrams
Conditional probability

 

Representing Data:

Frequency tables

Two way tables

Representing data

Time series

Steam and leaf diagrams

Pie charts

Scatter graphs and lines of best fit

 

English

 

Term1: Novel – “Martyn Pig”

Term 2: Detective Fiction

Term 3: Poems from Other Cultures

Term 4: “Macbeth”

Term 5: Non-Fiction Reading and Writing

Term 6: Novel – “Animal Farm”

Science

 

Ecosystems, Genetics, Electricity, Waves, Chemistry - reactions of metals, The Earth’s resources

Geography

 

Term 1/2 – Weather and climate, Globalisation

Term 3/4 – Volcanoes and earthquakes, Ecosystems

Term 5/6 – Population and migration, Coasts

History

 

  • How ‘vile’ were the Victorians?
  • What was the MAIN cause of World War I?
  • What was the impact of World War I?
  • Which battle was the greatest turning point of World War II?
  • How hard was life on the Home Front?
  • Which decade saw the greatest social change?

RS

 

Introduction to Philosophy; Empiricism and Rationalism; Existence of God and philosophical arguments; Scepticism and Thought Experiments; Ethical and Religious Issues; Applied Ethics and Human Rights

 

Spanish

 

Saying what you use your phone for; Saying what type of music you like and dislike; Understanding a TV guide; Learning about young people’s lives; Talking about a past holiday; Saying what your holiday was like; Giving an account of a party/festival.

Art

 

African Masks

Michael Craig Martin – Pop Art

Total Pap – Sea creatures

DT

 

Product Design/Electronics

Steady hand game

 

Textiles

Cultural cushions

 

Food technology

Cultural street food

Computing

 

Research: Do Aliens Exist?

This project allows the students to look into performing primary and secondary research including internet and paper based research and creating a questionnaire with open and closed questions, analysing the results in a spreadsheet and finally creating a 3 fold brochure to show their views about if they think aliens exist.

 

Computer Systems.

In this SoW students will learn about the history of computing, input and output devices; computer hardware and software; networking topologies, characteristics, and protocols and how computers talk to each other. They may also use networking simulation software to reproduce the ideal network solution using network hardware. (Routers, bridges, repeaters, and different types of servers.

 

Technology

This unit explains basic computing terminology covering the topics of hardware and software, the history of computers, the Internet and cloud computing.

 

Sound Effects

Students work in teams to plan, record, edit and evaluate stories created using a variety of sound effects which can be made by themselves with props and readymade sound effects.

 

Databases: Fair Cop

Students learn about creating and using relational databases, based around a science convention where a murder takes place. They need to solve the crime using basic and advanced database queries.

 

Animation: Bring History to Life

This is another team activity where students work together to plan, create and evaluate their stop-frame animations to re-enact a historical event of their choice.

 

Game Programming: Scratch

In this SoW students will use a range of skills to create a game based on Scratch software. Students will be introduced to programming techniques including understanding writing algorithms and creating games using Scratch. Students will learn the range of functions available to help plan, create and test their game.

 

Music

 

Developing Keyboard Skills

Reggae

Jazz and Blues

Popular Music

Drama

 

Term 1 – Exploring The Pantomime Genre

Term 2 – Performing In The Pantomime Genre

Term 3 – Devising From Written Text

Term 4 – Portfolio and Evaluation Skills

Term 5 – Designing For The Stage

Term 6 – The History of Theatre

Dance

 

Term 1 – Identifying Contemporary Principles in Practice.

Term 2 – Developing and Exploring Contemporary Principles in Practice.

Term 3 – The creation of Street Dance (historical, social, cultural and performance context).

Term 4– Street Dance Showcase (creating Street Dance performances).

Term 5 – Exploring Stimuli (historical, social, cultural stimuli).

Term 6 – Choreographic Processes (creating choreography from the exploration of Term Five)

PE

 

Health related fitness, Rugby, Football, Netball, Rhytmic gymnastics and vaulting, Hockey, Badminton, Basketball, Handball, Rounders, Softball, Athletics, Cricket, Tennis and Stoolball. Experiencing a broad range of different sports and activities, helps students to develop a range of skills both practically and theoretically. Physical Education focuses on developing the student as a whole, working on team skills, communication and resilience.

 

 

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