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Key Stage 3

THREE CYCLE CURRICULUM MAP

RE

TERM

CYCLE 1

CYCLE 2

CYCLE 3

AUTUMN

Lives of key religious figures

Origins of the universe

Experiences and transformations

SPRING

Places of worship / pilgrimage

Sacred writings and key beliefs

The natural world

SUMMER

Religious faith

People devoted to helping others

Religious language and symbols

SCIENCE

TERM

CYCLE 1

CYCLE 2

CYCLE 3

AUTUMN

Life processes

What happens inside me – to include breathing and digestion/nutrition

Life processes

Environmental variation – to include food-chains

Life Processes

Reproduction

SPRING

Materials and their properties

Solids/liquids/gas – to include temperature and periodic table

Materials and their properties

Simple chemical reactions

Physical Processes

Electricity and magnetism

SUMMER

Physical processes

Forces and their effects

Physical processes

Rocks and weathering

Physical Processes

The solar system

PSHE

TERM

CYCLE 1

CYCLE 2

CYCLE 3

AUTUMN

Citizenship, what’s it all about

Sex education

Keeping safe/ human rights

SPRING

Health awareness/

Cultural awareness – to include drugs and smoking

Me and my emotions

Environmental issues

SUMMER

Friends and relationships

Rules, regulations and the Law

What’s in the news

FRENCH

TERM

CYCLE 1

CYCLE 2

CYCLE 3

AUTUMN

Weather

Clothes

La France

SPRING

The Euro – paying for shopping

What’s your favourite subject?

Morocco

SUMMER

Les passe-temps

Healthy eating

Morocco

COMPUTING

TERM

CYCLE 1

CYCLE 2

CYCLE 3

AUTUMN

Using painting tools

Writing in different ways

Introduction to desktop publishing

Introduction to multimedia tools

Introducing email

Using photographs

SPRING

Controlling devices

Designing and exploring environments

Manipulating sounds

SUMMER

Information in the community

Introducing the internet

Data: questions and answers

Introduction to spreadsheets

MUSIC

TERM

CYCLE 1

CYCLE 2

CYCLE 3

AUTUMN

Exploring musical processes

Musical cycles – exploring patterns

Variations – developing musical ideas

SPRING

Exploring structures

Uses of music

Jazz – exploring improvisations

SUMMER

Soundscapes

Exploring musical arrangements

Music for dance

GEOGRAPHY

TERM

CYCLE 1

CYCLE 2

CYCLE 3

AUTUMN

Making connections unit 3.1

Can the earth cope unit 3.12

People everywhere unit 3.5

SPRING

The restless earth unit 3.6

Shopping, past present and future unit 3.10

Can the earth cope unit 3.11

Rivers, floods, disasters. How do people cope? Unit 3.9

SUMMER

Exploring England unit 3.2

Investigating South America unit 3.13

Tourism good or bad unit 3.4

HISTORY

TERM

CYCLE 1

CYCLE 2

CYCLE 3

AUTUMN

The Norman Conquest

Stuarts and Civil War – Colonisation of America

 

The 20th Century –

World War II/ The Holocaust

Space exploration

SPRING

People in the middle ages – peasants and royalty; the Black Death

Restoration and Hanoverian succession; American independence; the slave trade

A significant society –

USA through the 20th Century

SUMMER

The Tudors; The Reformation; Discovery of America

Victorian era – Industrial revolution; growth of the British Empire

Local study – family history

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

TERM

CYCLE 1

CYCLE 2

CYCLE 3

AUTUMN

Salads and soups OR snacks

Develop a food range OR Moulds used with food products

Batch production OR Specialist diets

SPRING

Carry it all OR Be seen

T-shirt challenge OR kites

Fold it up OR Finding an identity

SUMMER

Novelties OR Pocket games

Personal light source OR the right combination

Mini enterprise OR Safe and sound

ART AND DESIGN – to include History of Art

TERM

CYCLE 1

CYCLE 2

CYCLE 3

AUTUMN

Talking textiles

People in action

Self-image

SPRING

Containers

What a performance

Objects and viewpoints

SUMMER

Art in the community

A sense of place

Recreating landscapes

PE

TERM

CYCLE 1

CYCLE 2

CYCLE 3

AUTUMN

Net and wall games

Invasion games

Invasion games

Dance

Net and wall games

Gymnastics

SPRING

Dance

Striking and fielding games

Gymnastics

Target games and games making

Dance

Striking and field games

SUMMER

Athletics

Outdoor and adventurous activities

Athletics

Outdoor and adventurous activities

Athletics

Outdoor and adventurous activities

SWIMMING – Equals Floatin’ Fun; Stroking to success; Fun and games; Elements WATER cards

 

Please note that these may be subject to change according to students’ abilities and interests.

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