Remote Learning Curriculum -  Spring 2021

Our teachers have worked hard to ensure that during this period of home learning each student has access to engaging learning resources. 

All students are expected to attend remote lessons and we share here our innovative curriculum to help you discuss learning with your child. 

If you have any thoughts or questions about our remote curriculum please contact the school.

Year 7
 
Paint

Art

Weeks 1-2

Design a Banksy-style superhero. Graffiti quiz

Week 3

Drawing animal’s eyes – tone and texture

Week 4

Elephant grid drawing

Week 5

Half owl – symmetrical drawing

Week 6

Grid drawing - owl

Dance Practice

Dance

Weeks 1-2

Capoeira

Week 3

Capoeira

Week 4

Bhangra

Week 5

Bhangra

Week 6

Online assessment

Ancient Containers

History

Weeks 1-2

Roman food

Week 3

Tudor schools

Week 4

What was it like in Anglo Saxon England?

Week 5

Who should be King?

Week 6

The Battle of Stamford Bridge

Chinese Opera Kiss

Drama

Weeks 1-2

Still images Direct address Music to tell a story.

Week 3

Hot seating Character profiles Flashback tension

Week 4

Body language Gestures Voice

Week 5

Rehearsal

Week 6

Online assessment

Designer Notebook

Design Tech

Weeks 1-2

Understanding the design brief and specification

Week 3

Research and evaluation of existing products

Week 4

Designing for an easier life: Initial design ideas

Week 5

Developing design ideas

Week 6

Developed design ideas modelling and evaluation

Books

English

Weeks 1-2

Conventions of non-fiction Writing for audiences

Week 3

Non-fiction texts on animals

Week 4

Animals in poetry

Week 5

Crafting poetry – humans and animals

Week 6

Animals in Literature: War Horse and Black Beauty.

Reichstag Building

German

Weeks 1-2

Pets/animals

Week 3

Siblings and descriptions

Week 4

Describing family members

Week 5

Describing family members

Week 6

Numbers up to 100

Old Globe

Geography

Weeks 1-2

Map Skills 6 figure grid references Scale

Week 3

Map Skills Contour lines

Week 4

Map Skills Geographical images

Week 5

Map Skills Longitude and Latitude

Week 6

Map Skills

End of unit summary

Computer Programming

IT

Weeks 1-2

Digital well being

Week 3

Digital well being

Week 4

Presentation design

Week 5

Presentation design

Week 6

Presentation design

Coins

Life skills

Weeks 1-2

7H- Financial LiteracyGambling/7C- CareersDare To Dream 1

Week 3

7H- Financial LiteracySavings/7C- Careers- All About Me

Week 4

7H- Financial LiteracyGambling/7C- Careers Dare To Dream 1

Week 5

7H- Financial LiteracyEthical Goods7C - Careers Dare To Dream 2

Week 6

New unit starts

Music Notes

Music

Weeks 1-2

Rhythms from the Song Kuku

Week 3

Composing Signals and Call and Response

Week 4

Improvisation

Week 5

African Instruments

Week 6

Online assessment

Math Formulas

Maths

Weeks 1-2

Unit 8 – Multiplication problems and time

Week 3

Unit 9 – Units of measure

Week 4

Unit 10 – Understanding angles

Week 5

Unit 11 – Triangle Properties

Week 6

Unit 12 – Quadrilateral properties

Prayer Services

RE

Weeks 1-2

Introduction to Islamic art

Week 3

Calligraphy

Week 4

Calligrams

Week 5

Islamic art and the Mosque

Week 6

What are the key features of a Mosque and why?

Sports Shoes

PE

Weeks 1-2

Circuit training

Week 3

HITT training

Week 4

Muscular endurance

Week 5

Circuit training

Week 6

HITT training

Test Tubes

Science

Weeks 1-2

Cells/forces

Week 3

Cells/forces

Week 4

Forces

Week 5

Forces/energy

Week 6

Forces/energy

Year 8
 
Paint

Art

Weeks 1-2

Design a Banksy-style superhero. Graffiti quiz

Week 3

Drawing animal’s eyes – tone and texture

Week 4

Elephant grid drawing

Week 5

Half owl – symmetrical drawing

Week 6

Grid drawing - owl

Dance Practice

Dance

Weeks 1-2

Samba

Week 3

Samba

Week 4

African

Week 5

African

Week 6

Online assessment

Chinese Opera Kiss

Drama

Weeks 1-2

Subtext Character aesthetics.

Week 3

Choral Movement Choral Speaking Character profile

Week 4

Space

Stage directions

Week 5

Background acting Rehearsal

Week 6

Online assessment

Designer Notebook

Design Tech

Weeks 1-2

Understanding the design brief and specification

Week 3

Research and evaluation of existing products

Week 4

Designing for an easier life: Initial design ideas

Week 5

Developing design ideas

Week 6

Developed design ideas modelling and evolution

Books

English

Weeks 1-2

Explore and analyse love poems.

Week 3

Exploring Romeo and Juliet’s relationship.

Week 4

The role of gender in Elizabethan society.

Week 5

Juliet and her father/ poems that also reflect conflict in families

Week 6

Romeo and Juliet's relationship's

Reichstag Building

German

Weeks 1-2

Directions & places in town

Week 3

Directions & places in town

Week 4

European countries & German towns

Week 5

Geographical features of Germany, Austria & Switzerland

Week 6

Berlin - history and culture

Old Globe

Geography

Weeks 1-2

India

Climate

The monsoon

Week 3

India

Population

Week 4

India

Slums

Week 5

India

Improving the slums

Week 6

India

End of unit summary

Ancient Containers

History

Weeks 1-2

Tudor Schools

Week 3

Tudor fashion

Week 4

Elizabeth’s problems/Causes of the Spanish Armada

Week 5

What happened to the Spanish Armada?

Week 6

Industrial Revolution between 1750-1900

Computer Programming

IT

Weeks 1-2

Systems being attacked Accessibility Recall Assessment

Week 3

What makes a good website?

Week 4

Purposes of a good website

Week 5

Features that make a website more attractive

Week 6

What are the skills needed in Dreamweaver

Coins

Life skills

Weeks 1-2

Relationships Homophobia/
Biphobia

Week 3

Relationships - Racism

Week 4

Relationships - Religious discrimination

Week 5

Relationships - Hate Crime

Week 6

New unit

Math Formulas

Maths

Weeks 1-2

Unit 6 length and area of shapes

Week 3

Unit 6 length and area of shapes

Week 4

Unit 7 – Percentage change

Week 5

Unit 7 – Percentage change

Week 6

Unit 8 - Ratio

Music Notes

Music

Weeks 1-2

Rhythms from the Song Kuku

Week 3

Composing Signals and Call and Response

Week 4

Improvisation

Week 5

African Instruments

Week 6

Online assessment

Sports Shoes

PE

Weeks 1-2

Circuit training

Week 3

HITT training

Week 4

Muscular endurance

Week 5

Circuit training

Week 6

HITT training

Prayer Services

RE

Weeks 1-2

What is worship

Week 3

How and why do people pray?

Week 4

Why are churches important for Christians

Week 5

What are the features of a church and why?

Week 6

What are the features of a Gurdwara and why?

Test Tubes

Science

Weeks 1-2

Skeleton/Gas Exchange

Week 3

Skeleton/Gas Exchange

Week 4

Periodic Table

Week 5

Periodic Table

Week 6

Periodic Table/ Chemical Reactions

Year 9
 
Paint

Art

Weeks 1-2

Tropical fish zentangles

Quiz

Week 3

Drawing animal’s eyes – tone and texture

Week 4

Drawing textures – skin, feathers, fur

Week 5

Elephant grid drawing

Week 6

Half owl – symmetrical drawing

Coding Station

Computer Science

Weeks 1-2

Recall software

Week 3

Ethics

Week 4

Ethics

Week 5

Ethics

Week 6

End of unit quiz

Dance Practice

Dance

Weeks 1-2

Addiction/ Equality- Racial Discrimination/
‘Glory’

Week 3

Equality- Disability and Mental Health

Week 4

Abuse- Gang Violence ‘Break the Silence’ Migration

Week 5

Rehearsal

Week 6

Online assessment

Chinese Opera Kiss

Drama

Weeks 1-2

Analyse script Profile characters.

Week 3

Subtext

Week 4

Characterisation

Week 5

ALeCoq

Levels of tension

Week 6

Online assessment

Books

English

Weeks 1-2

Paranormal and supernatural and their places in literature.

Week 3

The role of the supernatural in literature, exploring

the context of its origin

Week 4

Supernatural conventions in the gothic text The Woman in Black and creating tension.

Week 5

Developing their own supernatural tales.

Week 6

Forming their own opinions on the supernatural in today’s society

Bread

Food

Weeks 1-2

Researching breads/Artisan Bread making processes

Week 3

Designing bread products influenced by breads of the world

Week 4

Mass production of bread – ‘from wheat to bread’

Week 5

Food packaging – promoting and understanding gluten free products

Week 6

Designing and recipe adaptation for bread based products. Module test

Reichstag Building

German

Weeks 1-2

Media

Week 3

Introduction to festivals

Week 4

Festivals - food & drink

Week 5

Festivals - clothes

Week 6

Festivals- what you do/how you celebrate

Old Globe

Geography

Weeks 1-2

Population pyramids

Overpopulation

Week 3

Overpopulation

Migration

Week 4

Migration

End of unit summary

Week 5

Introduction to weather hazards - where, why, how

Week 6

Case study: Hurricane Katrina

Ancient Containers

History

Weeks 1-2

Seneca learning tasks recapping the causes of WW1

Week 3

Causes of WW1

Trenches

Week 4

What was the armistice? 

The aims of the "Big Three"

Week 5

What was the Treaty of Varsailles? (1) Reaction to the Treaty of Versailles (2)

Week 6

What was life like in the 1920s? (1) What caused the Wall Street Crash (2)

Computer Programming

IT

Weeks 1-2

Interfaces

Week 3

Accessibility

Week 4

User skills and demographics

Week 5

Design principles

Week 6

End of unit assessment

Coins

Life skills

Weeks 1-2

Relationships -Homelessness

Week 3

Relationships - Young people and homelessness

Week 4

Relationships - Unhealthy relationships

Week 5

Relationships - Domestic abuse

Week 6

New unit

Math Formulas

Maths

Weeks 1-2

Unit 9 - Congruence (angle properties recap)

Week 3

Unit 10 - Pythagoras' Theorem

Week 4

Unit 10 - Pythagoras' Theorem

Week 5

Unit 11 -- Angles in a polygon

Week 6

Untit 12 - Linear inequalities

Music Notes

Music

Weeks 1-2

The role of chords and DR C SMITH

Week 3

How can we identify Reggae from chords? + Keyboard technique

Week 4

What are the most useful chords? + Keyboard techniques

Week 5

Virtual band + Keyboard techniques

Week 6

Online assessment

Sports Shoes

PE

Weeks 1-2

Circuit training

Week 3

HITT training

Week 4

Muscular endurance

Week 5

Circuit training

Week 6

HITT training

Prayer Services

RE

Weeks 1-2

Is it ok to make fun of religion

Week 3

What is hate speech?

Week 4

How has the media influenced our ideas about terrorism

Week 5

What does Jihad teach Muslims?

Week 6

Should religions do more about poverty?

Test Tubes

Science

Weeks 1-2

Waves

Week 3

Waves

Week 4

Waves/GCSE Preparation

Week 5

GCSE Preparation

Week 6

GCSE Preparation

Fabric Rolls

Textiles

Weeks 1-2

Researching sustainable designers and materials

Week 3

Inspiration board and product analysis

Week 4

Initial design ideas

Week 5

Developing design ideas and modelling

Week 6

Final design idea presentation and evaluation

Year 10
 
Paint

Art

Weeks 1-2

DIRT

Artist studies for reasearch pages

Week 3

Collecting research images - Gaudi and Hundertwasser initial ideas

Week 4

Adding colours to ideas and development

Week 5

Development into final designs

Week 6

DIRT

Colleagues Working in Office

Buisness 

Weeks 1-2

C1 internal
factors

Week 3

C2 external 

factors

Week 4

C3 situational analysis

Week 5

C4 measuring the success of an SME

Week 6

C4 Measuring the success of an SME

Science Class

Combined Science

Weeks 1-2

P3 Particles

Week 3

B4 Bioenergetics

Week 4

B4 Bioenergetics

Week 5

B4 Bioenergetics

Week 6

C4 Changes

Coding Station

Computer Science

Weeks 1-2

Recall hardware/recall network

Week 3

Ethics

Week 4

Ethics

Week 5

Ethics

Week 6

End of topic quiz

Dance Practice

Dance

Weeks 1-2

Baseline

Week 3

Jazz technique

Week 4

Jazz technique

Week 5

Jazz technique

Week 6

Jazz technique

Chinese Opera Kiss

Drama

Weeks 1-2

Baseline assessment

Week 3

Direct address

Use of language

Week 4

Multi-roleing

Stereotypes

Character physicalitly's

Week 5

Milestone rehearsal

Background acting

Week 6

Background acting

Props

Rehearsal

Books

English

Weeks 1-2

Character presentation and themes in A Christmas Carol/Power & Conflict poetry

Week 3

Character presentation and themes in A Christmas Carol/Power and Conflict poetry

Week 4

Make comparisons between poems, making links through themes - Power and conflict

Week 5

Creative writing around Power and conflict

Week 6

Power and conflict comparison essay

Reichstag Building

German

Weeks 1-2

Directions and places in town

Week 3

Food and drink - healthy eating

Week 4

Exercise habits

Week 5

Illnesses

Week 6

Healthy lifestyle

Old Globe

Geography

Weeks 1-2

Rio : Favela improvements

End of unit summary

Week 3

Birmingham: 
introduction

Importance as a city

Week 4

Birmingham: Social, economic & environmental challenges and opportunities

Week 5

Dealing with life events and adapting to change through dormal and informal 

Week 6

Urban Issues

End of unit summary

Graphic Shapes

Graphics

Weeks 1-2

Designer research
Saul Bass

Week 3

Anatomy of typography research

Week 4

Research into pop up book design and construction

Week 5

Pop up book design: Initial design ideas

Week 6

Pop up book design: Developed design ideas

Support Group

Health and Social

Weeks 1-2

Expected and unexpected life events/Stages of Development

Week 3

Identifying the difference between formal and informal support

Week 4

Managing change due to bereavement, accident and illness, relationship changes

Week 5

Dealing with life events & adapting to change through formal & informal care 

Week 6

Professional sources of support to assist individuals in accepting life changes

Ancient Containers

History

Weeks 1-2

Life under the Kaiser (1) and the problems of the Weimar Republic (2)

Week 3

How did Hitler become chancellor? (1) How did Hitler consolidate power? (2)

Week 4

Jewish persecution exam question (1)

The impact of WWII (2-1)

Week 5

Introduction and exam paper breakdown/What were the aims of the "Big Three"

Week 6

Reactions to the Treaty of Versailles (1-2) The League of Nations (3)

Waitering

Hospitality

Weeks 1-2

Generation ideas for 6 products for the final exam.

Week 3

Generation ideas for 6 products for the final exam.

Week 4

Recipe for the final exam for a two-course meal/ safety and hygiene

Week 5

Recipe for the final exam for a two-course meal/ safety and hygiene

Week 6

Creating the final plan for the two-course exam meal. Colour coding of activities.

Computer Programming

IT

Weeks 1-2

L.A.B: Hand in the project requirements document/task list, methodology, mind-map

Week 3

Mind map and mood board

Week 4

Complete designs for the touch screen.

Week 5

Complete designs for the touch screen.

Week 6

Review of L.A.B and share tracker with students/ Tracker updateof unit assessment

Math Formulas

Maths

Weeks 1-2

Foundation: Ratio

Higher: Straight lines graphs

Solving quadratics

Week 3

Foundation: Proportion

Higher: completing the square

Week 4

Foundation: Ratio and proportion problems

Higher: sim. equations

Week 5

Foundation: Percentages

Higher: inequalities

Week 6

Foundation: Growth and decay

Higher: Sine rule and areas

Music Notes

Music

Weeks 1-2

DIRT for C1 Journal

Keyboard technique

Music analysis

Week 3

DIRT for C1 Journal

Keyboard technique

Band lab composition

Week 4

DIRT for C1 Journal

Keyboard technique

Band lab composition

Week 5

DIRT for C1 Journal

Keyboard technique

Band lab composition

Week 6

Intro to C2

Keyboard tutorials

Sports Shoes

PE/Sport

Weeks 1-2

Circuit training

Week 3

HITT training

Week 4

Muscular endurance

Week 5

Circuit training

Week 6

HITT training

Prayer Services

RE

Weeks 1-2

Sikh beliefs about God as Creator. The nature of Human Life/Virtues

Week 3

Sikh beliefs about being Gurmukh. What do Sikjs believe about the afterlife?

Week 4

What are the five stages of liberation? Oneness of humanity.

Week 5

What did Guru Nanak/Gobind teach about equality? What are the 5 Ks?

Week 6

Equality and the Guru Granth Sahib

Test Tubes

Triple Science

Weeks 1-2

P3 Particles/B4 Bioenergetics

Week 3

C4 Changes/C5 Energy

Week 4

C4 Changes/C5 Energy

Week 5

C4 Changes/C5 Energy

Week 6

GCSE Preparation

Year 11
 
Paint

Art

Weeks 1-2

DIRT

Final portraiture outcomes (SSm)

Week 3

DIRT (SSm)

Initial ideas and research pages

Week 4

Adding colours to ideas and development

Week 5

Development into final designs

Week 6

DIRT

Colleagues Working in Office

Buisness 

Weeks 1-2

Promotion and Finance for Enterprise

Week 3

A1 Elements of the promotional mix/purposes

Week 4

B1 Financial documents

Week 5

B7 Profitability and liquidity

Week 6

C3 Suggesting improvements to cash flow problem

Science Class

Combined Science

Weeks 1-2

B7 Ecology

Week 3

P6 Waves

Week 4

P6 Waves

Week 5

P6 Waves

Week 6

C8/10 The atmosphere/resources

Coding Station

Computer Science

Weeks 1-2

AMA: Recall software

Week 3

AMA: Ethics

Week 4

AMA: Ethics

Week 5

AMA: Ethics

Week 6

AMA: End of unit quiz

Dance Practice

Dance

Weeks 1-2

Analysing the brief

Week 3

Developing ideas

Week 4

Developing ideas

Week 5

Activity Log 1 Preparation

Week 6

Activity 1 log write up

Chinese Opera Kiss

Drama

Weeks 1-2

Analysing the brief

Week 3

Developing ideas

Week 4

Developing ideas

Week 5

Activity Log 1 Preparation

Week 6

Activity 1 log write up

Books

English

Weeks 1-2

Macbeth - the themes of the supernatural, women and kingship.

Week 3

Macbeth - key themes, characters, and key extracts.

Week 4

Plan and write an essay on Macbeth. This will be their first assessment this half-term.

Week 5

Non-fiction on the death penalty: reading skills.

Week 6

Non-fiction on the death penalty: writing skills. Second assessment this half-term.

Reichstag Building

German

Weeks 1-2

Homelessness

Week 3

Local & global environmental issues

Week 4

Environment- with modal verbs and tenses

Week 5

Reading and writing practice about the environment.

Week 6

Revision

Old Globe

Geography

Weeks 1-2

Economic Development Nigeria: TNC

Week 3

Economic Development Nigeria: Aid and quality of life

Week 4

Economic Development Introduction to the UK economy

Week 5

Economic Development UK: Transport

Week 6

Economic Development UK: EU and The Commonwealth

Graphic Shapes

Graphics

Weeks 1-2

Designer research of student's choice

Week 3

Work in the style of chosen designer

Week 4

Initial 3D standee designs

Week 5

Developed 3D standee designs

Week 6

Exploded drawings and information graphics

Support Group

Health and Social

Weeks 1-2

Health and Wellbeing, how individuals are affected by their life choices/services

Week 3

Primary, Secondary and Tertiary care, Allied Healthcare Professionals

Week 4

Services for children and young people - foster care, residential care, youth work

Week 5

Services for adults or children with specific needs

Week 6

Services for older adults, e.g. residential care, domiciliary care and informal care

Ancient Containers

History

Weeks 1-2

Galenic and Hippocratic medicine (1) Sydenham and Vesalius (2)

Week 3

Florence Nightingale (1)

Chadwick (2)

Great stink (3)

Week 4

Bazalgette (1) Problems with surgery (2-3)

Week 5

Development of penicillin (1)

Magic bullets (2)

WW1 surgery (3)

Week 6

The Liberal Reforms (1) Technology after 1900 (2) The development of the NHS

Waitering

Hospitality

Weeks 1-2

Generation ideas for 6 products for the final exam.

Week 3

Generation ideas for 6 products for the final exam.

Week 4

Recipe for the final exam for a two-course meal/ safety and hygiene

Week 5

Recipe for the final exam for a two-course meal/ safety and hygiene

Week 6

Creating the final plan for the two-course exam meal. Colour coding of activities.

Computer Programming

IT

Weeks 1-2

GCSE Revision Preparation

Week 3

GCSE Revision Preparation

Week 4

GCSE Revision Preparation

Week 5

GCSE Revision Preparation

Week 6

GCSE Revision Preparation

Math Formulas

Maths

Weeks 1-2

GCSE Revision Preparation

Week 3

GCSE Revision Preparation

Week 4

GCSE Revision Preparation

Week 5

GCSE Revision Preparation

Week 6

GCSE Revision Preparation

Sports Shoes

PE/Sport

Weeks 1-2

Circuit training

Week 3

HITT training

Week 4

Muscular endurance

Week 5

Circuit training

Week 6

HITT training

Prayer Services

RE

Weeks 1-2

The nature of God & What do Sikhs believe about life after death?

Week 3

The Nicene Creed/Trinity and the 5 stages of liberation.

Oneness of humanity

Week 4

God the creator & What did Guru Nanak/ Gobind teach about equality?/ The 5Ks

Week 5

The Incarnation & Equality and the Guru Granth Sahib.

Week 6

The Crucifixion & What is Sewa?

Fabric Rolls

Textiles

Weeks 1-2

Practical sample design based on mood board

Week 3

Artist research related to personal project focus

Week 4

Artist pastiche based on personal research

Week 5

Practical technique research

Week 6

Initial design ideas for final outcome

Test Tubes

Triple Science

Weeks 1-2

B7 Ecology/C9 Atmosphere

Week 3

C9 Atmosphere/C10 Resources

Week 4

C9 Atmosphere/C10 Resources

Week 5

C9 Atmosphere/C10 Resources

Week 6

C10 Resources/P8 Space