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    GRADE 6 ENGLISH MATHS SCIENCE

    Comparing texts:
     

    Students analyse informative text structures and review the purpose, features and structure of literary texts. They compare literary and information texts to see how messages can be communicated in different ways.

    Number Concepts:
     

    Students identify and describe properties of prime, composite, square and triangular numbers. They apply digital technologies to solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions. Students evaluate equivalence, with a focus on calculating equivalent fractions, decimals, and percentages.

    Physics: A Sustainable planet

    Students investigate how energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity and evaluate personal and community choices to use sustainable renewable energy sources.  They also evaluate that electrical circuits provide a means of transferring and transforming electricity.

    HISTORY GEOGRAPHY HEALTH PHYSICAL EDUCATION

    Unification of UAE:

    Students create a timeline about the major events that led to the unification of the UAE. They investigate the major economic, social and cultural changes that have been initiated by the leaders of the UAE.

    Geographical Diversity

    Students investigate places and people and how they differ across the world. They research the UAE’s global connection and challenge stereotypes.

    Bullying

    Students engage in a range of activities designed to broaden their knowledge of bullying and the effects it can have on individuals and the community. Students develop strategies to deal with bullies and bullying, and create a role play to put these strategies into practice.

    Netball/Football

    Students will learn and compete in small sided games and coaching drills.

    Athletics

    In the last few weeks of the Term students will start learning the disciplines of athletics track and field.

     
    GRADE 7 ENGLISH MATHS SCIENCE

    Life Writing:

    Students examine biographies and autobiographies to discover the structure and language features. Students compare and contrast biographies and autobiographies to extend their knowledge of the features.

    Number Concepts:

    Students explore number laws and properties and investigate integers. They calculate fractions and percentages of a quantity and examine the concepts of ratio.

    Algebra:

    Students examine algebraic patterns and investigate linear equations using the balance and backtracking methods.

    Chemistry:

    Dirty or Clean water
    Students investigate pure substances, mixtures and separation techniques. They have opportunities to plan and conduct investigations that focus on fair testing and the evaluation of results. They investigate careers in renewable energy and evaluate the importance of renewable energy for our future.

    HISTORY GEOGRAPHY HEALTH PHYSICAL EDUCATION

    Ancient Greece

    Students study the discoveries (the remains of the past and what we know) and the mysteries (what we do not know) of ancient Greece and they have contributed to the world today.

    Water in the World

    Students examine how water is an example of a renewable environmental resource and that the environment is a product of a variety of processes that enriches human and other life.

    Community Health and Wellbeing

    Students will describe the nature of health and analyse how health issues may impact on young people.  They will describe how to access and assess health information, products and services.  Students will assess risk and social influences and reflect on personal experience to make informed decisions.

    Netball/Football

    Students will learn and compete in small sided games and coaching drills.

     

    Athletics

    In the last few weeks of the Term students will start learning the disciplines of athletics track and field.

     
    GRADE 8 ENGLISH MATHS SCIENCE

    Representations:

    Students analyse how teenagers are represented in the media and create their own newspaper articles. They also analyse the representations of characters in a novel and create their own narrative, mimicking an author’s writing style.

    Real Numbers and Probability:

    Students make connections between percentages, fractions and decimals. They examine rates and ratios by modelling situations involving proportional relationships and solve a range of problems. They analyze probability and draw and interpret Venn diagrams.

    Chemistry:

    Exploring matter
    Students explore matter at a particle level. They distinguish between chemical and physical changes and properties. They will give evidence of a chemical reaction taking place.

    Biology: Cells

    Students identify cells as the basic units of living things and they are recognised as having specialised structures.

    HISTORY GEOGRAPHY HEALTH PHYSICAL EDUCATION

    The Vikings

    Students research in-depth ancient medieval Scandinavia, the homeland of the Vikings. They use primary and secondary sources to piece together how these people lived, travelled, worshipped and made war.

    Landforms and Landscapes

    Students examine the processes that shape individual landforms, the hazards associated with landscapes and management of them. They explore the ways geographers analyse data and pose inquiry questions about geomorphic processes.

     Mental
     

    They design strategies to reduce health risks to themselves and others. 

    Netball/Football

    Students will learn and compete in small sided games and coaching drills.



    Athletics

    In the last few weeks of the Term students will start learning the disciplines of athletics track and field.

     
    GRADE 9 ENGLISH MATHS SCIENCE

    Worldshaker:
    Students analyse a novel to understand the ways characters are constructed and themes are explored. They create an expository text analysis. They also create a radio interview transcript to further examine characters and their relationships and how an author strives to include themes.

    Index Laws and Simple Interest:
    Students examine index laws in numeric and algebraic terms, positive, negative and zero indices, and scientific notation.

     

    Ratios:
    Students examine direct proportion and apply proportional thinking to rates, express rates algebraically and graphically, solve rate and proportion problems including speed.

     

    Distributive Law:
    Students explore distributive laws by expanding and factorising algebraic expressions including binomials, collecting like terms, sketching simple non-linear relations including parabolic, hyperbolic and circular graphs.

    Chemistry:
    Students explore and represent a variety of chemical reactions and their applications in daily life. They rearrange atoms to form new substances, understanding that during a chemical reaction mass is not created or destroyed.

     

    Earth Science:
    Students explore the historical development of scientific theories via the investigation of Earth movement. They understand plate movement, and the impact this movement has had on humans such as earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes.

     

    Biology:
    Students engage in the exploration of concepts of change and sustainability within an ecosystem. They understand that changes to its balance can have an effect on the populations and interrelationships that exist.

    HISTORY GEOGRAPHY HEALTH PHYSICAL EDUCATION

    The Industrial Revolution
    Students investigate how life changed in the period of the Industrial Revolution (1750-1914) by considering causes and effects of the development on society, such as the technological innovations, population movements, experiences of men, women and children, and the short and long-term impacts. 

    Biomes and Food Security
    Students explore the topic of biomes and their importance to different ecosystems and human survival. They examine the personal and global patterns of food production and consumption and the impacts environmental issues have on food security.

    Feedback and Motor Learning
    Students watch and analyse a range of motor skills performances by different athletes at different levels of accuracy in order to list differences and similarities. They apply movement concepts and strategies to enhance performance (accuracy/ control) and move with competence and confidence.  

    Netball/Football
    Students will learn and compete in small sided games and coaching drills.

     

    Athletics
    In the last few weeks of the Term students will start learning the disciplines of athletics - track and field.