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Bobby Moore Academy

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Curriculum

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ENGLISH

 

At Bobby Moore Academy, we believe that all students have an entitlement to a high-quality, rich education in language and literature. Whatever their starting point, our students will develop a love of reading; critical and analytical reading skill, and the ability to write fluently and creatively. By exposing our students to a range of important texts from across time, we enable them to not only enjoy and analyse individual texts, but also place them within their literary context and see how each powerful text has influenced others. We aim to redefine the literary cannon, ensuring our students are as comfortable analysing Dickens as they are Achebe.               

Students will study approximately four full texts in depth each year, including prose, poetry, drama and nonfiction. They will learn to write confidently and develop their own voice through their study of grammar alongside these literary works. Students’ knowledge of literature and its conventions will build cumulatively across Key Stage 3 and 4, allowing students to move on to further study at A level and beyond.

 

Year 7

The Story of Storytelling: The Odyssey Love Poetry: The Knight’s Tale (The Canterbury Tales) Comedy: A Midsummer Night’s Dream The Victorian Novel: Oliver Twist Grammar and Creative Writing

Year 8

The Victorian Short Story: Sherlock Holmes Shakespeare: The Tempest The Modern Novel: Animal Farm Descriptive writing and poetry Grammar and Creative Writing

Year 9

The Victorian Novel: Jane Eyre The Modern Novel: Small Island Poetry collection Reading for study Grammar and Creative Writing

Years 10 and 11

AQA English Language Papers 1 and 2 AQA English Literature: Macbeth AQA English Literature: A Christmas Carol AQA English Literature: An Inspector Calls AQA English Literature: Power and Conflict Poetry

 

BMA Suggested Reading List

 

 MATHEMATICS

Our vision for Mathematics at Bobby Moore Academy is straightforward. Every pupil will be a successful mathematician. All pupils will leave Bobby Moore Academy numerate and able to apply their skills in mathematics beyond school.  Pupils will have an appreciation of the power and beauty of mathematics to complement their understanding and skills.

We believe that every child can succeed in mathematics consequently, we strive to ensure no ceiling is placed on any pupil’s ability to achieve. Mathematics is a subject to be understood, not just memorised, pupils are taught why things work, not just how. This means that we spend longer on fewer topics each year in order to explore them in depth.  Pupils are challenged to build a deep understanding of topics, not just to grasp the surface concepts before they move on.

 

Autumn Term - Year 7

Spring Term - Year 7

Summer Term - Year 7

Number systems

Place value, including different bases

Triangles and quadrilaterals

Fractions including multiplication and division of fractions

Order of operations

Introduction to algebra

Linear equations

Percentages

Handling data



Autumn Term - Year 8

Spring Term - Year 8

Summer Term - Year 8

Prime numbers and factorisation

Fractions

Negative numbers

Sequences

Linear graphs

Angles in parallel lines and constructions

Length and area

Circles

3D shapes

Percentage change

Ratio

Volume of 3D shapes

Using statistics

Introduction to probability



Autumn Term - Year 9

Spring Term - Year 9

Summer Term - Year 9

Indices

Number Problems

Direct Proportion

Linear Graphs

Algebraic Manipulation

Geometry Problems

Congruence and Similarity

Reverse Percentage Change

Linear Equations and Inequalities

Quadratics

Problem Solving with Ratio

Pythagoras’ Theorem

Transformations

Probability

Scatter Graphs and Bivariate Data

Introduction to Trigonometry

 SCIENCE

Over the course of their five years studying Science at Bobby Moore Academy, pupils will develop their ability to visualise, explain and generalise. In each unit of work, pupils will begin to visualise a Big Idea that underpins a thorough understanding of the topic for any scientist. They will use this Big Idea to answer a series of Big Questions, applying their new knowledge of science to explain everyday phenomena. Later on in the curriculum, they will begin to make observations and measurements, from which they will derive generalised laws that can be applied to more complex situations. The primary aim of this curriculum is to provide pupils with a set of logical tools with which they can understand the world. Further to that, pupils will study episodes in the history of science in order that they might one day take their own place in one of the scientific disciplines.

Year 7 – Autumn term Year 7 – Spring term Year 7 – Summer term
Particles and Energy:
Solids, liquids, gases
Temperature, heating and cooling
Energy transfers
Density and pressure
The Human Body:
Cells
Organs and organ systems
Respiration and Digestion
Response to exercise
Waves and Space:
Sound and Light
Reflection, refraction and diffraction
Applications of waves
The Solar System
The universe
Year 8 – Autumn term Year 8 – Spring term Year 8 – Summer term
Plants and Ecosystems:
Plant organs and structures
Photosynthesis and respiration
Food chains and webs
Adaptation and Competition
Earth:
Earth structure and Plate tectonics
Weather and atmosphere
Global warming
Sustainability
Forces:
Mass, weight and gravity
Displacement, velocity and acceleration
Newton's Laws
Elastic Objects
Applications of forces

 HISTORY

History at Bobby Moore Academy is a chronological study of the development of Britain from the Anglo-Saxon period onwards. The pupils will begin in Year 7 looking at the Anglo-Saxons and assess the changes brought to England by numerous waves of invaders, including the Norman Conquest. The pupils will consider changes to religion, society and government to form a coherent picture of England in the medieval period. The pupils will study major events in the later medieval period, including the Black Death and the War of the Roses, to consider changes to power in England. In Year 8, pupils will continue with their chronological study of History and cover the turbulent period of Tudor rule, the Renaissance and the threats to the Stuart throne. The pupils will then continue to consider the changing role of the monarchy and power in society through their study of the English Civil War. In Year 9, the historical study will become more global in outlook and examine the role of Britain in the world until the twentieth century.

 

Autumn Term - Year 7

Spring Term - Year 7

Summer Term - Year 7

Anglo Saxon England

and

The Norman Conquest

Medieval England

and

Medieval monarchs

The Crusades

and

Late Medieval England



Autumn Term - Year 8

Spring Term - Year 8

Summer Term - Year 8

Henry VIII and the Reformation

and 

The Renaissance 

The later Tudors and Stuarts

Global Exploration

The Creation of Great Britain



Autumn Term - Year 9

Spring Term - Year 9

Summer Term - Year 9

Building Empire and The Transatlantic Slave Trade

Revolutions: Industrial, France and America

Political Reform and The Causes of the Great War

 ETHICS AND MORALITY

Students at Bobby Moore will study the world’s major religions in each year group. Knowledge of the major religions will allow pupils to access other areas of the curriculum with far greater knowledge but will also be able to make sense of current global events. As well as studying the beliefs and practises of the major religions, the students study wider themes which are common to all religions. As well as the study of religion the pupils will consider ethical issues that affect all human beings and start to form ideas about life’s big questions. 

 

Autumn Term - Year 7

Spring Term - Year 7

Summer Term - Year 7

Judaism

Festivals

Sikhism



Autumn Term - Year 8

Spring Term - Year 8

Summer Term - Year 8

Christianity

Buddhism

Ethical issues



Autumn Term - Year 9

Spring Term - Year 9

Summer Term - Year 9

Islam

Hinduism

Ethical debates

GEOGRAPHY

In Year 7, pupils will be answering the question ‘What is geography?’ Pupils will study physical, human and environmental geography. They will learn how natural environments provide people with resources and opportunities. Focusing on the British coastline, pupils will study what factors impact the shape of the coastline and what effect this has on neighbouring settlements.  They will learn about the need for sustainable development and management of our planet. In Year 8, pupils will investigate the differences between developing, emerging and developed countries. Pupils will study development indicators and explore the effect they have on the people within these countries. In the summer term, Year 8 pupils will return to the topic of extreme weather pulling on their study of physical and environmental geography to understand its effect on the human population.

 

Autumn Term - Year 7

Spring Term - Year 7

Summer Term - Year 7

Introduction to Geography

Natural Resources

Economies - from local to global

Weather and Climate

Fieldwork 1

Russia



Autumn Term - Year 8

Spring Term - Year 8

Summer Term - Year 8

Rivers

Development

Coasts

Population Change

Migration and Urbanisation

Asia



Autumn Term - Year 9

Spring Term - Year 9

Summer Term - Year 9

Plate Tectonics

Opportunities and Challenges facing Africa

Ice - glaciation

Middle East 

Fieldwork 2

Future of the Earth

 DRAMA

Year 7

In year 7, pupils will be introduced to the subject of Drama. They will study the basic skills needed to create effective performances as well as explore different genres from mime to tragedy. Pupils will develop their understanding of the horror genre by exploring suspense and atmosphere within performance with an introduction to practitioner Antonin Artaud. Using the script ‘Terrible Fate’ pupils will explore the theme of bullying; they will learn and perform a section from the play to an audience.  

 

Year 8

In year 8, pupils will develop their knowledge of mime as they focus on the silent movie genre and the performance skills of actors such as Charlie Chaplin. Using Shakespeare’s play scripts; ‘Romeo & Juliet’ and ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream’, students will explore the elements of comedy and tragedy whilst developing their characterisation skills. Through the study of ‘Blood Brothers’ students will develop script work whilst exploring the theme of identity & social class. 

 

Year 9

Year 9 focuses on pupils honing their skills and developing their craft. Pupils establish their understanding of Theatrical Practitioners like Artaud and Stanislavski. Through exploration of different theatre styles, they will devise and develop a performance from a given stimulus.  Pupils will perfect performing from a script, portraying a role as well as stage configuration, ‘Lord of the Flies’ will be their focus play.



Autumn Term - Year 7

Spring Term - Year 7

Summer Term - Year 7

Introduction to Drama & Genre

Darkwood Manor

Script: The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty



Autumn Term - Year 8

Spring Term - Year 8

Summer Term - Year 8

Silent Movies

Romeo and Juliet & A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Script: Blood Brothers



Autumn Term - Year 9

Spring Term - Year 9

Summer Term - Year 9

Practitioner: Bertolt Brecht &

Theatre In Education

Practitioners: Antonin Artaud, Frantic Assembly and Constantin Stanislavski

Script: Lord of the Flies

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

The Physical Education curriculum aims to nurture in all pupils an understanding, and appreciation of, the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle. We believe all of our pupils should study a range of sports and understand how to make healthy choices. Our curriculum offers pupils an understanding of basic physiology and an introduction to sports science. Across the entire Physical Education curriculum, we promote leadership and healthy competition and reward and recognise sportsmanship and fair conduct.

 

Autumn Term - Year 7

Spring Term - Year 7

Summer Term - Year 7

Netball and Football

Gymnastics and Table Tennis 

Rounders and Athletics 



Autumn Term - Year 8

Spring Term - Year 8

Summer Term - Year 8

Netball and Football

Table Tennis and Badminton

Rounders / Baseball and Athletics 



Autumn Term - Year 9

Spring Term - Year 9

Summer Term - Year 9

Netball and Football

Table Tennis, Badminton and Basketball

Rounders / Baseball and Athletics

 SPANISH

At The Bobby Moore Academy, students are immersed into Spanish from year 7 through a storytelling curriculum. By the end of year 7 students will have studied 3 novels in Spanish. The novels are an enjoyable primary resource for the students to delve further into new vocabulary, grammar and linguistic structures. Students gain confidence through the literature as well as the development of their reading, listening, writing and speaking skills. Year 8 and year 9 pupils also benefit from a text based curriculum making lessons comprehensible, challenging, relevant and coherent whilst allowing pupils to work above and beyond the requirements of the national curriculum at their age group. Students respond to relevant weekly questions in writing as well as verbally and retain high level structures due to constant revisiting of grammatical themes and vocabulary.

 

Autumn Term - Year 7

Spring Term - Year 7

Summer Term - Year 7

El Capibara con Botas - novel

La Perezosa Impaciente - novel

Berto y sus Buenas Ideas - novel



Autumn Term - Year 8

Spring Term - Year 8

Summer Term - Year 8

Mis vacaciones (Holidays)

Todo sobre mi vida (Hobbies)

¡A comer! (Food and drink)

¿Qué hacemos? (Fashion and sports)

Operación verano (Revision of holidays and future visits)

Pobre Ana - novel 



Autumn Term - Year 9

Spring Term - Year 9

Summer Term - Year 9

Somos asi (Hobbies and films)

¡Oriéntate! (Work and jobs)

En forma (healthy living) 

Jóvenes en acción (Children’s rights, environmental action)

Una aventura en Madrid (life in another city)

Getting GCSE ready - Year 10 module 1

 

ART & DESIGN

Year 7

Year 7 serves as an effective introduction to the subject of Art & Design – namely, responding to a brief and building confidence in creating a design narrative. Skills are developed across a range of media. Printmaking is introduced as students learn to analyse and respond to the work of Andy Warhol. Graphic communication will introduce Typography and layout. Textiles will introduce a range of techniques and media - a foundation is built that will allow all areas of the subject to be addressed confidently. Pupils progress towards outcomes that demonstrate skills developed.

Year 8

Year 8 will introduce further technical drawing skills as students explore the landscape around them, further developing their confidence in a variety of media. Graphic Communication further explores layout, typography and colour use. Students continue to develop their textiles skills and awareness of approach. All outcomes are the result of a clear design narrative that continues to develop in scope and detail.

Year 9

Year 9 consolidates the techniques, approaches and skills developed across KS3 to ensure confidence in approaching GCSE. Pattern, colour and form are brought to the fore as students respond to the work of Paul Klee. Graphic Communication see students effectively create an identity for a festival, themed around a topic of their choice. Students are also increasingly aware of issues around the media and materials they use, with a focus on sustainability in their Textiles work.

 

Autumn Term - Year 7

Spring Term - Year 7

Summer Term - Year 7

A&D: Fine Art

Pop Art Project

A&D: Graphics

Book Cover Design Project

A&D: Textiles

Soft Toy Project



Autumn Term - Year 8

Spring Term - Year 8

Summer Term - Year 8

A&D: Graphics

Confectionary Bar Project

A&D: Textiles

Personal Pouch

A&D: Fine Art

Landscapes project



Autumn Term - Year 9

Spring Term - Year 9

Summer Term - Year 9

A&D: Fine Art

Paul Klee Pattern Project

A&D: Graphics

Festival Branding Project

A&D: Textiles

Sustainable Project

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