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YEAR 7 RELIGION


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Teaching and Learning and Pastoral Information for Francis School

Digital Technologies provides students with practical opportunities to use design thinking and to be innovative developers of digital solutions and knowledge. The subject helps students to become innovative creators of digital solutions, effective users of digital systems and critical consumers of information conveyed by digital systems.

In the first unit, through rigorous design processes, students use a general-purpose programming language or environment to develop a home entertainment solution within a game development environment.

In the second unit students develop an understanding of computer programming as a collection of smaller programmed units. They use hardware systems to solve problems of increasing complexity, progressively controlling more and more aspects of their built environment.

Year 7 Drama- Creative Immersion

10 - 11 Lessons per cycle

Students are introduced to the subject through a series of Drama activities and improvisations.  Throughout the immersion students play drama games to build trust, confidence and a safe performance space. In year seven, Drama focuses specifically on story telling through movement. Students will gain knowledge of the elements of drama and employ the foundations of physical theatre to work towards a movement based performance piece.

Key dates

Week 9 Journal Reflections and Bingo Card Due

Sunsafety and Youth.

Swimming and Lifesaving

Teaching and Learning and Pastoral Information for Francis School

Year 8 Elective Courses are areas of interest students may pursue.  After a taster of each area students nominate areas they would be interested in engaging in for 8-10 weeks,  


TERM 1/3

1.    2D Making Task: Animal Portrait with Artist Statement,  Due Term 1/3, Week 8 (beginning )


TERM 2/4

3.    3D Making Task: Self Portrait Ceramic Sculpture,  Due Term 2/4 , Week 9 (beginning )

Responding Task: Using the PEEL paragraph structure, write an analysis of an artwork by Frida Khalo. In your analysis consider:

1.     What symbols has the artist used and what meaning is communicated?

2.     How has the artist been influenced by his/her culture, time and place? What other influences have inspired the making of this artwork?


Overview:

This course involves students using their design and manufacturing skills to solve problems in the following Design and Technology contexts: Food Technology, Food and Fibre, Materials and Technologies, and Engineering Systems.


Life today has changed significantly.  We have access to multitudes of technology - we live in a technological era.  Prior to this, one of the most significant eras of change occurred which influenced life in more ways that anyone could have imagined.  Known as the industrial revolution, inventions and industry boomed.  This had major impacts on all facets of life.


How do context, attitudes, values and beliefs influence life stories?

Students will investigate this question, as we delve into the lives of our Indigenous people and the changes that occurred during the time that the Europeans began settling in Australia?  What is at the heart of Aboriginal spirituality? How has European settlement impacted on this?

How do values and attitudes change over the course of war?

NAPLAN activities; short story narrative and the lead up to WWI.

 We will investigate the causes, the consequences, the battles, the impact and effects of this on Australia and the world.  We will undertake a mini-inquiry to investigate the use of propaganda during war time and consider how nations use this to convince its people to go to war.  We will study and explore some poetry, primary and secondary sources, images and story in our investigations.


YEAR 9 LITERACY UNIT OVERVIEWS 2020
 
TERM 1
READING FOR MEANING: Cause and Effect & Novel Study & Supported Study
Learning Intentions:  Students will learn to: recognize cause and effect and write with purpose and enriched vocabulary in response to photos, adverts, brochures and in a range of text types. They will listen to modelled reading of the novel and also read it themselves to enhance their speaking and critical thinking skills. They will have the opportunity to access teacher assistance in supported study.
Success Criteria: You will be able to: recognize, speak about, write about and understand cause and effect in different mediums and reflect this in your own writing, using connectives. You will be able to answer questions to show understanding of the novel “When you reach me.” by Rebecca Stead” and write reactions, predictions, reflections, analyses, responses, make assumptions, and write with purpose and with enriched vocabulary in your own writing. You will use directed supported study to access teacher assistance, when necessary.
 
TERM 2:
READING FOR MEANING: Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences & Novel Study & Supported Study.
Learning Intentions:  Students will learn to: draw conclusions and make inferences and write with purpose and enriched vocabulary in response to photos, adverts, brochures and in a range of text types. They will listen to modelled reading of the novel and also read it themselves to enhance their speaking and critical thinking skills. They will have the opportunity to access teacher assistance in supported study.
Success Criteria: You will be able to: recognize, speak about, write about and understand how to draw conclusions and make inferences, in different text types and reflect this in their own writing. You will be able to continue to answer questions to show understanding of the novel “When you reach me.” by Rebecca Stead” and write reactions, predictions, reflections, analyses, responses, make assumptions, and write with purpose and with enriched vocabulary in your own writing. You will use directed supported study to access teacher assistance, when necessary.
 
 


Systems of Life

In this unit student examine the foundational beliefs of Christianity: Incarnation, Resurrection and Ascension and reflect on the implications of these beliefs in the life of Christians today. Students will explore the principles of Catholic Church teachings in regard to war and conflict and appreciate the historical contexts for the “just war” theory and develop informed opinions about the notion of “just peace.”


10 Fundamental Mathematics


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