KS3 students (year 7, 8 and 9) follow schemes of learning based around the English National Curriculum framework. Activities that promote key literacy skills have been built into the schemes. Year 7 are initially taught in form groups and are then set after the first half term based on their KS2 levels and their understanding of work in this initial period.
Reading, writing, speaking and listening are covered each term. Students are taught in sets and the level of work covered will depend on prior attainment.
|Year 7 Curriculum Overview||Themes||Unit content|
|Term 1||Topic 1 – The start of the school year||Alphabet in Urdu, introducing yourself, describing siblings, describing a classroom, our likes & dislikes, describe yourself & others, free time activities|
|Term 1||Topic 2 – School||School environment, subjects, uniform, typical school day|
|Term 2||Topic 3 – Free Time||Free time activities & sports, weather & seasons, sport in Urdu speaking countries, our likes & dislikes
|Term 2||Topic 2 – Family life||Animals, numbers, describing family and where you live, breakfast preferences|
|Term 3||Topic 5 – Home & Local area||Places in a town, where you go at the week-end, inviting someone out, ordering food & drink, making plans, learning about cities abroad.
|Year 8 Curriculum Overview||Themes||Unit content|
|Term 1||Topic 1 – Festivals & Celebrations||festivals, celebrations, special days, buying items at a market, talking about New Year and future plans|
|Term 1||Topic 2 - Holidays||holidays and school holiday activities, visiting a theme park, where did you go and how, answering questions|
|Term 2||Topic 3 – Leisure||celebrity, TV programmes, technology, cinema, leisure activities.
|Term 2||Topic 4 – Home life||where you live, weather, daily routine, chores at home, moving house|
|Term 3||Topic 5 – Sport & sporting events||sports and sporting events, opinions on sports, giving direction to sporting events, illness and injury, interviewing a sports person
|Year 9 Curriculum Overview||Themes||Unit content|
|Term 1||Topic 1 – Interests & influences||TV programmes, films, internet, reading, activities in the past tense|
|Term 1||Topic 2 – Relationships||personality, relationships, music, clothes, your passions|
|Term 2||Topic 3 – My life||your home, where you live, what meals you have and where to buy food, special events in your life|
|Term 2||Topic 4 – A special trip abroad||what you did, when you did things, tourist information, interviewing a suspect to a crime, using the perfect tense
|Term 3||Topic 5 – Ambitions & future plans||talents and ambitions, persuading others, the best/most/least in terms of friends and likes and dislikes