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Year 7 - KS3

Curriculum Map

Half Term

Unit of Work

Home Study

Autumn 1

 Baseline Testing

 Network Familiarisation

 E-Safety

 

Spend some time visiting the websites provided to support your learning of the topic.

Find out more by clicking the Year 7 – Autumn 1 – Esafety link below this table.

 

Autumn 2

 Key Stage 3 Transition Unit

Create a PowerPoint or Google Slides document containing a slide for each of the Key Terms you have learnt throughout this unit.

Find out more by clicking the Year 7 – Autumn 2 – Transition Unit link below this table.

Spring 1

 

 

 Problem Solving using Scratch

 (Programming Unit 1)

Task 1:  Use scratch to create your own animated greetings card.

Task 2: Use scratch to create your own pong game.

Task 3: Use scratch to create your own interactive art project.

Task 4: Use scratch to create and interactive music application.

Task 5:  Create an interactive guide to Mosslands to be used on the school website to welcome new pupils.

Find out more by clicking the Year 7 – Spring 1 – Problem Solving 1 - Scratch link below this table.

Spring 2

 Systems Architecture &   Software

 (Fundamentals of Computing)

Task 1: Create a PowerPoint or Google Slides document containing a Glossary of Key Terms you have learnt throughout this unit.

Task 2: Create a poster about the CPU. Your poster should describe the key parts of the CPU and some of the functions/tasks the CPU performs.

Task 3: Create an “infographic-style” poster on the different kinds of Hackers you have learnt about in class.

For more details click the Year 7 – Spring 2 – Systems Architecture and Software link below this table.

Summer 1

 

 

 Problem Solving using Kodu   and Python Turtle

 

 (Programming Unit 2)

Register for a FREE student account at https://codecombat.com/ to play Code Combat

Register for a FREE student account on https://www.codeforlife.education/play/ to play Rapid Router

Sign up for both accounts using your Google Classroom accounts (and NOT your personal email accounts) that were given to you by your class teacher. Attempt to work your way through the coding challenges.

For more details click the Year 7 – Summer 1 – Problem Solving 2 - Kodu and Turtle link below this table.

Summer 2

 Networks & the Internet

Task 1: Complete the Independent Study World-Network-Map worksheet.

Task 2: Keep a journal of how many news stories you can find about computer hackers, viruses and data theft.

Task 3: Create a cartoon about a data packet travelling around a network.

Task 4: Create a picture dictionary for the keywords in this topic.

For more details click the Year 7 – Summer 2 – Networks and the Internet link below this table.

In Year 7 the aim is to build on your knowledge of Computer Science from your Primary School.  You will arrive with different levels of ability, to find your starting point you will undertake a baseline assessment in the six Computer Science strands which are:

  • Algorithms
  • Programming
  • Data
  • Hardware
  • Networks
  • Information

This information helps you find your strengths and weaknesses in each strand and helps you to find your starting point for each of the topics you will study throughout the year.

During the year you are given a wide range of activities to try which include E – safety, Computational thinking and problem solving, an introduction programming with Scratch and Python and the chance to take a computer apart in the Fundamentals of Computing unit.

You are assessed throughout the units through tasks and short assessments.

There are also exciting opportunities to try out for our very popular Code Club as well as the STEM club.