Year 7 Curriculum

Here at Penrice we strive to offer a broad and diverse curriculum that helps our students develop into curious and highly engaged learners. You can browse the curriculum below by clicking on the subject headings for further information.

If you would like to know more about the curriculum at Penrice Academy, please email enquiries@penrice.org.uk where your request will be forwarded to the most appropriate subject teacher.

Art
Autumn Term

Creatures of the Deep

Spring Term

Creatures of the Deep
Out in the Open

Summer Term

Out in the Open

Full Year 7 Art Curriculum (PDF) Art Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
CLASS
Autumn Term

Health and wellbeing
Living in the wider world

Spring Term

Relationships
Health and Wellbeing

Summer Term

Relationships
Living in the wider world

Full Year 7 CLASS Curriculum (PDF) CLASS Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Computer Science
Autumn Term

Online Safety
Hardware

Spring Term

Algorithms
Circuits & Programming

Summer Term

Scratch – Programming Essentials
Scratch

Full Year 7 Computer Science Curriculum (PDF) Computer Science Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Design Technology & Engineering (DT)
Autumn Term

Picture Frames

Spring Term

Dumpy Doorstops

Summer Term

Key Rings

Full Year 7 DT Curriculum DT Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Drama
Autumn Term

The Forest
Conventions of Pantomime

Spring Term

Theatre in Education
Scripted Theatre

Summer Term

Scripted Theatre (continued)
The Tempest

Full Year 7 Drama Curriculum Drama Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
English
Autumn Term

Coraline
Review Writing
Greek Myths

Spring Term

Identity: poetry
Identity: Autobiography
Frankenstein (play)

Summer Term

Other Worlds: Dystopia
Other Worlds: The Tempest

Full Year 7 English Curriculum (PDF) English Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Food, Hospitality & Catering
Autumn Term

The role of nutrients – the Eatwell Guide

Spring Term

The role of nutrients – dairy, proteins, fats & oils

Summer Term

Practical kitchen skills

Full Year 7 Food & Catering Curriculum (PDF) Food & Catering Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Geography
Autumn Term

Understanding Place and Scale: Geographical Skills
Weather and Climate

Spring Term

Water World: Water Conflict and Water Use
Rivers and Flooding

Summer Term

Industry through Time
A Crowded World

Full Year 7 Geography Curriculum (PDF) Geography Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
History
Autumn Term

Vikings
‘Did the ‘vicious Vikings’ deserve their nickname?’
1000AD – 1500AD
‘How and why did William win the Battle of Hastings?’
‘How did the Normans change England?’

Spring Term

1000AD – 1500AD
‘Who held power in Medieval England?’
1000AD – 1750AD
‘Was the ‘break from Rome’ a disaster for England?’
‘Who really experienced a Golden Age?’

Summer Term

1500AD – 1750AD
Was the ‘break from Rome’ a disaster for England?’
‘Who really experienced a Golden Age?’
‘Why did England execute its King?’
‘Was Oliver Cromwell a villain?
‘What was the witch-craze?’

Full Year 7 History Curriculum (PDF) History Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Mandarin
Autumn Term

Getting to know you
Family and home

Spring Term

My free time (hobbies)
School life

Summer Term

Food and Drink
Shopping
Year Review
Cultural life

Full Year 7 Mandarin Curriculum (PDF) Mandarin Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Maths
Autumn Term

Law & Order
Division
Primes
Negatives

Spring Term

Fractions
Decimals
Area & Perimeter
Percentages

Summer Term

Percentages (continued)
Angles
Averages
Proportional Reasoning

Full Year 7 Maths Curriculum (PDF) Maths Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
Autumn Term

Getting to know each other
Identity and Culture

Spring Term

Life at Penrice
In an ideal world

Summer Term

Preparing for summer
Eating out

Full Year 7 MFL Curriculum (PDF) MFL Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Music
Autumn Term

The Elements of Music

Spring Term

Discovering Music

Summer Term

Exploring Ensemble Skills

Full Year 7 Music Curriculum (PDF) Music Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Physical Education (PE)
Autumn Term

Available options:
Rugby
Strength & Conditioning
Netball
Badminton
Tag Rugby
Fun Fitness
Hockey
Football

Spring Term

Available options:
Strength & Conditioning
Badminton
Football
Hockey
Athletics

Summer Term

Available options:
Athletics
Cricket
Rounders

Full Year 7 PE Curriculum PE Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Religious Education (RE) / World Views
Autumn Term

Judaism and Humanism

Spring Term

Christianity and Sikhism: A Comparative Study

Summer Term

Buddhism

Full Year 7 RE Curriculum (PDF) Religion & World Views Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Science
Autumn Term

Working scientifically
Intro into chemistry
Chemistry in action
Human body parts
Energy

Spring Term

Periodic table
Acid and alkalis
Forces
Health
Life on our planet

Summer Term

Revision and end of year exams
Space

Full Year 7 Science Curriculum (PDF) Science Curriculum for All Years (PDF)