KS3 Enrichment Curriculum Intent
The enrichment curriculum provides a broad and balanced selection of topics which can further develop students’ awareness of themselves and the world around them – life skills for both now and for the future post 16.
Creative Arts Year 7
The aim of Creative arts is:
To enable students to further their appreciation and enjoyment of art and design.
To allow students to explore and engage with a range of different art media and disciplines outside of the art curriculum.
To provide students with the fundamental skills, knowledge and understanding to use their creativity as a means of self-expression.
|Autumn 2||Character Design|
|Spring 1||Character Design|
|Spring 2||Print Making|
|Summer 1||Felt Making|
|Summer 2||Model Making|
Music Year 8 & 9
The aim of Music Enrichment is to
- Introduce and enjoy a range of musical instruments
- Consolidate knowledge and learn new terms e.g. piano/ forte.
- Learn about the origin of djembe drumming and basic techniques
- Investigate body percussion; Discover the origins of HAKA
- Learn about call and response
- Discover the origin of RAP and modern day applications - Hamilton the musical.
- Discover the origins of Samba - Use simple instruments to produce samba rhythms
|Half term 1||African Drumming - Djembe|
|Half term 2||The Voice an Body Percussion|
|Half term 3||Samba|
Media Year 8 & 9
The aim of media is:
- To provide a platform to create 4 different media projects over the half year
- To design film posters; Designing Sway (Microsoft) websites; Design and Gaming
|Half Term 1||Creating a Poster|
|Half Term 2||Stop Motion Animation|
|Half Term 3||Photography|
PE Year 8 & 9
The aim of PE enrichment is:
- To allow student to access physical education and physical activity in a recreational and enjoyable way
- To develop social skills such as teamwork and a supportive mind-set using team sports and adapted activities.
Activities include multi skills, boccia, football and seated volleyball amongst other activities as and when deemed necessary.
|Half Term 1||Sportsmanship|
|Half Term 2||Refereeing, Umpiring & Competition|
|Half Term 3||Leading & Coaching|
Promoting a healthy lifestyle by providing opportunities to engage in enjoyable sporting activities
Drama Year 8 & 9
The Aim of Drama Enrichment is:
To investigate the genre and asked what distinctive features/ characters plot lines etc. it may have.
- To allow students to individually develop their own characters to fit the genre
- To work as a group and to have planned a storyboard
- To act out a short dramatisation.
- To focus on the skills of team work and cooperation & self and peer evaluation
- To appreciate what makes for a successful character improvisation.
Students are encouraged to reflect on their use of facial expressions and body language, dialogue and use of props.
|Half Term 1||Superheroes|
|Half Term 2||Soaps|
|Half Term 3||Murder Mystery|
Choir Year 8 & 9
To enable students to develop an appreciation and enjoyment of music
To enable students to learn new pieces of music and sing these as part of a group
To enable students to perform in concert settings throughout the year to an audience.
To develop confidence when singing in front of an audience.
The choir is made up of students invited to attend as it involves being able to work as part of a team and to be able to learn and sing songs.
Money Skills Year 8 & 9
The aims of this subject are:
- To know/recognise coins and notes of different values.
- To know where money comes from.
- To know how to add up coins.â¯
- To know how get change from coins (to know how much is spent and how much is left)
- To know how to use coins to pay for shopping.â¯â¯
- To know how to make simple choices about money.
- To know what choices can be made with pocket money.
|Half-Term 1||Managing Money|
|Half-Term 2||Making Choices on Spending and Saving|
|Half-Term 3||Keeping Money Safe|