Year 7

PSHE/ Citizenship- Hope

Focus: Pupils will consider the issue of bullying and the effect this has on the lives of young people.

Brief outline of activities: Hope is a drama specially commissioned by The Take Away Theatre Company.  Both powerful and entertaining it tells the story of three young people whose lives are affected by bullying.

Learning Objectives:

1. To recognise when pressure from others threatens safety of yourself and others and to develop effective ways of resisting peer pressure.

2. To recognise the difference between right and wrong and understand the consequences of their actions and behavior.

3. To realise that problems must be shared and brought out into the open in order to deal with them effectively and a problem is never too big to be solved.


Citizenship - Cultural Diversity

Focus: Pupils will consider the issue of stigmatising behaviour and the effect this has on the lives of young people.

Brief outline of activities:helps young people to explore terms such as refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. The workshop will help develop understanding on why someone might have to flee their home and help young people to empathise with people arriving in a new place. The group will also analyse and discuss the harmful effects of stigmatising behaviour.

Learning Objectives:

1. To recognise the similarities and differences among people of different races and culture.

2. To understand the potential tensions between cultural expectations and practices.

3. To understand the impact of stereotyping and discriminating on individuals and communities.


PSHE/ Citizenship- Urban Camouflage

Focus: Road safety as a passenger and pedestrian.

Brief outline of activities: Pupils will be involved in a workshop run by Wigan Road Safety Unit. They will explore ‘risk and responsibility’.  Pupils to complete a variety of interactive tasks based on different scenarios.

Learning Objectives:

1. To recognise and manage risk and maker safer choices whilst in public.

2. To recognise when pressure from others threatens their personal safety and the safety of others.

3. Develop effective ways of resisting pressures knowing the difference between right and wrong and to understand the consequences of their actions and behaviour.


Citizenship-Basic First Aid/ CPR training

Focus: Have the knowledge, skills and understanding of basic first aid and CPR in order to play a full and active part in society.

Brief outline of activities: Pupils will take part in a number of activities that will cover basic first aid/ CPR training and build their confidence and willingness to help in a first aid emergency, including those related to knife crime or drug and alcohol use. Pupils will learn first aid skills such as unresponsive and breathing, unresponsive and not breathing.

Learning Objectives:

1. Pupils will understand the importance of the willingness to help others and have the confidence to do this demonstrating the ways in which citizens work together.

2. Use a range of social skills in order to help others and know how to respond in an emergency.


PSHE/ Citizenship - Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Focus: How to enjoy keeping fit and the impact it has on our mental wellbeing

Brief outline of activities: Pupils will be involved in different activities within their PE lessons which will focus on alternative ‘fun’ ways to be physically active and enhance fitness, encouraging lifelong participation. They will explore the benefits activity has on the body and particularly their mental wellbeing.

Learning Objectives:

1. Pupils will understand what physical health and mental wellbeing are to give them the information that they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing.

2. Pupils will know that mental wellbeing is a normal part of daily life, in the same way as physical health and that the two are interlinked, and it is important that good physical health contributes to good mental wellbeing, and vice versa.

3. The benefits of physical exercise, time outdoors, community participation, voluntary and service-based activity on mental wellbeing and happiness.


PSHE/ Citizenship - Knife Crime

Focus: Developing a safer lifestyle and prepare pupils to take their place in society as responsible citizens

Brief outline of activities: Pupils will explore the issues around crime, particularly knife crime and how it can affect their lives and the lives of others around them.  Pupils will also gain an insight of the consequences of committing knife crimes and the roles of the police and the operation of courts and tribunals.

Learning Objectives:

1. To develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the role of the law and the justice system in our society and how laws are enforced.

2. To recognise when pressure from others threatens their personal safety and develop effective ways of resisting pressures whilst making safer choices thinking about the long and short term consequences when making decisions.

PSHE - Facts of Life

Focus: To get a better understanding of the importance of relationships and how we can be a good friend to others.

Brief outline of activities: Pupils to watch a performance called ‘The Facts of life’, which explores friendships, new beginnings, bullying, aspiration and the impact of social media on relationships.

Learning Objectives:

1. To consider why friendships that they have formed are successful and how they may change as pupils mature as they progress through their academic career.

2. To be able to talk about relationships and feelings and consider the importance of qualities such as trust and honesty.


The Man From The Council

Focus: Road safety.

Brief outline of activities: Pupils will be involved in a production run by MOMO Theatre Company. They will explore how to travel to school safely and also environmentally friendly.

Learning Objectives:

1. To recognise and manage risk and maker safer choices whilst in public.

2. To recognise when pressure from others threatens their personal safety and the safety of others.

3. Develop effective ways of resisting pressures knowing the difference between right and wrong and to understand the consequences of their actions and behaviour.

Citizenship

 

Geography: An investigation into the impact of an urban regeneration project on different groups of people.

This is an empathy activity, where you will be organised into groups and given roles and respond to a development project. Roles include local shopkeepers, property developers, young married couples, government corporations and high-tech companies.

English: First News

You will use First news to introduce print media and types of articles and news stories.

History: How is Britain Governed?

You will improve your knowledge of how Britain is governed by carrying out independent research on a key figure in the British government.

Year 8

 

PSHE - The Trouble with Max

Focus: Pupils will explore the wide and varied pressures that they face in their lives.

Brief outline of activities: Pupils will watch a comedy-drama aimed at exploring pressures that surround young people including gender roles and identity, development of sexuality, body image, eating disorders, depression, media and social media. The session will help young people to reveal some of the lies that exist around their lives.

Learning Objectives:

1. Pupils will explore their own Identity including their personal qualities, attitudes, skills, attributes and achievements and what influences these.

2. Recognising and managing peer influence and the need for peer approval, including evaluating perceived social norms.


PSHE/ Citizenship-Knife Crime

Focus: Developing a safer lifestyle and prepare pupils to take their place in society as responsible citizens

Brief outline of activities: Pupils will explore the issues around crime, particularly knife crime and how it can affect their lives and the lives of others around them.  Pupils will also gain an insight of the consequences of committing knife crimes and the roles of the police and the operation of courts and tribunals.

Learning Objectives:

1. To develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the role of the law and the justice system in our society and how laws are enforced.

2. To recognise when pressure from others threatens their personal safety and develop effective ways of resisting pressures whilst making safer choices thinking about the long and short term consequences when making decisions.


PSHE/ Citizenship - Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Focus: How to enjoy keeping fit and the impact it has on our mental wellbeing

Brief outline of activities: Pupils will be involved in different activities within their PE lessons which will focus on alternative ‘fun’ ways to be physically active and enhance fitness, encouraging lifelong participation. They will explore the benefits activity has on the body and particularly their mental wellbeing.

Learning Objectives:

1. Pupils will understand what physical health and mental wellbeing are to give them the information that they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing.

2. Pupils will know that mental wellbeing is a normal part of daily life, in the same way as physical health and that the two are interlinked, and it is important that good physical health contributes to good mental wellbeing, and vice versa.

3. The benefits of physical exercise, time outdoors, community participation, voluntary and service-based activity on mental wellbeing and happiness.


Citizenship - Basic First Aid/ CPR training

Focus: Have the knowledge, skills and understanding of basic first aid and CPR in order to play a full and active part in society.

Brief outline of activities: Pupils will take part in a number of activities that will cover basic first aid/ CPR training and build their confidence and willingness to help in a first aid emergency, including those related to knife crime or drug and alcohol use. Pupils will briefly recap first aid skills such as unresponsive and breathing, unresponsive and not breathing and will focus on burns, bleeding, seizures and head injuries.

Learning Objectives:

1.Pupils will understand the importance of the willingness to help others and have the confidence to do this demonstrating the ways in which citizens work together.

2.Use a range of social skills in order to help others and know how to respond in an emergency.


PSHE/Citizenship - The Man From The Council

Focus: Road safety.

Brief outline of activities: Pupils will be involved in a production run by MOMO Theatre Company. They will explore how to travel to school safely and also environmentally friendly.

Learning Objectives:

1.To recognise and manage risk and maker safer choices whilst in public.

2.To recognise when pressure from others threatens their personal safety and the safety of others.

3.Develop effective ways of resisting pressures knowing the difference between right and wrong and to understand the consequences of their actions and behaviour.

 
Citizenship

 

Geography: Should we continue to use fossil fuels to generate electricity in the future?

Using a variety of evidence, you will produce a written argument developing your views on the issue. By using specific examples, you will develop an opinion and justify your viewpoint. You will be assessed on your ability to produce a balanced argument using evidence to explain and justify opinions.

English

You will consider, explain and engage in debate and views about the media, developing your understanding of opinion and bias.

History: How do you become a member of Parliament?

You will learn about the electoral system and importance of voting.  You will be taught about how people become an MP and then put this knowledge into practice by working in groups, creating your own political parties, selecting your policies and preparing a manifesto for one of your group who will stand as a candidate in a mock class election.

Year 9

 

PSHE - Love, Honour, Cherish

 

Focus: To understand the influences which affect attitudes, values and behaviour.

 

Brief outline of activities: Pupils to watch a performance called ‘Love, Honour, Cherish’ which explores peer pressure, relationships, sexting and the impact of the media. It promotes the virtue of chastity, love and marriage.

 

Learning Objectives:

1.To think about the long and short term consequences when making decisions about personal health.

2.To understand the concept of early sexual activity and pregnancy.

3.To be able to talk about relationships and feelings and to recognise influences, pressures and sources of help and respond to them appropriately.

 

PSHE/ Citizenship - Crime Day/ Knife Crime

 

Focus: Developing a safer lifestyle and prepare pupils to take their place in society as responsible citizens

 

Brief outline of activities: Pupils will explore the issues around crime, examining the different aspects of crime and how it can affect their lives and the lives of others around them.  Pupils will also gain an insight of the consequences of committing such crimes and the roles of the police and the operation of courts and tribunals.

 

Learning Objectives:

1. To develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the role of the law and the justice system in our society and how laws are enforced.

2.To recognise when pressure from others threatens their personal safety and develop effective ways of resisting pressures whilst making safer choices thinking about the long and short term consequences when making decisions.


PSHE/ Citizenship - Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

 

Focus: How to enjoy keeping fit and the impact it has on our mental wellbeing

 

Brief outline of activities: Pupils will be involved in different activities within their PE lessons which will focus on alternative ‘fun’ ways to be physically active and enhance fitness, encouraging lifelong participation. They will explore the benefits activity has on the body and particularly their mental wellbeing.

 

Learning Objectives:

1.Pupils will understand what physical health and mental wellbeing are to give them the information that they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing.

2.Pupils will know that mental wellbeing is a normal part of daily life, in the same way as physical health and that the two are interlinked, and it is important that good physical health contributes to good mental wellbeing, and vice versa.

3.The benefits of physical exercise, time outdoors, community participation, voluntary and service-based activity on mental wellbeing and happiness.


Citizenship - Basic First Aid/ CPR training

 

Focus: Have the knowledge, skills and understanding of basic first aid and CPR in order to play a full and active part in society.

 

Brief outline of activities: Pupils will take part in a number of activities that will cover basic first aid/ CPR training and build their confidence and willingness to help in a first aid emergency, including those related to knife crime or drug and alcohol use. Pupils will briefly recap first aid skills such as unresponsive and breathing, unresponsive and not breathing and will focus on burns, bleeding, seizures and head injuries.

 

Learning Objectives:

1.Pupils will understand the importance of the willingness to help others and have the confidence to do this demonstrating the ways in which citizens work together.

2.Use a range of social skills in order to help others and know how to respond in an emergency.

 

Citizenship

 

Geography: Is immigration a good thing for the UK?

Using a variety of resources, including poetry, debate and images, you will develop a clear opinion and justify it with specific evidence. Myths are quickly dispelled and all ideas and arguments MUST be evidenced with facts.  You will be assessed on your ability to express an opinion through presentations in groups. Each opinion can be challenged by peers in a structured debate and this also forms part of the formal assessment.

English

You will respond to current affairs topics/issues and discuss and evaluate opinions, arguments and present your ideas.

History: How can pressure groups influence the government?

You will improve your knowledge of how pressure groups can influence the government. You will improve your communication and presentation skills by representing one pressure group in a case study.  For example, the legal age for drinking alcohol should be set at (18 or 21)?