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Year 7 Learning

Year seven students at Chaffey Secondary College complete a range of subjects over the year. Some subjects run for the entire year while overs run for a term or semester.
Year Long Subjects

English

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening

English in year 7 2014 will focus on 3 main areas: writing, reading and speaking and listening. Each term students will extend what they already know about different text types (or the way different forms of writing are set out e.g. narrative, letter etc). They will then get the opportunity to put that learning into practise by writing a narrative, information report, persuasive essay and even a text response (something that may be new to many students but don’t panic you will learn all about it).

Students will be given time to enjoy and share the vast amount of interesting books the school library has. They will even get to write blurbs about their favourite books so that others can enjoy them also. The other area that English focuses on is speaking and listening. This will happen nearly every day in the classroom without you knowing and  will also be in the form of debating and learning to have confidence  speaking in front of the class. Year 7 English in 2014 at Chaffey Secondary College is going to involve many different things so get ready and let’s learn together.

Mathematics
  • Number and Algebra
  • Measurement and Geometry
  • Statistics and Probability

Students are encouraged to explore the world of mathematics through activities based around number, algebra, geometry, data, and statistics. Year 7 students are given the opportunity to learn maths in different ways and are also offered assistance through special numeracy support classes. Mathematics is more then just giving an answer to a question with numbers in it. Real Mathematician's need to be able to understand how and why the mathematics works.

In year 7 there will be a particular focus on problem solving skills and being able to explain mathematical concepts. It wont be uncommon to spend multiplle lessons on a single idea to make sure you really understand what is going on. When you understand you can answer those maths questions with ease. Students will also learn to write a report like a mathematician.

Science
  • Science Understanding
  • Science as a Human Endeavor
  • Science Inquiry Skills

Information Coming Soon.

Health and PE
  • Movement and Physical Activity
  • Health Knowledge and Promotion

Information Coming Soon.

Managed Individual Pathways (MIPS)
  • Careers and Pathways
  • Well being
  • Thinking Processes
Year 7 MIPS is about setting you up for high school life. This subject will help you stay organised throughout the year. You will also create an annotated learning journal that you must show your parents in a student led conference at the end of every term. Along the way we will also set learning goals and work towards meeting them. Year 7 MIPS will focus on how behaviour and attitude can affect your personal performance. We will look at how to get along with a range of other people. From time to time there will be information sessions provide about growing up and remaining a positive happy individual.
Term or Semester Long Subjects

Design, Creativity and Technology

  • Woodwork
  • Food
  • Textiles
  • Electronics

Information Coming Soon.

Humanities

  • Geography
  • History
  • Economics
  • Civics

Each term in Humanities, year 7 students will build on prior knowledge in the fields of Geography, History, Economics and Civics. Humanities is the study of people so when we study each of these areas we are really looking at people in different ways. Civics is about getting involved in your community and understanding how the government works. History is about understanding how we know about the past and understanding how the past has shaped societies around the world. When studying economics you will learn things like making good choices with your money and understanding how people buy and sell goods and services. When we get to geography we will learn about the many uses of water in our world and what makes a place liveable.

In each of these four units you will be asked to develop your inquiry skills further. The skills you will develop including asking questions and planning investigations. Other skills you will develop include, researching for answer to the questions you come up with, Analysing the information you find, communicating what you find to others in the form of a writing piece and reflecting on how you went in this entire process.

Languages Other than English (LOTE)

  • Barkinji
  • Italian
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese

Information Coming Soon.

The Arts

  • Visual Art
  • Drama
  • Music

All Year 7's have a term of Music where students explore rhythm through body percussion and playing different types of drums. Students learn how to play simple melodies on the keyboards as well as  learning several songs as a class band. We even explore Music Technology where students are able to create their own songs using MixCraft software.  All Year 7's are encouraged to learn an instrument throughout the year as part of our Instrumental Program. Students have the choice of learning saxophone, trumpet, clarinet, flute, guitar, bass guitar, singing, and drums/percussion.

More Information Coming Soon.

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