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Year 7

Year 7 Reporting & Assessment

Please click on the link below for more information on each subject.

In year 7 students follow a practical based course in our laboratories. Students learn to use a range of laboratory equipment and discover how to plan, carry out and evaluate, simple fair test experiments. This covers the ‘Nature of Science’ strand of the New Zealand curriculum.

Students follow the following courses: ‘Introduction to Living World’ from of the ‘Living World’ strand of the New Zealand curriculum; ‘Separating Mixtures’ from the ‘Material World’ strand of the New Zealand National curriculum; ‘Forces’ from the ‘Physical world’ strand of the New Zealand curriculum. 

Music

Theory

Students learn to read and write musical notation and understand the basic rudiments of music.

Musical Knowledge

Students learn about instruments of the Orchestra in Year 7 and Maori music in Year 8. They learn through discussion, written tasks, research and listening exercises.

Keyboard

Students are taught basic keyboard skills and how to put their music theory knowledge into practice by reading notation.

Guitar

Students are taught basic guitar skills and how to perform songs using chords (Year 7) and tablature (Year 8).

 

Year 7 Languages

Speaking

  • Foundation – Lacks the knowledge to communicate using simple words and phrases.
  • Stage 1- Develops confidence in responding to simple words and phrases.
  • Stage 2 – Speaks with confidence in responding to simple words, phrases and questions.
  • Stage 3 – Speaks confidently responding to simple words, phrases and questions.
  • Stage 4 – Speaks confidently using good pronunciation when responding to simple set phrases or questions.

Reading

  • Foundation – Demonstrates difficulty in comprehending simple texts.
  • Stage 1 – Identifies some main details from simple texts.
  • Stage 2 – Identifies main details from simple texts.
  • Stage 3 – Identifies main details and ideas from simple texts.
  • Stage 4 – Identifies main details and ideas from longer simple texts.
 

Visual Art

Developing Practical Knowledge

Students develop practical skills through the exploration of a variety of art materials, tools and techniques. Students apply learnt knowledge of art elements and processes to make images and objects.

Developing Ideas

Students generate ideas in response to a variety of motivations. Imagination and invention with materials is used to develop ideas further.

Observational Drawing

Students use pencil mark making skills to make observational drawings showing shape, form, texture and pattern.

Camp Landscapes

Students create an oil pastel landscape developed from images from Shakespear Park. They are asked to use a variety of mark making techniques to depict different landscape features and blend colours.

Animal Skins

Students develop compositions from animal skin texture drawings. They use colour paper to refine their designs

  • For an explanation of National Standards please click here +
  • For an explanation of National Standards in Korean click here +
  • For an explanation of National Standards in Chinese click here +
  • How to understand the Progress Monitoring Reports at Year 7 & 8 click here +
  • For an explanation regarding PAT Testing click here +
  • An explanation of Key Competencies click here +
  • Understanding Curriculum Levels 3B 3P etc click here +
  • Understanding AsTTle Testing click here +