KS3 Curriculum Overview: Wellbeing


Year 7

Autumn Term 1

Transition and British Values

What is the core British Values?

Ethos links

Milton Keynes – Transitioning in the Watling
Character – developing aspects of Respect, Responsibility, Kindness

Knowledge & Skills

Transition to secondary school and they begin to look at the fundamental British values of Democracy, The rule of law, Individual responsibility and Mutual respect.

Emotional
  • Questioning
  • Thinking
  • Resilience
  • Perseverance
  • Noticing (finding evidence)
  • Concentrating
Cognitive
  • Making links and applying knowledge
  • Analysis and evaluation
  • Reasoning and making judgements
Social
  • Listening
  • Communicating
Reflective
  • Research
  • Collecting and using data
Assessment
Could include:
  • Significance
  • Knowledge test
  • Concepts: significance mini essay
  • Concepts: continuity and change
  • Questioning
  • Peer assessment
  • Self assessment

Autumn Term 2

Developing skills and aspirations

Where do I see myself in the future?

Ethos links

STEM – Investigating STEM related Jobs
Character – developing aspects of Respect, Responsibility, Kindness
Sustainability – Environmental impacts of jobs/careers

Knowledge & Skills

Careers, teamwork and enterprise skills, and raising aspirations

Emotional
  • Questioning
  • Thinking
  • Perseverance
  • Noticing (finding evidence)
Cognitive
  • Problem solving
  • Making links and applying knowledge
  • Reasoning and making judgements
Social
  • Listening
  • Communicating
  • Planning and organisation
Reflective
  • Research
  • Collecting and using data
Assessment
Could include:
  • Significance
  • Knowledge test
  • Concepts: significance mini essay
  • Concepts: continuity and change
  • Questioning
  • Peer assessment
  • Self assessment

Spring Term 1

Diversity

What are the similarities, differences and diversity among people?

Ethos links

Milton Keynes – Looking at how diverse Milton Keynes is, compared to the national average
Character – developing aspects of Respect, Responsibility, Kindness

Knowledge & Skills

Diversity, prejudice, and bullying.

Emotional
  • Questioning
  • Thinking
  • Resilience
  • Perseverance
  • Noticing (finding evidence)
  • Concentrating
Cognitive
  • Making links and applying knowledge
  • Analysis and evaluation
  • Reasoning and making judgements
Social
  • Listening
  • Communicating
Reflective
  • Collecting and using data
Assessment
Could include:
  • Significance
  • Knowledge test
  • Concepts: significance mini essay
  • Concepts: continuity and change
  • Questioning
  • Peer assessment
  • Self assessment

Spring Term 2

Health and puberty

How do we make healthy lifestyle choices?

Ethos links

Milton Keynes – Knowing where to seek help (services in MK)
Character – developing aspects of Respect, Responsibility, Kindness

Knowledge & Skills

Healthy routines, influences on health, puberty, unwanted contact, and FGM

Emotional
  • Questioning
  • Thinking
  • Resilience
  • Perseverance
Cognitive
  • Creating, imagining, innovating
  • Making links and applying knowledge
  • Analysis and evaluation
  • Reasoning and making judgements
Social
  • Listening
  • Communicating
Reflective
  • Planning & organisation
  • Self-regulation
  • Learning from mistakes
  • Research
  • Collecting and using data
Assessment
Could include:
  • Significance
  • Knowledge test
  • Concepts: significance mini essay
  • Concepts: continuity and change
  • Questioning
  • Peer assessment
  • Self assessment

Summer Term 1

Building relationships

How do we recognise healthy and unhealthy relationships?

Ethos links

Character – developing aspects of Respect, Responsibility, Kindness

Knowledge & Skills

Self-worth, romance and friendships (including online) and relationship boundaries

Emotional
  • Questioning
  • Thinking
  • Resilience
  • Perseverance
Cognitive
  • Analysis and evaluation
  • Reasoning and making judgements
Social
  • Listening
  • Communicating
  • Planning and organisation
  • Leadership
Reflective
  • Learning from mistakes
  • Collecting and using data
Assessment
Could include:
  • Significance
  • Knowledge test
  • Concepts: significance mini essay
  • Concepts: continuity and change
  • Questioning
  • Peer assessment
  • Self assessment

Summer Term 2

Financial decision making

How do we make safe financial choice?

Ethos links

Milton Keynes – Finances (Santander)
Character – developing aspects of Respect, Responsibility, Kindness

Knowledge & Skills

Saving, borrowing, budgeting and making financial choices

Emotional
  • Noticing (finding evidence)
Cognitive
  • Creating, imagining, innovating
  • Risk-taking
  • Problem solving
  • Making links and applying knowledge
  • Analysis and evaluation
  • Reasoning and making judgements
Social
  • Planning and organisation
Reflective
  • Planning & organisation
  • Self-regulation
  • Learning from mistakes
  • Research
  • Collecting and using data
Assessment
Could include:
  • Significance
  • Knowledge test
  • Concepts: significance mini essay
  • Concepts: continuity and change
  • Questioning
  • Peer assessment
  • Self assessment

Year 8

Autumn Term 1

Drugs and alcohol

What are the main effects of, and the laws relating to, alcohol, tobacco and other legal and illegal drugs?

Ethos links

Milton Keynes – County lines, gang culture in MK
Character – developing aspects of Respect, Responsibility, Kindness

Knowledge & Skills

Alcohol and drug misuse and pressures relating to drug use

Emotional
  • Questioning
  • Thinking
  • Resilience
  • Perseverance
Cognitive
  • Making links and applying knowledge
  • Reasoning and making judgements
Social
  • Listening
  • Communicating
Reflective
  • Planning & organisation
  • Self-regulation
  • Learning from mistakes
  • Collecting and using data
Assessment
Could include:
  • Significance
  • Knowledge test
  • Concepts: significance mini essay
  • Concepts: continuity and change
  • Questioning
  • Peer assessment

Autumn Term 2

Community and careers

What are my options beyond school?

Ethos links

STEM – Investigating STEM related Jobs
Character – developing aspects of Respect, Responsibility, Kindness
Sustainability – Environmental impacts of jobs/careers
Milton Keynes – Jobs and businesses in Milton Keynes

Knowledge & Skills

Equality of opportunity in careers and life choices, and different types and patterns of work

Emotional
  • Questioning
  • Thinking
  • Resilience
  • Perseverance
Cognitive
  • Creating, imagining, innovating
  • Risk-taking
  • Problem solving
  • Making links and applying knowledge
Social
  • Planning and organisation
  • Leadership
Reflective
  • Planning & organisation
  • Self-regulation
  • Research
  • Collecting and using data
Assessment
Could include:
  • Significance
  • Knowledge test
  • Concepts: significance mini essay
  • Concepts: continuity and change
  • Questioning
  • Peer assessment

Spring Term 1

Discrimination

What are the different forms of discrimination?

Ethos links

Milton Keynes – Looking at how diverse Milton Keynes is, compared to the national average
Character – developing aspects of Respect, Responsibility, Kindness

Knowledge & Skills

Discrimination in all its forms, including: racism, religious discrimination, disability, discrimination, sexism, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia

Emotional
  • Questioning
  • Thinking
  • Resilience
  • Perseverance
  • Noticing (finding evidence)
  • Concentrating
Cognitive
  • Making links and applying knowledge
  • Analysis and evaluation
  • Reasoning and making judgements
Social
  • Listening
  • Communicating
Reflective
  • Planning & organisation
  • Self-regulation
  • Learning from mistakes
  • Research
  • Collecting and using data
Assessment
Could include:
  • Significance
  • Knowledge test
  • Concepts: significance mini essay
  • Concepts: continuity and change
  • Questioning
  • Peer assessment

Spring Term 2

Emotional wellbeing

How do we cope when our mental health is low?

Ethos links

Milton Keynes – Knowing where to seek help (services in MK)
Character – developing aspects of Respect, Responsibility, Kindness

Knowledge & Skills

Mental health and emotional wellbeing, including body image and coping strategies

Emotional
  • Questioning
  • Thinking
  • Resilience
  • Perseverance
  • Concentrating
Cognitive
  • Creating, imagining, innovating
  • Problem solving
  • Making links and applying knowledge
  • Analysis and evaluation
  • Reasoning and making judgements
Social
  • Listening
  • Communicating
Reflective
  • Planning & organisation
  • Self-regulation
  • Learning from mistakes
Assessment
Could include:
  • Significance
  • Knowledge test
  • Concepts: significance mini essay
  • Concepts: continuity and change
  • Questioning
  • Peer assessment

Summer Term 1

Identity and relationships

What is the difference between Gender and sexuality?

Ethos links

Character – developing aspects of Respect, Responsibility, Kindness

Knowledge & Skills

Gender identity, sexual orientation, consent, ‘sexting’, and an introduction to contraception

Emotional
  • Questioning
  • Thinking
  • Resilience
  • Perseverance
  • Concentrating
Cognitive
  • Problem solving
  • Making links and applying knowledge
  • Analysis and evaluation
  • Reasoning and making judgements
Social
  • Listening
  • Communicating
  • Planning and organisation
  • Leadership
Reflective
  • Planning & organisation
Assessment
Could include:
  • Significance
  • Knowledge test
  • Concepts: significance mini essay
  • Concepts: continuity and change
  • Questioning
  • Peer assessment

Summer Term 2

Digital literacy

How do we stay safe online?

Ethos links

Character – developing aspects of Respect, Responsibility, Kindness

Knowledge & Skills

Online safety, digital literacy, media reliability, and gambling hooks

Emotional
  • Questioning
  • Thinking
  • Resilience
  • Perseverance
Cognitive
  • Creating, imagining, innovating
  • Problem solving
  • Analysis and evaluation
  • Reasoning and making judgements
Social
  • Listening
  • Communicating
Reflective
  • Planning & organisation
  • Self-regulation
  • Learning from mistakes
  • Research
Assessment
Could include:
  • Significance
  • Knowledge test
  • Concepts: significance mini essay
  • Concepts: continuity and change
  • Questioning
  • Peer assessment

Year 9

Autumn Term 1

Peer influence, substance use and gangs

What is exploitation within gang culture?

Ethos links

Milton Keynes – Looking at the gang culture within Milton Keynes (MK8, MK5 etc)
Character – developing aspects of Respect, Responsibility, Kindness

Knowledge & Skills

Healthy and unhealthy friendships, assertiveness, substance misuse, and gang exploitation

Emotional
  • Questioning
  • Thinking
  • Resilience
  • Perseverance
  • Noticing (finding evidence)
  • Concentrating
Cognitive
  • Creating, imagining, innovating
  • Risk-taking
  • Problem solving
  • Making links and applying knowledge
  • Reasoning and making judgements
Social
  • Listening
  • Communicating
Reflective
  • Planning & organisation
  • Self-regulation
  • Learning from mistakes
  • Research
Assessment
Could include:
  • Significance
  • Knowledge test
  • Concepts: significance mini essay
  • Concepts: continuity and change
  • Questioning
  • Peer assessment
  • Self assessment

Autumn Term 2

Setting goals

How will my options effect my future?

Ethos links

STEM – Investigating STEM related Jobs
Character – developing aspects of Respect, Responsibility, Kindness
Sustainability – Environmental impacts of jobs/careers

Knowledge & Skills

Learning strengths, career options and goal setting as part of the GCSE options process

Emotional
  • Questioning
  • Thinking
  • Resilience
  • Perseverance
  • Concentrating
Cognitive
  • Creating, imagining, innovating
  • Making links and applying knowledge
  • Analysis and evaluation
  • Reasoning and making judgements
Social
  • Listening
  • Communicating
Reflective
  • Planning & organisation
  • Self-regulation
  • Learning from mistakes
  • Research
  • Collecting and using data
Assessment
Could include:
  • Significance
  • Knowledge test
  • Concepts: significance mini essay
  • Concepts: continuity and change
  • Questioning
  • Peer assessment
  • Self assessment

Spring Term 1

Respectful relationships

How can conflicts arise in relationships and what are some strategies for conflict resolution?

Ethos links

Character – developing aspects of Respect, Responsibility, Kindness

Knowledge & Skills

Families and parenting, healthy relationships, conflict resolution, and relationship changes

Emotional
  • Questioning
  • Thinking
  • Resilience
  • Perseverance
  • Noticing (finding evidence)
  • Concentrating
Cognitive
  • Problem solving
  • Making links and applying knowledge
  • Analysis and evaluation
  • Reasoning and making judgements
Social
  • Listening
  • Communicating
Reflective
  • Planning & organisation
  • Self-regulation
  • Learning from mistakes
Assessment
Could include:
  • Significance
  • Knowledge test
  • Concepts: significance mini essay
  • Concepts: continuity and change
  • Questioning
  • Peer assessment
  • Self assessment

Spring Term 2

Healthy lifestyle

How does diet and exercise create a healthy lifestyle?

Ethos links

Milton Keynes – understanding different facilities available in MK
Character – developing aspects of Respect, Responsibility, Kindness

Knowledge & Skills

Diet, exercise, lifestyle balance and healthy choices, and first aid

Emotional
  • Questioning
  • Thinking
  • Resilience
  • Perseverance
  • Noticing (finding evidence)
  • Concentrating
Cognitive
  • Creating, imagining, innovating
  • Making links and applying knowledge
  • Analysis and evaluation
Social
  • Listening
  • Communicating
Reflective
  • Planning & organisation
  • Self-regulation
  • Learning from mistakes
Assessment
Could include:
  • Significance
  • Knowledge test
  • Concepts: significance mini essay
  • Concepts: continuity and change
  • Questioning
  • Peer assessment
  • Self assessment

Summer Term 1

Intimate relationships

What is consent?

Ethos links

Character – developing aspects of Respect, Responsibility, Kindness

Knowledge & Skills

Relationships and sex education including consent, contraception, the risks of STIs, and attitudes to pornography

Emotional
  • Questioning
  • Thinking
  • Resilience
  • Perseverance
Cognitive
  • Creating, imagining, innovating
  • Problem solving
  • Making links and applying knowledge
  • Reasoning and making judgements
Social
  • Listening
  • Communicating
Reflective
  • Planning & organisation
  • Self-regulation
  • Learning from mistakes
Assessment
Could include:
  • Significance
  • Knowledge test
  • Concepts: significance mini essay
  • Concepts: continuity and change
  • Questioning
  • Peer assessment
  • Self assessment

Summer Term 2

Employability skills

How does our online presence affect our employability?

Ethos links

Character – developing aspects of Respect, Responsibility, Kindness

Knowledge & Skills

Employability and online presence

Emotional
  • Perseverance
  • Noticing (finding evidence)
  • Concentrating
Cognitive
  • Creating, imagining, innovating
  • Risk-taking
  • Problem solving
  • Making links and applying knowledge
  • Analysis and evaluation
  • Reasoning and making judgements
Social
  • Listening
  • Communicating
  • Planning and organisation
  • Leadership
Reflective
  • Learning from mistakes
  • Research
  • Collecting and using data
Assessment
Could include:
  • Significance
  • Knowledge test
  • Concepts: significance mini essay
  • Concepts: continuity and change
  • Questioning
  • Peer assessment
  • Self assessment
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