Grade 7

Welcome to the Grade 7 page

 Below you can find out a little more about school life and what we get up to in Grade 7

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Ms Sheena Oczon

Grade 7 Teacher

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Curriculum Overview

Language Arts

Reading

  • Determine and analyse a theme over the course of a text
  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text
  • Compare and contrast a written story, with its filmed version
  • Analyse the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text
  • Determine and analyse an author’s point of view or purpose in a text

Writing

  • Support claims with reasoning and relevant evidence
  • Maintain a formal writing style
  • Include formatting, graphics, and multimedia to aid comprehension
  • Create cohesion and Clarify relationships among ideas and concepts
  • Use techniques to engage and orient the reader
  • Use transition words, phrases, and clauses to show sequence and signal shifts
  • Provide accurate conclusions
  • Generate additional questions for further research
  • Draw on texts to support analysis, reflection, and research

In addition to course text books class novels will include: 

  • Lord of the Flies (W. Golding)
  • Hatchet (G. Paulsen)

Speaking & Listening

  • Come to discussions prepared
  • Respond to, and pose questions that elicit elaboration
  • Analyse main ideas and supporting details
  • Clearly present claims and findings
  • Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks

Grammar

Students will build on grammar practice in grade 6 to include:

  • Use of Verbs – active and passive voice, and indicative, imperative, interrogative, conditional, and subjunctive
  • Use an ellipsis to indicate an omission
  • Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase
  • Use figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings
  • Interpret figures of speech
History
  • Analyze Philippine History from the pre-colonial era to Edsa I
  • Identify the major characteristics and effects of the Industrial Revolution
  • Trace the origins and development of Slavery; its effects on black Americans (region’s political, social, religious, economic, and cultural development); and identify the strategies that were used to both overturn and preserve it 
  • Identify the cause and effect in the key events of the struggle of desegregation and Civil Rights
Geography
  • Examine how Population Growth has spread throughout the world
  • Understand the key processes relating to Coastal Landforms and human use of coastal areas    
  • Interpret Maps and Diagrams
  • Understand the key processes in Weather & Climate
  • Interpret local and Global Weather Maps
  • Understand the processes that give rise to global warming and how they change over time
  • Develop knowledge of regions within Asia, to include both physical & human features    
Physical Education
  • Be able to throw and pass the ball 
  • Dribble with the dominant and non-dominant hand
  • Show skills in dribbling 
  • Apply legal underhand serving in badminton and volleyball
  • Show coordinated walking, running, jumping and landing
  • Describe and demonstrate the difference between dynamic and static stretches
  • Exhibit responsible behavior 
  • Demonstrate the importance of social interaction
Art

Drawing and Painting

  • Increase one’s understanding of the basics of drawing/painting and to produce successful work
  • Demonstrate skills and design to express and communicate meaning
  • Identify art movements and influential artists according to locations and historical periods
  • Critique works of art with reference to the elements of art and design
  • Describe criteria affecting the work of art
  • Create works of art representing subject matter and begin building a portfolio

Arts and Crafts

  • Create and utilizing materials to invent new designs
Science

Life Science 

  • Infer how traits of organisms are passed on through the transfer of genetic information during reproduction following the patterns of inheritance (genetics), variation and adaptation
  • Classify organisms using concepts in taxonomy and systematics (Plant Structure and Reproduction; Vertebrate and Invertebrate Animals) 

Physical Science

  • Understand the basic concepts behind the atomic nature of matter; describe physical and chemical properties of matter; differentiate physical and chemical changes
  • Predict the motion of objects to opposing forces (balanced or unbalanced) along the line of travel; measure, record and compute for average speed
  • Explain the basic concepts behind the atomic nature of matter (sub-atomic particles and forces, elements of the periodic table, molecules and compounds)

Earth and Space Science

  • Define heat, density and buoyancy and explain how heat is transferred in Earth’s Systems 
Mathematics

Numbers and Operations

  • Be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide integers and rational numbers

Ratios and Proportional Relationships

  • Solve Rates and   Proportionality; Proportion and Percent

Geometry

  • Model geometric figures
  • Solve Circumference, Area, and Volume

Expressions and Equations

  • Use properties of operations to generate equivalent 
  • Expressions; Solving real-life and mathematical problems using equations and inequalities

Statistics

  • Random sample and population:
  • Analyse and compare data

Probability:

  • Use Experimental probability
  • Theoretical probability and simulations
ICT

Microsoft Publisher

  • Introduce the program and its importance
  • Explore MS Publisher Toolbars
  • Discuss basic layout and format
  • Create flyers, brochures, cards, calendars, labels and newsletters

 Web Browsing Skills

  • Discuss Cyber Ethics
  • Know how to cite online sources properly

 Adobe Photoshop

  • Learn basic photo editing
KP

Language

  • Learn basic Filipino Language for Communication III Language in Mindanao

Government

  • Explain the Structure and the function of the modern Philippine Government

Geography

  • Explain the reasons why Philippines is in the ring of fire
  • Identify and interpret the location of the active volcanoes in the Philippine map

Culture/Festivals

  • Learn Filipino culture, customs, etiquette, traditions, beliefs, and practices to understand Filipinos better
  • Experience different kinds of festivals in every part of the Philippines