This section covers the QCA Key Stage 3 unit of work
7L 'The Solar System and beyond' through an 'ideas and
evidence' approach. It is a unique opportunity to use
contemporary information and images that are updated
regularly on this dedicated website for Year 7 pupils.
Each lesson is designed to last an hour, but can be
extended if necessary. The teacher notes offer additional
guidance on the lesson plans and include ideas for differentiation,
possible homework, a list of resources needed and details
of useful websites. Background information to support
teachers is also available.
All lesson plans include lesson objectives (WALT) and
differentiated outcomes (WILF). Suggested starter and
plenary activities are included as well as the main
Lessons 1 and 2 should be taught first to consolidate
Key Stage 2 work. Lesson 3 can be delivered at any stage
as it offers opportunities to consolidate or extend
pupil learning. Lessons 4 and 5 focus on historical
evidence. Lesson 6 needs to be delivered before Lesson
Lessons 8 and 9 give pupils opportunities to communicate
their work creatively.They also allow pupils to revisit
concepts that may need further work.
Appropriate SAT questions can be found in the table
below and can be used for assessment.