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Year 8

 

Year 8 Reporting & Assessment

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

 

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 8 Languages (Maori, Japanese and Spanish)

Listening

  • Foundation –Lacks understanding of key words and simple phrases.
  • Stage 1-Developing an understanding of simple words and phrases.
  • Stage 2 - Understands and responds to simple words and phrases.
  • Stage 3 - Understands and responds to phrases and information.
  • Stage 4 - Understands and responds to longer phrases and information.

Writing

  • Foundation –Lacks an awareness of simple sentence structures.
  • Stage 1 - Beginning to develop an awareness of simple sentence structures.
  • Stage 2 - Applies knowledge about structures to write phrases and sentences.
  • Stage 3 - Applies knowledge about vocabulary and structures to write phrases and sentences accurately.
  • Stage 4 - Applies knowledge about vocabulary and structures to vary written phrases and sentences.

 

Drama

Developing Practical Knowledge

Students will be able to use techniques of Drama to perform a variety of scenes.

Developing Ideas

Students develop and record information relating to a series of scenes which they have created.

Communicating and Interpreting

Students will be able to communicate their ideas and interpret from a variety of conventions and scenes that have been created.

 

Science

Attitude for Sciences

Aggregated grade of

  1. Cooperates with others
  2. Respects the learning environment
  3. Participates in the lessons
  4. Works quietly, listens and seated throughout lesson
  5. Raises hand patiently for help
  6. Has pride and care in work

Equipment for Sciences

Aggregated grade of

  1. Book brought to class regularly
  2. Book set out as required
  3. Writing materials brought regularly
  4. Lab equipment treated with respect
  5. Lab equipment returned cleaned
  6. Work space left clean on departure

Class work for Sciences

Aggregated grade of

  1. Punctual
  2. Settles to task, books out
  3. LO and Do Now entered into book
  4. Engagement
  5. Records Homework
  6. Orderly, tidy finish to lesson

Homework for Sciences

Our homework is found in both teacher Google sites and Faculty Topic site. It is the “You Should Know” cloze exercises for that topic. Science teachers are well aware of commitments outside school. They gather the evidence of completion and enter it period by period. Giving the student four weeks to complete the YSK tasks.
Teachers will also set secondary tasks, at teacher discretion

Not applicable indicates no marking yet

  1. Not acceptable indicates less than half the set tasks/attitudes have been completed
  2. Acceptable indicates half way
  3. Good indicates almost complete
  4. Excellent indicates everything complete

KEY COMPETENCIES OF SCIENCE

  1. Not applicable indicates no marking yet
  2. Never indicates less than half the set tasks/attitudes have been completed

Rubric : Relating to Others Communicate with others as part of “interacting effectively with other students and teachers in the school environment. It includes the ability to listen actively, recognise different points of view, contribute positively and be sensible and mature when relating to others.

Sometimes

  • I can listen and respond
  • Asking appropriate relevant questions
  • I can share my ideas clearly

Usually

  • I can listen, respond appropriately and expand
  • Respond with evidence or an example that shows listening

Always

  • I can share my ideas/opinions sequentially and in detail
  • Engaging the audience

Rubric : Participating and Contributing as part of "a capacity to contribute by thinking and working cooperatively as a group member, to make connections with others, and to create opportunities for others in the group. Students are also recognised for volunteering to help others and acting in responsible ways where they are mindful of others

Sometimes

  • I can listen and respond
  • Asking appropriate relevant questions
  • I can share my ideas clearly

Usually

  • I can listen, respond appropriately and expand
  • Respond with evidence or an example that shows listening

Always

  • I can share my ideas/opinions sequentially and in detail
  • Engaging the audience

Rubric : Managing Self: Time management as part of "Students who are able to manage themselves are self-motivated, well organised and responsible for their learning. They come to lessons on time, are well prepared with resources and equipment and have a positive attitude to learning"

Sometimes

  • I can identify my learning goals
  • I can identify my learning timeframe
  • I can share my ideas clearlyI can identify the effort needed to achieve my learning goals

Usually

  • I can sequence my learning goals
  • I can match my learning goals to a time frame. [e.g. calendar, daily planner etc]
  • I can identify the different efforts needed to achieve my learning goals

Always

  • I can sequence my learning goals against a time frame AND explain this time management plan in terms of my overall learning outcome

 

Visual Art

Developing Practical Knowledge

Students work towards developing an understanding of and developing control of art materials, techniques and tools through exploration of a variety of art media.

Developing Ideas

Students generate ideas in response to a variety of motivation. Investigation of artist models, 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.

Animal Studies

Students develop ideas from observational drawings and research and create an oil pastel work.

Kowhaiwhai Family Tree

Through the investigation of traditional Kowhaiwhai patterns students begin to develop designs that would represent their family tree. They then apply learnt painting and drawing skills to create the final artwork.