ENGLISH - KS3
 

English Learning Journey

 

WHO’S WHO?

Mrs Halsey - Progress Leader

Miss Asran, Miss Higgs, Mrs Williams, Mrs Dewhurst, Mrs Wood, Mrs Horner, Mrs Morrow, Mr Longson, Miss Harrigan

 

Link Governor: Dr R Foster

YEAR 7

   

TERM

UNIT OF STUDY

KEY SKILLS / LEARNING

Autumn

Baseline Writing
Fantasy Worlds (W&R)
Origins and Variations of English (S&L/W)

Developing writing and editing skills
Revisiting basic grammar
Exploring the development of the English language over time alongside historical and global influences.
Analysing language use
Speaking and Listening skills

Spring

Class Novel (R)
Introduction to Shakespeare (R)

Exploring other cultures
Fostering understanding of Shakespeare’s use of language and knowledge of Elizabethan England
Developing analytical skills

Summer

Victorian Texts (W&R)
The Art of Persuasion (S&L)

Understanding Victorian society and culture
Appreciating literature from other times
Using written and spoken language to present views

YEAR 8

   

Autumn

Class Novel (W)
Poetry (R) (S&L)

Developing our cultural awareness and understanding of the wider world in which we live
Analysing and writing about the ways language is used
Exploring poetry from other times to the present day

Spring

Focus on Fiction (W)
Shakespeare play (R) (S&L)

Exploring the nuances of narrative writing and perfecting extended writing skills
Embedding our understanding of Shakespeare and what it is to study a play in its entirety.

Summer

Argue (W)
Play (R) (S&L)

Perfecting the art of persuasion in spoken and written texts.
Learning to identify viewpoint and bias
Learning the conventions of playscripts and experiencing the nature of performance texts

YEAR 9

   

Autumn

Class novel (R&W)
Conflict (poetry and articles)
(R&W)

Developing an increasing awareness of the world around us and historical influences on literary texts
Writing in a critical and academic style

Spring

C1 language (theme of freedom) (R) (S&L)
R&J and love poetry (R)

Recognising the assessment objectives for GCSE examinations
Revising strategies and developing an increasing awareness of metacognition

Summer

R&J and love poetry
(R) Global issues (C1/2 Literature Poetry and An Inspector Calls)
(W) (S&L)

Increasing awareness and understanding of a broad range of topical issue, texts and writing styles.
Delivering speeches and presentations

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Library
  • BBC Writing Competitions
  • Poetry By Heart Competition
  • Debate Competition
  • Reading Ambassadors

HOME LEARNING

Develop communication skills by encouraging reading, having conversations and developing an awareness of the wider world.

Discuss topics covered in school as a family. Discussions of key literary pieces, poems, characters etc can be really helpful in developing their analytical and evaluation skills. Introduce new vocabulary to them on a regular basis. Ensure they engage in creative and imaginative tasks at home. Taking an interest in film versions of texts and documentaries about key literary figures and historical events can enhance their understanding of the development of the English language and events that have influenced key literary works.

Encourage wider reading by obtaining materials related to your child’s interests (eg. Football match programmes, music magazines, film magazines, sports publications). Encourage your child to develop their oracy (speaking and listening) skills via developing a YouTube or Twitch channel dedicated to their interests.

WHERE TO GO:

  • Dove Cottage- Grasmere- Home to William Wordsworth
  • Theatre visits are enriching and entertaining and enhance understanding of texts
  • Speke Hall Liverpool designed in the Tudor style and Rufford Old Hall where a young William Shakespeare was rumoured to have performed.
  • New Shakespeare theatre – Prescot- Shakespearenorthplayhouse.co.uk
  • Haworth, Bronte museum
  • Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Science & Media Museum – Bradford
  • National Museum of Photography, Film and Television
  • British Library
  • Charles Dickens Museum
  • The Lowry, Salford

WHAT TO WATCH:

  • Horrible Histories the Movie /Blackadder goes forth / Saving Private Ryan / Pearl Harbour / Battle of Britain / Dunkirk / 1917
  • Shakespeare-Franco Zeffirelli Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado about Nothing (1993), West Side Story, The Lion King, Bill (Horrible Histories), Shakespeare: The Animated Tales, The Hollow Crown
  • Fantasy films e.g. Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Spirited Away, BBC’s His Dark Materials, Chronicles of Narnia
  • Dystopia Films – Ready Player One, A.I., 1984, Akira, Maze Runner, Wall-E, Divergent
  • Gothic films – Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Warerabbit, Nosferatu, The Innocents, The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), The Elephant Man, The Woman in Black, Rebecca
  • Roald Dahl films- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches
  • BBC Newsround

WHAT TO READ

  • Quality newspapers (The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times)
  • First News- newspaper for children- online or newspaper available from newsagents and supermarkets
  • Ghost stories e.g. Susan Hill, Goosebumps, Point Horror
  • Elizabeth Laird novels – A Little Piece of Ground, Lost Riders, The Betrayal of Maggie Blair
  • Harry Potter series
  • Hunger Games series
  • The Hobbit / The Lord of the Rings
  • Philip Pullman His Dark Materials Trilogy

ONLINE

 

English Heritage

 

goodreads.com

 

Shakespearesglobe.com- virtual tour

 

Poetryfoundation.org

 

Book Trust

 

BBC Bitesize

 

http://www.elizabethlaird.co.uk/ideas-for-fundraising

 

https://www.unhcr.org/uk/refugeeweek/

 

https://www2.bfi.org.uk/education-research/education/gothic-classroom

 

RSC YouTube

 

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