Although within our 2015 Ofsted inspection it states ‘Students are achieving well in English.’ The Inspection also highlighted ‘There are a few opportunities for students to practise specific literacy and numeracy skills in subjects
other than in English and in mathematics.’
With this in mind we refreshed and invigorated our literacy policy to include a whole school literacy calendar. All subjects would use the calendar focus within lessons and clearly reiterate the need for excellent literacy across the curriculum.
MFL followed and embedded the literacy calendar weekly focus of ‘sentence structures’.
This resulted in the following piece of exemplary extended writing using a variety of developed sentence structures.
Ms Curry explains ‘literacy’ in action.
On dit que je suis intelligente, cependant je ne suis pas d’accord, mais je dois admettre que je suis très débrouillarde.
It is said that I am intelligent, however I don’t agree, but I must admit that I am resourceful.
As well as using the literacy chart when marking work, we also have a language specific mark scheme (for example: w.o stands for word order. : Mon copain Ben aime aussi le sport (“My friend Ben likes also sport“) as adverbs generally go after the verb in French.
Libby (Year 8) is already a published reviewer with regular contributions to Sproatley Life magazine.
Libby’s Book Review Number 17- The Mysterious Affair at Styles v2Libby’s Book Review Number 19- The day of the Triffids‘Libby’s Book Review Number 20- No1 Ladies‘Libby’s Book Review Number 21-The HelpLibby’s Book Review Number 22- The Midwich Cuckoos
She has kindly offered to share her reviews on SHTC English.
If you would like your book review published then please submit to your English teacher via email.
Only 16 weeks of teaching and learning before our exams.
Here is a plan of our lesson content and extended learning sessions:
and here is a home revision plan for the next six weeks:
Home Revision Plan- Feb
Home Revision 3 week plan 20/3
Revision TT V3
Year 11 will sit an English Literature PPE in December.
ALL exams are closed book meaning you will NOT have access to the texts. You will be given an extract from Macbeth and one pre-printed Anthology poem.
Create Flashcards and use the PIXL LIT APP to learn quotations.
Shakespeare question ONLY.
Read the extract and link to the whole text.
Skills required: Reading ladder (all tiers) Using terminology. Analysing specific choices of words, literature techniques and sentence structures. Commenting on audience reaction and specific dramatic effects. Links to context (James I/Witchcraft/Machiavellian characteristics).
An Inspector Calls
Read the question and structure an answer linked to the whole text.
Skills required: Reading ladder (all tiers) Using terminology. Analysing specific choices of words, Literature techniques and sentence structures. Commenting on audience reaction and specific dramatic effects. Links to context (Socialism and capitalism. Women’s rights. Social responsibility. Events in 1912 and 1945. Greek Unities and Freytags’ narrative structure)
One question on your chosen Poetry Anthology. Comparing two poems.
One question on an unseen poem
One question comparing two unseen poems.
Skills required: Reading ladder (all tiers) Using terminology. Analysing specific choices of words, poetic techniques and sentence structures. Commenting on reader reaction and specific feelings and thoughts. Comparing.
Find revision materials here
Meet in the English area every Wednesday lunch for English advice and support.
Please come equipped with an area for development.
It could be:
- SPAG work.
- Using the reading ladder.
- Understanding plot and themes.
- Writing tools.
Open to all Year groups.