English

Term 1
Key Learning Objectives Writing Objectives:

AF1- SPaG

Sentence structure, punctuation, technical accuracy and spelling

AF3- Imaginative and Interesting texts

Reading Objectives:

AF2-Language

Commenting on a writer’s use of language at word, sentence and text level

AF3- Structure

Identify and comment on the structure and organisation of texts

Key Activities / Homework Speaking & Listening: Hot seating skills, building a convincing viewpoint

Writing: Developing sentence structure, word class identification, empathic writing, consolidating comparative writing

Reading: Identifying and comparing writers’ viewpoints, analysing effect of structure

Homework: WW1 research, creating quizzes for Hunger Games and WW1 information, PEA paragraphs

Assessments Half Term 1

Speaking & Listening:

Tribute interviews linked to chapters 6 and 7 of The Hunger Games

S & L AF 1 & 3

Writing:

Short story featuring techniques and themes of the dystopian genre

WAFs 1 & 3

Half Term Two

Writing:

Write a letter home from the viewpoint of a WW1 soldier (based on Dulce et Decorum Est or Suicide in the Trenches)

WAF 1 and 3

Reading:

Comparison of two poems in the collection. Compare and contrast how the poets depict the experience of war in ‘Charge’ and ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’

RAFs 2 and 3

Suggest reading & support materials Hunger Games, Range of WW1 poetry, soldier letter examples

 

Term 2
Key Learning Objectives Writing Objectives:

AF1- SPaG

Sentence structure, punctuation, technical accuracy and spelling

AF2-Organisation and Paragraphing

Text structure and organisation

AF3- Imaginative and Interesting texts

AF5- Appropriate and effective vocabulary

Reading Objectives:

AF1-   Inference Ability to deduce, infer or interpret information, events or ideas from texts

AF2-Language

Commenting on a writer’s use of language at word, sentence and text level

AF3- Structure

Identify and comment on the structure and organisation of texts

Key Activities / Homeworks Speaking & Listening: ‘Rant’ style presentations in groups

Writing: Developing writing to entertain skills e.g. anecdote, pun, satire; setting writing skills

Reading: PEA analysis, selecting information from extracts

Homework: Independent reading of entertainment articles, researching modern Shakespeare interpretations

Assessments Half Term Three:

Writing

‘Don’t get me started…’

Write an entertaining, ‘comment’ piece of writing for a website based on Charlie Brooker/Miranda Sawyer style models

WAFs 1, 3 and 5

Reading:

P.E.A. analysis of writer’s techniques in a range of entertaining ‘comment’ writing.

RAFs 1 & 2

Half Term Four: Writing

Take an element of the opening to Macbeth and write a 600 word opening to a modern story

WAFs 2 & 3

Reading:

P.E.A. extract analysis: What is Macbeth’s reaction to ‘seeing’ Banquo’s ghost at the feast?

RAFs 1,2 & 3

Suggest reading & support materials Range of non-fiction opinion/’column’ pieces, Macbeth, opinion based entertainment shows e.g. ‘Soapbox’

 

Term 3
Key Learning Objectives Writing Objectives:

AF2-Organisation and Paragraphing

Text structure and organisation

AF3- Imaginative and Interesting texts

AF4- Texts appropriate to purpose, audience and form

AF5- Appropriate and effective vocabulary

Objectives:

Inference

Ability to deduce, infer or interpret information, events or ideas from texts

AF2-Language Commenting on a writer’s use of language at word, sentence and text level

AF3- Structure

Identify and comment on the structure and organisation of texts

AF4- Purpose and Viewpoint

Identify and comment on the writer’s purpose and viewpoint

AF5- Context

Relate texts to their social, cultural and historical contexts and literary traditions

Key Activities / Homeworks Speaking and listening: Consolidating debate/Socratic skills and structuring extended talk

Writing: Understanding of using dramatic techniques e.g. stage directions; writing with a clearly maintained viewpoint

Reading: Consolidating PEA analysis skills, analysis of viewpoints in a text, impact of structure

Homework: Key character mind maps, research for debate information, identifying monologue features

Assessments Half Term Five:

PROSE

Of Mice and Men

Writing:

Creative monologue based on a character WAF 3 & 5

Reading:

Analytical essay: It has been said that Curley’s wife is nothing but a flirtatious character and a ‘tart’. To what extent do you agree?

RAFs 2, 3 & 4

Half Term Six: NON-FICTION

Analysing viewpoints

Speaking & Listening:

Class debate based on AQA texts ‘McDonalds are exploiting young workers’

S & L AF 2

Writing:

Create a non-fiction text with a clearly defined viewpoint WAFs 2, 3 & 4

Reading:

Exam style assessment focusing on P.E.A. and writers’ language choices

All RAFs

Suggest reading & support materials Of Mice and Men, AQA non-fiction KS3 materials, range of other non-fiction opinion pieces