Year 7 English


Curriculum Modules

What will my child be learning?

What homework will they be set?

How do I support my child?

The Modern Novel

Core text: A Monster Calls

Developing interpretation and analysis skills of a fiction text and questioning writers’ intentions.

Creative writing techniques. Varying vocabulary and creating atmosphere and setting.
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Students will be set a range of reading and writing tasks with links to the lessons as well as literacy tasks.
Revision for assessments.

Students are expected to borrow books during their library lessons and read independently.

Encourage wider reading at home.
Discuss what they think of the books they are studying in class.

Help your child to proof read any homework and correct any errors.

Discovering Dickens

Exploring the writing of Charles Dickens: analysing his creation of character, setting and his language choices with a focus on Great Expectations.

Students will also study Dickens’ non-fiction articles and social and political views and use the content to debate wider issues.

Non-fiction writing. Students will plan and write their own opinion pieces.

Students will be set a range of reading and writing tasks with links to the lessons as well as literacy tasks.
Revision for assessments.
Students are expected to borrow books during their library lessons and read independently.
Encourage wider reading at home especially Dickens’ texts and historical context.
Help your child to proof read any homework and correct any errors.

Crime and Punishment

An introduction to Shakespeare and his writing. Students will study the historical context and the influence this had on Shakespeare’s writing. Explore all elements of his writing including poetry and plays.
Creative writing. Students will plan and write their own narrative pieces
Students will be set a range of reading and writing tasks with links to the lessons as well as literacy tasks.
Revision for assessmentsStudents are expected to borrow books during their library lessons and read independently
Encourage wider reading of Shakespeare and research into historical events. Ask students to recall plays, themes and characters they have learnt about in class.

Help your child to proof read any homework and correct any errors.

 

Support/Study Guides Available:

 

Title

Available From

Approximate Cost

Handwriting booklets and grammar resources are available for free from Mrs O’Brien in the English department. English Department Workroom or Mrs O’Brien. No cost.
A recommended reading list is available from Mrs O’Brien. English Department Workroom or Mrs O’Brien. No cost.

 

Extra Support:

 

What

When

Where

Reading and Writing Club Thursday after school 3:15pm – 4:00pm LRC
Boys’ Creative Writing Club Thursday after school 3:15pm – 4:00pm LRC

 

Other ways in which parents/carers can help:

 

Encourage pupils to borrow books from the local or school library.

Discuss news events at home, or events in a book they’re reading, to help them to develop their own opinion.