Year 7 English


Curriculum Modules

What will my child be learning?

What homework will they be set?

How do I support my child?

Heroes

and

Villains

  • Developing interpretation and analysis skills of non-fictiontexts.
  • Studying persuasive writing and applying it in their own writing.
  • Reading and exploring poetry written pre-1900.
  • Reading a novel (post-2000).
  • Students are set a spelling homework once a fortnight.
  • Doddle tasks (online homework system) are set to improve students’ grammatical skills and secure understanding of the texts they are reading.
  • Accelerated Reading tasks are set in LRC lessons.
  • Encourage wider reading at home, particularly the reading of newspaper articles.
  • Discuss what they think of the books which they are studying in class.
  • Help your child with their spellings.

Fantasy

and the Supernatural

  • Studying Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. During their study of the play, they will be focusing on the relationships between characters and key themes.
  • Reading and exploring poetry and short stories written pre-21st century.
  • Students are set a spelling homework once a fortnight.
  • Doddle tasks (online homework system) are set to improve pupils’ grammatical skills and secure understanding of the texts they are reading.
  • Accelerated Reading tasks are set in LRC lessons.
  • Encourage wider reading at home.
  • Discuss what they think of Shakespeare’s play and ask them to tell you about the story.
  • Help your child with their spellings.

Crime and Punishment

  • Studying extracts from Charles Dickens’ novels and analysing character and language choices.
  • Studying short stories, including some Sherlock Holmes tales.
  • Reading and exploring meaning in a selection of crime ballads.
  • Studying non-fiction articles and using the content to debate wider issues.
  • Students are set a spelling homework once a fortnight.
  • Doddle tasks (online homework system) are set to improve pupils’ grammatical skills and secure understanding of the texts they are reading.
  • Accelerated Reading tasks are set in LRC lessons.
  • Encourage wider reading at  home, particularly crime fiction.
  • Ask them about any Dickens’ character whom they’ve studied or discuss the plot of any of the Sherlock Holmes stories which they’ve read.
  • Help your child with their spellings.

 

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.