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30th March 2020

Welcome back! It’s the week commencing Monday 30th March and there’s a whole new week of learning to embrace.

Remember, sometimes your English teacher may want you to complete activities that are specific just to you and your class. Therefore, make sure you check your email; your English teacher will notify you if they want you to complete something different (or in addition to) the learning below.

Click here to go straight the the subject information you need: KS3 English, Year 9 English, Year 10 English, Year 11 English, KS5 Literature, Year 10 DramaYear 9 Drama

 

Year 13

What content and skills will be explored this week?

You will continue exploring Owen Sheers’ ‘Skirrid Hill’ collection.

What equipment will I need?

What work should I complete and when do I submit this?

  • The PowerPoint explains tasks to complete over the week.
  • Answers should be saved in the word document (saved with YOUR NAME, DATE e.g. Ms Jones 30.03.20)
  • You will need to send your word document, at the latest, to your TEACHER’s EMAIL by Monday 6th April by 3pm.

Overview of activities

  • Read, understand and analyse the following poems from Sheers’ collection: ‘On Going’, ‘Calendar’, ‘LA Evening’ and ‘History’.
  • Plan and write an essay response to a Sheers’ question
  • Respond to any personal feedback from your Sheers’ essay from Week 5. This is to be submitted as ‘Fix It’ to your teacher.

I’ve complete everything online and checked that I haven’t missed any emailed work from my teacher. What do I do now?

  • Complete a plan and write the other essay (as there is a choice of two).

 

Year 12

What content and skills will be explored this week?

This week you will need to read and respond to the marked unseen question. You will also be rereading key extracts from Othello. We will be focusing on making form and structure comments for unseen prose.

What equipment will I need?

What work should I complete and when do I submit this?

  • You must read the powerpoint, which tells you which activity to complete on which day. Any answers that you have to the learning tasks from the powerpoint should be recorded in your saved word document.
  • You need to complete all activities and send your word document, at the latest, to your TEACHER’s EMAIL OR UPLOAD to Googledrive by Friday 3rd April by 4pm.

As an overview of the week, you should have completed the following:

  1. Read comments from week 5 essay and complete fix it
  2. Reread the key extracts
  3. Answer the questions for each scene
  4. Read the unseen extract
  5. Answer comprehension questions
  6. Plan and write introduction

I’ve complete everything online and checked that I haven’t missed any emailed work from my teacher. What do I do now?

Complete a question from Othello pack.

 

Year 11

What content and skills will be explored this week?

You will be exploring non-fiction writing and you’ll practise summarising. You’ll also have time to work on your own writing, especially in the form of an essay and persuasive speech.

What equipment will I need?

What work should I complete and when do I submit this?

  • You must read the PowerPoint, which tells you which activity to complete on which day. Any answers that you have to the learning tasks from the PowerPoint should be recorded in your saved Word document.
  • You need to complete all activities and send your Word document, at the latest, to your TEACHER’s EMAIL OR UPLOAD to Google Drive by Friday 3rd April by 4pm. If you upload it to Google Drive, be sure to let your teacher know that you have done so. 

As an overview of the week, you should have completed the following:

  • A SPAG starter
  • Read, annotated and answered questions on the essay by Orwell called ‘You and the Atomic Bomb’.
  • Written a summary of the atomic bomb.
  • Annotate the two essays (on page 11-14 of the worksheet).
  • Written an introduction to your own essay
  • Read the two leaflets (p.37 of the extract pack).
  • Written an essay on television and gaming.
  • Write a persuasive speech to Year 7 pupils

I’ve completed everything online and checked that I haven’t missed any emailed work from my teacher. What do I do now?

Log into Educake or GCSEPod and explore the ‘English Language AQA’ sections.

 

Year 10

What content and skills will be explored this week?

This week you will be exploring Unseen poetry and creating your own poetry. You will also receive feedback from your teacher and should complete your fix it.

What equipment will I need?

What work should I complete and when do I submit this?

  • The PowerPoint explains which activity to complete on which day.
  • Any answers to the tasks from should be recorded in your saved word document.
  • You will need to send your word document, at the latest, to your TEACHER’s EMAIL OR UPLOAD to Googledrive by Thursday 2nd April by 4pm.

As an overview of the week, you should have completed the following:

  • 24 mark Unseen poetry response
  • 8 marker Unseen poetry comparison response
  • Writing a poem based on an image- soldiers on a boat
  • Writing poetry from the perspective of those on the home front

I’ve complete everything online and checked that I haven’t missed any emailed work from my teacher. What do I do now?

Take the time to complete some of your own reading. Email your teacher if you need any suggestions of interesting reads.

 

Year 9

What content and skills will be explored this week?

You will be reading the end of the novella this week and focusing on the Cratchit family and how Scrooge changes.

What equipment will I need?

What work should I complete and when do I submit this?

  • The PowerPoint explains which activity to complete on which day. Any answers to the tasks from should be recorded in your saved word document.
  • You will need to send your word document, at the latest, to your  TEACHER’s EMAIL OR UPLOAD to Googledrive by Friday 3rd April by 4pm.

As an overview of the week, you should have completed the following:

  1. Comprehension questions
  2. Compare Cratchit family in Stave 3 to Stave 4
  3. Key scene analysis- Grave scene
  4. Comparison tasks: Interaction with between charity workers Stave 1 and Stave 5, Interaction with Fred Stave 1 and Stave 5, Interaction with Bob Cratchit Stave 1 and Stave 5
  5. Create a fifth ghost and character profile
  6. Extended writing- Write an alternative writing to the novella

I’ve complete everything online and checked that I haven’t missed any emailed work from my teacher. What do I do now?

-Make a Freytag’s pyramid of all the key events on an A4 piece of paper or at the bottom of your word document. Add at least ten of your favourite quotes so far and learn these quotes by heart.

 

Year 8

What content and skills will be explored this week?

You will be exploring non-fiction writing and you’ll practise writing to describe. You’ll also have time to work on your own writing, especially in the form of a travel diary.

What equipment will I need?

What work should I complete and when do I submit this?

  • The PowerPoint explains which activity to complete on which day. Any answers to the tasks from should be recorded in your saved word document.
  • You will need to send your word document, at the latest, to your TEACHER’S EMAIL OR UPLOAD to Google Drive by Friday 3rd April by 10 am.

As an overview of the week, you should have completed the following:

  • Learn how to vary your sentences through revising adverbial phrasing and conditional sentence. 
  • To revise using colons to introduce a list 
  • To revise the format of diary writing  
  • To revise what it means to write to describe
  • To use show, don't tell, sensory language and figurative language in your own descriptive travel diary writing. 
  • To explore travel diary writing from famous explorers on Shackleton's polar voyage.

I’ve complete everything online and checked that I haven’t missed any emailed work from my teacher. What do I do now?

There is a "challenge" task at the end of the PowerPoint that you can complete.

 

Year 7

What content and skills will be explored this week?

You will be learning about the context of feminism in preparation for next term where you will be studying feminist poetry. You will be researching the different waves of feminism, from the suffragettes to the modern day and completing some exploratory writing tasks.

What equipment will I need?

What work should I complete and when do I submit this?

  • The PowerPoint explains which activity to complete on which day. Any answers to the tasks from should be recorded in your saved word document.
  • You will need to send your word document, at the latest, to your TEACHER’s EMAIL by Monday 6th April by 3pm.

The PowerPoint and accompanying workbook contain four 1 hour lessons with:

  • Starter tasks
  • Videos about feminism with some comprehension questions
  • Information slides with some written summary tasks
  • Extended creative writing tasks: writing a speech, creating a poster and writing a letter
  • A fix-it lesson- you must redraft your work to prove you’ve met your targets

I’ve complete everything online and checked that I haven’t missed any emailed work from my teacher. What do I do now?

Complete the extension tasks at the end of the PowerPoint and the worksheet.

 

Drama

Year 10

What content and skills will be explored this week?

This week you will be focusing on stage furniture and props used in ‘The Crucible.’ You will also be completing exam style practice questions.

What equipment will I need?

What work should I complete and when do I submit this?

  • Complete all tasks and learning on the PowerPoint.
  • Any answers recorded in your saved word document.
  • Send your word document, at the latest, to your TEACHER’s EMAIL by Friday 3nd April by 4pm.

As an overview of the week, you should have completed the following:

  1. Considering the 5 most important props for the production of The Crucible and justifying choices.
  2. Considering the stage furniture used for key locations in the play (Parris’ house/Proctor’s dining room/jail/court) and justifying choices.
  3. As a designer, you must explain how you would use props to communicate key information about key characters from the play.
  4. Answering in full exam question Bi) (Extract: Poppet is found 67-71)
  5. Answering in full exam question C) (Extract: Poppet is found 67-71)

I’ve complete everything online and checked that I haven’t missed any emailed work from my teacher. What do I do now?

Create a character profile for each main character with the key scenes they are involved in, the key quotes that you associate with them and how they change as the play progresses.

 

Year 9 Drama

What content and skills will be explored this week?

This week you will be reading the end of Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible' p. 125-131. You will be focusing on the characters Proctor and Danforth. The skill focus for this week is volume and pausing.

What equipment will I need?

What work should I complete and when do I submit this?

  • Work through the PowerPoint tasks.
  • Any answers should be recorded in your saved word document.
  • Send your word document, at the latest, to your TEACHER’s EMAIL by Friday 3nd April by 4pm.

As an overview of the week, you should have completed the following:

  • Rank quotation from loudest to quietest to reflect on volume skill
  • Define the key terms to understand key skills
  • Annotate: Text p. 125-131 with focus on volume and pausing
  • Comprehension: fill in the blanks scene recap
  • Extended Writing Task:   You are a director. Write a scene inspired by your reading about a confession. You must include a character trying to get another to confess, and a character being encouraged to confess. The latter character can be innocent or guilty. You may want this to be criminal (in a police station), civil (in a home), or otherwise.

I’ve complete everything online and checked that I haven’t missed any emailed work from my teacher. What do I do now?

Create a character profile for each main character with the key scenes they are involved in, the key quotes that you associate with them and how they change as the play progresses.