Curriculum Outline

Year 7

Autumn Half Term 1 Autumn Half Term 2
AUTOBIOGRAPHY:

Orientation and transition.

Poetry on myself

Autobiographical writing linked to experience of reading.

Skills of expression and communication: sentence/paragraph

STUDY OF A NOVEL:

Literary analysis of tone and characterisation

Empathetic and descriptive writing based on experience of war

Role play and hot seating

Key skills: punctuation range

Spring Half Term 1 Spring Half Term 2
PRE 1900 TEXT:OLIVER TWIST

Analysis of characterisation

Spoken language study: differences between represented speech and real talk

Comparative study of modern text with Dickens

INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE:

Elizabethan contexts

Key speech analysis

Recreative writing based on the story of Macbeth

Summer Half Term 1 Summer Half Term 2
DEBATE: ZOOS

Analysis of famous speakers

Persuasive writing

Descriptive writing: creating a voice

Speaking : delivering a formal speech

EXAM SKILLS:

comprehension; analysis; extended writing to fit form and purpose

YEAR 7 EXAMS

POETRY IN CONTEXT & PERFORMANCE: Poetic diction

Applying figurative language

Pre 20th Century poetry

Speaking: class /year performance of poetry competition

 

Year 8

Autumn Half Term 1 Autumn Half Term 2
Literary Heritage: Frankentein

  • The skill of direction
  • Analysis of Gothic mood
  • Writing: Dystopian Visions
  • Speaking: presentation: Fears for the Future
Media Study:

  • From story to journalism
  • Investigating, note taking and reporting
  • Bias and point of view
  • Tabloids and Broadsheets

Spoken presentation: Selling the story

Spring Half Term 1 Spring Half Term 2
Up For Debate

  • Debating skills: forming and expressing opinions; formal debate structure; language, rhetorical devices and delivery; planning content, points & rebuttals.
  • Writing to argue/persuade

Taking part in debates.

Study of the Novel OMAM

  • The Ways of Telling: considering how novelists create story: setting; voice; characterisation; structure; language; form.
  • Characterisation essay
  • Creative Writing recreation from character’s perspective

Role play: inhabiting character

Summer Half Term 1 Summer Half Term 2
Shakespeare Study : The Tempest

  • Contexts of magic, science and knowledge
  • Analysing characterisation focussed on Prospero. Possible comparison for HA

Descriptive writing based on storms

EXAM SKILLS:

comprehension; analysis; extended writing to fit form and purpose

YEAR 7 EXAMS

POETRY GENRES

  • Study of range of genre: ballad, sonnet, dramatic monologue
  • Recreating story within genre

Poetry analysis incl comparison for HA

 

Curriculum Outline

Year 7

Autumn Half Term 1 Autumn Half Term 2
Topic Autobiography enrichment:

Writing skills:

  • Word classes

Handwriting

Topic: Novel Enrichment

Writing skills:

  • Using sentences

Using punctuation

Spring Half Term 1 Spring Half Term 2
Topic: Victorian London

Writing Skills:

  • Homophones

Using Connectives

Topic: Shakespearian Era

Writing Skills:

  • Subject and Verb tense

Scriptwriting

Summer Half Term 1 Summer Half Term 2
Topic: Presenting Ideas

Writing Skills:

  • Using powerful vocabulary

Persuasive skills

Topic: Writing for purpose

Writing Skills:

  • Sentence structure

Writing for purpose

 

Year 8

Autumn Half Term 1 Autumn Half Term 2
Topic: Gothic Horror

Writing skills:

  • Vocabulary/word classes
  • Descriptive techniques
Topic: Media

Writing skills:

  • Bias and balance

Informative techniques

Spring Half Term 1 Spring Half Term 2
Topic: Presenting an argument

Writing skills:

  • Sentence structure
  • Persuasive techniques
Topic: Novel Enrichment

Writing Skills:

  • Using evidence to support point

Empathetic writing

Summer Half Term 1 Summer Half Term 2
Topic: The Island (Tempest Enrichment)

Writing Skills:

  • Writing to describe

Understanding different audiences

Topic: Writing for purpose

Writing Skills:

  • Using a range of vocab

Writing for purpose