English

I am looking for someone to share in an adventure…
JRR Tolkien, The Hobbit

School closure is a fantastic opportunity to read!

We want everyone in our community to read for at least 20 minutes each and every day of school closure!

And the English team have really enjoyed working together to make sure every student at Brune Park has some fantastic learning opportunities with English through the school closure.  Please make contact with your English teacher through google classroom if you need any help, to share your work and ideas etc.

Here is what we’d like you to be doing through school closure:

Year 7 English :

Complete work set by your teacher on google classroom – the home learning activity pack contains a wide range of activities.

There are also resources on GCSE Pod for Year 7 students so you can practice spelling, punctuation and grammar skills – try to do this at least three times a week.

Reading – please continue to enjoy reading at home (at least 20 minutes each day) and share ideas for great books to read with your friends.

Complete a ‘Movie vs Book’ review each fortnight – read the book first, then watch the movie version: write your own review of which is better!

Please keep a daily diary – these are extraordinary times, a great opportunity for you to express your thoughts on what life is like staying at home; who knows, Year 7s in the future might be studying your diary to read your views!

Year 8 English :

Complete work set by your teacher on google classroom.  For Year 8 this is ‘The Big White’ – use the help sheet as you complete all 5 activities; take time to plan and send back for your teacher to give feedback.

Complete a study of ‘The Flowers’ – this is a great story and you can answer the questions that follow.

There are a number of Non-Fiction extracts with comprehensions on a wide range of topics on google classroom.  Complete 2 or 3 each week.

Create your own Non-Fiction writing from the news or books you may have at home.  Complete one per week and share with your teacher.  See if you can write a set of comprehension questions ready to share with your family.

Reading – use the time during school closure to read for at least 30 minutes each day. Share ideas for great books to read with your friends

 

Complete a ‘Movie vs Book’ review each fortnight – read the book first, then watch the movie version: write your own review of which is better!

Please keep a daily diary – these are extraordinary times, a great opportunity for you to express your thoughts on what life is like staying at home; who knows, Year 8s in the future might be studying your diary to read your views!

 Year 9 English:

Complete work set by your teacher on Google classroom:

Use this link from YouTube so that you can listen to the text:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEYzz3xlafo&t=1266s

There is then a copy of the BBC adaptation of An Inspector Calls that will be available for you to watch.

Additionally you can listen to it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCUicpoLa3o

Once you have watched/listened to it, there is a booklet for you to complete.

This can be done electronically and sent back to your teacher. We will mark and give you feedback.

If you complete all of these things, your next steps are:

Write a review of the text

Write a review of the film

Write a comparison on which you think was best

Mind map everything you know about the characters and how they have changed.

Research Priestly, create a presentation on his life

Reading – please continue to enjoy reading at home and share ideas for great books to read with your friends

Movie vs Book – read the book first, then watch the movie version: write your own review of which is better!

Write a diary – these are extraordinary times, a great opportunity for you to express your thoughts on what life is like staying at home; who knows, Year 9s in the future might be studying your diary to read your views!

Year 10 English :

Complete work set by your teacher on google classroom –

Activities focusing on Language Paper 1 and Language Paper 2, there is also a GCSE skills booklet for you to complete and you can return it to your teacher for marking and feedback.

There are also lots of GCSE Pods for you to access, please choose how you’re going to apply what you’ve learned: make flash cards, a revision quiz, mind map …

Reading – please continue to enjoy reading at home and share ideas for great books to read with your friends

Movie vs Book – read the book first, then watch the movie version: write your own review of which is better!

Write a diary – these are extraordinary times, a great opportunity for you to express your thoughts on what life is like staying at home; who knows, Year 10s in the future might be studying your diary to read your views!

Year 7 Curriculum Path

Our Year 7 English curriculum will give students the room to think beyond Primary Level English, empowering them to draw their own conclusions about the texts we study; this will provide the foundation for achieving their best on their Flight Path to GCSE.

Year 8 Curriculum Path

Our Year 8 English curriculum will give students the opportunity to explore the writing that inspires and challenges them with the help of specialist teachers who are passionate about literature. Our purpose is to enable students to deepen their knowledge of periods of literary history including Romanticism as well as explore new approaches to literary study.

Year 9 Curriculum Path

Our Year 9 English curriculum will give students the knowledge and skills to analyse and evaluate poetry, prose and drama. Students will deepen the skills of literary criticism, essay writing and poetic language whilst exploring real-life contexts that will enable them to develop their own perspectives and approaches.

Students will consolidate their knowledge and skills whilst continuing to pursue new avenues of literary study and practice in readiness for Year 10 GCSE.

Year 10 & 11 Curriculum Path

Our Year 10 & Year 11 English curriculum will give students the preparation and confidence they need to be

exam ready for both GCSE Literature and Language exams.

Students will refine the critical thinking and writing skills that will enable them to excel in whichever academic or career path they choose.

Useful websites

  • bbcbitesize.com
  • SENECA learning.com
  • Mr.Bruff – You Tube
  • www.nhs.uk    Beat exam stress

Contact the Department

Contact Info
  • Brune Park Community School, Military Road, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 3BU
  • (023) 9261 6000
  • enquiries@brunepark.gfmat.org

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