English Home Learning - Summer Term 2015

Year 7

In year 7 this term students will be studying a topic called ‘Have I Got News For You?' There are five homework tasks to complete in a weekly format as students work towards creating their own video news report. The tasks give you an idea of how you might present your work but be creative and present them how you would like. If you have any questions, please ask your English teacher. 

Year 8

In year 8 this term students will be studying ‘Brave New World‘ written by Aldous Huxley. There are five homework tasks to complete in a weekly format as students work towards creating their own creative writing piece. The tasks give you an idea of how you might present your work but be creative and present them how you would like. If you have any questions, please ask your English teacher. 

In addition and for both year groups, one lesson each week will focus on SPAG (technical skills) and one lesson will concentrate on reading skills. We are using our Book Buzz reading programme to encourage our students to continue with their independent reading. This is run in conjunction with our librarians and to promote the use of the library and the e-library. Parents/carers will receive separate information about Book Buzz.

Homework supports students' class learning: both year 7 and year 8 are practising their analytical reading skills using reading material relevant to their topic.