Year 9 Half term SoW Autumn Story from a stimulus Autumn Pre-1914 short stories Spring Writing to Persuade Description of task, skills and text Students will write a chapter of a story from a stimulus. List of texts: The Tell Tale Heart, The Black Cat, A Vendetta, The Yellow Wallpaper, The Red Room, A Monkey’s Paw, The Signalman, Jekyll and Hyde (to extend more able). Assessment task: You are to persuade the Lottery that you should be given funding of £50,000 to be spent in a project of your choice. These could include: improvements to your local park, school or youth club. S&L: individual presentation to the class. Using “Memoirs of a Geisha” (both film and novel) students will select a scene and write the following chapter. They may write in first or third person. Unit should cover description and characterisation. Question comparing how the writer creates horror/tension/ suspense etc may be differentiated according to capabilities of the class. Autumn Writing to Argue Write an argumentative letter in response to a current news article. Autumn A Christmas Carol How does Scrooge’s character develop throughout the play? Summer Romeo and Juliet and Poetry How are the parental-child relationships presented in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and a poem (teacher to choose according to their class). Summer Autobiography Assessment task: Write the introductory chapter of your autobiography. Students should focus on a particular memory, eg sad or happy. Poems may include: Praise song for my mother, Daddy, Catrin. Year 8 Half term SoW Description of task, skills and text Argumentative discourse markers should be taught explicitly. Speaking and listening – discussion In groups, Spring Shakespeare Play will change each year according to the performance at the Globe that we will take the students to see. Task: Imagine you have seen a performance of ‘the play’ during the Elizabethan era. Write a descriptive account of your Summer Magazine project Students are to work in groups to come up with a theme for a magazine and then write articles individually. Focus on teaching writing to explain, inform and entertain. Speaking and listening skills could also be Summer Poetry Contemporary poetry – Compare and contrast the poetic techniques used to explore the theme of Identity in ‘Checking Out Me History’ and ‘Presents from my Aunt in Pakistan’ Students will also have respond to an Unseen poem students discuss a proposal for a new board game. They are assessed on their discussions – no presentations. Board games will no longer be produced. journey, the theatre and the performance. assessed here – presentation of magazine with questions, eg: to decide what goes on the front cover during this Unit. Year 7 Half term SoW Description of task, skills and text Autumn Writing for different purposes. Different types of writing will be assessed over the half term. Autumn Language across time Spring Advertising Spring War Horse Summer The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Longer term Homework project to be included. In groups, students create a product and pitch their idea. Report Writing (crime scene investigation); Blog/ Diary/ Recount; Poetry – Writing of personification poems and responding to a poem where PEE will be introduced. Explore the history of the English language from its origins through to Chaucer and Shakespeare to the modern era with its influences today, including technology and Shakespearean phrases that we use today. Students will produce different types of writing for assessment – a letter, the script for a radio advertisement, the transcript and rundown of their pitch for funding,, explaining the details of their Advertising Campaign etc. .Assessment task: Explore the importance of the "No Man's Land" scene and discuss why this is effective for an audience. Reading assessment: How does the character of Gretel develop throughout the novel? Writing assessment: A range of tasks to be included in scheme – teachers to record best level in online markbook. Students should be writing in character. S&L – homework project. Students given a research task from a range available (differentiated). Present their findings.