On Wednesday 12th June and Thursday 13th June, you will be writing your first essay for English. This means you will be producing a piece of writing of 600-1000 words about the book ‘Ender’s Game’. You will be answering the following question: To what extent is it true that Ender is a hero in Ender’s […]
See here for the scheme of work we have been studying on the novel ‘Ender’s Game’. We have been reading and working on reading skills, as well as using the novel as a launch pad to consider genre, gaming and politics!
As part of our ongoing journey as readers, we are using the Teachit reading challenge to push reading to the top of our classroom agenda. For each task completed, you score TWO watchmarks, which means that if you finish the entire challenge you could be looking at a whopping TWENTY TWO watchmarks! Plus you will be […]
One of our projects this term has been to work on reading skills. Often we think that once we learn to read, we are finished and that there is no way to improve. However, we can constantly work on skills to help us discover new and more sophisticated ways to look at texts. I would […]
It’s nearly December and the Christmas advertisements are on the television, so I think we’re allowed to study a Christmas text. We started by looking at the Dickensian world and imagining what it would be like to be amongst the Victorians of London. Now we have started our spooky tale, but remember Dickens’ warning – […]
As part of our ongoing work on language and identity, we watched Shaun Tan’s beautiful animation ‘The Lost Thing”. We considered the different languages in the film, from the protagonist’s narrative to the sign language of the lost thing and even the French subtitles. We then looked at the different ways that the lost thing […]