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Girls’ School

Home Learning

Across Key Stage 3, pupils develop key skills in studies of both literature and language to help prepare them for Key Stage 4. The lessons, which follow, are in line with the curriculum they are studying this term. In some cases, pupils may be using literature to develop language skills, particularly when looking at new genres. The focus for each unit of work that pupils are studying this term is outlined below.

Terms 5 and 6

Year 7

Year 7 are beginning to read and study The Other Side of Truth by Beverly Naidoo. The following lessons are designed to help improve analysis skills at Key Stage 3.

Approaching unseen fiction texts

In this lesson, we will look at Freytag’s Narrative Pyramid and the idea of ‘Four conflicts in Literature’ as ways of reading unseen fiction extracts. You will then have an opportunity to try out these ideas by applying this learning to an unseen fiction extract from H G Wells’ ‘The Time Machine’. You will be guided through the reading with prompt questions and after each section we will stop to review our ideas together. At the end of the lesson, there will be a quiz to recap on our learning.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/approaching-unseen-fiction-texts-70upat

Considering structural choices

In this lesson, we will be looking at how to examine structural features. We will establish some key techniques writers use and the subject terminology you will need to help you explain your understanding of the text. We will return to our reading of our extract from The Time Machine by H G Wells and build on our reading strategy of breaking the text down into first / next / then / finally which is designed to help us move onto our structural analysis. Today, we will be working with a planning frame; we will break this down and look at how to complete this together. At the end of the lesson, there will be a quiz to recap on our learning.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/considering-structural-choices-6muk6e 

Analysing the writer's use of language

In this lesson, we will be looking more closely at a passage from H G Wells’ The Time Machine and examining the writer’s methods. We will look at how to respond to an analysis question; we will identify the focus of the question, select relevant ‘rich’ evidence and think about the importance of linking our selections. We will then look at a writing frame to support us in writing up our ideas before checking our responses and assessing our progress against a model answer. At the end of the lesson there will be a quiz to recap on our learning.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/analysing-the-writers-use-of-language-6ruk2e

Developing a personal response

In this lesson, we will be looking at how to develop our personal response to an evaluative question. We will start with a planning tool to help us unpick the question and explore our ideas. We will then sequence our material before undertaking a slow write response, working systematically through our plan together. At the end of the lesson, there will be a quiz to recap on our learning.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/developing-a-personal-response-chjp8e

Year 8

Year 8 are studying Speeches Across Time. In this unit they will be looking at rhetoric and the use of persuasive language.

Viewpoint writing: What is it?

In this lesson we will begin to look at the features of viewpoint or discursive writing. Today we will begin with a statement - “All sports should be fun, fair and open to everyone. It is the taking part not the winning that matters.” Then, we will have a look at a student response to see how someone else has tackled this statement and begin to understand the features of viewpoint writing. At the end of the lesson, there will be a quiz to recap on our learning.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/viewpoint-writing-what-is-it-c9jk4d

Planning techniques: Logos, pathos and ethos

In this lesson, we will be looking at planning techniques that will help us generate ideas as well as produce a balanced and thoughtful viewpoint essay plan. We will do this by looking to the Greeks and learning about ‘logos’, ‘ethos,’ ‘pathos’ and ‘kairos’. You will then have an opportunity to start creating a plan, using a framework to help sequence your ideas. At the end of the lesson, there will be a quiz to recap on our learning.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/planning-techniques-logos-pathos-and-ethos-6mwk0c

What makes an effective introduction and conclusion?

In this lesson, we will be working with our plans and looking at the relationship between the introduction and the conclusion. We will start by reviewing the model answer and considering how the introduction works. We’ll then look at how sentence level choices have been used to add meaning with a skills review. Then, we will look at the model response again to consider how ‘Ethos’ is used in the conclusion. By the end of the lesson, you will have drafted out your introduction and conclusion. Finally, there will be a quiz to recap on our learning.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-makes-an-effective-introduction-and-conclusion-6cr38d

Rhetorical devices: Designing the main body of your essay

In this lesson, we will be looking at the main body of our essay, before piecing everything together. Firstly, we will return to our essay plan and look at how to build the main body of our response, thinking about the function of the paragraph, the desired effect on the reader and the types of rhetorical devices that might be best to choose. We'll do this as a slow write to give you time to think about your options. At the end of the lesson, we’ll critique our writing and compare to the model answer for fluency and control. Finally, there will be a quiz to recap on our learning.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/rhetorical-devices-designing-the-main-body-of-your-essay-68v66t

Year 9

Year 9 will be studying a whole novel in their English lessons focusing on developing their reading, inference and deduction skills.

Approaching unseen fiction texts

In this lesson, we will look at Freytag’s Narrative Pyramid and the idea of ‘Four conflicts in Literature’ as ways of reading unseen fiction extracts. You will then have an opportunity to try out these ideas by applying this learning to an unseen fiction extract from H G Wells’ ‘The Time Machine’. You will be guided through the reading with prompt questions and after each section we will stop to review our ideas together. At the end of the lesson, there will be a quiz to recap on our learning.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/approaching-unseen-fiction-texts-70upat

Considering structural choices

In this lesson, we will be looking at how to examine structural features. We will establish some key techniques writers use and the subject terminology you will need to help you explain your understanding of the text. We will return to our reading of our extract from The Time Machine by H G Wells and build on our reading strategy of breaking the text down into first / next / then / finally which is designed to help us move onto our structural analysis. Today, we will be working with a planning frame; we will break this down and look at how to complete this together. At the end of the lesson, there will be a quiz to recap on our learning.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/considering-structural-choices-6muk6e 

Analysing the writer's use of language

In this lesson, we will be looking more closely at a passage from H G Wells’ The Time Machine and examining the writer’s methods. We will look at how to respond to an analysis question; we will identify the focus of the question, select relevant ‘rich’ evidence and think about the importance of linking our selections. We will then look at a writing frame to support us in writing up our ideas before checking our responses and assessing our progress against a model answer. At the end of the lesson there will be a quiz to recap on our learning.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/analysing-the-writers-use-of-language-6ruk2e

Developing a personal response

In this lesson, we will be looking at how to develop our personal response to an evaluative question. We will start with a planning tool to help us unpick the question and explore our ideas. We will then sequence our material before undertaking a slow write response, working systematically through our plan together. At the end of the lesson, there will be a quiz to recap on our learning.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/developing-a-personal-response-chjp8e

Year 9 GCSE Transition Work

Over the next two terms, Year 9 will be beginning to prepare for GCSE level through their final unit.

The following link will help your daughter begin preparing for this stage in her academic career:

https://newlandsgirlsco-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/keirapaupiah_newlandsgirls_co_uk/EcgIWIWumU9Akb2X-8xGquYBx6Qk02YW1jucEbT_w9lgog?e=nNINUQ

All KS3 Pupils

Paragraphing narratives for clarity, using possessive pronouns, using apostrophes accurately, structuring, writing and editing genre-specific narratives

Lessons:

Crafting Creative Writing

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/crafting-creative-writing-6rrkcr

Creating a Story Opening

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/creating-a-story-opening-75j34d

Introducing a Character

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/introducing-a-character-c5hp8c

Revealing a Problem

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/revealing-a-problem-6hk34c

The Quest

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-quest-cngpce

The Climactic Moment

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-climactic-moment-6dh64d

The Ending

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-ending-60vpce

Year 10 - GCSE English Literature

Students this term have been studying the AQA Power and Conflict Poetry Anthology.

Unless the poem has already been completed in class, students should complete the following lessons:

Lesson - Charge of the Light Brigade (Part 1)

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/charge-of-the-light-brigade-part-1-6wv6cc

Lesson - Charge of the Light Brigade (Part 2)

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/charge-of-the-light-brigade-part-2-cgrkjd

Lesson - Exposure (Part 1)

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exposure-part-1-ccwp4d

Lesson - Exposure (Part 2)

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exposure-part-2-68u62r

Lesson - Poppies (Part 1)

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/poppies-part-1-6dgk0d

Lesson - Poppies (Part 2)

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/poppies-part-2-6xjk4c

Lesson - Tissue (Part 1)

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/tissue-part-1-69h66c

Lesson - Tissue (Part 2)

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/tissue-part-2-65k3gc

Lesson - The Emigree (Part 1)

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-emigree-part-1-cct6at

Lesson - The Emigree (Part 2)

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-emigree-part-2-6djk2d

Lesson - Checking out me History (Part 1)

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/checking-out-me-history-part-1-cgtk4d

Lesson - Checking out me History (Part 2)

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/checking-out-me-history-part-2-6djk0t

Term 5 only

Year 11 - GCSE English Literature

Students this term are preparing for their final Year 11 Assessments. Pupils should watch and make notes from the following videos.

Pupils who have studied Macbeth:

Character Analysis: Macbeth - Bing video

Character Analysis: The Witches in 'Macbeth' - Bing video

Character Analysis: Lady Macbeth - Bing video

Character Analysis: Macduff - Bing video

Character Analysis: Banquo - Bing video

Student Exemplar: Macbeth and Power - YouTube

Student Exemplar: Macbeth as Hero - YouTube

Student Exemplar: Macbeth's State of Mind - YouTube

Student Exemplar: Lady Macbeth as Powerful, by Matthew - YouTube

Pupils who have studied Much Ado About Nothing:

Much Ado About Nothing Key Quotes Analysis Part 1 - Shakespeare Today Series - Bing video

Benedick Analysis - Much Ado About Nothing | Shakespeare Sunday - Bing video

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (INTIMACY) | SHAKESPEARE SUNDAY - YouTube

Exploring Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing - YouTube

M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo1qjCzYfpMuch Ado About Nothing - Characters and Theme GCSE Revision - YouTube

Years 12 and 13

Please note that bespoke work will be set by the subject teachers and emailed to students.