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Over the course of KS3 (years 7 and 8) we study a range of texts and develop skills that will prepare students effectively for their KS4 course which commences in Year 9.

The Year 7 programme of study is:

Autumn 1

Non-Fiction Writing

Autumn 2

Study of class book – The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Spring 1

Continued study of class book – The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

Spring 2

Frankenstein – a play by Phillip Pullman

Summer 1

Non-fiction Reading

Summer 2

Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Unseen Non-fiction reading and writing

 

Homework is usually set through ‘My Homework’; parents can join this site, as well, through your child.  You can support your child’s learning by encouraging your child to be independent and complete homework by the deadline set.  You can also support your child with the suggested reading that links to the topic for the half term, using questions to engage your child on their understanding of the text covered in lessons.  Promote the use of either the school library or your local library and read books together, so that you can discuss this.  Listening to your child read every day is a crucial way to develop skills in English

Read around the subject:

The Boy In The Stripped Pyjamas

Books

The Woeful Second World War by Terry Deary

Jars of Hop: How One Woman Helped Save 2,500 Children During The Holocaust by Jennifer Roy

Terezin: A Story of the Holocaust by Ruth Thompson

Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust by Alan Farmer

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Weblinks

https://www.readinggroupguides.com/reviews/the-boy-in-the-striped-pajamas

http://www.ibiblio.org/pha/

http://www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/voices/holocaust.html

https://www.theholocaustexplained.org/

Frankenstein

Books

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Graphic Novel)

Mister Creecher by Chris Priestley

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Various series of gothic or horror novels eg:

Skulduggery Pleasant (Derek Landy) and The Saga of Darren Shan (Darren Shan)

Weblinks

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/frankenstein/index.html

http://www.maryshelley.nl/

http://www.watershedonline.ca/literature/frankenstein/frankenstein.html

https://www.virtualsalt.com/gothic.htm

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Books

Manga: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (Graphic Novel)

The Complete Works of Shakespeare by The Royal Shakespeare Company

Evoking (& Forgetting Shakespeare!) by Peter Brooks

Comedy, History and Tragedy of William Shakespeare by Anna Claybourne

Various books on the life and times of William Shakespeare

Weblinks

https://www.rsc.org.uk/shakespeares-life-and-times

http://shakesongs.com/

http://www.bardweb.net/

Supporting your Child

Homework is usually set through Show My Homework; parents can join this site as well through your child.  You can support your child’s learning by encouraging your child to be independent and complete homework by the deadline set.  You can also support your child with the suggested reading that links to the topic for the half term, using questions to engage your child on their understanding of the text covered in lessons.  Promote the use of either the school library or your local library and read books together, so that you can discuss this.  Listening to your child read every day is a crucial way to develop skills in English

Useful Books

  • Shakespeare texts that are applicable
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Clay by David Almond
  • I am David by Ann Holm
  • The Diary of Anne Frank

Head of Department: Miss E Green

Head of Department: Miss E Green

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Rushden Academy

Rushden Academy

01933 350391

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KS3 Head of Years

Head of Year 7 - Mrs S Finney

Head of Year 8  - Mr S Harris

Head of Year 9 - Mrs A Gurnham

KS4 Head of Years

Head of Year 10 - Miss R Burrows

Head of Year 11  - Miss J Neville

KS5 Head of Year

Head of Year 12 & 13 - Mr P Chapman

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