Year 8 English

Term 6

All home learning will now be set on Microsoft TEAMS

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Poetry Around the World

This term you will learning about poetry from around the world. You will explore the idea of culture and its importance. Also, you will start to understand how a poet’s identity influences their writing and how they use structure for effect. You will also explore the ways in which poets present ideas about prejudice. You are going to be completing poem-based activities which assess your skills in analysing the writer’s methods and their effects on the reader. These skills are going to help you in year 9. Have fun and your teachers will look forward to seeing your completed work.







English Booklet



English Booklet



English Zoom Lesson

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Week Commencing

Lessons to be completed in Poetry Booklet

1st June

Lessons 1 and 2

8th June

Lessons 3 and 4

15th June

Lessons 5, 6 and 7

22nd June

Lessons 8 and 9

29th June

Lessons 10, 11 and 12

6th July

Lessons 13 and 14

13th July

Lesson 15


Term 5

This term you are going to be improving your creative writing. During your three hours of English per week you should:

  1. Complete three lessons in your booklet (per week)
  2. Use your term 5 knowledge organiser to learn and revisit key concepts and vocabulary. Make sure that you are testing yourself regularly.
  3. Use your knowledge organisers from earlier in the year to revise key concepts and vocabulary. It is important that you do not forget what you have already learnt.

READING- You should be aiming for a MINIMUM of 30 minutes of reading per day. Mrs Sherry has uploaded a number of ways that you can access texts if you are running low at home.

Reading is one of the most important things you can do whilst you are at home. It will:

  1. Help you to relax and reduce anxiety
  2. Widen your vocabulary
  3. Help with the accuracy of your writing
  4. Broaden your imagination
  5. Keep you entertained!
Term 5
Creative Writing Creative Writing Booklet The Landlady
Live Lessons
Lesson 8B - S. Withers


English Home Learning Page Monday 23rd March - 16th April

  1. Students should complete all application and challenge tasks not yet completed from their T4 Knowledge Organiser. These are to be completed in your new lime green Home Learning book and will be checked on return to school. 
  2. Students should then revisit their terms 1 to 3 Knowledge Organisers to embed previous areas of weakness through quizzing and self-checking in their home learning book.
  3. Students should then attempt the cumulative assessments, see link below. 

Year 8

Please complete your cumulative assessment again. You can then use your knowledge organiser to secure your understanding of any elements that you have forgotten or are not sure of.

We have been studying Of Mice and Men in lessons, you can use the link below to finish reading the novel.

If you’ve enjoyed Of Mice and Men, why not read his other famous book The Grapes of Wrath?

If you have any questions or would like any of the work you complete marked, just email me.

Kind Regards
Mrs E. Allison

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The Women in White
The Woman in White Mark Scheme The Woman in White Exam 


GCSE Lessons 1-9
Term 1 - Algorithms Term 2 - Lists and file handling Term 3 - Computational Thinking
Term 4 - Binary Representation Term 5 - Computer systems Term 6 - Networks