|Year 6||Year 7||Year 8|
|Autumn 1||Non-fiction revision writing. Kensuke’s Kingdom. Reading & Writing Assessment.||My Father is a Polar Bear - Reading. Reading Assessment.||Journalism – report writing/media. Abomination. Writing Assessment.|
|Autumn 2||Fiction revision/extension. Writing Assessment. AF2/3 Reading Assessment.||Christmas Carol – Reading. Writing Assessment.||Ballads. Zoo Challenge. Reading Assessment.|
|Spring 1||Non-fiction writing extension. Boy. Reading Assessment: mock SAT.||Macbeth. Reading Assessment.||Marie Celeste - poetry. Speeches. Writing Assessment.|
|Spring 2||Non-fiction writing extension. Boy. Writing Assessment.||Holes - novel. Writing Assessment.||The Tempest - play. Controlled Assessment-writing.|
|Summer 1||Revision for SATs. Merlin. SATs.||Writing APP. Reading paper revision. Reading Assessment.||SATs Revision. Transfer exams.|
|Summer 2||Speeches. APP led writing project. Teacher Assessed Levels (reading and writing). Including 2011 Writing paper.||Speeches. Advertising Project - speaking and listening. Teacher Assessed Levels (reading and writing).||APP Writing Unit. Scene of the Crime - multi-skilled. Teacher Assessed Levels (reading and writing).|
Writing assessments are based on the written evidence in student's work rather than through a writing test. This is considered to be a more accurate assessment and allows teachers to adapt their teaching to the immediate needs of their students.
In Key Stage three, every child has one dedicated reading lesson a week, focusing on a specific reading skill every half-term.
Quest - Yr 8 / Yr 6 buddy reading FLS - Further Literacy Support for Year 6 students.
Rapid Reading - aimed at improving the reading ages/comprehension of largely, Year 6 students. Rapid Read Plus - largely aimed at Year 7 and 8 students - aim: improve reading comprehension.
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize - great revision tool.
www.phonicsplay.co.uk - spelling.
www.primaryresources.co.uk – fantastic source of KS2 resources.
www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/english - great revision tool for KS2 / KS3.
www.goanimate.com – students create animations including dialogue – can then listen to it and check that it sounds correct.