DAA English KS3 Bulletin- WEEK 15

Weekly ideas and reminders

What's currently being studied?

Year 7: Heroes & Villains

Year 8: That's Life: Non-Fiction Focus

Year 9: Identity: Of Mice and Men

Key Reminders and Messages for Each Year

Year 7

Just a bit of a recap:


Make sure the Respect Sticker is in new books now as well if students are starting to finish their books

Please continue to use the big picture slides at the beginning of every lesson


  • A VITAL WEEK- THIS QUESTION WILL DEFINITELY BE ON THE ASSESSMENT- THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS!!!!!!!
  • GET AN EXTRACT AND BLEED IT DRY OF INFORMATION AND EVIDENCE AND EXPLANATIONS!!!!
  • Could use film clips as stimulus too, but the key here is just simple close up work with extracts

Year 8

  • This week, students should be practising using a range of vocabulary and punctuation to introduce a comedy caricature of their own creation

  • You can use the work from last week's authors as a style model for them to steal ideas from

  • Suggestions include- hotseating as a character, drama to act out caricatures, drawing and labelling their caricature (only if necessary and required!), using an extract up close and really trying to model the way in which a caricature is presented.

  • If you did not ask the students to compare two caricatures last week, then it might be an idea to get them to do this for homework!

Year 9

  • Identity- if classes are split could one teacher be doing poetry focus here? Or could they be complementing things which the main teacher didn't have chance to pick up?
  • ASA's OMAM scheme is available, but an OMAM scheme isn't exactly difficult to come by if anyone needs one anyway!