DAA English KS3 Bulletin-

Summer Term Week 4

What's currently being studied?

Year 7: Technology

Year 8: Detective and Mystery

Year 9: Identity

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- it's linked here if you want it now


  • Everything we are looking at in terms of the scheme is here
  • It is geared to the Non Fiction paper at the moment that the students will be sitting, located here
  • If you follow the scheme and question types/Assessment Focusses each week you will have covered everything
  • Feel free to use ASA's Y7 resources here


What skill needs to be worked on?


Descriptive writing- the key tasks are:

Descriptive writing- a time when you felt ___ about something, or a response to a picture- see the papers in the Dropbox for the actual tasks.



  • Watch the Examination Day- see link here with embedded questions- I used EdPuzzle to insert the questions- https://edpuzzle.com/media/55473c2b480c4aad66a05269
  • Link to my lesson can be seen here
  • Students can hotseat/assume position of characters
  • Students to come up with and describe their own dystopian style future
  • Students to describe what a school might look like in this world
  • Use descriptive writing resources in scheme

Year 8

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

  • Moving onto the mystery scheme. Please find a suitable text from the stock cupboard- stock list is here

  • Scheme itself is here



What skill needs to be worked on?

Creative writing- techniques, sentence structures, metaphor, simile, openers


Suggestions:

Murder scenes as writing stimuli

Diary as a murderer/murder victim

The Snowman by Duffy- poem to empathise/get into mindset of criminal

Students to make predictions as to the outcome of the novel- assume the position of the assailant and produce an ongoing blog- with dates etc- as the person

Year 9

  • Non fiction- again trying to get a more technical focus. Fish around my stuff here if it helps.