English Update

5th January 2018

This week Ms Whitehead joined the English Department as she will be covering Mrs Hands’ lessons when she goes on maternity in a few months. Despite it being a short week the classes have all made a really good start to the new term.

Donard revisited different types of poetry and did some outstanding work on onomatopoeia creating illustrations to match sound words.

Skiddaw have started working on developing their Creative Thinking Skills and taken part in discussions.

Baystones worked on making effective vocabulary choices (nouns, verbs and adjectives) and some pupils managed to start putting these into sentences and verses using alliteration.

Scafell were finally able to finish reading Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” and had some really perceptive discussions about the characters and what might have motivated their actions.

Nevis have been looking at non-fiction texts ahead of their Functional Skills assessments. They worked on selecting and extracting relevant information from texts, and using skills of deduction to show their understanding of meaning.

Arnside have been revising the difference between fiction and non-fiction texts, and are looking at the sorts of things that might have influenced writers from different time periods in preparation for their GCSE Paper 2 exam.

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