Curriculum Intent Summary

To deliver key knowledge and develop our students as critical and curious readers, writers and speakers. We develop a knowledge of the great writers and an understanding of great writing to enable our students to communicate effectively, fluently and comprehensively. We aim to promote inquisitive, analytical thinking skills that can be applied to the students’ understanding of the world around them. 

Please find below a link to a English Video. The video is to share with you what students will be learning over the Spring Term.
Year 

Group  

Term 1  Term 2  Term 3  Term 4  Term 5  Term 6 
7  Spooky Stories: Fiction  Non-Fiction Text Explorers.  Poetry  A Monster Calls: Short Novel  Drama: Shakespeare’s,  A Midsummer Night’s Dream  Non Fiction: Communicating with the wider world 
Introduction to language, structure and tone. 

Sentence structures.  

Writing for specific purpose and audience.  Deconstructing poems for meaning. Knowledge of basic poetic terms.  Reading for meaning. Interpreting characterisation. Analysis of structure and Language.  Introduction to the world of Shakespeare: language and meaning.  Writing for purpose and audience.  
8  Lord of the Flies: Novel  Poetry: Transformations  Non-Fiction: Travel Writing  Drama: Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet  Horror Writing  Non-Fiction: Writing to Argue 
Reading for meaning. Interpreting character. Analysis of writer’s method. 

 

Deconstructing poems for meaning. Further knowledge of poetic terms. 

 

Deconstructing poems for meaning. Knowledge of basic poetic terms. 

 

Shakespeare: understanding language and meaning. Introducing context and symbolism. 

 

Understanding genre tone and style. 

 

Writing for purpose and audience. 

 

9 

 

Urban Myths  Poetry: Love and Relationships, The Family Poems  Drama: An Inspector Calls  Non-Fiction: Children Viewpoints and perspectives  Fiction: Children Reading and Creative Writing.  Drama: Women in Shakespeare 
Creative Writing. 

 

 

 

Deconstructing poems for meaning. Further knowledge/mastery  of poetic terms. 

 

 

The Modern Novel. In depth study of Context, purpose, style and representation. Literature with social purpose. 

 

Writing for purpose and audience. 

Understanding tone. 

 

Creative Writing. 

 

Understanding language and meaning. Working with context and symbolism. 
10 

 

Fiction Short Story 19C: To Build A Fire  Poetry: Love and Relationships   Drama: Shakespeare’s Macbeth  Non-Fiction: Formats, essays and articles. 

Speaking and Listening NEA. 

Drama: An Inspector Calls- revision.  

 

Revision of Language and Literature Papers. 

EOY Exams 

Reading for meaning. Understanding and deconstructing texts for language and structural analysis.  

 

Deconstructing poems for meaning. Further knowledge/mastery  of poetic terms. 

 

 

 

Understanding language and meaning. Working with context and symbolism.  Writing for purpose and audience. 

 

 

The Modern Novel. In depth study of Context, purpose, style and representation. Literature with social purpose. 

 

Discreet skills  

 

11 

 

19C Novel: Dickens’, A Christmas Carol.  Revision Of Language and Literature.  Revision Of Language and Literature.  Revision Of Language and Literature.  Revision Of Language and Literature.   

 

 

Reading for meaning. Understanding and deconstructing texts for language and structural analysis.  

 

 

Reiterating all previously taught skills. Examination skills practise. 

 

Reiterating all previously taught skills. Examination skills practise. 

 

 

Reiterating all previously taught skills. Examination skills practise.