Monday 14 July
Tuesday 15 July
Wednesday 16 July
Year 8 District Cricket Finals at Scarborough with Mr Hopper.
Thursday 17 July
Whole School Reading
Friday 18 July
3.30pm SCHOOL CLOSES FOR SUMMER
The English scheme closely follows the guidelines laid down by the National Curriculum and has been revised in the light of the Key Stage 3 Strategy. The aim of the English department is to encourage the development of reading, writing and oral skills, using a wide variety of stimuli, to foster an appreciation of literature, culture and to prepare them for the challenges they will face at Key Stage 4. The English staff use a variety of teaching methods to cover all aspects of the subject. Emphasis is placed on accuracy in writing and clear speech, and the important skills of spelling, punctuation and general sentence construction are constantly stressed. We encourage students to develop as independent learners, both through classroom activities and extended homework tasks which enable pupils to build on the skills and knowledge which they have gained in class.
Pupils are encouraged to read widely both as a part of English lessons and beyond the classroom. This is supported by an effective library which provides a wide variety of texts and various reading clubs which enable pupils to purchase books for themselves.
The English staff work, together with the SENCo, to provide support for pupils who are experiencing difficulties with all aspects of literacy. The department also welcomes the co-operation of parents, who can give invaluable help by encouraging their children to complete homework as neatly and as accurately as possible, and to take a pride in their work.
The aim of the English
is to encourage the development of
reading, writing and oral skills,
using a wide variety of stimuli,
to foster an appreciation of literature,
and to lay a solid foundation . . .