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Year 7 Learning

In year 7, we begin the year with inference training. This is to equip students with the knowledge and skills to decode texts and read for meaning. We also use this opportunity to develop students’ writing for inference. Throughout the year, students study a range of texts from across the literary canon with a particular focus on racism and prejudice. Students are encouraged to reflect upon current issues, as well as those presented historically, all of which culminates in the end of year synoptic unit- enabling students to pool together their learning from across the year, as well as conducting further reading as guided by their class teacher. Poetry is integrated throughout the year, enabling students to develop their confidence and application of poetry that explores a range of themes within a range of contexts. This is used to support the core knowledge of our curriculum.

 

Unit

Key Concepts:

Autumn 1

Inference Training: Detective Fiction

Context informs interpretation

Writers use language and structure to convey meanings

Standard English is vital in conveying confidence

Autumn 2

The Modern Novel: Noughts & Crosses

Writers use language and structure to convey meanings

Texts and content are selected and sequenced for specific meaning

Etymology, morphology and phonology is vital in decoding new material

Spring 1

The Art of Rhetoric: Making a Change

Standard English is vital in conveying confidence

Writers use language and structure to convey meanings

Texts and content are selected and sequenced for specific meaning

Spring 2

The American Dream: A View from the Bridge/ West Side Story

Context informs interpretation

Writers use language and structure to convey meanings

Texts and content are selected and sequenced for specific meaning

Summer 1

An Introduction to Shakespeare: Shakespeare’s Best Villains

Context informs interpretation

Writers use language and structure to convey meanings

Texts and content are selected and sequenced for specific meaning

Etymology, morphology and phonology is vital in decoding new material

Summer 2

Synoptic Unit: Prejudice and Discrimination

Context informs interpretation

Writers use language and structure to convey meanings

Texts and content are selected and sequenced for specific meaning

Standard English is vital in conveying confidence