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Year 7 into 8 - Term 6

  1. Please complete the weekly tasks in your Study Guide and Workbook. These tasks were explained in the printed instructions that came with your books. You can also find those instructions in the attachment here. (please attach file " Year 7 into 8 Home Learning Information")
  2. You should also keep up with your weekly Bedrock lessons if you have access to a computer, tablet or phone. Try to keep doing two lessons each week to improve your vocabulary. Please contact your teacher if you have forgotten your login details.
  3. Here are some links to help you with your work for each week:
    Weeks 1-3: punctuation help: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zr6bxyc; grammar help: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z4hrt39
    Weeks 4-5: another lesson about vocabulary: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbbg47h; a lesson about expanding your vocabulary of verbs: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z64pf4j
    Summer work: Persuasive writing help: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zv7fqp3/articles/zr8cmfr and https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zyydjxs/revision/3
  4. Also attached is another booklet with more activities to help you improve your spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary. ('Literacy Skills Builder - Year 7')
  5. Please contact your teacher via email if you have any questions.

Mrs Walding’s Golding Group Phonics (Year 7 into 8 & 8 into 9) - Term 6

  • These phonics lessons will help you to maintain your reading at home.
  • Lessons can be completed over the next few weeks (by 26th June) and help to improve your reading skills by decoding letters into their respective sounds.
  • Spend 15 minutes every day practicing sounds.
  • Ask a parent or guardian to help you by listening to your sounds.  Having letter-sound knowledge will allow you to make the link between the unfamiliar print words to their spoken knowledge.
  • When you return to school you can share the work you have been completing with Mrs Walding.

Mrs Walding's Golding Phonics Lesson

Year 8 into 9 - Term 6

  1. Please complete the weekly tasks in your Study Guide and Workbook. These tasks were explained in the printed instructions that came with your books. You can also find those instructions in the attachment here. (please attach file "Year 8 Home Learning Information")
  2. You should also keep up with your weekly Bedrock lessons if you have access to a computer, tablet or phone. Try to keep doing two lessons each week to improve your vocabulary. Please contact your teacher if you have forgotten your login details.

3. Here are some links to help you with your work for each week:

5. Our school library also has lots of great stuff on Oliver, which you can get to via the Student VLE or this link https://thomasdeaconacademy.oliverasp.co.uk/library/home/news

6. Please contact your teacher via email if you have any questions.

Year 9 into 10 - Term 6 

  1. Please complete the weekly tasks in your Study Guide and Workbook. These tasks were explained in the printed instructions that came with your books. You can also find those instructions in the attachment here.
  2. You should also keep up with your weekly Bedrock lessons if you have access to a computer or phone. Try to keep doing two lessons each week to improve your vocabulary. Please contact your teacher if you have forgotten your login details.
  3. You can download the Sora reading app and read books for free https://soraapp.com/library/thomasdeaconuk/?utm_origin=school_digital_library&utm_page_genre=tout&utm_list=sora&utm_content=sora_tout_soraapp_07032018
  4. Our school library also has lots of great stuff on Oliver, which you can get to via the Student VLE or this link https://thomasdeaconacademy.oliverasp.co.uk/library/home/news
  5. Here are some links to help you with your work for each week:

Week 2: Understanding form in poetry: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zmbj382/articles/zn3skmn , Rhythm and syllables in a poem: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zmbj382/articles/zmpxbdm , 

Personification: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zfkk7ty/articles/zw9p8mn , Imagery: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6n6dp3

Week 3: Writing a story in general: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zv8dqp3 , Writing the opening of a story: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/narrative-writing-what-makes-a-good-opening/ , writing the ending of a story: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/narrative-writing-effective-endings/

Week 4: Key video to help you understand this poem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFV_06_UidI , Checking Out Me History BBC Bitesize help: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrkhpg8 

Week 5: Descriptive language: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zx7cmnb/revision/1 , Narrative viewpoints: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/ztdmtyc/revision/4 , 

Summer work: You should try to read your set GCSE Texts, which are A Christmas Carol, Macbeth and An Inspector Calls.  Here are some links to help you with these texts: https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/christmascarol/ , https://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/macbeth/ , https://www.sparknotes.com/drama/an-inspector-calls/

Year 10 into 11 -  Term 6

Hello! Welcome to Term 6 Home Learning! We hope you’ve found the poetry booklets useful so far, please continue to go back to the poems you have studied in Term 5 and recap your knowledge as you go through your last term in year 10.

You have been given a lot of resources to complete as part of your home learning. You have been given the following text guides:

- Complete revision and practice for GCSE English Literature 

- English Language revision guide and workbook

-Poetry revision guide for Power and Conflict

Use this plan to help guide you through these resources as we continue your journey into Year 11.

To further help your learning, please see below some websites you can use to aid your understanding of the two courses...

GCSE BITESIZE for English Language supporthttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zcbchv4

The website above gives you details on all aspects of the language papers for your GCSE in English Language.

GCSE BITESIZE for English Literature supporthttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zxqncwx

As you know we have been studying the following texts for your GCSE literature next year... 

‘An Inspector Calls’

‘Macbeth’

‘A Christmas Carol’

Power and Conflict poetry cluster

It’s a great idea to re-read these, as many of you haven’t discussed these texts since last November/December. Many of these texts can be downloaded free from Sora. You can download the Sora reading app and read books for free https://soraapp.com/library/thomasdeaconuk/?utm_origin=school_digital_library&utm_page_genre=tout&utm_list=sora&utm_content=sora_tout_soraapp_07032018

Our school library also has lots of great stuff on Oliver, which you can get to via the Student VLE or this link https://thomasdeaconacademy.oliverasp.co.uk/library/home/new

You will need to use this time well, re-read the literature texts and create revision notes for aspects of character, setting, writer’s use of techniques and themes. Think about creating a revision guide as you go along, it is a great way of saving time later on in what will be a busy year 11!

Each week remember to complete the reading in the revision guide, complete the workbook tasks and then ask yourselves ‘Can I do a little bit more?’. If the answer is ‘yes’ then please use the websites above to help you develop your understanding of the GCSE papers. If you have any questions about any of the work set, please email your class teachers.

Good Luck!

Mrs Rouse

Year 11  - Term 6 - Content Pending

Year 12 into 13 - Term 6

Mrs Lord

  • This work should last you until we are back in school in September
  • Firstly, please complete the activities on the Raisin in the Sun powerpoint, and complete your reading of this text, including annotations in your copies. There are 18 questions in total, and you will need to use some of the uploaded worksheets too, such as the table comparing Mama and Beneatha. There is also a free online copy of the text, and the Lit Chart.
  • Read as much as you can from the recommended reading list

Mrs Hall

  • Please finish reading The Great Gatsby, including annotations in your copies of the text.
  • I have uploaded some further reading, and the Pixl independence booklet, for you to work through over the summer.
  • When you have finished this, you can start reading Raisin in the Sun and completing the powerpoint that is uploaded here, and completing some wider reading from the reading list.

Mrs Rouse

Mrs Cook

Year 13 - Term 6 - Content Pending