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Subject: English Year Group: Year 8




Literacy study based on Treasure Island- Investigation of characters, settings and plot. Development of characters over a period of time. Pirates versus ‘land lubbers’.

Parts of speech to include nouns, verbs adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions.

Read and understand unfamiliar text. Treasure Island and First News

To write accurately, using correct punctuation and basic spelling skills.

Read and understand increasingly challenging text.

To plan, draft and edit. To write accurately, using a growing repertoire of correct punctuation and more complex spelling skills.





SS8 - Listens to a variety of texts.

SS8- Answers where question about a story

SS8 - Answers who question about a story

SS9- Starting to link stories and non-fiction to their own experiences.

SS9- Beginning to make predictions on the basis of what they have heard so far

SS9- Identify Characters from a story / book consistently and accurately

  1. Is able to make some inferences on the basis of what is being said and done.
  2. - Is able to predict what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far.

SS11- Able to discuss the sequence of events in books, listen to, discuss and express views about a wide range of contemporary and classic poetry, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently.


SS7- Orders symbols into a simple sentence to label a picture e.g. Girl in house

SS8- Writes in full sentences using 'little' words - The cat is in the box

SS9- Able to arrange words correctly to form a simple sentence

SS10 - Sequencing sentences to form short narratives

SS11 - Can write narratives about personal experiences and those of others (real and fictional), real events, poetry and for different purposes


SS8- Uses connectives in speech

S9- Listens and responds to questions from peers.

SS10- Sequencing sentences to form short narratives

SS11- Correct choice of present tense throughout writing





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