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Subject: English                                                                      Year Group: Year 9




Literacy study based on Romeo and Juliet- Investigation of characters, settings and plot. Development of characters over a period of time.

Language to include nouns, pronouns, common and proper nouns, verbs adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions. Punctuation to include capital letters, full stops, commas and inverted commas for direct speech.

Read and understand unfamiliar text. Romeo and Juliet and First News

To write accurately, using correct punctuation, grammar 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  

SS8-Can blend together some cvc words

SS8-Understands the author is the person who wrote the story

SS9- Developing the ability to read words by blending sounds learnt so far

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  

SS9-Read other words of two syllables that contain taught GPCs

SS10-Can read accurately by blending sounds in unfamiliar words containing GPCs that have been taught so far

SS10-Read words with contractions [for example, I'm, I'll, we'll], and understand that the apostrophe represents the omitted letter(s)

SS10 – Is able to make some inferences on the basis of what is being said and done.  

SS10 - 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.




SS8-Beginning to use full stops in own writing

SS8- Can spell a range of cvc (consonant, vowel, consonant) words

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

SS8-Can identify different writing forms. For example: list, letter, news article or story. What they look like.

SS9-Able to use a full stop in their sentence

SS9-Able to say the months of the year.

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

SS10 - Sequencing sentences to form short narratives



SS7-Responds to who, where and why question about a story or event                          

SS7- Follows an instruction using 4 key words

SS7-Begin to use language linked to time-yesterday, tomorrow, on Monday..

SS8-Use a growing range of vocabulary including adjectives

SS8-Responds to an adult in a variety of situations - play time, lunch time, lessons, new places

SS8- Uses connectives in speech

SS8-Begins to use present tense correctly adding 'ing' onto verbs

SS9-Listens and responds to questions from unfamiliar adults and peers.

SS9-Begins to use plurals correctly i.e. sheep, mice

SS9- Listens and responds to questions from peers.

SS9- Gives a simple instruction

SS10- Sequencing sentences to form short narratives



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