Y8 Remote Learning - English


Armfield Academy – Department - English

Year 8 Curriculum Overview
 

CLASS:

To access your child’s English video lessons, click the link below depending on their class. This link will take them directly to Google Classroom / their weekly activities.

8X1

https://classroom.google.com/c/MTQ1MzY0MTY4NjYx

8X2

https://classroom.google.com/c/MTQ1MzY0MzYxMzU0

8X3

https://classroom.google.com/c/MTQ1MzY0MzYxMzY4

8X4

https://classroom.google.com/c/MTQ1MzY0MzYxMzgy

8Y1

https://classroom.google.com/c/MTQ1MzY0MzYxMzk1

8Y2

https://classroom.google.com/c/MTQ1MzY0MzYxNDMx

8Y3

https://classroom.google.com/c/MTQ1MzY0MzYxNDQ5

 

Half Term 1

 

Date

Curriculum Overview
Focus: Non-fiction study Topic: Animal Welfare

Remote Learning

WEEK 1

02/09

Introduction to non-fiction / Sow stall article comprehension / Persuasive speech writing task (factory farm meat) Spelling & vocabulary quiz

- Armfield Video Lessons: [See Google Classroom class links above]

- Skills Activities:
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/an-introduction-to-rhetoric-ethos-6mr3er?from_query=WRITING+RHETORIC

- Recommended E-Book:
https://www.myon.co.uk/login/                      (search: ‘Peter Pan’)

WEEK 2

07/09

Debate activity (‘Free range solutions) / Commas / Tusk poaching comprehension (summarising language) / Horse racing (persuasive language devices) Spelling & vocabulary quiz /

- Armfield Video Lessons: [See Google Classroom class links above]

- Skills Activities:
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/rhetoric-and-clarity-of-expression-counter-arguments-6cw30c

- Recommended E-Book:
https://www.myon.co.uk/login/           (search: ‘Firestormers – Back Burn’)

WEEK 3

14/09

The fur industry (article comprehension) / Summarising language and ‘word zooming’ / End fur farming (Formal letter writing) / Spelling & vocabulary quiz

- Armfield Video Lessons: [See Google Classroom class links above]

- Skills Activities:
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/grammar-for-writing-using-brackets-and-dashes-6mwkec

- Recommended E-Book:
https://www.myon.co.uk/login/                            (search: ‘Dracula’)

WEEK 4

21/09

Paragraphing / Fronted adverbials / Sentence development / Vocabulary development / Sentence connectives / Spelling & vocabulary quiz Accelerated Reader STAR Test

- Armfield Video Lessons: [See Google Classroom class links above]

- Skills Activities:
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/grammar-for-writing-sentence-construction-cmukar

- Recommended E-Book:
https://www.myon.co.uk/login/                    (search: ‘Passage to Fortune’)

WEEK 5

28/09

Animal circus (information retrieval/text comparison) / Knowledge organiser (assessment preparation) Spelling & vocabulary quiz

- Armfield Video Lessons: [See Google Classroom class links above]

- Skills Activities:
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/grammar-for-writing-using-semicolons-to-link-main-clauses-c4uk8c

- Recommended E-Book:
https://www.myon.co.uk/login/                (search: ‘Case of the Stolen Space Suit’)

WEEK 6

05/10

Assessment - Fox hunting reading paper (information retrieval / summarising text / language analysis) Spelling & vocabulary quiz

- Armfield Video Lessons: [See Google Classroom class links above]

- Skills Activities:
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/grammar-for-writing-the-colon-c8t3ar

- Recommended E-Book:
https://www.myon.co.uk/login/       (search: ‘Awesome Jobs Involving Technology’)

WEEK 7

12/10

Assessment – The purpose of animals writing task (article) / Feedback, self-reflection & pupil voice

- Armfield Video Lessons: [See Google Classroom class links above]

- Skills Activities:
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/viewpoint-writing-what-is-it-c9jk4d?from_query=viewpoint+writing

- Recommended E-Book:
https://www.myon.co.uk/login/       (search: ‘Spine Shivers – Tech Fury’)

Half Term 2

 

Date

Curriculum Overview
Focus: Pre-1914 Literature Topic: Hound of the Baskervilles

Remote Learning

WEEK 1

02/11

Context study: Victorian life and crime / Diary entry empathy task / Writing skills: ‘Walking through squalor’ / Spelling & vocabulary quiz

- Armfield Video Lessons: [See Google Classroom class links above]

- Skills Activities:
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/grammar-for-writing-using-semicolons-to-link-main-clauses-c4uk8c?from_query=semicolons

- Recommended E-Book:
https://www.myon.co.uk/login/                    (search: ‘Smart Research Strategies’)

WEEK 2

09/11

Impressions of Sherlock analytical task /Writing skills: PETE paragraph practice / Holmes research hwk Spelling & vocabulary quiz

- Armfield Video Lessons: [See Google Classroom class links above]

- Skills Activities:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zs2fvcw/revision/1

- Recommended E-Book:
https://www.myon.co.uk/login/                              (search: ‘Portrait Vandal’)

WEEK 3

16/11

Narrative context: Baskerville info) / Narrative map task / Murder on the moors chapter 1 analysis / Spelling & vocabulary quiz

- Armfield Video Lessons: [See Google Classroom class links above]

- Skills Activities:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zpp4kqt/revision/1

- Recommended E-Book:
https://www.myon.co.uk/login/              (search: ‘Humans and Other Life on Earth’)

WEEK 4

23/11

Chapter 4 analysis – the Hound – language and structure / descriptive writing skills / describing a beast Spelling & vocabulary quiz

- Armfield Video Lessons: [See Google Classroom class links above]

- Skills Activities:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd4kwty

- Recommended E-Book:
https://www.myon.co.uk/login/                      (search: ‘The Songs of Stones River’)

WEEK 5

30/11

Grammar and punctuation week – parenthesis / subordinate clauses / Semi-colons / Comma splicing Spelling & vocabulary quiz

- Armfield Video Lessons: [See Google Classroom class links above]

- Skills Activities:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z8scf82

- Recommended E-Book:
https://www.myon.co.uk/login/                                   (search: ‘Maps’)

WEEK 6

07/12

Chapter 12 - mood & atmosphere comprehension reading/annotation / Assessment planning (description of The Grimpen Mire) Spelling & vocabulary quiz

- Armfield Video Lessons: [See Google Classroom class links above]

- Skills Activities:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zfkk7ty/articles/z9tkxfr

- Recommended E-Book:
https://www.myon.co.uk/login/                   (search: ‘Missing Museum Archives’)

WEEK 7

14/12

Assessment task / Descriptive writing task / Book review / Feedback, self-reflection & pupil voice

- Armfield Video Lessons: [See Google Classroom class links above]

- Skills Activities:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zf8kvwx

- Recommended E-Book:
https://www.myon.co.uk/login/                       (search: ‘Looking Through the Glass’)

Half Term 3

 

Date

Topic: Skills

Remote Learning

WEEK 1

04/01

. Varying sentence openings / Comma splicing / Using imagery / Paragraphing Spelling & vocabulary quiz

 

- Armfield Video Lessons: [See Google Classroom class links above]

- Skills Activities:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z4hrt39/articles/z7t2vk7

- Recommended E-Book:

WEEK 2

11/01

Paragraphing / Analysing Language / Summarising / PETE / Spelling & vocabulary quiz

 

- Armfield Video Lessons: [See Google Classroom class links above]

- Skills Activities:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z4hrt39/articles/znn6pbk

- Recommended E-Book:

 

Curriculum Overview
Focus: Non-Fiction Study Topic: Travel Writing

Remote Learning

WEEK 3

18/01

Non-fiction recap / Introduction to travel writing genre / Orient Express research / Dictionary race vocabulary task / OE brochure language analysis / Spelling & vocabulary quiz

- Armfield Video Lessons: [See Google Classroom class links above]


- Skills Activities:  
https://www.grammarbook.com/grammar_quiz/subject_verb_agreement_1.asp

- Recommended E-Book:

WEEK 4

25/01

Developing vocabulary/ Capital letters / apostrophes / Fronted adverbials / Semi-colons / Travel article planning / Spelling & vocabulary quiz

- Armfield Video Lessons: [See Google Classroom class links above]


- Skills Activities:
https://www.grammarbook.com/grammar_quiz/adjectives_and_adverbs_1.asp

- Recommended E-Book:

WEEK 5

01/02

Travel review (‘Life on the Orient Express’ article task) / Employment skills ‘Life literacy - OE Job application form / Spelling & vocabulary quiz

- Armfield Video Lessons: [See Google Classroom class links above]


- Skills Activities:
https://www.grammarbook.com/grammar_quiz/commas_1.asp

- Recommended E-Book:

WEEK 6

08/02

Application letter / Speaking and listening task (job interview role play) / Persuasive techniques recap / Redrafting / Spelling & vocabulary quiz

- Armfield Video Lessons: [See Google Classroom class links above]


- Skills Activities:
https://www.grammarbook.com/grammar_quiz/semicolons_and_colons_1.asp

- Recommended E-Book:

WEEK 7

15/02

Visit Blackpool webpage analysis / Bill Bryson’s Bradford (article comprehension) / ‘Holiday from Hell’ (satire writing task) Spelling & vocabulary quiz

- Armfield Video Lessons: [See Google Classroom class links above]


- Skills Activities:
https://www.grammarbook.com/grammar_quiz/apostrophes_1.asp

- Recommended E-Book:

Half Term 4

 

WEEK 1

22/02

My Time in ___________’ travel journal planning / Assessment task: Travel article writing task / RRR reflection / Spelling & vocabulary quiz

- Armfield Video Lessons: [See Google Classroom class links above]

- Skills Activities:

- Recommended E-Book:

Date

Curriculum Overview
Focus: Shakespeare/Play Study Topic: Macbeth

Remote Learning

WEEK 2

01/03

Introduction to Shakespeare / Context study (Tudor power/conflict/witchcraft) / ‘Macbeth’ plot study/ Narrative map task (themes, characters & messages)/ Spelling & vocabulary quiz

- Armfield Video Lessons:
- Skills Activities:
- Recommended E-Book:

WEEK 3

08/03

Character psychology/  Macbeth’s downfall debate & summary / Act 1 scene 2 comprehension (Macbeth description) / Spelling & vocabulary quiz

- Armfield Video Lessons:
- Skills Activities:
- Recommended E-Book:

WEEK 4

15/03
 

Witchcraft focus / Lady Macbeth analysis / Friendship, loyalty and treachery / Tension in the courtyard / Spelling & vocabulary quiz

- Armfield Video Lessons:
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- Recommended E-Book:

WEEK 5

22/03

Act 2 Scene 1 Banquo’s death (Tension) / Act 2 Scene 2 Macbeth the murderer (Despair) / Spelling & vocabulary quiz

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- Recommended E-Book:

WEEK 6

29/03

Act 3 study (Banquo’s ghost) / Assessment comprehension task – Lady Macbeth / Feedback, self-reflection and pupil voice / Spelling & vocabulary quiz

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- Skills Activities:
- Recommended E-Book:

Half Term 5

 

Date

Curriculum Overview
Focus: Poetry Anthology Study Topic: Relationships

Remote Learning

WEEK 1

12/04

 

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WEEK 2

19/04

 

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WEEK 3

26/04

 

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- Recommended E-Book:

WEEK 4

03/05

 

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WEEK 5

10/05

 

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WEEK 6

17/05

 

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WEEK 7

24/05

 

 

Half Term 6

 

Date

Curriculum Overview
Focus: Novel Study Topic: Heroes/1984/Animal Farm

Remote Learning

WEEK 1

07/06

Word War 2 & Pearl Harbour or Dystopian Fiction or Russian Revolution context study / Spelling & vocabulary quiz

- Armfield Video Lessons:
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- Recommended E-Book:

WEEK 2

14/06

Whole-class reading / Impressions of character / Use of language devices / Chapter 1 comp’sn Spelling & vocabulary quiz

- Armfield Video Lessons:
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- Recommended E-Book:

WEEK 3

21/06

Independent reading / Analysing structural devices / Messages and morals summary / Spelling & vocabulary quiz

- Armfield Video Lessons:
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- Recommended E-Book:

WEEK 4

28/06

Character viewpoints / Subordinate clauses / Comma task / Empathy task – diary/letter / Spelling & vocabulary quiz

- Armfield Video Lessons:
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- Recommended E-Book:

WEEK 5

05/07

 

Whole-class reading / Implicit meaning focus / Cloze activity / Evaluation question / Spelling & vocabulary quiz

- Armfield Video Lessons:
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- Recommended E-Book:

WEEK 6

12/07

 

Key chapter focus / Knowledge organiser planning time / Assessment task (How does the…) / Spelling & vocabulary quiz

- Armfield Video Lessons:
- Skills Activities:
- Recommended E-Book:

WEEK 1

07/06

 Book review / Assessment Feedback, self-reflection & pupil voice / Accelerated Reader STAR Test

- Armfield Video Lessons:
- Skills Activities:
- Recommended E-Book: