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23/06/18

Retweetd From Isabella IU

This is so good. Football is a unifier.

23/06/18

Retweetd From B/R Football

We went to ’ old school, to watch Nigeria beat Iceland...and then and gave us a rap rematch 🔥💯🙌 https://t.co/4gcpBc06Dx

22/06/18

"Victor Moses is so influential" - BBC commentator on former Norwood student & now World Cup star

22/06/18

Retweetd From Harris South Norwood

Highlights from a brilliant sports day! Active Science (Green tie) took home the win! Well done to everyone who took part #🔥 https://t.co/eKpkeoKaU2

22/06/18

Retweetd From Bensham Manor Police

SNT completed weapons (knife, and blades article) sweep in and today. Pleased to report, nothing of that nature was found. https://t.co/oqM1zR5rho

16/06/18

Former & Stanley Boys School school alumni playing brilliantly at moment in World Cup https://t.co/J0i2GYneLH

15/06/18

Very happy gold medalists in the 400, 800, and 1500m from the Post 16 Harris Federation Sports Day, where we were placed 3rd! https://t.co/lJMi6M5Tc4

14/06/18

Super Year 6 into 7 welcome evening tonight. Lovely to see all our families for September

13/06/18

Highlights from a brilliant sports day! Active Science (Green tie) took home the win! Well done to everyone who took part #🔥 https://t.co/eKpkeoKaU2

11/06/18

The Sixth Form CPFC Squad represented the Academy at a training session with Paul McGuinness last Friday. https://t.co/h720Rq20KP

09/06/18

Retweetd From Harris South Norwood

Big thanks to Doctor for giving up her time to come and speak to our students about working in healthcare https://t.co/tmSHGGVLKw

09/06/18

Thank you to for all their work in & around https://t.co/NrzZ9BoOns

08/06/18

Retweetd From Screen25

Special thank you to the super talented & for making Wednesday's screening of super special. It was a hoot! Don't forget to catch Festival throughout June & July for lots more lols. https://t.co/7xsUZDJLcq

06/06/18

Big thanks to Doctor for giving up her time to come and speak to our students about working in healthcare https://t.co/tmSHGGVLKw

04/06/18

Highlights from the Football tour to the Netherlands! Thanks and for an unforgettable experience https://t.co/rYLsBJ63wW

03/06/18

Retweetd From Daniel Thomas Gray

trending on Twitter like https://t.co/944tz0OQhG

03/06/18

Retweetd From Schools Week LIVE

“The children that I each are the most open-minded people I know.” says he was advised not to come out to his pupils as It would give them “more ammunition”. That just didn’t give them enough credit he says. https://t.co/5BkuR8bveo

02/06/18

Retweetd From David Weston

Great to have the support of hosting launch today. https://t.co/w0NO6WMyIW

30/05/18

Mr Gray is very happy to show everyone his appearance on today https://t.co/6eoheFBfkL

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Year 8 English at HASN

Year 8 English at HASN (South & Upper site)

Throughout the year, students will explore challenging literary texts, hone their analytical and writing skills, and improve their ability in Speaking and Listening! They will develop a love of reading and become proficient in literacy.

We are currently studying (Autumn):

‘Of Mice and Men’ by John Steinbeck

How are students assessed, and what do the reports mean?

  • Students take a formal termly English Language assessment. This is marked by teachers.

  • Based on this mark, an Academy Most Likely Grade (AMLG) is calculated. This suggests what your child may achieve at the end of Year 11 if they continue at the same rate of progress.

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In the Spring and Summer terms, we will be studying:

‘Noughts and Crosses’ (play script) by Malorie Blackman and ‘Dramatic Monologues’ (poetry)

 

 

Assessment Dates:

Autumn: W/c 16th October

How can you help?

Building vocabulary:

  • Step One: Invest in a big dictionary.

  • Step Two: Read with your child for 20-30 minutes each day. (Fiction or Non-fiction).

  • Step Three: Highlight words they don’t know.

  • Step Four: Find the definition.

  • Step Five: Challenge them to use the new piece of vocabulary in four different sentences.

 

Support with homework or revision:

Use sites such as:

  • BBC Bitesize KS3 – this is particularly good for revising writing for specific purposes.

  • BBC Skillswise – aimed at adult learners, but useful for functional literacy

 

Workbooks:

  • We sell KS3 English workbooks in our LRC at HASN – if your child needs extra practice, these are ideal.