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16/02/19

Retweetd From Mademoiselle M

Yesterday’s spelling bee practice was lots of fun! Proud of these two representing for Y8 French in the Spelling Bee competition. Great job ! 😊🇫🇷 https://t.co/WIm5TDKi6h

16/02/19

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Spelling bee mid-finals for spelling bee competition took place this week and jury was really impressed by our kids. Well done to pir finalists and happy half term! 😊🇫🇷 https://t.co/bC1QJsKr9M

15/02/19

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We wish all our , , and colleagues a restful half-term. Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts!🌞

15/02/19

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It’s very exciting to be opening our Sixth Form this year as part of . With our new artwork & study spaces being installed we are expanding the family once again as we welcome our Year 12 in September. We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/8YuKMmkYyu

14/02/19

We agree with the Duchess

14/02/19

Proud to launch the work of within our academy | parents we hope you have received all the letters and emails outlining all our provision for better mental & emotional health https://t.co/B7ila5Bdo8

14/02/19

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World's tallest modular towers...in Croydon? Took this on my way to work this morning. To be fair they're quite hard to ignore https://t.co/c6uQPYGK4H

14/02/19

Students loved Spain and Granada “We finished off our day on a delicious “tapas” tour where, apart from eating the traditional dishes, students found out more about the history of the city... Tomorrow it is the Albaicin quarter & we’ll be dancing 💃 flamenco in the afternoon”

13/02/19

Cannabis use in teens linked to depression - BBC News https://t.co/HVXpPtqc9S

13/02/19

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Thank you for your support 🙏

13/02/19

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All set for College Academy fixture against Southampton! The team is supporting Football v Homophobia at today’s match 🌈👊 https://t.co/3QXXS1QPsN

13/02/19

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The traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle of the people of https://t.co/RF3uaKnkqk

13/02/19

Wonderful update from our Head of MFL out in Spain with children of South Norwood https://t.co/5O4Uttfmud

13/02/19

Beautiful architecture & animal life in Granada with children from HASN | sharing language across Europe https://t.co/aNkFLJJd0C

13/02/19

Year 11 NOTICE - what support can you get over half-term? https://t.co/welSYy5ITT

13/02/19

Retweetd From Mademoiselle M

Was the lucky recipient of a ticket to see the global exhibition on Nelson Mandela last night. So much to take in definitely deserves a second round! Thanks ! https://t.co/WOKCVplbSJ

13/02/19

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Have you been to the yet? Leave your comments below if you have... Info and tickets: https://t.co/wsb5zUh5Td https://t.co/6gKP1se7g1

12/02/19

Retweetd From Harris South Norwood

5 lucky teachers get to see the preview of the Nelson Mandela Exhibition | - inspired https://t.co/R8CDS0nw9v

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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.