Monthly Archives: June 2017


Setting these pages up for a summer of work in getting ready for Sep.

I have used Ian Gilbert’s Thunk book to produce these thunk laminated cards.

Going to use during community time in KS3.  Six group tables max with one card on each.  Pupils spend 2-3 minutes at each station before swapping round (in different groups each time).  Then choose 1-2 thunks to discuss as a class using talking tokens or, in my case, a ball eliciting pupils’ responses and trying to deepen their contributions.




KS3 planning for 17-18


I don’t know where my KS3 resource post went so let’s build this again…one scheme of work at a time

Prior to Sep 2017 planning

  1. Short stories unit – Lamb to the Slaughter and The Speckled Band Unit 4 Short Stories booklet
  2. Language through time – Beowulf, Canterbury Tales, All the World’s a Stage and Dick Turpin. OLD Lang Through Time booklet


  1. My Long Term KS3 plans

Y7 Long Term Plan1

Y8 Long Term Planv2

Y9 Long Term Plan FINAL

2. Progression map spanning KS3-KS5

Progression maps 17-18

Y7 LME grid Year 7 LME grid

Y8 LME grid Year 8 LME grid

Y9 LME grid Year 9 LME grid

3. Core Knowledge ladders

Year 7 Learning ladder

Year 8 Learning Ladder

Year 9 Learning Ladder

Units of work

Year 7

3. Language through time – poetry (Invictus, If, Desiderata, I shall Rise) (a work in progress)

3a. Poetry MTP NEW Lang Through Time MTP

3b. Poetry planning grid NEW Lang Through Time PG v2

3c. Poetry student booklet VERY NEW LANG THROUGH TIME BOOKLET

3d. Poetry homework grid Language through Time Homework grid Term 1

3e. Poetry vocabulary book

3f. Poetry fortnight knowledge tests. NEW Lang Through Time Knowledge Test 1


Year 8

4. Oliver Twist (a work in progress)

4a. Oliver Twist MTP Oliver Twist MTP v3

4b. Oliver Twist Planning grid Oliver Twist PG v3

4c. Oliver Twist student workbook Oliver Twist Booklet v2

4d. Oliver Twist homework grid Oliver Twist Homework grid Term 1

4e. Oliver Twist vocabulary booklet

4f. Oliver Twist fortnightly knowledge tests

Year 9

5. Of Mice and Men (a work in progress – things on here are unfinished but a safe place to store :-))

5a. Of Mice and Men MTP NEW Of Mice and Men MTP v1

5b. Of Mice and Men planning grid NEW Of Mice and Men PG v1

5c. Of Mice and Men student booklet Of Mice and Men part 1

5d. Of Mice and Men homework grid Of Mice and Men homework grid

5e. Of Mice and Men vocabulary booklet

5f. Of Mice and Men fortnightly knowledge tests: Test 1 –  NEW Of Mice and Men Knowledge Test 1


5. Displays

Sentence types – simple, compound and complex

Sentence types – declarative, exclamatory, imperative, interrogative

Sentence types – James Theo – James Theo originally did these posters and so did some kind soul on Dropbox (should have known it was the wonderful @heymrshallahan).  I have simply simplified so they can be seen easily.

Language terminology hangs from my board – term on one side and def on the other

Structural terminology – hangs from my board – term on one side and def on the other


PUNCTUATION Originally taken from TES











thinking and writing stems created by Ria Macrae

6. Our faculty whole class marking and feedback sheet

Whole class marking and feedback sheet