What we teach Year 7
We are currently revising our schemes of work to fit in with the new National Curriculum. This is now complete in Year 7 where we have embedded creativity, reflection, team work, drama, independent learning and thinking skills. We have also adopted a reading and spelling program. One lesson a week is devoted to target setting and review, reading challenges and spelling practice.
When year 7 arrive at LCHS they complete an autobiography unit which allows them to make new friends through paired and team work and tell us about themselves. They reflect on prior learning and their new achievements as well as writing their own autobiography.
Students in year 7 will also study how the English language has changed over the centuries as well as playing creatively with the English language. ICT is also embedded into this unit of work as pupils have to create their own powerpoint presentation on a Chaucer character of their choice.
Pupils will study a novel, (for example: Clockwork by Phillip Pullman; a Michael Morpurgo novel; Skellig.) looking at characterisation, narrative devices, language, inference and deduction. Within this unit pupils will be expected to begin to understand how to write analytically about a story, looking at the author’s intentions and the effect on the reader.
This is a 6 week unit which involves reading a whole drama text in whole class and small group settings. Pupils will analyse character and theme within a play, consider staging and design a set for a selected scene, give directorial advice about how to stage a scene and write imaginatively about an issue or event from the play.
Media (Mini Scheme)
Pupils will study Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride identifying Gothic and filming features. They will identify how characters, plot and setting are created through film and produce an analytical essay for assessment.