Mrs Cullis’ Year 9s, 10s and 11s – Spellings

Spellings for Mrs Cullis’  Yr. 9/10/11 For 13th Dec.

  1. Transformative
  2. Prostrate
  3. Meagre
  4. Endeavour
  5. Solemn
  6. Successor
  7. Avarice
  8. Illustrious
  9. Giddy
  10. Loiter

Year 7 and 8 Reading Homework – Due Monday 27th November

Read the extract and answer the questions in full sentences. Your teacher will direct you as to how many or which questions you should attempt.

Peter Pan: Text-focused questions

  1. What is unusual about the Darlings’ nanny?
  2. Nana is described as ‘prim’. What does this word mean? Write a definition.
  3. Find three more references in the text which present Nana in a similar manner to ‘prim’.
  4. Barrie writes that Nana ‘had belonged to no one in particular until the Darlings engaged her. She had always thought children important, however, and the Darlings had become acquainted with her in Kensington Gardens.’ How do the words ‘engaged’ and ‘acquainted’ help to make Nana seem a more appropriate nanny?
  5. Barrie writes ‘There is a room in the basement of Miss Fulsom’s school where the nurses wait.’ What tense is this written in, and how is this different from the rest of the extract? How does this help to make the story seem more realistic?
  6. What does the final sentence imply about the effect of Peter Pan’s arrival upon the Darling family?

Peter Pan by J M Barrie

Mrs Cullis’ Classes – Spellings and Quotations homework

MRS CULLIS’ CLASSES: For Wednesday 8th Nov.’17

Yr 7A Spellings

  1. Inference
  2. Implicit
  3. Explicit
  4. Implication
  5. Expletive
  6. Surprise
  7. Notorious
  8. Humble
  9. Subtle
  10. Extraordinary

Yr. 8BX

  1. Marxist
  2. Revolutionary
  3. Calibre
  4. Vicious
  5. Deceitful
  6. Notorious
  7. Manipulative
  8. Substantial
  9. Magnificent
  10. Manifest


Yr. 9 BX and Yr. 10 Quotation homework for        WED. 8TH Nov.

  1. ‘The cold within him froze his old features’.
  2. ‘He was all aglow…his eyes sparkled…his breath smoked.’
  3. ‘Scrooge had a very small fire but the clerk’s fire was very much smaller, it looked like one coal.’
  4. The miners were ‘assembled round a glowing fire’
  5. The second spirit took Scrooge to ‘a solitary lighthouse’


9E Mrs Halls’ Class – Quotations – Due Friday 3rd Novemeber

“You know he is, Robert! Nobody knows it better than you do, poor fellow!”
“My dear,” was Bob’s mild answer, “Christmas Day.”
“I’ll drink his health for your sake and the Day’s,” said Mrs. Cratchit, “not for his. Long life to him!
A merry Christmas and a happy new year! He’ll be very merry and very happy, I have no doubt!”
The mention of his name cast a dark shadow on the party, which was not dispelled for full five minutes.