Year 9/10 Reading Task – Half Term – Due Tuesday 31st October

Hopefully you all have bought a copy of the text now.  However if you don’t a link to an online copy is below.


  • Read Stave 3 of A Christmas Carol.
  • You will be tested on your understanding of this after half term.

To help you, here is a link to an online revision guide.



Mrs Cullis Classes HW – Due Weds 18th October

Mrs. Cullis’s Classes Learning Homework for Wednesday 18th October

YEAR 11 Learn these quotations which all link to witches and their language.

  1. ‘Thrice the brindled cat hath mew’d’
  2. ‘Cool it with a baboon’s blood
  3. Then the charm is firm and good.’
  4. ‘’By the pricking of my thumbs,
  5. Something evil this way comes;’
  6. ‘You secret, black and midnight hags’


YEARS 9 and 10:

Learn the following quotations which are from Stave Three and about the Spirit of Christmas Present:

  1. ’The walls and ceiling were so hung with living green’.
  2. ‘A mighty blaze went roaring up the chimney’.
  3. ‘A glowing torch, not unlike Plenty’s horn.’
  4. ‘It was clothed in one simple green robe…bordered with white fur’.
  5. ‘Its capacious breast was bare’.
  6. ‘Its feet…were also bare.’
  7. ‘Its dark brown curls were long and free’.
  8. ‘ its genial face, its sparkling eyes, its open hand, its cheery voice, its unconstrained demeanour, and its joyful air’
  9. ‘in easy state upon this couch there sat a jolly giant’ 



YEAR 8BX Learn these spellings (and their meanings) from ‘Animal Farm’.

  1. Unanimously
  2. Prance
  3. Relentless
  4. Political
  5. Determined
  6. Blithely
  7. Ambush
  8. Compelled
  9. Appetite
  10. Triumph




  1. Coincide
  2. Increasingly
  3. Ignorant
  4. Lieutenant
  5. Dismissively
  6. Preferred
  7. Opportunity
  8. Opposite
  9. Incumbent
  10. Criticized

9D and 10D Quotations – Due Wednesday 18th October

  1. ‘Would you so soon put out, with worldly hands, the light I give?’
  2. ‘A solitary child, neglected by his friends’
  3. ‘I wish… but it’s too late now.’
  4. ‘The happiness he gives is quite as great as if it cost a fortune.’
  5. ‘I should like to be able to say a word or two to be clerk just now!’

10A and 9C Quotations

Year 9/ 10

Quote homework: Learn the quotes for a test on 18/10/2017

1. Father is so much kinder than he used to be, that home’s like Heaven!

2. A solitary child, neglected by his friends, is left there still.

3. There was an eager, greedy, restless motion in the eye, which showed the passion that had taken root.

4.There was a boy singing a Christmas Carol at my door last night. I should like to have given him something.

5. Hilli-ho!” cried old Fezziwig, skipping down from the high desk, with wonderful agility​.

9A and 10BX Quotations – Due TUESDAY 17th October

Please note that these are due on Tuesday, due to speaking exams next week on Monday and Wednesday.

Homework: For each quotation, learn the quotation and analyse what language is there and how you might link to relevant aspects of context. 

  1. It was a strange figure – like a child: yet not so like a child as like an old man
  2. Clear jet of light
  3. A solitary child, neglected by his friends, is left there still
  4. School – poorly furnished, cold and vast
  5. I should like to have given him something: that’s all
  6. No more work tonight. Christmas Eve, Dick. Christmas, Ebeneezer.

Year 9/10/11 Writing HW – Due 16th October


Success Criteria:

  • A formal letter with all the correct features: Two addresses, correct salutations, date
  • Paragraphs – Remember TiPToP
  • Full Punctuation
  • Accurate spelling
  • Use of the Raise your game facts
  • Use of the 5 words listed:   affection; sanctuary; crusade; explicit; underlying