Year 7 and 8 Reading Homework

Write about a key character in a novel that you have been reading.  Explain what their role is in the novel, some details about them and whether you like them as a character or not.

Due Monday 11th December.

 

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Year 7 and 8 Writing Homework – due Monday 4th December

Some Christmas Carols are a little out of date. You task is to write at least three verses of a new Christmas carol about Christmas in the 21st century.

Make sure that you consider carefully what the message of your carol is. Perhaps it is about the reason that we celebrate Christmas, perhaps about how we might show others the Christmas spirit?

Success Criteria:

  • It must have a message
  • You should use high level vocabulary
  • You should use full punctuation
  • It doesn’t need to rhyme.

Christmas carolers

Mrs Cullis’ Classes Spellings and Quotations

Mrs. Cullis

Spellings for Yr. 7A.

  1. Dire
  2. Atrocity
  3. Dehumanising
  4. Bereft
  5. Famished
  6. Malnourished
  7. Decay
  8. Slaughter
  9. Magnificent
  10. Coincidence

Spellings for 8BX

  1. Perpendicular
  2. Significant
  3. Muzzle
  4. Forbidden
  5. Temporarily
  6. Plentiful
  7. Unanimously
  8. Neighbouring
  9. Surrender
  10. Appetizing

Quotations for Yr.9BX, Yr 10 and Yr11

  1. (Scrooge)…’beheld a solemn Phantom, draped and hooded, coming like a mist along the ground towards him’.
  2. ‘the very air…seemed to scatter gloom and mystery’.
  3. ‘his legs trembled beneath him’.
  4. ‘I fear you know more than any spectre I have seen’.
  5. ‘I know your purpose is to do me good and as I hope to live to be another man from what I was’.

 

 

 

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