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

Year 7 and 8 Writing Homework – Due Monday 16th October

Weekly Writing Challenge 2 - Argument-Letter-Uniform

Success Criteria:

  • A formal letter with all the correct features: Two addresses, Dear Mrs Ridley, yours sincerely, date, set out correctly
  • Paragraphs – Remember TiPToP
  • Full Punctuation
  • Accurate spelling
  • Use of the ingredients
  • Use of the vocabulary challenge
  • You can also look at the year 10 and 11 HW to give you ideas

Year 7 Reading HW – Due Monday 25th September

This homework is a reading Homework.  In this type of Homework you are expected to read an extract and answer a few questions to check your understanding.

Please complete all questions in full sentences.

See the attached document below.

If you need to please ask your teacher for a paper copy, but remember that we want to save the trees as far as possible.

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo – Set 18th Sept



Years 7-9 – How to answer all of the Qs on your exam

Read the document thoroughly.  ensure that you pay close attention to what you do in each question and how long it should take you.

Paper 1 Overview

Some of you may find it useful to learn some of these sentence stems for each question.

Language Paper 1 Sentence stems

There are some additional practice papers attached below:

The Woman in Black INSERT Paper 1 RB

The Woman in Black Paper 1 RB

AQA Paper 1 Section A To Kill a Mockingbird extract MLy


Year 7 Grammar – Year 7, Week 7: Colons and Semi-Colons

Year 7, Week 7: Colons and Semi-Colons

Colons can be used to join two sentences together when the second sentence explains something about the first sentence.


  • Several people have been sent to hospital: they have all received life-threatening injuries.
  • Jordan had to go home: he had been voted out.

You can think of the colon as replacing the connective because if that helps you.

Semi-colons can also join two sentences. They need to be two equally important sentences that you feel you can connect together in some way.

I play football; I also play rugby.                                                        (and)

I play football; my brother plays rugby.                                             (whereas)

The teacher was already talking; I ran into the classroom.               (so)

You can think of the semi-colon replacing the connectives and, whereas and so if that helps you. Although a connective can be used in these examples, a semi-colon can make your writing more sophisticated and effective.

Capital letters after colons and semi-colons

In some forms of English, people use a capital letter after a colon or semi-colon and you may have seen this. You should only use a capital letter after a colon or a semi-colon if you would normally use a capital letter for it, even in the middle of a sentence e.g. a proper noun like ‘I’ or ‘David’.

Look at the two examples below:

I play football; I also play rugby.                    A capital letter would be needed anyway.

I play football; my brother plays rugby.         A capital letter is not needed.