Mrs Bradbury’s year 8s – Spellings

Year 8 Spellings: Learn the spellings for a test on 16/10/2017
1. Efficient
2. Deceive
3. Foreign
4. Either
5. Neighbour
6. Vein
7. Sufficient
8. Science
9. Weird
10. Receive 

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 8 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.

Oliver Twist – Set 18th September

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 8 Grammar – Sentence Variety 2

Year 8, Week 7: Sentence Variety 2

In your writing, you need to be using a variety of complex sentences, in addition to simple and compound sentences.

Forming complex sentences

A complex sentence consists of a main clause (or simple sentence), which makes sense on its own and a subordinate clause (or dependent clause), which relies on the rest of the sentence to make sense.

e.g. When I go home, I eat toast.

‘I eat toast’ is a main clause and makes sense on its own.

‘When I go home,’ relies on the other half of the sentence to make sense.


You can form complex sentences by opening your sentence with a number of words that create subordinate clauses. These are called subordinators.

Common subordinators are:

Punctuation and subordinators
Because opening a sentence with these words creates a subordinate clause, you MUST have a comma later in the sentence to separate it from the main clause. (look again at this sentence)

or      When I go into town, my friend comes with me.