Mrs Halls year 7s and 8s – Spellings

Yr 7 Spellings due Mon 20th Nov

bodies
boxes
boys
buses
centres
chiefs
cliffs
countries

 

Yr 8 Spellings due Fri 17th Nov

Accept
Ball
Bare
Bawl
Bear
Brake
Break
Except
Hear
Here
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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.

Subordinators

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:
When
If
After
During
Whilst
Because
Since
Although
As

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.

Mrs Halls’ Classes – Spellings

Yr 8 Due23rd March

Imperfect
Implant
Impolite
Impossible
Impure
Irrational
Irregular
Irrelevant
Irreparable
Irresponsible

 

Yr 7 Due 23rdMarch
creepy
creepiest
cruel
crueller
easy
easiest
hairy
hairiest
odder
oddest

 

Yr 9 Due  22nd March

Metaphor
Metre
Monologue
Narrator
Noun
   Onomatopoeia
  Oxymoron
Personification
Playwright
Plosive