Learn Language for Life
What is English?
English can be divided into the following areas:
Talking and Listening
Why is English so important?
Since English is concerned with communication and language is the key to effective communication, then English underpins all subjects in the curriculum.
In English you Learn Language for Life!
What do we do in English?
Read Fiction and Non-fiction texts!
Poetry in all its forms
Stories on common or unfamiliar themes
IT sources eg e-mail, CD-ROM texts
Write fiction and non-fiction!
Alternate version of fairy tale
Talk and Listen!
As a class
Oral tasks include:
In English the teacher will show you how to read or write a specific text so that you will soon be able to do it for yourself. This will lead to you becoming an independent thinker and learner!
ICT and English
The range of texts to be explored in English also includes electronic texts such as CD ROMs and visiting websites. You will use ICT to support your learning, extend your learning and to transform learning!
- Trips to the theatre
- London/Manchester Trip June 2006
Some Year 8 Comments on English:
“Writing with expression”
“Talking and Listening”
“Using the right language for the right purpose”
“Learning how to write a good story”
“Spelling, grammar, punctuation and paragraphs”