English at Shuttleworth encourages students to immerse themselves in literature and manipulate language in creative and inventive ways.

Our Key Stage 3 curriculum is broad and varied, enabling students to discover new worlds, explore exotic locations, step back in time and soak up the wonder of the English language through a variety of prose, plays, and poetry. They are challenged to utilise language for a variety of purposes and audiences. At Key Stage 4 students will hone their skills and begin to approach the GCSE examinations, building upon the solid foundations laid at Key Stage 3. Students develop their appreciation of the nuances of language and explore key literary works in detail, supporting them as they become more creative writers and critical readers, leaving with a love of reading and appreciation of the magic of writing.

Click here for 5 year curriculum plan

Year 7
Learning Journeys
Half Term 1 – Myths & Legends 
Half Term 2 – Gaslight & 19th Century Fiction Conventions (Reading)
Half Term 3 – Shakespeare’s The Tempest (S&L)
Half Term 4 – What is a poem? (Reading)

Knowledge Organisers
Half Term 2 – 19th Century Fiction Knowledge Organiser
Half Term 3 – Shakespeare’s The Tempest Knowledge Organiser
Half Term 4 – What is a Poem?

Year 8 
Learning Journeys
Half Term 1 Multicultural Poetry Learning Journey and KO
Half Term 2 – AMND S&L Learning Journey
Half Term 3 – Dystopian Literature (Reading) Learning Journey
Half Term 4 – Dystopian Literature (Writing) Learning Journey

Knowledge Organisers
Half Term 1 – Multicultural Poetry Knowledge Organiser & LJ
Half Term 2 – AMND S&L Knowledge Organiser
Half Term 3 – Dystopian Literature (Reading) Knowledge Organiser
Half Term 4 – Dystopian Literature (Writing) Knowledge Organiser

Year 9
Learning Journeys
Half Term 1 & 2 – Romeo and Joliet & Poetry Comparison
Half Term 3 – Writing from other perspectives Learning Journey
Half Term 4 – An Inspector Calls Learning Journey

Knowledge Organisers
Half Term 1 – Introduction to Poetry Knowledge Organiser
Half Term 2 – Romeo & Juliet Knowledge Organiser
Half Term 3 – Writing from other perspectives Knowledge Organiser
Half Term 4 – An Inspector Calls Knowledge Organiser

Year 10
Learning Journeys
Half term 1 Learning Journey – A Christmas Carol
Half Term 2 Learning Journey – English Language Paper 1
Half terms 3/4 Learning Journey – Poetry Anthology

Knowledge Organisers
A Christmas Carol Knowledge Organiser
Language Paper 1 Knowledge Organiser
Love and Relationships Knowledge Organiser
English Project Support Poetry Context Knowledge Organiser

Year 11
Learning Journeys
Half Term 1 Learning Journey An Inspector Calls
Half Term 2 Learning Journey – English Language Paper 1
Half Term 3 Learning Journey – English Language Paper 2
Half Term 4 Learning Journey – Macbeth & A Christmas Carol

Knowledge Organisers
Half Term 1 Knowledge Organiser
Half Term 2 A-B Band Knowledge Organiser Lang P1
Half Term 2 B-C Band Knowledge Organiser Lang P1
Half Term 3 Knowledge Organiser A-B band
Half Term 3 Knowledge Organiser C band
Poetry Knowledge Organiser – P2

 

Contact:

Mrs R. Turner
rturner@shuttleworth.lancs.sch.uk

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

Stephen King

“English at Shuttleworth has opened my eyes to worlds I never knew existed.”

Emily Colton, Year 10