Tier 2 Vocabulary

Tier 2 Vocabulary

A compendium of all the Tier 2 vocabulary lists for English Literature, Language and ESL Blog Posts: Embedding Vocabulary into the Curriculum: Romeo and Juliet Word of the Week: Case Studies   Key Stage 3 War Horse: Tier 2 Vocabulary   GCSE: Of Mice and Men: Tier 2 Vocabulary Great Expectations: Tier 2 Vocabulary Edexcel [...]

Writing from a Viewpoint: Homework Study Schedule

Writing from a Viewpoint: Homework Study Schedule

Year 8 Writing from a Viewpoint: Homework study schedule Week 1: Select and complete a worksheet on Logos or Pathos Re-read your Knowledge Organiser and ensure you are confident of the techniques outlined in Ethos, Logos and Pathos by Aristotle. Learn week 1 spellings and definitions of Tier 2 vocabulary   Week 2: Reading the [...]

Legacy of the UAE: Culture and Identity

Legacy of the UAE: Culture and Identity

Active Mission: Look at the images below of items that represent a strong part of the UAE’s history, culture and identity. Film yourselves speaking about the images or film yourselves interviewing a parent/teacher about their expertise on the subject. In your interviews or voiceovers of images cover the following areas: Name of what you see [...]

Sustainable Planet: Sustainable Schools

Sustainable Planet: Sustainable Schools

The UAE has a sustainability strategy for 2050, which includes goals such as 50% clean energy use. Go to the library and check out ‘101 ways to save the planet’ and ‘Making a Difference: the save the world handbook’ and have a look at the link below about the UAE’s sustainable schools initiative. https://sustainableschools.ead.ae/SSI/ Now, [...]

Sustainable Planet: Protect the Oryx

Sustainable Planet: Protect the Oryx

Go to the library and delve into the book, “Back to the Wild”. Read about the UAE’s efforts to reintroduce this endangered animal back to the wild. Make a video, considering the following points: Why is it important for sustainability to protect animal species? What are the opinions of prominent Emiratis about protecting animals? A [...]

World Book Day: What we are planning

World Book Day: What we are planning

World Book Day is an exciting time of year, when teachers have settled comfortably into the routine of the year and new classes but before the pressure ramps up with summer exams. It is an opportunity to let your creativity out and let your bookishness reign. Our school included in their calendar this year a [...]

Edexcel Non-Fiction: Tier 2 Vocabulary

Important vocabulary for approaching the Edexcel iGCSE Non-Fiction unit. Arabic translations included for English Language Learners     Vocabulary Translation Definition 1 Climax ذروة The point where tension and drama is at its highest in an extract 2 Exposition معرض Detailed description (of a setting) at the beginning of a narrative 3 Memoir مذكرات A [...]

‘Progress Packs’ and How We Use Them

‘Progress Packs’ and How We Use Them

In 2013 I started as an NQT in a new-build academy in a largely young and adventurous English department. Much of my practice was shaped by my time there and one of the best creations which I have taken to other schools has been our ‘Progress Pack’. A somewhat gimmicky title coined by my HOD [...]