Year 7 and 8 (KS3)

In Years 7 and 8 students can use the following tasks to enrich their learning at home. In addition, they may be set homework in preparation for assessments (such as learning key words to help answer written assessments in class and learn spellings).

  1. Tongue Twisters


Instructions: Read and say out loud until you can perform them perfectly.

  1. Unique New York
  2. Mixed biscuits
  3. I saw a saw that could out saw any other saw I ever saw.
  4. A big black bug bit a big black bear and the big black bear bled blue black blood.
  5. Six slippery snails, slid slowly seaward.
  6. How much wood could a wood chuck; chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood
  7. Crisp crusts crackle and crunch.
  8. Four furious friends fought for the phone
  9. The cat catchers can’t catch caught cats.
  10. Three fluffy feathers fell from Phoebe’s flimsy fan.
  11. Rory’s lawn rake rarely rakes really right.
  12. She should shun the shinning sun.
  13. She sold six shabby sheared sheep on ship.
  14. Six thick thistle sticks.
  15. Twelve twins twirled twelve twigs.


  1. Role on the Wall

Instructions: Select a character you have been exploring. Write facts about the character around the outside of the figure and write emotions on the inside.

extension: Justify the facts or emotions by adding lines of dialogue or a description of the body language/facial expression used.

  1. Writing in role.

: When you write in-role, you write as if you are the character. Try to do at least one piece of in-role writing for a character each half term - it helps you understand them better and imagine what it's like to be them.

Examples of in-role writing include:

  • diary entries
  • letters
  • notes
  • emails
  • Speeches

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In KS4 students will be set reflections  and evaluations of their learning for Component 1. For Component 2 students will be expected to learn their lines and complete research into their character/play. For component 3 students should begin to take ownership of their revision and can also complete mock essay questions at home. We advise regularly reading the texts studied and using the revision packs provided.

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