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23/01/18

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Off to Academy this morning to deliver an assembly with on all things

16/01/18

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Brilliant sessions and today. Only week 2 and already some fantastic progress being made. Helping Young People Grow 💪🏻 https://t.co/bYycvAoViK

20/12/17

It was really great to have students at Priscilla Wakefield house this week, to perform for the residents.

20/12/17

Such a successful Winter Show last week - huge thank you to Ms O'Keeffe and the Performing Arts team for an outstanding production! https://t.co/jPOpaoEmBN

09/12/17

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Looking back on our visit to with our Year 10 students last week - a fantastic time had by all! https://t.co/rcGKOogeXv

07/12/17

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Tickets selling fast for this years Winter Concert. Hope to see you there! https://t.co/V47WpqADb3

07/12/17

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Great to be at today for the Post 16 event. Very much hope to see you at our forthcoming events. https://t.co/OouM5uCBhZ

05/12/17

Great speeches for our Student Parliament elections across the whole Academy last week! Well done to all! https://t.co/d0OAdFiH5e

05/12/17

Great to have our Road Safety theatre production for Year 7 today! https://t.co/sdKNXUuVL4

05/12/17

Tickets selling fast for this years Winter Concert. Hope to see you there! https://t.co/V47WpqADb3

05/12/17

Our teachers are running a marathon this December for . See the link below: https://t.co/WjRNVVDwY4 https://t.co/ulVy10w1sO

30/11/17

Thank-you to all those involved in the primary bake sale. We raised £130 for Children in need! https://t.co/lf69nkXAF6

30/11/17

Retweetd From Harris Tottenham Sixth Form

Great to be at tonight for the Post 16 evening. Great students! https://t.co/qmtvq7qtj1

30/11/17

Thank you to all the parents who joined us for the phonics workshop today in Primary.

23/11/17

Thanks to all who attended our Y10 intervention evening tonight - a helpful reminder of the journey ahead towards fantastic GCSE results!

23/11/17

Reminder: Academic Review Day is this Friday. Please make sure you have your appointment time with your child's tutor.

23/11/17

Thank you to those who attended our EYFS Open evening last night. Places available for September 2018.

23/11/17

Thank you to those who attended Open Evening last night. Applications now open online

23/11/17

We had a very special visitor last week! Looking forward to sharing photos soon! Thank you to all parents who attended

23/11/17

Great PSHE day on Friday. Thank you to for your support

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

English

“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

At Harris Academy Tottenham, we believe that every child deserves to explore the wonders of the English Language, both through personal discovery and through the study of canonical and cultural literature.

We are dedicated to ensuring that every child is an excellent communicator. We embed a passion for reading and writing and challenge students through our progressive curriculum.

Staff

Mr S Williams - Subject Leader for English

 

Ms S Begum - Subject Leader for Media Studies, Teacher of English

Ms E Barker - Teacher of English, with Responsibility for KS4

Ms J Cuthbert - Teacher of English

Ms S Heath - Faculty Leader for Communications

Mr T Howells - Vice Principal

Mr R Whatley - Teacher of English

Ms R Unwin - Teacher of English

 

Key Stage 3

Our curriculum is both engaging and challenging, and aims to equip students with clear foundations in reading and writing skills, whilst providing an exposure to a wealth of literary genres and periods.

We have taken an interweaving approach to our curriculum - and so each unit is composed of Reading, Writing and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar components. Students are encouraged to explore how all these elements work together in order to develop their love and appreciation of language and literature.  

YEAR 7

In Year 7, students complete the following units:

 

Term

Unit title

Summary

Autumn 1

Narrative Writing

A study of the Ancient Greek Myths

Students read and appreciate the ancient Greek myths as a stimulus to understanding language, character and form and developing their own narrative pieces.

Autumn 2

Shkespeare:

Romeo and Juliet

Students study Shakespeare's language, structure and form, focusing on character, theme and plot

Spring 1

 

Modern Text: Post 1914 Fiction:

Of Mice and Men

 

 

In depth study of writing style and presentation in modern text.

Spring 2

 

Poetry

Poetry from other cultures

 

Study if a range of poems, focussing on poectic devices and themes

Summer 1

Reading non-fiction text:

Modern and Pre-19th Century Texts

Students explore a range of modern and pre-19th centry texts, centred around the theme of identity and belonging with oportunities to emulate writing styles, and decode the writer's ideas/

Summer 2

 

 

Advertising Campaigns

Dragon’s Den

 

 

Students develop their own advertising campaigns and product launch, collaborating throughout the whole creative process.

 

 

YEAR 8

In Year 8, students complete the following units:

 

Term

Unit title

Summary

Autumn 1

Literary Monsters

A study of Monsters within the literary cannon.

Students read and appreciate extracts from canonical texts where monsters appear, as a stimulus to understanding and developing their own writing skills around the genre.  

Autumn 2

Shakespeare:

Much Ado About Nothing

 

Students study Shakespeare’s language, structure and form, focusing on character, theme and plot.

Spring 1

 

Modern text and Poetry: Post 1914 British novel:

Private Peaceful and War Poetry

An in depth study of writing style and presentation in a modern text.

Study of a range of poems, focusing on poetic devices and themes.

Spring 2

Modern text and Poetry: Post 1914 British novel:

Private Peaceful and War Poetry

 

An in depth study of writing style and presentation in a modern text.

Study of a range of poems, focusing on poetic devices and themes.

Summer 1

Advertising Campaigns

Dragon’s Den

Students develop their own advertising campaigns and product launch, collaborating throughout the whole creative process.

Summer 2

 

Modern text: Post 1914 Fiction:

Stone Cold

 

In depth study of writing style and presentation in a modern text.

 

Assessment

This will take place termly, and wlll take the form of an examination. In the assessment, students complete a reading and writing component of the paper, with a mark awarded across the paper for vocabulary, spelling, punctuation and grammar.

 

 

Key Stage 4

In Year 9, Students complete the following units

 

Term

Unit title

Summary

Autumn 1

Reading Modern Texts

Edgar Allen Poe’s Short Stories

Students explore texts from the works of a master in the short story form with a focus on the elements of Gothic literature, affording opportunities to emulate writing styles, and decode the writer's ideas.

Autumn 2

Writing to argue and persuade

Transactional writing

 

Students develop communicative writing skills for a variety of formats.

Spring 1

 

Shakespeare:

Macbeth

Students study Shakespeare’s language, structure and form, focusing on character, theme and plot

Spring 2

Shakespeare:

Macbeth

 

 

Students study Shakespeare’s language, structure and form, focusing on character, theme and plot

Summer 1

Poetry

Poetry Anthology and unseen poetry

Study of poetic technique, comparison and aspect of language, structure of form.  

Summer 2

 

Poetry

Poetry Anthology and unseen poetry

 

Study of poetic technique, comparison and aspect of language, structure of form. 

 

Assessment

This will take place termly, and wlll take the form of an examination. In the assessment, students complete a reading and writing component of the paper, with a mark awarded across the paper for vocabulary, spelling, punctuation and grammar.

 

In Year 10, Students complete the following units

 

Term

Unit title

Summary

Autumn 1

19th Century Novel:

The Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde

An in depth study of writing style and presentation in a modern text

Autumn 2

Poetry

Cluster 1: Identity

 

Study of poetic technique, comparison and aspect of language, structure of form. 

Spring 1

 

Shakespeare:

Macbeth

Students study Shakespeare’s language, structure and form, focusing on character, theme and plot

Spring 2

Poetry

Cluster 2: Historical context

 

 

Study of poetic technique, comparison and aspect of language, structure of form. 

Summer 1

Shakespeare and 19th Century Text

Study of poetic technique, comparison and aspect of language, structure of form.   

Summer 2

 

Poetry

Cluster 3: Reflections on Conflict

 

Study of poetic technique, comparison and aspect of language, structure of form. 

 

Assessment

This will take place termly, and wlll take the form of an examination. In the assessment, students complete a reading and writing component of the paper, with a mark awarded across the paper for vocabulary, spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Key Stage 5

In Year 12 Students complete the following units

 

Term

Unit title

Summary

Autumn 1

 

Frankenstein

 

An indepth study of the themes of science and society, focusing on themes, character and context.

Autumn 2

 

Frankenstein
 

(comparative and exam response focus)

 

Indepth study of the themes of science and society, focusing on themes, character and context.

Spring 1

 

Component 3: Poetry

 

Anthology poetry pre-1900

Victorian poet: Rossetti (Exam section B)

 

Poetry from poems of the decade: An Anthology of the forward books of poetry) Post 2000 poetry

 

Study of Victorian and modern poetry, focusing on comparison, analysis of language, form and structure.

Spring 2

Component 3: Poetry

Anthology poetry pre 1900

Victorian poet: Rossetti (Exam section B)

Introduction to Coursework

Study of Victorian and modern poetry, focusing on comparison, language, form and structure.

Summer 1

Introduction to drama- Tragedy

 

A Streetcar Named Desire

An indepth study of character, theme, plot with opportunities for analysing writing styles, and decode the writer's ideas.

Summer 2

 

A Streetcar named Desire

 

Exam questions

An indepth study of character, theme, plot with opportunities for analysing writing styles, and decode the writer's ideas.

 

Extra Curricular

HATO News – Become part of the school newspaper team and your written work can be published. For more information, please see Ms Cuthbert.

Debating Club- come along to discuss the big topics that are on the agenda this week.

Advertising Club - Come and join in with Miss Begum this week, to market and design a brand new product!

 

 

Useful Resources

Independent Learning Resources

All ILT tasks will be published on 'Show my Homework'.

Students will be issued with a copy of the booklet online, which can be downloaded through the 'Show my Homework' page.