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16/08/19

Retweetd From Stuart Lawrence Official

What a great night I was asked to speak & to hand out awards award ceremony. my main point was With great POWER comes great RESPONSIBILITY! How are you going to make a difference? Keep doing the great work and celebrating achievements of young people

16/08/19

Harris Academy Beckenham are celebrating after receiving fantastic A Level results this week! These have helped them secure places at a number of top universities and vocational courses. https://t.co/n5wQuzSrpR https://t.co/glX1RFAgOr

15/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Congratulations to all our students picking up their today – fantastic to see so many excellent achievements across our academies

15/08/19

Good luck to all our students today collecting their A-level results! You have worked extremely hard and we are proud of you! https://t.co/9U3PVtxPq4

19/07/19

The ETA of the French trip arrival back at the Academy is 7pm!

19/07/19

Our Year 8 students spilling the tea on History at the Imperial War Museum, come and join the tea party! https://t.co/n3PWB9NLyC

19/07/19

Our stunning piece of artwork created by our Harris Experience students called 'Our World' made from donated up-cycled materials from staff, all of which had a special meaning or story attached to it. A community project sold at auction and purchased by Lord Harris himself! https://t.co/ZaSvmtl7dK

19/07/19

The fun continues ... https://t.co/JksGZoXVDy

18/07/19

Our Year 9s are immersed in a day packed rich with history. They have enjoyed a walking tour of Whitechapel, learning all about the murders of 1888 and are currently experiencing a day in the life of an Elizabethan soldier!” https://t.co/LyLjJ2MbGN

18/07/19

Students are at the market in Mont Didier. Having a great time practising their French! Bon Appetite! https://t.co/wZFAOgX7dg

17/07/19

With auction hammers at the ready our Harris Experience students have received their training to auction their creation at Christies entitled 'Our World'; a map of the world made from up-cycled material donated from staff behind which every piece has a story or precious memory. https://t.co/1CzqilDriR

17/07/19

Students have just visited the site of "le grande mine" at the Lochnagar Crater and the Somme Museum. https://t.co/i4RyT2kz9K

17/07/19

HABE Careers Fair 2019 began with George Imafidon, who gave an inspirational speech about moving out of your comfortable zone into the growth zone! https://t.co/X0MPRbOMHU

17/07/19

Looks like our staff and students are enjoying the most wonderful time already! https://t.co/2Psn4ZNsTT

15/07/19

Well-done to our amazing PE department. A great achievement!! https://t.co/gioto1L2BU

13/07/19

Retweetd From WORDfest 13.07.2019

Last act of the day!! Looking forward to next year already... https://t.co/59GvDJW20N

13/07/19

Retweetd From WORDfest 13.07.2019

Fancy watching Wimbledon in an open air setting with food, drink and music? Head on down to ! https://t.co/jCcOjsUAc3

13/07/19

Retweetd From WORDfest 13.07.2019

A fiery debate taking place in our Creative Canopy Tent! https://t.co/Wz7cMUqxW3

12/07/19

Retweetd From HABE Sport

BREAKING NEWS: SPAIN TRIP UPDATE...they have landed earlier than expected and arrival at HABE is expected at 4:45pm 🇪🇸

12/07/19

IMPORTANT UPDATE regarding . We have just received news that flight is now delayed. Estimated time of arrival back to the Academy is now 6.00pm.

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English

Year 7

In Year 7 students develop their skills in reading, writing and speaking and listening through a range of varied texts and activities. Students study non-fiction and fiction texts as well as spoken language. They will read a novel, either Coraline or The Odyssey, a selection of poems and engage with a range of texts of different periods and genres during the course of the year. Spelling, punctuation and grammar is built into each lesson to support the development of students’ writing skills. Homework is set each week to support students’ independent learning, including spellings linked to the unit of work to help develop vocabulary.

Y7 Literacy Poems 2017-18

Y7 Long Term Teaching Plan English 2017-18

To expand your child's comprehension and understanding to the written word, we would also recommend titles from the past Carnegie and Waterstones Book award winners which can be found on the links below:

http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/livingarchive/index.php?medal=carnegie

http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/pages/childrens-book-prize/1185/

Year 7:

Title

Author

Clay

David Almond

Skellig

David Almond

Bog Child

Siobhan Dowd

The Owl Service

Alan Garner

Love Aubrey

Suzanne LaFleur

The Tail of Emily Windsnap

Liz Kessler

Apple and Rain

Sarah Crossan

Small Steps

Louis Sachar

Gatty's Tale

Kevin Crossley-Holland

My Name is Mina

David Almond

Pigheart Boy

Malorie Blackman

The Dancing Bear

Michael Morpurgo

Charlotte's Web

E B White

Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief

Rick Riordan

Kensuke's Kingdom

Michael Morpurgo

Wonder

J J Palacio

Artemis Fowl

Eoin Colfer

Stormbreaker

Anthony Horowitz

Pollyanna

Eleanor H Porter

Inkheart

Cornelia Funke

M is for Magic

Neil Gaiman

Stig of the Dump

Clive King

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

C S Lewis

Ballet Shoes

Noel Streatfield

Secrets of Tamarind

Nadia Aguiar

Northern Lights

Philip Pullman

 

Year 8

In Year 8 students further develop their skills through the study of different novels, one written in the 19th century and one written in the 20th century. Students will analyse a range of poetry, consider the language used in comedy and study the Shakespeare play Othello. Half-termly units of work are designed to help develop students’ study skills in reading, writing and speaking and listening in preparation for KS4. As with Year 7, Spelling, punctuation and grammar is built into each lesson to support the development of students’ writing skills. Homework is also set each week to support students’ independent learning, including spellings linked to the unit of work to help develop vocabulary.

Y8 English Long Term Teaching Plan 2017-18

To expand your child's comprehension and understanding to the written word, we would also recommend titles from the past Carnegie and Waterstones Book award winners which can be found on the links below:

http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/livingarchive/index.php?medal=carnegie

http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/pages/childrens-book-prize/1185/

Year 8:

Title                                                                                       Author

 

Noughts and Crosses

Malorie Blackman

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Rick Riordan

The Fire Within

Chris d'Lacey

Framed

Frank Cottrell Boyce

Small Steps

Louis Sachar

The Dancing Bear

Michael Morpurgo

Maggot Moon

Sally Gardiner

Wonder

R J Palacio

Shadow

Michael Morpurgo

Garbage King

Elizabeth Laird

Looking for JJ

Anne Cassidy

Midwinterblood

Marcus Sedgwick

Lord Of the Flies

William Golding

Swallows and Amazons

Arthur Ransome

Revolver

Marcus Sedgwick

Hunger Games Trilogy

Susanne Collins

Auslander

Paul Dowswell

Weight of Water

Sarah Crossan

In Darkness

Nick Lake

The Spooks Apprentice

Joseph Delaney

Refugee Boy

Benjamin Zephaniah

Ballet Shoes

Noel Streatfield

War Horse

Michael Morpurgo

Cuckoo Song

Frances Harding

Code Name Verity

Elizabeth Wein

 

Year 9

In Year 9 students begin their GCSE studies, by consolidating the knowledge and skills gained in Years 7 and 8.  Students will study a Shakespeare text, a modern play, a range of poetry and a modern dystopian novel. A deeper understanding of the use of spoken language will also be developed through the study of the rhetoric of political figures of the past and present. As with Year 7 and 8, spelling, punctuation and grammar is a fundamental part of each lesson, supporting students’ writing skills.

Y9 English Long Term Teaching Plan 2017-18

To expand your child's comprehension and understanding to the written word, we would also recommend titles from the past Carnegie and Waterstones Book award winners which can be found on the links below:

http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/livingarchive/index.php?medal=carnegie

http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/pages/childrens-book-prize/1185/

Year 9:

 

Title

Author

Noughts and Crosses

Malorie Blackman

Midwinterblood

Marcus Sedgwick

Lord Of the Flies

William Golding

Dominoes and other stories

Bali Rai

The Book Thief

Marcus Zusak

Swallows and Amazons

Arthur Ransome

Revolver

Marcus Sedgwick

The Kite Runner

Khaked Hosseini

Hunger Games Trilogy

Susanne Collins

Mister Pip

Lloyd Jones

The Wind Singer

William Nicholson

Just  In Case

Meg Rosoff

Railway Children

Edith Nesbit

In Darkness

Nick Lake

To Kill A Mockingbird

Harper Lee

The Spooks Apprentice

Joseph Delaney

Life of Pi

Yann Martel

War Horse

Micheal Morpurgo

The Amulet of Samarkand

Jonathan Stroud

Heroes

Robert Cormier

Code Name Verity

Elizabeth Wein

Furnace - Lockdown

Alexander Gordon Smith

The Hobbit

J R R Tolkien

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

 

Year 10 and 11

Studying English at GCSE develops and extends the work completed at Key Stage 3 and combines the skills needed to explore how writers craft language in novels, plays, poetry and non-fiction texts. This is achieved by studying texts in depth, looking at the language, structure and form. Students are also supported in the development of their own writing style, using the techniques they have studied in published texts. Students are taught to understand the influences of the historical, social and literary contexts that texts are produced in and make direct links between an author’s life and their works. Current Year 11 students are following the Cambridge International Examinations iGCSE English course and the AQA GCSE English Literature.

Year 10

Y10 English Long Term Teaching Plan 2017-18

Power and Conflict Poetry cluster is taught throughout.

Year 11

Autumn 1

Spring 1

Summer 1

Power and Conflict Poetry

Revision for Literature

Language and Literature revision/EXAMS 

Autumn 2

Spring 2

Summer 2

Revision for Language

Language and Literature revision

 

 KS4

Whilst students are not part of the Accelerated Reading scheme in years 10 &11, we actively encourage them to continue expanding their reading. Some of the following websites will give good recommendations:

http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/livingarchive/index.php?medal=carnegie

http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/pages/childrens-book-prize/1185/

http://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/teenagers/

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

 Lord of the Flies – William Golding

1984 – George Orwell

Animal Farm – George Orwell

A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Anita and Me – Meera Syal

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

The Catcher in the Rye – J D Salinger

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon

Enigma – Robert Harris

Fever Pitch – Nick Hornby

Fight Club – Chuck Palahnuik

The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald

 Life of Pi – Yann Martel

Notes from a Small Island – Bill Bryson

The Picture of Dorian Grey – Oscar Wilde

Touching the Void – Joe Simpson

KS5

KS5

Post-16 students, whether studying A Level Literature or not, are encouraged to continue expanding their reading. Some of those on the list below are linked to the new A Level English Literature specification, but does not include set texts and is certainly not exhaustive.

The Murder Room – P D James

The Home Place – Brian Friel

The Rover: or, The Banish’t Cavaliers – Aphra Benn

Lady Audley’s Secret – M E Braddon

The Pitman Painters – Lee Hall

The Little Stranger – Sarah Water

Things Fall Apart  - Chinua Achebe

Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston

Small Island  - Andrea Levy

Oranges are not the Only Fruit- Jeannette Winterson

Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison

Long Term Teaching Plan - Y7 to Y11

Staff

Name

Position

Contact details

Ms Pengelly

Assistant Principal Creative Voices

h.pengelly@harrisbeckenham.org.uk

Ms Cownley

Coordinator English and Media

a.cownley@harrisbeckenham.org.uk

Ms Feitor

Teacher of English

s.feitor@harrisbeckenham.org.uk

Ms Robinson

Teacher of English

k.robinson@harrisbeckenham.org.uk

Ms Cooke

Teacher of English

h.cooke@harrisbeckenham.org.uk

Ms Evans

iC KS3 English and SEN

c.evans@harrisbeckenham.org.uk

Mr DeLisle

Teacher of English

a.delisle@harrisbeckenham.org.uk

Mr Croucher

Teacher of English

p.croucher@harrisbeckenham.org.uk

Ms Picott

Teacher of English

s.picot@harrisbeckenham.org.uk

Ms Doherty

Teacher of English

e.doherty@harrisbeckenham.org.uk