Nurture and Enrich

Why is the subject important?

Nurture is all about improving those important literacy skills through a range of different topics, with a focus on improving reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. It’s also about learning the skills you will need to be more confident and effective in all of your lessons. You’ll need to be ready and well-prepared for the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills you’ll need in later years. We all have different strengths and weaknesses.  It’s important to identify those literacy and learning skills you are less confident with and then help you to fill the gaps and clear up any misunderstandings.

Enrich is a continuation of the literacy skill development in Nurture. As you move towards Phase 2 you will put into practice all the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills you will have learnt in Nurture, refining and improving them. In Enrich Into Adulthood you will be looking at skills and information you will need in later life, creating a booklet of all the skills you will have achieved.

Year 7 - Nurture

What will I be studying?

  • Reading using phonic skills
  • All about me – autobiography
  • Fiction and non-fiction reading and writing
  • History of the Church of England, Halifax, Industrial Revolution, Colonial Britain
  • Topics: The Sea, Plants and Insects, Weather
  • Physical and human geography
  • Religious studies: The Old and New Testaments, Islam, Judaism,
  • Books: ’Holes’, ‘The Machine Gunners’, Frankenstein, The Boy in the Striped Pyjama
  • Poetry

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed for reading and writing skills when you first join us and then three times during the year, so we can measure. Some of the reading assessments will be on a one to one basis, where you read short passages aloud to the teacher. There are also termly assessments which the whole year group will do.

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/KS3 English, Humanities

What will I be studying?

  • Space Exploration
  • World War 1 – was it a major international crisis?
  • Halifax in World War 2
  • Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism
  • ICT skills
  • Reading with intonation
  • North America: human and physical geography
  • Comparing and contrasting fiction and non-fiction texts
  • Cultures from Around the World
  • Myths and legends
  • Preparing for GCSE’s/cross curricular activities

How will I be assessed?

Termly Assessments for Reading: Star Reading and Neale Analysis (one to one)

Termly Assessments for Writing, ongoing weekly assessments of work completed.

Termly Assessments of reading and writing skills (based on Nurture skills checklists)

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/KS3 English, Humanities

What will I be studying?

  • Ready to Learn – phonics and graphemes spellings and reading through Precision Teaching, How has Halifax changed over time? Health and Wellbeing- Peer Influence.
  • Role Models – Speaking and Listening Activities, Non-fiction comprehensions, How Amazing is Yorkshire? Healthy Relationships- Families.
  • We’re going on an Adventure! – Places in literature- Fiction and Non-fiction texts, How risky is North America? Living in the Wider World- Setting Goals.
  • Two faced & Dangerous! – Character description in fictional texts, How risky is North America? Health & Wellbeing- My Health, My Future.
  • Rhyme and Reason! – Poetry reading, performance and writing, How can Africa develop? Healthy Relationships.
  • Line please! – Script reading, performance and analysis, How can Africa develop? Living in the wider world- Citizenship.

How will I be assessed?

There will be termly assessments using Star Reading and Neale Diagnostic Reading Assessments. Students work will be assessed against the Enrich Reading and Writing Skills Checklists (based on Nurture Skill Checklists) where applicable your curriculum content may change based on what these diagnostic assessments tell us about your strengths and areas to improve (using the plan, do, review model).

For PSHE and Young Leaders awards students will create a portfolio of evidence and information to record their learning objectives and progress.

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

What will I be studying?

  • Tricky Vocabulary – Recapping and expanding use of subject specific vocabulary for Geography and Travel & Tourism.
  • Fact vs Opinion– Identifying methods of critical thinking to identify if information is fact or opinion.
  • Persuasive techniques– Identifying authors methods to promote travel destinations including blogs, written reviews, brochures and more popular vlogs.
  • Location! Location! Location! – Promoting familiar locations through use of persuasive techniques.
  • The Language of Questions! – Considering the vocabulary used in assessment questions, considering the responses required and decoding meaning.
  •  Quality and Quantity- Developing rigour and fluency in producing extended written responses to exam questions.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed each term through a written assessment covering the topic content for each term. We will also conduct termly Star Reading Assessments to identify reading age progress. The combination of Reading Age information and written assessment outcomes will be used to develop student’s individual literacy targets and learning aims.

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

What will I be studying?

  • Character & Setting, A Walk into the Past, Living in the Wider World, Internet Safety & Using ICT.
  • Action & Atmosphere, Pushing the Limits, Health & Wellbeing: Building for the Future, Using Money.
  • Explanations & Insights, Brush Up Your Shakespeare, Relationships: Families, Healthy Food Preparation and Storage
  • Opinion & Persuasion, Exploring Art & Music, Relationships: Challenges, Home Responsibilities.

Experience & Advice, Revision & Reflection, Health & Wellbeing: My Health, Using Time and Dates

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed termly using Star Reading and Neale Diagnostic Reading Assessments which tells us about your Reading Age. You will also complete Reading and Written literacy assessments after each literacy module has been completed demonstrating the skills and confidence of using the vocabulary covered in those topics. This information will be used to develop student individualised learning plans and targets, where applicable your lesson content may change to focus on areas you may still need to (using the plan, do, review model).

For PSHE and Enrich into Adulthood activities you will create a portfolio of evidence including images, reflections, and teacher/guardian statements.

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

Ofsted Outstanding Provider