WELCOME TO THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

APRIL 2020 UPDATE:

Culture in Quarantine 

Calling all Year 10 students – this is well worth a watch

RSC MACBETH

In addition the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester are also hosting a range of workshops designed specifically for students.

Take a closer look here

Royal Exchange Theatre workshops

And finally a treat for Year 7 students too.

Since you are now studying ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ the BBC are also showing their production of the play.  Follow the link below

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Celebrate the Bard’s birthday

RSC SHARE YOUR SHAKESPEARE

Follow the link above and share and submit all of your Shakespeare idea.

BBC BITESIZE 

This week the BBC start online lessons for KS2, KS3 and KS4.  There are different lessons available every day.   On Thursday there is a useful lesson for Y10 which focuses on poetry.   Take a look and join in where you can. 

BBC BITESIZE

YEAR 8 STUDENTS 

Calling ALL Year 8 students – the RSC will be screening Romeo and Juliet on Monday 20th of April at 7pm.  An outstanding performance and well worth a watch!

Follow the link, subscribe and tune in at 7pm on 20th of April 2020.

Shakespeare’s Globe

 

 

MARCH 2020 UPDATE:

Why not try…

A new podcast…Smash Best Boom

Smash Boom Best is a debate show for kids and families from the makers of the award-winning podcast, Brains On! Every episode takes two cool things, smashes them together and lets you decide which is best.

 Some online writing…

https://www.writenow.live/

Write Now! Is a weekly extended writing project. This might be stories, articles, poetry or even graphic tales too.  There is a different stimulus each week.

This is just something to help you to have fun with writing! You can write alone, or you can write with someone else (like a friend or a parent).

 The Globe Theatre… 

Shakespeare’s Globe will release 40 productions on its Globe Player service for free, it has been announced.  The shows are Hamlet starring artistic director Michelle Terry (2018), Romeo and Juliet with Ellie Kendrick and Adetomiwa Edun (2009), A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Michelle Terry (2013), The Winter’s Tale with Annette Badland (2018), The Two Noble Kinsmen with Brian Dick (2018) and The Merry Wives of Windsor (2019) with Bryony Hannah. All Globe Player productions are captioned, with each show presented for two weeks on a rolling cycle from 6 April.

The National Theatre…

The NT is switching to its YouTube channel. From April 2, under the banner of National Theatre at Home, every Thursday (7pm GMT/2pm EST) will see a new National Theatre play released – free to watch for one week – along with bonus content including cast and creative Q&As and post-stream talks.

YouTube Tutorials…

For Y10 and 11 students.

Mr Bruff is offering a daily lesson at 12pm on YouTube.

Stacey Reay is offering lessons every Tuesday and Thursday at 11.30am on YouTube.

 

 

 

The Punctuation Show 

Tuesday 31st March at 10:15am

https://www.facebook.com/thepunctuationshow/

UPDATE 23.03.20

If you have facebook search for English LIVE! Spellathon they have a live spelling challenge on Friday.  Take a look at their page for more details.

David Walliams is releasing a free audio book every day at 11am follow the link below for more details.

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

 

The following websites may be useful for all students:

Audible are offering free books for all students at this time

We are teachers are offering videos in which authors read their books. https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/

BBC Bitesize has activities from KS1-KS5 for all subjects – not just English.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Marquee TV are offering live streaming of opera/dance/theatre including RSC performances.  This is free for the first 30 days.

https://www.marquee.tv/freetrial

World Book Kitaboo are also offering free e-books

https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/#!/

 

 

Learning is life’s biggest adventure and yours can start right here! Yes, right here!

At the touch of a button or even the click of a mouse you can be transported to a whole new world. A world in which you can have a close encounter with Murderous Macbeth, a one to one with Charles Dickens or how about delving into the depths of homophone horrors?

It may be a bit of a rollercoaster but in the spirit of adventure, the English department urge you to GO FORTH AND LEARN!