20 Nov 2019

This term, at our Havant site, Year 11 pupils have been preparing for their GCSE English Language exams by studying The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne. They have explored the book's social and historical context and will go on to consider the way the author p...

1 Oct 2019

Recent research has shown that many children with a limited vocabulary fail to reach their full academic potential. So, since the start of this term, at our Gosport site, we have been focussing on vocabulary enrichment for all of our pupils.

Each week, three words will...

18 Jun 2019

Since joining The Key in January to teach English and Literacy, I have had the privilege of supporting a number of wonderful pupils on a one-to-one basis. In English Intervention sessions, with Key Stage 3 pupils, I have been working on a bespoke curriculum, aiming to...

21 Mar 2019

The 14th of February is a day to celebrate love, and this year the tradition continued at The Key. During break time, in addition to the usual toast and drinks, pupils were offered freshly-made, heart-shaped biscuits, baked and decorated by a fellow pupil.

Another highl...

7 Oct 2018

In our English lessons, we've had a fantastic start to the new year with lots of hard work, rich discussion and focused reading. Pink group have been studying Lamb To The Slaughter by Roald Dahl. The short story has an interesting twist and the pupils have been focusin...

22 Feb 2018

Could you survive against all odds?

It is this question and similar ones that KS4 pupils have been considering in some depth over the last half term. Our topic has been ‘Survivors’ and we’ve been learning about incredible people who have survived plane crashes, accident...

28 Nov 2017

Key Stage 3 pupils began the academic year by studying a variety of short texts and making Reading Journals. Pupils have read the works of Michael Morpurgo, J.R.R. Tolkien and H.G. Wells, to name but a few. They have been looking at language, learning about the writer’...

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