Key Stage 3 English Medium-term Plan
Title of Unit: Sound of Thunder – Key Targets Focus
Year: 7 Term: Duration: 2 Weeks Set:
1. extend use and control of complex sentences by:
a. recognizing and using subordinate clauses;
b. exploring the functions of subordinate clauses, e.g. relative clauses such as 'which
I bought' or adverbial clauses such as 'having finished his lunch';
c. deploying subordinate clauses in a variety of positions within the sentence;
8. recognize the cues to start a new paragraph and use the first sentence effectively
to orientate the reader, e.g. when there is a shift
12. comment, using appropriate terminology on how writers convey setting, character
and mood through word choice and sentence structure;
1. plan, draft, edit, revise, proofread and present a text with readers and purpose in
Speaking & Listening
6. listen for and recall the main points of a talk, reading or television programme,
reflecting on what has been heard to ask searching questions, make comments or
challenge the views expressed;
Focus: Engaging with the text; identifying underlying issues, setting and mood;
investigating the author's craft.
Coverage: Extract from' A Sound of Thunder'
Key Targets taught: Speaking & listening; author's craft
Outcome: Radio interview script; character description using similes and metaphors;
descriptive opening passage using a variety of sentences to create mood.
Focus: Developing writing style with topic, audience and purpose in mind.
Coverage: Film extract from Jurassic Park; tabloid articles: 'Throw the key (and him)
away' & 'It's been a lorra, lorra laughs'
Key Targets taught: Writing; sentence construction.
Outcome: A draft and redraft of a tabloid newspaper article on 'Hunt of T. Rex'