Go to navigation
It is currently Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:08 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 19 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Books studied in year 7
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:03 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:47 pm
Posts: 2151
Location: Warwickshire
Do different schools, gs and comps, all study the same reading books in year 7?

My ds now in year 10 and dd now in year 9, both did Holes, and Henry Sugar in year 7. They are in non selective streams for English.

What books do other schools do - my dd is going to a gs and I wondered if different schools read different books - also, of course, what year 7 study now.

I know there are recommendations all over the place, but any in particular for year 7?

Thanks.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:37 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:41 am
Posts: 4605
Location: Essex
DS1 (GS) did "Holes" in yr7; I am fairly certain that DD (top stream in semi-selective) said that she was going to be doing it as well, but this may have been a hallucination based on the impression that everyone seems to do it in yr7. Does this make Louis Sachar a very rich man?

My memory is that we "did" rather more books when I was at school, but since one of them was "The Mill on the Floss", I am more than happy for our DC to get through fewer at school (they all read loads at home anyway) if it means that their schools are never tempted to make them read that...

_________________
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.Groucho Marx


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:40 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:05 am
Posts: 580
My DS is in year 7 GS, and "doing" Skellig, tying in therefore with a bit of William Blake! Loving both! :D


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:39 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:25 pm
Posts: 463
Coraline-y7
Chinese Cinderella- y8


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:22 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:43 pm
Posts: 523
Location: Twells
DS currently doing "The Other Side of the Truth" by Beverley Naidoo.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:59 am
Posts: 5923
My Year 7 is doing Beowulf. Everyone seems to do Mallory Blackman and yes, the ubiquitous 'Holes' and 'Skellig'. One thing parents of GS children soon discover is that the curriculum is exactly the same as for anyone else. :D


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:39 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:47 pm
Posts: 2151
Location: Warwickshire
Amber,

There was I thinking my very clever dd would be at a gs next year reading, oh I don't know, the entire works of Shakespeare first term, I don't know what the second term ... gs students being so much cleverer than any other .... of course they are not. A friend was telling me her dd in year 8 gs is doing exactly the same as my dd in year 8 at comp .... the awful Lord of the Flies and Of Mice and Men. Neither of which I have read, both of which I must. Lord of the Flies sounds very gory.

I am sure all the schools do the same books. I didn't know there actually was a book called Coraline; I haven't seen it but my kids say the film is good.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:39 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:47 pm
Posts: 2151
Location: Warwickshire
Amber,

There was I thinking my very clever dd would be at a gs next year reading, oh I don't know, the entire works of Shakespeare first term, I don't know what the second term ... gs students being so much cleverer than any other .... of course they are not. A friend was telling me her dd in year 8 gs is doing exactly the same as my dd in year 8 at comp .... the awful Lord of the Flies and Of Mice and Men. Neither of which I have read, both of which I must. Lord of the Flies sounds very gory.

I am sure all the schools do the same books. I didn't know there actually was a book called Coraline; I haven't seen it but my kids say the film is good.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:24 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:05 am
Posts: 580
Coraline terrified my rather sensitive DD when she was 12, she had nightmares for weeks after reading it!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:10 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:45 pm
Posts: 4608
I think mine read "The boy in the striped pyjamas" in year 7, as possibly "Treasure Island". It's hard to remember what was read when! I'm not sure that my current year 7 has actually studied any book yet this term, I must ask him! (Ah, the joys of the neglected 3rd child!).


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 19 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2016