The first two weeks in English were dedicated to supporting our Year 7 students as they settle into life at PGHS. All students have been looking at Writing to Advise and Autobiographical Writing with the help of Mr Burton from Educating Yorkshire. We have looked at the brilliant advice Mr Burton gives in his book Go Big: The Secondary School Survival Guide and taken on board his ideas about embracing who you are. Using this, students have then reflected on their own start to PGHS and produced their own advice guide. Students have also explored autobiographical writing, again looking at Mr Burton’s reflection on his own first day at high school. The Transition Unit was brought to a close with each student writing an autobiographical account of the key moments of their first 2 weeks at PGHS.
Curriculum Leader for English