Spy Fiction



  1. What are the ingredients of a great spy story?
  2. Name some famous spies in literature or film that you can find.
  3. What are the four stages of a story?

A Silver Merit for the first right answers and Bronze will go to other comments with good ideas (must be different from previous comments).

Good luck!


Year 7 Literary Villains: Extended Learning Project

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Who is the most evil literary villain?

You need to decide on who you think is the most evil literary villain and why? Think about those you have looked at in lessons and from the books that you have read, both at school and at home.

You need to choose your villain and then prepare yourself to argue why your villain is the most evil. You will take part in a balloon debate and must be able to explain why your villain should be the one thrown out of the balloon full of villains!

To do this you will need to research the ‘evil’ and ‘bad’ acts that your villain has committed. You will need to think about how they compare to other villains and how you can persuade people that your villain is the one that beats all others when it comes to being evil.

You must put together all of your reasons and be ready to defend your decision in class.

Week One: Choosing and researching your literary villain. Getting your evidence as to why they are the most evil.

Week Two: Put together your arguments and decide how you are going to persuade the rest of the class that your villain is the most evil. You have to be ready to take your role in the debate in lessons.

Your teacher will give you the date you need to be ready for the balloon debate in class.

If you need to download a copy of these instructions, click here: Year 7 Literary Villains ELP.

Literary Villains

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In Year 7, we are going to spending the next few weeks working on the Literary Villains scheme of learning. This is a fun scheme with a chance to work on your writing skills as well as improving your reading, inference and analysis skills.

Can you name all the villains in the picture above and the books that they come from? A silver merit will go to the first to leave a comment with the right answer!

Even if you don’t know the answers, leave a comment below to tell us who your favourite literary villain is. Come to see Mrs Bythell for your bronze merit if you do.

Baseline Tests for Year 7


This week we will be carrying out baseline tests for year 7 which cover reading and writing skills as well as spelling.

These tests are nothing to be worried about; they simply allow us to ensure that you are placed in the group that will be best for you. If you have any concerns, please speak to your current English teacher or Mrs Lavender.