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Woodbridge Junior School

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English

Spring 1

 

Our reading focus this term is true or false? We will continue to develop the children’s skimming, scanning and close reading skills to help then locate specific information to help them answer the questions posed. Additionally, we will be focusing on how to provide evidence to support our opinions, ideas answer which we have inferred.  

 

To begin our English topics this term we will be reading Beowulf as part of our Anglo Saxon topic. 

 

During our English sessions, we will be writing a character description and a newspaper report.In our Rainbow Grammar sessions, we will be  focusing on the grammatical features needed for these genres, which includes non-finite clauses and direct and reported speech.

Autumn term 2

 

Our reading focus this term is matching – linking information together. We will continue to develop the children’s skimming, scanning and close reading skills to help then locate specific information to help them answer the questions posed. Additionally, we will be focusing on how to provide evidence to support our opinions, ideas answer which we have inferred.  

 

To begin our English topics this term we will be reading 'Journey to Jo'Burg' by Beverley Naidoo as part of our Black History week. During this topic, we will explore the inequalities of black lives and the history of this.

 

During our English sessions, we will be writing a diary entry and a report.In our Rainbow Grammar sessions, we will be  focusing on the grammatical features needed for these genres, which includes parenthesis and fronted adverbials.

Autumn 1:

Our reading focus this term is skimming and scanning. We will recap these skills and use them in larger texts to gain a deeper understanding of the text and answer questions using evidence gathered.

To begin our English topic this term we will look at non-chronological reports. We will explore the genre identifying the key features and using them to write our own non-chronological report on our class animal.

Later in the term we will begin to read our class reader ‘The Explorer’. We will use this text to develop our skimming and scanning skills as well as identify features of a description text. We will use our Rainbow Grammar lessons to improve our writing skills and write our own description based on the story read.

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