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. We will then look at setting descriptions and develop our descriptive techniques by looking at fronted adverbials, similes, metaphors, personification and powerful vocabulary.
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.