Summer Term 2 English:
Our class reader this term is ‘The Land of Roar’ by Jenny McLachlan:
Believing is just the beginning . . .
When Arthur and Rose were little, they were heroes in the Land of Roar, an imaginary world that they found by climbing through the folding bed in their grandad’s attic. Roar was filled with things they loved – dragons, mermaids, ninja wizards and adventure – as well as things that scared them (including a very creepy scarecrow. . .)
Now the twins are eleven, Roar is just a memory. But when they help Grandad clean out the attic, Arthur is horrified as Grandad is pulled into the folding bed and vanishes. Is he playing a joke? Or is Roar . . . real?
Our writing this term will link with both Geography and Science. We will research and write a non-chronological report on endangered animals around the world.
Our class reader is:
Summer Term 1 - English
This term, Year 4 will be reading ‘The Great Chocoplot’ by Chris Callaghan.
Jelly and her family live in Chompton-on-de-Lyte, where everyone loves a Chocablocka bar or two - so when the end of chocolate is announced, she can't believe it.
Determined to investigate, Jelly and her gran follow a trail of clues to a posh chocolate shop and its owner, the pompous Garibaldi Chocolati. Gari's suspiciously smug, despite his failing business and yucky chocolate.
Is it really the chocopocalypse, or is there a chocoplot afoot?
We will be writing our own ‘quest’ story based on this and other class readers that we have covered this year. We will also study the text in more detail during our Rainbow Grammar sessions.
Class Reader - Summer Term 1
Spring Term 2 - English
This term, we will reading George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl. George Kranky's Grandma is a miserable grouch. George really hates that horrid old witchy woman. One Saturday morning, George is in charge of giving Grandma her medicine. So-ho! Ah-ha! Ho-hum! George knows exactly what to do. A magic medicine it will be! One that will either cure her completely of her horrible grouchiness . . . or blow off the top of her head!
We will use the text to revise our use of direct speech, to practice our multiple choice skills as well as to write instructions.
Linking with Science and Topic, we will investigate, plan and write explanation texts to provide information on why we need our different types of teeth and also how our digestive system works.
Class reader - Spring Term 2:
Spring Term 1 - English:
Our reading text this term is ‘Who Let the Gods Out’ by Maz Evans. When a shooting star crashes to earth, it lands Eliot smack bang in the path of Virgo - a young Zodiac goddess on a mission. But when the pair accidentally release Thanatos, a wicked death daemon imprisoned beneath Stonehenge, they've got nowhere to turn for help but to the old Olympian gods.
Throughout the term, we will develop our skills to evidence true and false statements. We will be studying a range of poetry as well as writing our own descriptive poems. We will also look at the myth ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’ before creating our own myth based on our own made-up characters.
Spring Term 2 Class Reader:
English - Autumn 2
This term we will be writing biographies on famous artists Banksy and Andy Warhol. We will then turn our attention to journalism and will be writing newspaper reports based on Scribbleboy as well as the artist Banksy and his work of art ‘Girl with a Balloon.’
During the term we will be reading the text ‘Scribbleboy’ by Philip Radley. Bailey arrives in a new neighbourhood with his extraordinary family. He has no friends but receives a mysterious invitation to join the Scribbleboy Fan Club. The one and only founder member is Ziggy Fuzz. His vital mission is to spread the word about Scribbleboy and his amazing scribbles which years ago transformed the gloomy grey concrete of the neighbourhood. Swept along in plans to discover the identity of the mythical artist, Bailey carries on his work so the scribbles start again and eventually he discovers the scribbleboy is in fact …
Autumn Term 2 class reader:
English - Autumn Term 1
Our reading text this term is ‘Run Wild’ by Gill Lewis. This is the story of Izzy and her friends and what happens when they stumble across an urban wilderness and an injured wolf that desperately needs their help.
Throughout the term, we will develop our skimming and scanning skills to find facts about the characters as well as infer their characteristics, thoughts and feelings. The text will also be used as a stimulus for writing diary entries as well as studying direct speech and the used of inverted commas.