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 1 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.