Spring Term 2 English:
Our reading focus this term is Multiple Choice – selecting the correct response from a range of options. 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. We will continue practising Point, Explanation, Evidence questions in our reading comprehension sessions and do timed short reading activities in preparation for our SATs.
We will cover a range of GaPS activities (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling) this term, with a focus on spelling patterns, verb tenses, direct and indirect speech and word class.
Our focus text this term is ‘Wonder by RJ Palacio’. We will develop writing techniques using Rainbow Grammar to write a diary entry in the style of the main character. This text will give us many opportunities to explore empathy and mood through written techniques.
Spring 1 - English
Our reading focus this term is True or False questions – deciding whether a statement is true or false by finding evidence in the text or using inference to support answers.
The first week back we are having a “GaPs Workshop” where we will be practising a range of grammar and punctuation skills, including active and passive tenses and colons and semi-colons.
For our first genre of the term we will be researching Crime and Punishment in Viking times and creating an information text. We will then be writing a “Monster” story using the Jason Wade story recipes. We will identify the key components to story writing and focus on character, setting and plot to write our own Viking myth.
We will continue to use our Rainbow Grammar lessons to improve our writing skills, grammar and sentence structure.
We will be reading ‘The Nowhere Emporium” by Ross Mackenzie as our class reader this term.