English

We, as a school, have decided upon whole class guided reading as we feel it is the best way to ensure all children are able to increase their vocabulary, understanding and enjoyment of texts. It allows in-depth discussion of high quality books daily for every child. This is a huge difference to carousel guided reading which will only allow children the chance to discuss a text with an adult once a week. Through whole class guided reading linked to a text the children see the process of English as not being 3 separate entities. The children are unable to produce high quality writing unless they have been exposed to high quality discussion and ‘rich talk’ conversations about the book. Having the opportunity to do this every day is vital to the children’s development as readers and we believe it complements the aims of the National Curriculum perfectly; daily high quality discussions around a whole breadth of genres encouraging them to be independent and fluent readers who can read silently.

Read Our English Policy

Each lesson is focused around a specific book that has been chosen very carefully for each year group. Within the lesson, the first part is a SPaG starter which will be linked to the current book and the writing task that will take place. These skills will then be expected to be used by the children in the writing later in the lesson.  Following on from this, the reading activity will also look to build on what has been started within SPaG and is designed to support the writing process as writing and reading are not viewed as 2 separate entities. For example if the writing task is to write a character description, within the reading lesson we will have looked at making inferences to understand how we can interpret various characters. That means within SPaG we may have looked at verbs to understand why the author has used certain words and what these words convey about the characters. Indeed we teach the children to ‘know a word by the company it keeps.’ This process allows the child to then practise their reading skills within their writing. As far as possible this is the intention for every lesson throughout each year group.

 

Throughout the week the children will be building on the previous day’s learning and will be learning how to construct a different piece of writing each week. This ensures that throughout the year we teach the children how to write for a range of purposes and the children get lots of practice at the different writing types and the writing process in general.

 

Finally, teachers will also read non-fiction with their children on a regular basis due to the use of high quality textbooks designed to support the learning within geography, history, R.E and science. Here children are taught to analyse non-fiction writing as well as gain excellent knowledge of the topics. Once again, it is done as a whole class and exposes children to another very important genre and helps teach them the skill of picking out key information from the text. This is a school wide policy and teaches to the children that Reading is a vital skill across the curriculum.

Spelling

Why Do We Teach Spelling?

When we enable children to spell  with confidence we equip them with a life skill that is highly valued by employers. Spelling is assesses in the end of Key Stage assessments, along with grammar and punctuation.

 

Children who receive regular “Guided Spelling” sessions enjoy investigating spelling rules and spotting patterns while learning about the meaning of new words the their etymology. They are set spellings each week that are learnt in class and as part of homework.

How Do We Teach Spelling?

Children have Guided Spelling sessions within school. These lessons consist of 10-20 minutes of spelling activities and allow children to investigate and learn the rules, strategies and meanings behind the words taught each week.

 

For all spelling activities children are encouraged to use joined up handwriting. This allows the brain to memorise the movement and pattern in writing as well as remembering the lettering itself.

How Can I Help My Child with Spelling?

You can help your child at home by helping them to learn to use the new words they are learning in context. Help them to understand what each word means and how it can be used day to day and in their written work.

 

You could also ask them to explain to you any patterns and spelling rules they have identified.

Spelling Elements

Guided Group Work

Children have spelling sessions in class, guided by the class teacher, within the school day. These consist of ten to twenty minutes of spelling activities and allow children to investigate and learn the rules, strategies and meanings behind the words taught each week. Children develop an understanding of both the context in which words are used, how they are spelt and in some cases the origin of the word.

Dictionary Work

Once a week children must complete dictionary work to help understand the meaning of words they are studying. Once they have located words and researched their meaning they write sentences to show the words in context. Children are then encouraged to use these new words in their wider weekly writing tasks.

Curriculum and Overview of Outcomes

Week 1

Reading

  • Rules, expectations and presentation

 

Writing

  • Rules, expectations and presentation

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Capital letters
  • Full stops

 

Spellings

  • Rules, expectations and presentation

Week 2

Reading

  • Hodgeheg

 

Writing

  • Character profile
  • Story opening

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Nouns
  • Verbs

 

Spellings

  • Silent letters

Week 3

Reading

  • Hodgeheg

 

Writing

  • Setting descriptions

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Noun suffixes (-ness, -est, -er)

 

Spellings

  • Silent h

Week 4

Reading

  • Hodgeheg

 

Writing

  • Persuasive letter

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Adjectives
  • Adverbs

 

Spellings

  • Silent e and its impact

Week 5

Reading

  • Hodgeheg

 

Writing

  • Balanced argument

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Adjective suffixes –ful –less –er –est

 

Spellings

  • The ate sound

Week 6

Reading

  • George’s Marvellous Medicine

 

Writing

  • Diary

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Coordination (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so)

 

Spellings

  • Double letters in common spellings words

Week 7

Reading

  • George’s Marvellous Medicine

 

Writing

  • Instructions

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Subordination (when, if, that, because)

 

Spellings

  • Plural nouns

Week 1

Reading

  • George’s Marvellous Medicine

 

Writing

  • Monologue

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives

 

Spellings

  • The soft c sound

Week 2

Reading

  • George’s Marvellous Medicine

 

Writing

  • Alternative ending

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Noun phrases
  • A or an

 

Spellings

  • The ort sound

Week 3

Reading

  • George’s Marvellous Medicine

 

Writing

  • Story writing with a dilemma

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Statement, question, command, exclamation

 

Spellings

  • The different sounds for the spelling ough

Week 4

Reading

  • The Original Velveteen Rabbit

 

Writing

  • 1st person narrative

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Commas in a list

 

Spellings

  • The ar sound

Week 5

Reading

  • The Original Velveteen Rabbit

 

Writing

  • Write in the style of the author

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Tenses (past, present, future)

 

Spellings

  • To investigate spelling words

Week 6

Reading

  • The Original Velveteen Rabbit

 

Writing

  • Story with a moral

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Apostrophes for omission

 

Spellings

  • To investigate spelling words

Week 7

Reading

  • Twas the Night before Christmas

 

Writing

  • Poetry Writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Apostrophes for possession

 

Spellings

  • Investigate the k sound spelt ch

Week 8

Reading

  • Twas the Night before Christmas

 

Writing

  • Poetry Writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Punctuation

 

Spellings

  • Revision of misspelling + maths words

Week 1

Reading

  • James and the Giant Peach play script

 

Writing

  • Write a play script

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Word classes

 

Spellings

  • Adding suffixes beginning with vowels to polysyllabic words

Week 2

Reading

  • James and the Giant Peach play script

 

Writing

  • Character description

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Tenses

 

Spellings

  • The i sound in the middle of words spelt with a y

Week 3

Reading

  • James and the Giant Peach play script

 

Writing

  • Write as Narrator

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Apostrophes for omission

 

Spellings

  • Understand that u sound is also spelt ou

Week 4

Reading

  • James and the Giant Peach play script

 

Writing

  • 1st person narrative

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Apostrophes for possession

 

Spellings

  • Investigate prefixes:
 un, dis and mis

Week 5

Reading

  • The Jabberwocky

 

Writing

  • Poetry writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Conjunctions to express time (when, before, after, while, so)

 

Spellings

  • Investigate the in prefixes

Week 6

Reading

  • The Jabberwocky

 

Writing

  • Poetry writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Adverbs to express time (first, then, next, soon)

 

Spellings

  • Investigate prefixes: re, sub, inter

Week 1

Reading

  • Iron Man

 

Writing

  • Predictions, character description

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Tenses (3 main tenses) + present perfect

 

Spellings

  • Investigate the use of prefixes super, anti, auto

Week 2

Reading

  • Iron Man

 

Writing

  • Newspaper report

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Prepositions

 

Spellings

  • Investigate the use of the  suffixes  ation

Week 3

Reading

  • Iron Man

 

Writing

  • Newspaper report

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Speech punctuation

 

Spellings

  • Investigate the use of the suffixes ly

Week 4

Reading

  • Iron Man

 

Writing

  • 3rd person fantasy narrative

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Subordinate clauses
  • Complex sentences

 

Spellings

  • Investigate the use of the suffixes ly and ally

Week 5

Reading

  • The Giant’s Necklace

 

Writing

  • Writing a scene

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Coordinating conjunctions
  • Compound sentences

 

Spellings

  • Investigate the ending sure + ture

Week 6

Reading

  • The Giant’s Necklace

 

Writing

  • Letter

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Coordinating conjunctions
  • Compound sentences

 

Spellings

  • Investigate the ending sounding like shun

Week 1

Reading

  • The Giant’s Necklace

 

Writing

  • Story ending

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Tenses (3 main tenses) + present perfect

 

Spellings

  • Investigate suffixes

Week 2

Reading

  • The Giant’s Necklace

 

Writing

  • Ghost story

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Word classes

 

Spellings

  • Investigate suffixes

Week 3

Reading

  • Fox

 

Writing

  • Perspective writing – Magpie

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Speech punctuation

 

Spellings

  • Investigate suffixes that sound like shun

Week 4

Reading

  • Fox

 

Writing

  • Perspective writing – Fox

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Subordinate clauses
  • Complex sentences

 

Spellings

  • Investigate suffixes that sound like shun

Week 5

Reading

  • Fox

 

Writing

  • Write in the style  of the author

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Apostrophes for omission and possession

 

Spellings

  • Investigate the gue and que sounds

Week 1

Reading

  • The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

 

Writing

  • Character development

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Prepositions

 

Spellings

  • Words spelt ch but with the sh sound

Week 2

Reading

  • The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

 

Writing

  • Autobiography

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • 3 sentence types

 

Spellings

  • Investigate the s sound spelt sc

Week 3

Reading

  • The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

 

Writing

  • Write in the style  of the author

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Tenses

 

Spellings

  • Investigate the ay sound spelt ei, eigh or ey

Week 4

Reading

  • The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

 

Writing

  • Own Fantasy story

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Speech punctuation

 

Spellings

  • Understand the possessive apostrophe

Week 5

Reading

  • The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

 

Writing

  • Own Fantasy story

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Apostrophes

 

Spellings

  • Understand homophones or near-homophones

Week 6

Punctuation and grammar

  • Word classes

 

Spellings

  • Understand homophones or near-homophones

Week 7

Punctuation and grammar

  • Subordination

 

Spellings

  • Class revision session

Week 1

Rules, Systems, Expectations

Week 2

Reading

  • Vanishing Rainforest

 

Writing

  • Information writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Conjunctions to link arguments (if, although, despite)

 

Spellings

  • Silent letters in words – different origins

Week 3

Reading

  • Vanishing Rainforest

 

Writing

  • Persuasive letter

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Singular and plural nouns

 

Spellings

  • Some w words have a silent h; others do not – need to learn the specifics

Week 4

Reading

  • Journey to the River Sea

 

Writing

  • Emotive letter

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Simple, compound sentences

 

Spellings

  • The silent e changes the sound of the vowel that precedes it, eg rid to ride

Week 5

Reading

  • Journey to the River Sea

 

Writing

  • Descriptive narrative writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Short sentences for effect and emphasis

 

Spellings

  • Ate can also be spelt eight

Week 6

Reading

  • Journey to the River Sea

 

Writing

  • Letter of complaint

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Complex sentences

 

Spellings

  • These words all contain double letters

Week 7

Reading

  • Journey to the River Sea

 

Writing

  • Narrative different viewpoint

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Layout – subtitles

 

Spellings

  • Plural nouns that have an o after a consonant  add es

Week 1

Reading

  • Journey to the River Sea

 

Writing

  • Adventure story writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Dialogue
  • Direct speech

 

Spellings

  • The soft c sound

Week 2

Reading

  • Journey to the River Sea

 

Writing

  • Newspaper

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Different sentences starters (simile, clauses, ed, ing)

 

Spellings

  • The ort sound

Week 3

Reading

  • Ride of Passage short film

 

Writing

  • Setting and character description

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Choice of pronoun or noun

 

Spellings

  • The different sounds for the spelling ough

Week 4

Reading

  • Ride of Passage short film

 

Writing

  • Retell a story

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Superlatives and comparatives

 

Spellings

  • The ar sound

Week 5

Reading

  • David Attenborough Documentary

 

Writing

  • Documentary

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Tenses

 

Spellings

  • To investigate spelling words

Week 6

Reading

  • The Raven

 

Writing

  • Text analysis

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Dialogue
  • Direct speech

 

Spellings

  • To investigate spelling words

Week 7

Reading

  • The Raven

 

Writing

  • Text analysis

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Dialogue
  • Direct speech

 

Spellings

  • To investigate spelling words

Week 8

Reading

  • The Raven

 

Writing

  • Writing own poem

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Basic punctuation revision

 

Spellings

  • Revision of misspelling + maths words

Week 1

Reading

  • Tudor Rose

 

Writing

  • Predictions and monologue

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Prepositions

 

Spellings

  • Adding suffixes beginning with vowels to polysyllabic words

Week 2

Reading

  • Tudor Rose

 

Writing

  • Tenses

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • The i sound in the middle of words spelt with a y

 

Spellings

  • Adding suffixes beginning with vowels to polysyllabic words

Week 3

Reading

  • Tudor Rose

 

Writing

  • Historical story writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Articles

 

Spellings

  • Understand that u sound is also spelt ou

Week 4

Reading

  • Fantastic Mr Fox playscript

 

Writing

  • Play script

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Conditionals (could, should, would)

 

Spellings

  • Investigate prefixes:
 un, dis and mis

Week 5

Reading

  • Fantastic Mr Fox playscript

 

Writing

  • Speech writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Verb inflections

 

Spellings

  • Investigate the in prefixes

Week 6

Reading

  • Fantastic Mr Fox playscript

 

Writing

  • Alternative ending

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Revision

 

Spellings

  • Investigate prefixes: re, sub, inter

Week 1

Reading

  • Wolves of Currampaw

 

Writing

  • Leaflet

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Prepositions

 

Spellings

  • Investigate the use of prefixes super, anti, auto

Week 2

Reading

  • Wolves of Currampaw

 

Writing

  • Persuasive writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Tenses

 

Spellings

  • Investigate the use of the suffixes ation

Week 3

Reading

  • Wolves of Currampaw

 

Writing

  • Diary

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Articles

 

Spellings

  • Investigate the use of suffixes ly

Week 4

Reading

  • Wolves of Currampaw

 

Writing

  • Adventure story writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Conditionals (could, should, would)

 

Spellings

  • Investigate the use of the suffixes ly and ally

Week 5

Reading

  • Wolves of Currampaw

 

Writing

  • Monologue

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Verb inflections

 

Spellings

  • Investigate the ending sure and ture

Week 6

Reading

  • Wolves of Currampaw

 

Writing

  • TBC

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Revision

 

Spellings

  • Investigate the ending sounding like shun

Week 1

Reading

  • Poetry

 

Writing

  • TBC

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Prepositions

 

Spellings

  • Investigate the s sound spelt sc

Week 2

Reading

  • Poetry

 

Writing

  • TBC

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Tenses

 

Spellings

  • Investigate the ay sound spelt ei, eigh or ey

Week 3

Reading

  • Secrets of Vesuvias

 

Writing

  • Biography

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Articles

 

Spellings

  • Understand the possessive apostrophe

Week 4

Reading

  • Secrets of Vesuvias

 

Writing

  • Detective and mystery writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Modal verb (could, should, would)

 

Spellings

  • Understand homophones or near-homophones

Week 5

Reading

  • Secrets of Vesuvias

 

Writing

  • Explanation

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Verb inflections

 

Spellings

  • Investigate the s sound spelt sc

Week 1

Reading

  • Secrets of Vesuvias

 

Writing

  • Persuasive writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Sentence types

 

Spellings

  • Words spelt ch but with the sh sound

Week 2

Reading

  • Secrets of Vesuvias

 

Writing

  • Emotive recount

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Possessive pronoun

 

Spellings

  • Investigate the gue and que sounds

Week 3

Reading

  • Secrets of Vesuvias

 

Writing

  • Balanced argument

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Word families

 

Spellings

  • Additional spellings and revision

Week 4

Reading

  • Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

Writing

  • Play script

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Gaps

 

Spellings

  • Class revision session

Week 5

Reading

  • Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Repetition

 

Spellings

  • Class revision session

Week 6

Reading

  • Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Gaps

 

Spellings

  • Class revision session

Week 7

Reading

  • Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Gaps

 

Spellings

  • Class revision session

Week 1

Rules, Systems, Expectations

Week 2

Reading

  • One Dog and His Boy

 

Writing

  • Suspense writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Capital letters and full stops

 

Spellings

  • Investigate homophones

Week 3

Reading

  • One Dog and His Boy

 

Writing

  • Descriptive writing – dialogue

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Conjunctions

 

Spellings

  • Investigate homophones

Week 4

Reading

  • One Dog and His Boy

 

Writing

  • Descriptive writing – dialogue

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Conjunctions

 

Spellings

  • Investigate homophones

Week 5

France residential and Harvest Festival rehearsal

Week 6

Reading

  • Beowulf

 

Writing

  • Argument

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Embedded clauses

 

Spellings

  • To understand different sounds of ough

Week 7

Reading

  • Beowulf

 

Writing

  • Diary entry

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Reported speech

 

Spellings

  • To understand different sounds of ough

Week 1

Reading

  • Beowulf

 

Writing

  • Historical story writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Direct speech

 

Spellings

  • Investigate silent letters

Week 2

Reading

  • Anglo Saxon Boy

 

Writing

  • Letter of complaint

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Passive and active voice

 

Spellings

  • Investigate silent letters

Week 3

Reading

  • Anglo Saxon Boy

 

Writing

  • Setting description

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Plural and singular expanded noun phrases

 

Spellings

  • Investigation into spellings that change nouns to verbs

Week 4

Reading

  • Anglo Saxon Boy

 

Writing

  • Report writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Determiners and articles

 

Spellings

  • Investigate endings that sound the same but are spelt differently

Week 5

Reading

  • Anglo Saxon Boy

 

Writing

  • Instructions

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Instructions of pronouns

 

Spellings

  • Investigate endings that sound the same but are spelt differently

Week 6

Reading

  • A Christmas Carol

 

Writing

  • Character and setting descriptions

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Prepositions

 

Spellings

  • Investigate endings that sound the same but are spelt differently

Week 7

Reading

  • A Christmas Carol

 

Writing

  • Play script

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Subject and object relationship

 

Spellings

  • Class revision and maths words

Week 8

Spellings

  • Class revision

Week 1

Reading

  • Skellig

 

Writing

  • Imagery and figurative writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Past/present/future tense

 

Spellings

  • Investigate suffixes that sound the same but spelt different

Week 2

Reading

  • Skellig

 

Writing

  • Information leaflet

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Recap commas

 

Spellings

  • Investigate suffixes that sound the same but spelt different

Week 3

Reading

  • Skellig

 

Writing

  • Balanced argument

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Passive voice

 

Spellings

  • Investigate suffixes that sound the same but spelt different

Week 4

Reading

  • Skellig

 

Writing

  • Writing in the style of an author

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Perfect form

 

Spellings

  • Investigate suffixes that sound the same but spelt different

Week 5

Reading

  • The Highwayman

 

Writing

  • Narrative poetry

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Parenthesis

 

Spellings

  • Investigating adding suffixes

Week 6

Reading

  • The Highwayman

 

Writing

  • Tension writing ghost story

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Dashes and hyphens

 

Spellings

  • Investigating the use of hyphens

Week 1

Reading

  • Holes

 

Writing

  • Persuasive leaflet

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Semi colons

 

Spellings

  • Investigating spellings with double letters

Week 2

Reading

  • Holes

 

Writing

  • Letter in role

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Colons

 

Spellings

  • Investigating spellings with double letters

Week 3

Reading

  • Holes

 

Writing

  • Emotive writing in the style of an author

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Modal verbs

 

Spellings

  • Investigating silent letters

Week 4

Reading

  • Holes

 

Writing

  • Play script

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Adverbs

 

Spellings

  • Investigating silent letters

Week 5

Reading

  • The Arrival

 

Writing

  • Exploring themes diary

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Bullet points

 

Spellings

  • Investigate using ei and ie

Week 6

Reading

  • The Arrival

 

Writing

  • Narrative writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Recap relative clauses

 

Spellings

  • Class revision

Week 1

Reading

  • London Eye Mystery

 

Writing

  • Character descriptions

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Contractions and apostrophes

 

Spellings

  • Investigate suffixes

Week 2

Reading

  • London Eye Mystery

 

Writing

  • Newspaper

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Punctuation in speech

 

Spellings

  • Investigate suffixes

Week 3

Reading

  • London Eye Mystery

 

Writing

  • Explanation

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • SPAG recap

 

Spellings

  • Investigate suffixes shun

Week 4

Reading

  • London Eye Mystery

 

Writing

  • Dialogue

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Adverbials

 

Spellings

  • Investigate prefixes

Week 5

Reading

  • The Piano (short film)

 

Writing

  • Retell the story

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Parenthesis

 

Spellings

  • Investigate the history of words

Week 1

Reading

  • Varjak Paw

 

Writing

  • Prediction, character description

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Word classes

 

Spellings

  • Investigate spellings with ei and ie

Week 2

Reading

  • Varjak Paw

 

Writing

  • Mystery story writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Semi colons

 

Spellings

  • Investigate spellings words and their history

Week 3

Reading

  • Varjak Paw

 

Writing

  • Balanced argument

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Relative clauses

 

Spellings

  • Investigate spellings words and their history

Week 4

Reading

  • Varjak Paw

 

Writing

  • Suspense argument

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Inverted commas

 

Spellings

  • Investigate spellings words and their history

Week 5

Reading

  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

 

Writing

  • Advertisement

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Conjunctions

 

Spellings

  • Class revision

Week 6

Reading

  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

 

Writing

  • Autobiography

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Perfect form

 

Spellings

  • Class revision

Week 7

Reading

  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

 

Writing

  • Myths and Legends story

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Adverbials

 

Spellings

  • Class revision

Week 1

Rules, Systems, Expectations

Week 2

Reading

  • Silver Sword

 

Writing

  • Diary

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Capital letters and sentence punctuation (full stop, question mark, exclamation mark)

 

Spellings

  • Homophones

Week 3

Reading

  • Silver Sword

 

Writing

  • Newspaper

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Word classes (include prepositions)

 

Spellings

  • Homophones

Week 4

Reading

  • Silver Sword

 

Writing

  • Historical story writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Phrases (including Adverbials)

 

Spellings

  • Homophones

Week 5

Reading

  • Silver Sword

 

Writing

  • Story writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Clauses

 

Spellings

  • Homophones

Week 6

Reading

  • Silver Sword

 

Writing

  • Character description

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Co-ordinating conjunctions (FANBOYS)

 

Spellings

  • Grammatical terminology

Week 7

Reading

  • Silver Sword

 

Writing

  • Diary

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Subordinating conjunctions

 

Spellings

  • Different sounds of ough

Week 1

Reading

  • Rose Blanche

 

Writing

  • Style of author

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Word classes and basic punctuation

 

Spellings

  • Silent letters

Week 2

Reading

  • Goodnight Mr Tom

 

Writing

  • Persuasive letter

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Phrases and clauses

 

Spellings

  • Silent letters

Week 3

Reading

  • Goodnight Mr Tom

 

Writing

  • Informal letter

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Simple and compound sentences

 

Spellings

  • Changing nouns to verbs

Week 4

Reading

  • Goodnight Mr Tom

 

Writing

  • Information text

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Complex sentences

 

Spellings

  • Endings that sound the same but spelt differently

Week 5

Reading

  • Goodnight Mr Tom

 

Writing

  • Comparative piece

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Modal and auxiliary verbs

 

Spellings

  • Endings that sound the same but spelt differently

Week 6

Reading

  • Goodnight Mr Tom

 

Writing

  • Narrative writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Statement, question, exclamation, command

 

Spellings

  • Endings that sound the same but spelt differently

Week 7

Reading

  • Alma

 

Writing

  • Suspense

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • SPaG tests

 

Spellings

  • Maths words

Week 8

Reading

  • Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan, Blessing

 

Writing

  • Poetry

 

Spellings

  • Class revision

Week 1

Reading

  • Coraline

 

Writing

  • Diary

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Tenses – simple and progressive

 

Spellings

  • To investigate sounds that sound the same but are spelt differently

Week 2

Reading

  • Coraline

 

Writing

  • Suspense

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Suffixes and prefixes

 

Spellings

  • To investigate sounds that sound the same but are spelt differently

Week 3

Reading

  • Coraline

 

Writing

  • Monologue

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Tenses – Perfect

 

Spellings

  • To investigate sounds that sound the same but are spelt differently

Week 4

Reading

  • Coraline

 

Writing

  • Dialogue

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Apostrophes for omission and possession (including exceptions e.g. its and the plural rule)

 

Spellings

  • To investigate sounds that sound the same but are spelt differently

Week 5

Reading

  • The Rabbits

 

Writing

  • Descriptive

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Tenses – Perfect progressive

 

Spellings

  • To investigate adding suffixes

Week 6

Reading

  • Shackleton’s Journey

 

Writing

  • Persuasive

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Parenthesis

 

Spellings

  • To investigate using ei and ie

Week 1

Reading

  • Shackleton’s Journey

 

Writing

  • Diary

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Determiners

 

Spellings

  • Investigate spellings with double letters

Week 2

Reading

  • Shackleton’s Journey

 

Writing

  • Emotive language

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Possessive pronoun (including the difference between a possessive pronoun and possessive determiner) and the subjunctive

 

Spellings

  • Investigate spellings with double letters

Week 3

Reading

  • Shackleton’s Journey

 

Writing

  • Speech writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Prepositions and conjunctions (including how the same)

 

Spellings

  • Investigate silent letters

Week 4

Reading

  • Shackleton’s Journey

 

Writing

  • Newspaper report

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Direct speech and reported speech

 

Spellings

  • Investigate silent letters

Week 5

Reading

  • Tales from Outer Suburbia

 

Writing

  • Story writing – alternative perspective

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Active and passive form

 

Spellings

  • Investigate the use of hyphens

Week 6

Reading

  • Tales from Outer Suburbia

 

Writing

  • Instructions

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Ellipsis, hyphen, colon and semi-colon

 

Spellings

  • Class revision session

Week 1

Reading

  • Tales from Outer Suburbia

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • SPAG revision

 

Spellings

  • Investigate suffixes

Week 2

Reading

  • Tales from Outer Suburbia

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • SPAG revision

 

Spellings

  • Investigate suffixes

Week 3

Reading

  • Revision

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • SPAG revision

 

Spellings

  • Investigate suffixes that sound like shun

Week 4

SATs Week

Week 5

Reading

  • Oliver Twist

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Character and setting description

 

Spellings

  • Investigate prefixes

Week 1

Reading

  • Oliver Twist

 

Writing

  • Newspaper

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Cohesive devices

 

Spellings

  • Investigate spelling words containing ie and ei

Week 2

Reading

  • Oliver Twist

 

Writing

  • Balanced argument

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Cohesive devices

 

Spellings

  • Investigate spelling words and their history

Week 3

Rhos y Gwaliau

Week 4

Reading

  • Shakespeare – Macbeth

 

Writing

  • Play script

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Cohesive devices

 

Spellings

  • Class revision session

Week 5

Reading

  • Shakespeare – Macbeth

 

Writing

  • Play script

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Cohesive devices

 

Spellings

  • Class revision session

Week 6

Reading

  • Shakespeare – Macbeth

 

Writing

  • Leaflet

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Cohesive devices

 

Spellings

  • Class revision session

Week 7

Reading

  • Shakespeare – Macbeth

 

Writing

  • Character and setting description

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Cohesive devices

 

Spellings

  • Class revision session

Beyond the Curriculum