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 three 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.

How do we teach English?

Books

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 spelling, punctuation or grammar (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 two 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.

Writing for a Range of Purposes

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.

Non-fiction

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.

Girl and boy testing spelling with card

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.

Read Our English Policy

Meet the Bookworms

We are a group of pupils who care deeply for our library and are enthusiastic about book reading. We meet every week to discuss everything our plans about how to make or library as good as it can be. We discuss how the library works as well as thinking of great ideas of how to get more people reading.

Girl reading outside by a tree

Meet the Finding Your Voice Group

We are the Finding Your Voice group. We are here to help and support each other find our voice when we are in the face of adversity. By teaching each other strategies on how we can cope with stressful situations, we want to ensure all pupils at Churchfields Junior School are happy and have a positive outlook on life.

Max, member of Finding Your Voice

Curriculum Sequence and Progression

Autumn 1

Y3

  • The Hodgeheg
  • George’s Marvellous Medicine
  • Character profile, setting description
  • Adventure story
  • Persuasive letter
  • Balanced argument
  • Diary
  • Instructions
  • Monologue

Y4

  • Vanishing Rainforest
  • Journey to the River Sea
  • Information writing
  • Persuasive letter
  • Emotive letter
  • Descriptive narrative writing 
  • Letter of complaint
  • Narrative different viewpoint
  • Adventure story writing

Y5

  • One Dog and His Boy
  • Beowulf 
  • Suspense writing
  • Descriptive writing- dialogue
  • Adventure story
  • Argument
  • Diary entry
  • Historical story writing

Y6

  • Silver Sword
  • Rose Blanche
  • Diary
  • Newspaper account
  • Historical story writing
  • Character description
  • Diary
  • Style of the author

Autumn 2

Y3

  • George’s Marvellous Medicine
  • The Original Velveteen Rabbit 
  • Alternative ending
  • Story writing with a dilemma
  • 1st person narrative
  • Write in the style of the author
  • Story with a moral
  • Poetry Writing

Y4

  • Journey to the River Sea
  • Ride of Passage film
  • Snake poem
  • Tudor Rose
  • Newspaper writing
  • Setting and character description
  • Retell a story
  • Documentary
  • Poetry writing
  • Predictions and monologue
  • Character descriptions

Y5

  • Anglo Saxon Boy
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Letter of complaint
  • Setting description
  • Report writing
  • Instructions
  • Character and setting descriptions
  • Play script
  • Newspaper report

Y6

  • Goodnight Mr Tom
  • Alma
  • If poem
  • Persuasive letter
  • Information letter
  • Information text
  • Comparative piece
  • Narrative Writing
  • Suspense
  • Poetry

Spring 1

Y3

  • James and the Giant Peach play script
  • The Jabberwocky
  • Write a play script
  • Character description
  • Write as Narrator
  • 1st person narrative
  • Poetry writing

Y4

  • Tudor Rose
  • Fantastic Mr Fox play
  • Historical story writing
  • Play script
  • Speech writing
  • Alternative ending

Y5

  • Skellig
  • The Highwayman
  • Imagery and figurative writing
  • Information leaflet
  • Balanced argument
  • Writing in the style of an author
  • Narrative poetry
  • Tension writing ghost story

Y6

  • Coraline
  • The Rabbits
  • Diary
  • Suspense
  • Monologue
  • Dialogue
  • Descriptive writing

Spring 2

Y3

  • Iron Man
  • The Giant’s Necklace
  • Predictions, character description
  • Newspaper report
  • 3rd person fantasy narrative
  • Writing a scene
  • Setting Description

Y4

  • Secrets of Vesuvius
  • Biography
  • Detective and mystery writing
  • Explanation
  • Persuasive writing and diary
  • Emotive recount
  • Balanced argument

Y5

  • Holes
  • The Arrival
  • Great City poem
  • Persuasive leaflet
  • Letter in role
  • Emotive writing in the style of an author
  • Play script
  • Exploring themes diary
  • Poetry writing

Y6

  • Shackleton’s Journey
  • Tales from Outer Suburbia
  • Diary
  • Emotive language
  • Story writing
  • Speech writing
  • Newspaper report
  • Story writing – alternative perspective

Summer 1

Y3

  • The Giant’s Necklace
  • Fox
  • Letter writing
  • Ghost Story ending
  • Perspective writing- Magpie
  • Perspective writing- Fox
  • Write in the style  of the author
  • Character development

Y4

  • Wolves of Currumpaw
  • Guard Wolf in Siberia poem
  • Winter’s Wolf poem
  • Leaflet
  • Persuasive writing
  • Diary
  • Adventure story writing
  • Monologue
  • Poetry writing

Y5

  • London Eye Mystery
  • Varjak Paw
  • Character descriptions
  • Newspaper
  • Explanation
  • Persuasive leaflet
  • Prediction, character description
  • Mystery story writing

Y6

  • Tales from Outer Suburbia
  • Instructions
  • Poetry
  • Character and setting description

Summer 2

Y3

  • The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
  • Diary
  • Autobiography
  • Write in the style  of the author
  • Play script
  • Own Fantasy story

Y4

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan poem
  • My Country poem
  • Descriptive and figurative language
  • Biased argument
  • Autobiography
  • Play script

Y5

  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
  • The Piano (short film)
  • Balanced argument
  • Suspense argument
  • Advertisement
  • Autobiography
  • Myths and legends story
  • Retell the story

Y6

  • Oliver Twist
  • Macbeth
  • Newspaper
  • Balanced argument
  • Play script
  • Character and setting description

Curriculum – weekly lessons

Week 1

Reading

  • Rules, expectations and presentation

 

Writing

  • Expectations and presentation

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Rules, expectations and presentation

 

Spellings

  • Rules, expectations and presentation

Week 2

Dick-King-Smith_The-Hodgeheg

Hodgeheg

 

Reading

  • To write a prediction
  • To give the meaning of new vocabulary
  • To identify vocabulary which describes a character
  • To explain how the author has created an effective setting
  • To answer questions about the opening to show knowledge and comprehension

 

Writing

  • Character profile
  • Setting description

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify nouns and verbs

 

Spellings

  • To identify silent letters in words from different origins

Week 3

Dick-King-Smith_The-Hodgeheg

Hodgeheg

 

Reading

  • To retrieve information from the text
  • To retrieve information from a text
  • To compare the themes within the book
  • To interpret and explain the meaning of what has been read
  • To summarise what has been read

 

Writing

  • Adventure story

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • Noun suffixes (-ness, -est, -er)

 

Spellings

  • To recognise how the suffixes –ness, –est and –er change the meaning of nouns

Week 4

Dick-King-Smith_The-Hodgeheg

Hodgeheg

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a letter
  • To contrast persuasive techniques
  • To retrieve information from a text
  • To summarise what has been read
  • To make a prediction

 

Writing

  • Persuasive letter

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify adjectives and adverbs

 

Spellings

  • To identify silent e and its impact

Week 5

Dick-King-Smith_The-Hodgeheg

Hodgeheg

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a balanced argument
  • To justify inferences about how a character is feeling
  • To justify my inferences with evidence
  • To complete a reading assessment
  • To retrieve information

 

Writing

  • Balanced argument

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise adjectives with the suffixes –ful, -less, -er or –est in sentences

 

Spellings

  • To recognise adjectives with the suffixes –ful, -less, -er or –est in sentences

Week 6

Roald-Dahl_Georges-Marvellous-Medicine

George’s Marvellous Medicine

 

Reading

  • To discuss the front cover and blurb of a book
  • To evaluate the features of a diary
  • To explain how a character is feeling
  • To infer information from the text
  • To answer retrieval questions

 

Writing

  • Diary

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recall co-ordinating conjunctions using FANBOYS

 

Spellings

  • To recognise double letters in common spellings words

Week 7

Roald-Dahl_Georges-Marvellous-Medicine

George’s Marvellous Medicine

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of an instructional text
  • To examine the impact of author’s word choices
  • To infer information from the text
  • To retrieve information from the text
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Instructions

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise subordinating conjunctions (when, if, that, because) within a text
  • To recognise and discuss  differences between headings and subheadings

 

Spellings

  • To discuss plural nouns that have an o after a consonant  add es

Week 7

Roald-Dahl_Georges-Marvellous-Medicine

George’s Marvellous Medicine

 

Reading

  • .To identify the features of a monologue
  • To give the meaning of words in context
  • To comment on the structure of a text
  • To retrieve, deduce and infer information
  • To summarise a text effectively

 

Writing

  • Monologue

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recall what nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are

 

Spellings

  • To identify The soft c sound

Week 1

Roald-Dahl_Georges-Marvellous-Medicine

George’s Marvellous Medicine

 

Reading

  • To examine an author’s writing styleTo discuss the use of dialogueTo identify themes within an author’s writingTo discuss words and phrases that the author usesTo retrieve, deduce and infer information

 

Writing

  • Alternative ending

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise how to correctly use a or an
  • To identify and create noun phrases

 

Spellings

  • To analyse the ort sound

Week 2

Roald-Dahl_Georges-Marvellous-Medicine

George’s Marvellous Medicine

 

Reading

  • To analyse an author’s word choices
  • To retrieve information using skimming and scanning
  • To infer from a passage how a character feels
  • To give the meaning of words in context
  • To write a book review

 

Writing

  • Story writing with a dilemma

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To differentiate between statements, questions, commands and exclamations

 

Spellings

  • To compare the different sounds for the spelling ough

Week 3

Margery-Williams_Velveteen-Rabbit

The Original Velveteen Rabbit

 

Reading

  • To analyse the front cover and blurb
  • To examine the themes of a text
  • To explain the meaning of words in context
  • To infer characterisation
  • To retrieve information from the text

 

Writing

  • 1st person narrative

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise how to use commas in a list
  • To identify the difference between 1st and 3rd person

 

Spellings

  • To analyse the ar sound

Week 4

Margery-Williams_Velveteen-Rabbit

The Original Velveteen Rabbit

 

Reading

  • To infer how a character feels
  • To examine the style of an author
  • To analyse a change in a character
  • To give the meaning of words in context
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Write in the style of the author

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To demonstrate how to correctly use a range of different punctuation
  • To recognise when and why  paragraphs are used

 

Spellings

  • To discuss spelling words

Week 5

Margery-Williams_Velveteen-Rabbit

The Original Velveteen Rabbit

 

Reading

  • To discuss what is meant by a moral
  • To answer a big question justifying my opinion
  • To use skimming and scanning to retrieve information
  • To use evidence to justify my inferences
  • To sequence events from the story

 

Writing

  • Story with a moral

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify words that have apostrophes for omission and explain which letter/s have been omitted

 

Spellings

  • To discuss spelling words

Week 6

Margery-Williams_Velveteen-Rabbit

The Original Velveteen Rabbit

 

Reading

  • To discuss what is meant by a moral
  • To answer a big question justifying my opinion
  • To use skimming and scanning to retrieve information
  • To use evidence to justify my inferences
  • To sequence events from the story

 

Writing

  • Story with a moral

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify words that have apostrophes for omission and explain which letter/s have been omitted

 

Spellings

  • To discuss spelling words

Week 7

Twas the Night before Christmas

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a poem
  • To identify unfamiliar vocabulary
  • To examine rhyming couplets
  • To write a summary of the poem
  • To evaluate key themes within a poem

 

Writing

  • Poetry Writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss how apostrophes are used for possession

 

Spellings

  • To identify  the k sound spelt ch

Week 8

Twas the Night before Christmas

 

Reading

  • To find evidence by skimming and scanning
  • To retrieve information from the poem
  • To deduce effectively to answer questions
  • To retrieve information to answer true or false questions
  • To sequence a poem

 

Writing

  • Poetry Writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise the difference between past, present and future tenses

 

Spellings

  • To revise commonly misspelt words
  • To revise  maths terminology

Week 1

Roald-Dahl_James-and-the-Giant-Peach

James and the Giant Peach play script

 

Reading

  • To write a prediction
  • To identify the features of a play script
  • To retrieve information to show understanding
  • To infer information about how a character is feeling
  • To identify and discuss unfamiliar words

 

Writing

  • Write a play script

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To sort words into different word classes

 

Spellings

  • To add suffixes beginning with vowels to polysyllabic words

Week 2

Roald-Dahl_James-and-the-Giant-Peach

James and the Giant Peach play script

 

Reading

  • To write a summary
  • To infer meaning of how a character is feeling using evidence from the text
  • To explain how language helps develop a character
  • To infer information about why a character acts in the way they do
  • To answer a range of question types

 

Writing

  • Character description

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To demonstrate how to change sentences so they are in the past, present or  future tense

 

Spellings

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

Week 3

Roald-Dahl_James-and-the-Giant-Peach

James and the Giant Peach play script

 

Reading

  • To examine writers word choices
  • To complete a reading assessment
  • To retrieve information effectively
  • To interpret the themes behind a story
  • To answer a big question justifying my opinion

 

Writing

  • Write as Narrator

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recall how and when to use apostrophes for omission

 

Spellings

  • To recognise that u sound is also spelt ou

Week 4

Roald-Dahl_James-and-the-Giant-Peach

James and the Giant Peach play script

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a first person narrative
  • To explain how information is related and contributes to meaning as a whole
  • To explain how the meaning is enhanced through the use of words and phrases
  • To summarise a story
  • To infer meaning from the text

 

Writing

  • 1st person narrative

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recall how and when to use apostrophes for omission

 

Spellings

  • To compare the prefixes: un, dis and mis

Week 5

The Jabberwocky

Reading

  • To identify the features of a poem
  • To recognise the themes behind a poem
  • To analyse the meaning of a poem
  • To discuss the vocabulary of a poem
  • To explain the impact rhyme has

 

Writing

  • Poetry writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss how to use conjunctions to express time (when, before, after, while, so)

 

Spellings

  • To analyse the in, il, im and ir  prefixes

Week 6

The Jabberwocky

 

Reading

  • To explain the meaning of portmanteau words
  • To answer retrieval questions about the poem
  • To perform a poem
  • To complete a comprehension/ To perform a poem
  • To write a summary

 

Writing

  • Poetry writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise  how to use adverbs to express time (first, then, next, soon)

 

Spellings

  • To compare the prefixes: re,  sub, inter

Week 1

Ted-Hughes_The-Iron-Man

Iron Man

 

Reading

  • To write a prediction
  • To answer a big question
  • To infer information about the Iron Man’s actions
  • To analyse the language used
  • To answer comprehension questions

 

Writing

Predictions, character description

 

Punctuation and grammar

To demonstrate how to use the present perfect tense

 

Spellings

To compare the use of prefixes super, anti, auto

Week 2

Ted-Hughes_The-Iron-Man

Iron Man

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a newspaper report
  • To empathise with a character through language choices
  • To infer information from a text
  • To identify features of a book review
    (World Book Day)
  • To infer information from a text

 

Writing

  • Newspaper report

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify prepositions
  • To recall the purpose of headings and subheadings

 

Spellings

  • To discuss the use of the  suffixes: ation

Week 3

Ted-Hughes_The-Iron-Man

Iron Man

 

Reading

  • To retrieve information from a text
  • To write a book review
  • To investigate the author’s word choices
  • To infer meaning from the text
  • To compare how the characters have developed throughout the book

 

Writing

  • Newspaper report

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To demonstrate how to punctuate speech correctly
  • To recall the spelling rules studied this week

 

Spellings

  • To identify the use of the suffixes ly

Week 4

Ted-Hughes_The-Iron-Man

Iron Man

 

Reading

  • To consider the author’s use of language
  • To retrieve information
  • To infer information from a text
  • To make inferences from the text using text evidence
  • To review the end of a story

 

Writing

  • 3rd person fantasy narrative

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To differentiate between main and subordinate clauses

 

Spellings

  • To compare the use of the suffixes: ly and ally

Week 5

Michael-Morpurgo_The-Giants-Necklace

The Giant’s Necklace

 

Reading

  • To discuss the context of a book
  • To define words in context
  • To analyse a character through their vocabulary choices
  • To infer using clues from the text
  • To retrieve information

 

Writing

  • Writing a scene

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise complex and compound sentences

 

Spellings

  • To compare the ending sure + ture

Week 6

Michael-Morpurgo_The-Giants-Necklace

The Giant’s Necklace

 

Reading

  • To retrieve and deduce from the text
  • To infer information using evidence from the text
  • To retrieve information and identify words in context
  • To infer information using Point, evidence, Explain
  • To use inferences and the author’s vocabulary choices to analyse a character

 

Writing

  • Setting Description

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recall coordinating conjunctions using FANBOYS

 

Spellings

  • To analyse the spelling when the ending sounds like shun

Week 1

Michael-Morpurgo_The-Giants-Necklace

The Giant’s Necklace

 

Reading

  • To practise a range of comprehension questions to show knowledge of the text
  • To identify the features of a letter
  • To gather information effectively using retrieval and summary skills
  • To discuss the impact of vocabulary choices on the reader
  • To retrieve information using skimming and scanning

 

Writing

  • Letter writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To revise how to correctly use different tenses, including present perfect

 

Spellings

  • To discuss the ous suffix

Week 2

Michael-Morpurgo_The-Giants-Necklace

The Giant’s Necklace

 

Reading

  • To infer meaning from the text
  • To make predictions about the ending
  • To make comparisons throughout the text
  • To analyse a change in character
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Ghost Story ending

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To match words to their word class
  • To revise how to use paragraphs correctly

 

Spellings

  • To compare suffixes

Week 3

Margaret-Wild_Fox

Fox

 

Reading

  • To retrieve information
  • To analyse the author’s word choices
  • To infer information from the text
  • To compare the different characters within the text
  • To predict what might happen next using evidence from the text

 

Writing

  • Perspective writing – Magpie

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recall how to punctuate speech correctly

 

Spellings

  • To compare suffixes that sound like shun

Week 4

Margaret-Wild_Fox

Reading

  • To infer information from the text
  • To analyse vocabulary in a text
  • To explain the author’s word choices
  • To summarise a section of the book
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Perspective writing – Fox

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise complex sentences
  • To distinguish between main and subordinate clauses

 

Spellings

  • To compare suffixes that sound like shun

Week 5

Margaret-Wild_Fox

Fox

 

Reading

  • To justify my inferences with evidence from the text
  • To analyse an author’s writing style
  • To discuss how meaning is enhanced through the choice of words
  • To empathise with a range of characters
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Write in the style  of the author

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To revise the difference between apostrophes for possession and omission

 

Spellings

  • To discuss the gue and que sounds

Week 6

C-S-Lewis_The-Lion-the-Witch-and-the-Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

 

Reading

  • To make a prediction
  • To analyse a character’s traits
  • To analyse a character’s emotions
  • To analyse how a character’s emotions have changed
  • To retrieve, deduce and infer information from a text

 

Writing

  • Character development

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify prepositions within a text
  • To explain when to use ‘a’ or ‘an’ before a word

 

Spellings

  • To identify words spelt ch but with the sh sound

Week 1

C-S-Lewis_The-Lion-the-Witch-and-the-Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

 

Reading

  • To evaluate the features of a diary
  • To explain how a character is feeling
  • To infer information from the text
  • To answer retrieval questions
  • To answer a range of questions

 

Writing

  • Diary

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To compare different sentence types

 

Spellings

  • To discuss the s sound spelt sc

Week 2

C-S-Lewis_The-Lion-the-Witch-and-the-Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of an autobiography
  • To compare contrasts within the text
  • To retrieve information
  • To make inferences
  • To make a prediction based on evidence from the text

 

Writing

  • Autobiography

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To change the tense of sentences using the past, present and future tense

 

Spellings

  • To compare the ay sound spelt ei, eigh or ey

Week 3

C-S-Lewis_The-Lion-the-Witch-and-the-Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

 

Reading

  • To analyse the author’s use of vocabulary and language
  • To make a prediction
  • To justify an inference about a character’s transformation
  • To analyse an author’s word choice
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Write in the style  of the author

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To write examples of speech using the correct punctuation

 

Spellings

  • To explain the possessive apostrophe

Week 4

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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a play script
  • To retrieve information to show understanding
  • To infer information about how a character is feeling
  • To identify and discuss unfamiliar words
  • To sequence events

 

Writing

  • Play script

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To revise the various uses of apostrophes

 

Spellings

  • To explain homophones or near-homophones

Week 5

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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

 

Reading

  • To make inferences about a character
  • To use vocabulary to make inference
  • To understand words in context
  • To empathise with a character
  • To analyse the author’s use of language

 

Writing

  • Own Fantasy story

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To explain the different word classes

 

Spellings

To explain homophones or near-homophones

Week 6

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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

 

Reading

  • To make inferences about a character
  • To use vocabulary to make inferences
  • To put events in chronological order using retrieval
  • To empathise with a character
  • To analyse the author’s use of language

 

Writing

Own Fantasy story

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To write sentences that include subordinate clauses

 

Spellings

  • Class revision session

Week 1

Rules, Systems, Expectations

Week 2

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Vanishing Rainforest

 

Reading

  • To read and discuss the themes within a text
  • To identify the features of an information text
  • To discuss and analyse language within a text
  • To retrieve information from a text
  • To summarise effectively

 

Writing

  • Information writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise how conjunctions are used s to link arguments If, although, despite

 

Spellings

  • To identify silent letters in words from different origins

Week 3

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Vanishing Rainforest

 

Reading

  • .To retrieve, deduce and infer information
  • To identify the features of a persuasive letter
  • To retrieve information from a text
  • To infer information using evidence from a text
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Persuasive letter

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify singular and plural nouns
  • To recognise the difference between plural and possessive s

 

Spellings

  • To compare which w words have a silent h and which do not (need to learn the specifics)

Week 4

Journey to the River Sea

 

Reading

  • To discuss the front cover and blurb
  • To identify the language used in an emotive letter
  • To infer meaning from a text
  • To explain the meaning of words
  • To recap on the story so far

 

Writing

  • Emotive letter

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To compare simple and compound sentences

 

Spellings

  • To show the silent e changes the sound of the vowel that precedes it (eg rid to ride)

Week 5

Journey to the River Sea

 

Reading

  • To make a prediction
  • To discuss the vocabulary an author uses in descriptions
  • To infer meaning from a text
  • To infer and retrieve information from a text
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Descriptive narrative writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To distinguish between simple and compound sentences

 

Spellings

  • To recognise that ate can also be spelt eight

Week 6

Journey to the River Sea

 

Reading

  • To retrieve information from the text
  • To give the meaning of new vocabulary using the context of the text
  • To use evidence from the text to justify a complaint
  • To infer how a character is feeling
  • To make a prediction based on my previous reading

 

Writing

  • Letter of complaint

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To write complex sentences

 

Spellings

  • To recognise these words all contain double letters

Week 7

Journey to the River Sea

 

Reading

  • To retrieve information showing the difference in characters (Maia and Finn)
  • To identify the features of a diary
  • To analyse Clovis’ character
  • To discuss the themes within a story
  • To identify the features of information texts and answer questions about them

 

Writing

  • Narrative different viewpoint

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss the layout of different texts (including subtitles and organising paragraphs)

 

Spellings

  • To discuss plural nouns that have an o after a consonant  add es

Week 8

Journey to the River Sea

 

Reading

  • To discuss the vocabulary an author uses in description
  • To explain how dialogue is used to advance the narrative
  • To identify different literary techniques the author has used
  • To infer information about Finn’s character
  • To answer retrieval questions

 

Writing

  • Adventure story writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To demonstrate how to punctuate direct  speech

 

Spellings

  • To identify The soft c sound

Week 1

Journey to the River Sea

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a newspaper report
  • To use inference skills to understand character emotions
  • To retrieve information
  • To identify information from a newspaper article
  • To give the meaning of words in context

 

Writing

  • Newspaper writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise and write fronted adverbials

 

Spellings

  • To analyse the ort sound

Week 2

Ride of Passage short film

 

Reading

  • To analyse how emotion changes through a narrative
  • To understand figurative language
  • To understand a character’s emotions
  • To analyse how a character’s emotions have changed
  • To retrieve, deduce and infer information from a text

 

Writing

  • Setting and character description

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss the choice between using nouns or pronouns

 

Spellings

  • To compare the different sounds for the spelling ough

Week 3

Ride of Passage short film

 

Reading

  • To summarise a passage of text
  • To explain the meaning of words in context
  • To infer meaning from the text
  • To discuss the impact of an author’s punctuation choices
  • To make comparisons about the character

 

Writing

  • Retell a story

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To distinguish between superlative and comparatives

 

Spellings

  • To analyse the ar sound

Week 4

David Attenborough Documentary

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a non-fiction text
  • To discuss the meaning of vocabulary
  • To find evidence from the text
  • To answer comprehension questions
  • To infer meaning from character description and dialogue

 

Writing

  • Documentary

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To differentiate between writing in the past, present and future tense

 

Spellings

  • To discuss spelling words

Week 5

Snake

 

Reading

  • To analyse and discuss a poem
  • To read and analyse the vocabulary in the poem
  • To discuss and justify the themes of a poem
  • To make inferences about the poem
  • To compare a poem to other text types

 

Writing

  • Poetry writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify and write expanded noun phrases

 

Spellings

  • To discuss  spelling words

Week 6

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Tudor Rose

 

Reading

  • To make a prediction about a text
  • To discuss and explain the meaning of words in context
  • To identify the features of a monologue
  • To infer how a character is feeling
  • To discuss themes and explain the meaning of words in context

 

Writing

  • Predictions and monologue

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recall the difference between main and subordinate clauses

 

Spellings

  • To recognise words starting ch but with the sh sound

Week 7

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Tudor Rose

 

Reading

  • To make inferences about the characters within the text
  • To explain how language is used to contrast different characters
  • To discuss how a character is developed within the text
  • To retrieve information from a text
  • To infer meaning from a text

 

Writing

  • Character descriptions

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To revise how to use basic punctuation

 

Spellings

  • To revise commonly misspelt words
  • To revise maths terminology

Week 1

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Tudor Rose

 

Reading

  • To identify changes in language, setting and character
  • To identify changes in language, setting and character
  • To explain the impact language choices have on the reader
  • To discuss the impact language choices have on the reader
  • To make a detailed prediction based on evidence from the text

 

Writing

  • Historical story writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify prepositions and their purpose

 

Spellings

  • To add suffixes beginning with vowels to polysyllabic words

Week 2

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Tudor Rose

 

Reading

  • To retrieve information effectively
  • To compare the change in themes within the text
  • To summarise a chapter effectively
  • To infer information from the text
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Historical story writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To write in the present perfect tense

 

Spellings

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

Week 3

Fantastic Mr Fox play script

 

Reading

  • To identify features of a play script
  • To analyse the impact of stage directions
  • To analyse language used and its impact on the reader
  • To explain how characters are developed within a play script
  • To make an effective prediction

 

Writing

  • Play script

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To use a range of determiners and articles within sentences

 

Spellings

  • To recognise that the u sound is also spelt ou

Week 4

Fantastic Mr Fox play script

 

Reading

  • To analyse language and its meaning in context
  • To identify the features of a speech
  • To summarise the author’s intent with speech writing
  • To retrieve information
  • To complete a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Speech writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise a range of modal verbs

 

Spellings

  • To compare the prefixes:
 un, dis and mis

Week 5

Fantastic Mr Fox play script

 

Reading

  • To sequence the events form a text
  • To infer using evidence from the text
  • To discuss how the author’s phrases add meaning
  • To retrieve information from a text
  • To identify and answer a range of question types

 

Writing

  • Alternative ending

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss verb inflections

 

Spellings

  • To analyse  the in, im, il and ir prefixes

Week 6

Fantastic Mr Fox play script

 

Reading

  • To compare how a character changes throughout the text
  • To discuss how vocabulary choices changes the meaning
  • To retrieve information
  • To use Point, Evidence, Explain to infer from the text
  • To identify and answer a range of question types

 

Writing

Alternative ending

 

Punctuation and grammar

To recall how apostrophes are used for possession

 

Spellings

To compare the prefixes: re, sub, inter

Week 1

The-Secrets-of-Vesuvius_Caroline-Lawrence_500x750

Secrets of Vesuvius

 

Reading

  • To make predictions
  • To identify the features of a biography
  • To retrieve information from the text
  • To identify the impact of language choices and phrases
  • To write an effective summary

 

Writing

  • Biography

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To use a range of expanded noun phrases

 

Spellings

  • To compare the use of prefixes super, anti, auto

Week 2

The-Secrets-of-Vesuvius_Caroline-Lawrence_500x750

Secrets of Vesuvius

 

Reading

  • To explore the meaning of vocabulary used in the text
  • To analyse a character
  • To discuss the genre of writing and make comparisons
  • To explain the meaning of  words in context
  • To summarise key events

 

Writing

  • Detective and mystery writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To revise how to use inverted commas correctly

 

Spellings

  • To discuss the use of the suffix:  ation

Week 3

The-Secrets-of-Vesuvius_Caroline-Lawrence_500x750

Secrets of Vesuvius

 

Reading

  • To sequence the events of a text
  • To identify the features of an explanation text
  • To retrieve key information
  • To discuss the impact vocabulary choices have on the reader
  • To write a prediction using evidence from the text

 

Writing

  • Explanation

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss how paragraphs can be used to organise ideas

 

Spellings

  • To identify the use of the suffixes ly

Week 4

The-Secrets-of-Vesuvius_Caroline-Lawrence_500x750

Secrets of Vesuvius

 

Reading

  • To identify features of a persuasive text
  • To empathise with a character
  • To use inference to understand why a character acts like they do
  • To give the meaning of different words
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Persuasive writing and diary

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recall different modal verbs

 

Spellings

  • To compare the use of the suffixes: ly and ally

Week 5

The-Secrets-of-Vesuvius_Caroline-Lawrence_500x750

Secrets of Vesuvius

 

Reading

  • To infer how a character feels from the text
  • To discuss the impact language has on the reader
  • To discuss contrast
  • To discuss the contrast in vocabulary
  • To answer comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Emotive recount

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To distinguish between the plural and possessive s

 

Spellings

  • To compare the endings sure + ture

Week 6

The-Secrets-of-Vesuvius_Caroline-Lawrence_500x750

Secrets of Vesuvius

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a balanced argument
  • To retrieve information using skimming and scanning
  • To identify  contrasting information
  • To analyse the difference between fact and opinion
  • To write an effective summary

 

Writing

  • Balanced argument

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To revise a range of SPaG terminology

 

Spellings

  • To analyse the spelling when the ending sounds like shun

Week 1

The-Wolves-of-Currumpaw_William-Grill_500x750

Wolves of Currumpaw

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a leaflet
  • To retrieve and record key information
  • To retrieve and record key information
  • To skim and scan to find information
  • To retrieve information from a text

 

Writing

  • Leaflet

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recall different prepositions and their functions

 

Spellings

  • To demonstrate the s sound spelt sc

Week 2

The-Wolves-of-Currumpaw_William-Grill_500x750

Wolves of Currumpaw

 

Reading

  • To answer comprehension questions to demonstrate understanding
  • To use inference skills to answer questions
  • To identify and understand the meaning of new vocabulary
  • To summarise my favourite book (world book day)
  • To use evidence from the text to justify my answer

 

Writing

  • Persuasive writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss how to choose between using nouns and pronouns

 

Spellings

  • To identify the ay sound spelt ei, eigh or ey

Week 3

The-Wolves-of-Currumpaw_William-Grill_500x750

Wolves of Currumpaw

 

Reading

  • To explain how meaning is enhanced through choice of words and phrases
  • To identify the features of a book review
  • To summarise a text
  • To discuss the feelings of a character
  • To identify words in context

 

Writing

Diary

 

Punctuation and grammar

To recall the difference between main and subordinate clauses

 

Spellings

To explain the possessive apostrophe

Week 4

The-Wolves-of-Currumpaw_William-Grill_500x750

Wolves of Currumpaw

 

Reading

  • To infer a narrative from pictures
  • To use vocabulary to make inferences
  • To put events in chronological order
  • To empathise with a character discussing vocabulary choices
  • To analyse the author’s use of language

 

Writing

Adventure story writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

To recognise sentences written in different tenses (including present perfect)

 

Spellings

To explain homophones or near-homophones

Week 5

The-Wolves-of-Currumpaw_William-Grill_500x750

Wolves of Currumpaw

 

Reading

  • To empathise with a character
  • To identify the features of a monologue
  • To identify the features of a monologue
  • To discuss how words and phrases impact the audience
  • To infer explaining vocabulary choices

 

Writing

  • Monologue

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss verb inflections

 

Spellings

  • To explain homophones or near-homophones

Week 6

Wes Magee poetry Guard Wolf in Siberia Winter’s Wolf

 

Reading

  • To analyse and understand a poem
  • To read and analyse the vocabulary in the poem
  • To discuss and justify the themes of a poem
  • To make inferences about the poem
  • To compare a poem to other text types

 

Writing

  • Poetry writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To use a range of coordinating and subordinating conjunctions

 

Spellings

  • To practise spelling words associated with SPaG

Week 1

Macbeth_William-Shakespeare_500x750

Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

Reading

  • To make predictions about a book
  • To discuss the language an author uses to describe a setting
  • To explain the impact language choices have on the reader
  • To explain how meaning is enhanced through word choices
  • To summarise a text

 

Writing

  • Descriptive and figurative language

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To compare different sentence types

 

Spellings

  • To identify words spelt ch but with the sh sound

Week 2

Macbeth_William-Shakespeare_500x750

Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

Reading

  • To identify and discuss a theme in the text
  • To identify the vocabulary used in a biased argument
  • To explore different characters’ points of views
  • To use evidence to convey a character’s viewpoint
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Biased argument

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify possessive pronouns

 

Spellings

  • To discuss the gue and que sounds

Week 3

Macbeth_William-Shakespeare_500x750

Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of an autobiography
  • To retrieve information from the text
  • To use evidence to justify my inferences
  • To give the meaning of words in context
  • To compare characters within the text through the vocabulary used

 

Writing

  • Autobiography

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To sort words according to their word families

 

Spellings

  • To identify additional spellings + revision

Week 4

Macbeth_William-Shakespeare_500x750

Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

Reading

  • To identify features of a play script
  • To analyse the impact of stage directions
  • To analyse language used and its meaning
  • To discuss how characters are developed within a play script
  • To sequence events effectively

 

Writing

  • Play script

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To revise how to recognise and write fronted adverbials

 

Spellings

  • Class revision session

Week 5

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Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan

 

Reading

  • To analyse and understand a poem
  • To read and analyse the vocabulary in the poem
  • To discuss and justify the themes of a poem
  • To make inferences about the poem
  • To compare a poem to other text types

 

Writing

  • Poetry Writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss how repetition  can be used for effect

 

Spellings

  • Class revision session

Week 6

My Country

 

Reading

  • To analyse and discuss the themes within a poem
  • To read and analyse the vocabulary in the poem
  • To discuss and justify the themes of a poem
  • To make inferences about the poem
  • To compare a poem to other text types

 

Writing

  • Poetry Writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To revise a range of SPaG terminology

 

Spellings

  • Class revision session

Week 1

Rules, Systems, Expectations

Week 2

One-Dog-and-His-Boy_Eva-Ibbotson_500x750

One Dog and His Boy

 

Reading

  • To retrieve information
  • To analyse how an author builds suspense
  • To predict what will happen next
  • To analyse an author’s use of language
  • To deduce and make inferences

 

Writing

  • Suspense writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To demonstrate how to use capital letters and full stops correctly

 

Spellings

  • To explain homophones

Week 3

One-Dog-and-His-Boy_Eva-Ibbotson_500x750

One Dog and His Boy

 

Reading

  • To use evidence to justify inferences
  • To justify personal views on a text
  • To explain a character’s thoughts and feelings
  • To analyse the author’s use of language
  • To discuss the main themes of a book

 

Writing

  • Descriptive writing-dialogue

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify subordinating and coordinating conjunctions

 

Spellings

  • To explain homophones

Week 4

One-Dog-and-His-Boy_Eva-Ibbotson_500x750

One Dog and His Boy

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of an adventure story
  • To infer information from a text
  • To discuss a character’s transformation through the author’s language choices
  • To analyse the author’s language choices
  • To summarise effectively

 

Writing

  • Adventure story

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To demonstrate how to use relative pronouns and relative clauses

 

Spellings

  • To explain homophones

Week 5

France residential and Harvest Festival rehearsal

Week 6

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Beowulf

 

Reading

  • To discuss and debate traits of a character
  • To skim and scan effectively
  • To retrieve information from a text
  • To infer information from a text
  • To define words in context

 

Writing

  • Argument

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify and use embedded clauses in writing

 

Spellings

  • To analyse different sounds of ough

Week 7

Beowulf_Michael-Morpurgo_500x750

Beowulf

 

Reading

  • To explain the thoughts and feelings of a character
  • To identify the features of a diary
  • To retrieve information from a text
  • To explain the meaning of words in context
  • To use clues from the text to make a prediction

 

Writing

  • Argument

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss the differences between reported and direct speech

 

Spellings

  • To analyse different sounds of ough

Week 8

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Beowulf

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a traditional story
  • To sequence events from a story
  • To infer information from the text
  • To make a prediction
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Historical story writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To explain how adverbs can be used to indicate possibility (surely, probably)

 

Spellings

  • To identify silent letters

Week 1

Anglo-Saxon-Boy_Tony-Bradman_500x750

Anglo Saxon Boy

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a letter
  • To infer a character’s feelings
  • To use inference to discuss a character in more detail
  • To give the meaning of words in context
  • To explore a character’s feelings from a text

 

Writing

  • Letter of complaint

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify the difference between sentences written in the active and passive voice

 

Spellings

  • To identify silent letters

Week 2

Anglo-Saxon-Boy_Tony-Bradman_500x750

Anglo Saxon Boy

 

Reading

  • To explore a character’s feelings in a text and make comparisons
  • To justify my inferences using evidence from the text
  • To explain the meaning of words in context
  • To infer a character’s feelings using evidence from the text
  • To practise my retrieval skills

 

Writing

  • Setting description

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To differentiate between plural and singular
  • To underline expanded noun phrases

 

Spellings

  • To recognise  spellings that change nouns to verbs

Week 3

Anglo-Saxon-Boy_Tony-Bradman_500x750

Anglo Saxon Boy

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a report
  • To explain how a character is feeling using retrieval skills
  • To infer how a character is feeling from the text
  • To make predictions using evidence from the text
  • To analyse an author’s use of language

 

Writing

  • Report writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise articles and determiners

 

Spellings

  • To compare endings that sound the same but are spelt differently

Week 4

Anglo-Saxon-Boy_Tony-Bradman_500x750

Anglo Saxon Boy

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of instructional writing
  • To sequence events in a text
  • To discuss the main themes of a text
  • To make inferences using evidence from the text
  • To retrieve, deduce and infer information from a text

 

Writing

  • Instructions

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise when to use nouns and pronouns

 

Spellings

  • To compare endings that sound the same but are spelt differently

Week 5

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A Christmas Carol

 

Reading

  • To analyse the author’s word choices
  • To analyse the author’s word choices
  • To examine a central theme of a text
  • To explain a character’s thoughts and feelings
  • To use evidence to justify my inferences

 

Writing

  • Character and setting descriptions

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify prepositions within a text
  • To differentiate between adverbials of time, place and number

 

Spellings

  • To compare endings that sound the same but are spelt differently

Week 6

A-Christmas-Carol_Charles-Dickens_500x750

A Christmas Carol

 

Reading

  • To identify and discuss key features of a play script
  • To discuss a character’s feelings
  • To analyse the author’s word choices
  • To retrieve, deduce and infer meaning from a text
  • To write a summary

 

Writing

  • Play script

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise subjects, objects and the relationship between them

 

Spellings

  • To revise commonly misspelt words
  • To revise  Maths terminology

Week 7

A-Christmas-Carol_Charles-Dickens_500x750

A Christmas Carol

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a newspaper report
  • To retrieve evidence from the text
  • To use point, evidence, explain to justify my opinion
  • To compare Scrooge’s development within the story
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Newspaper report

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recall devices used to build cohesion in a paragraph (e.g. firstly, after)

 

Spellings

  • To revise commonly misspelt words

Week 8

Spellings

  • Class revision

Week 1

Skellig_David-Almond_500x750

Skellig

 

Reading

  • To make predictions based on the front cover
  • To retrieve information from the text
  • To explore how a writer creates imagery through their vocabulary choices
  • To make effective inferences
  • To discuss the themes of a chapter

 

Writing

  • Imagery and figurative writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To demonstrate how to write in the past, present and future tense

 

Spellings

  • To identify words ending in ious

Week 4

Skellig_David-Almond_500x750

Skellig

 

Reading

  • To identify key features of an information booklet
  • To retrieve key information effectively
  • To support my inferences with evidence from the text
  • To identify the impact words have on the reader
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Information leaflet

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify how commas are used to clarify meaning

 

Spellings

  • To compare words ending in cial and tial

Week 2

Skellig_David-Almond_500x750

Skellig

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a balanced argument
  • To compare formal and informal language
  • To  explain the importance of the author’s language choices
  • To write an effective summary
  • To infer information and justify it using evidence from the text

 

Writing

  • Balanced argument

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify sentences written in the passive voice

 

Spellings

  • To identify when we use ent, ence or ency

Week 3

Skellig_David-Almond_500x750

Skellig

 

Reading

  • To use skim and scan to find evidence from the text
  • To make a prediction about the ending of a text
  • To infer information based on my previous reading
  • To infer information using evidence from the text
  • To reflect on character transformation

 

Writing

  • Writing in the style of an author

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify sentences in the perfect  tense

 

Spellings

  • To explain when words can end in ation

Week 5

The-Highway-Man_Alfred-Noyes_500x750

The Highwayman

 

Reading

  • To analyse the beginning of a narrative poem
  • To analyse the characters in a narrative poem
  • To predict the ending of a poem
  • To explain the different question types
  • To answer questions about a text to demonstrate understanding

 

Writing

  • Narrative poetry

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss the differences between hyphens and dashes

 

Spellings

  • To explain when we add suffixes

Week 6

The-Highway-Man_Alfred-Noyes_500x750

The Highwayman

 

Reading

  • To analyse the structure of a ghost story
  • To analyse a protagonist
  • To analyse how the author uses language to describe nature and weather creating suspense
  • To analyse the ending of a ghost story
  • To retrieve information effectively

 

Writing

  • Tension writing ghost story

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To use parenthesis  (brackets, dashes and commas) correctly

 

Spellings

  • To discuss the use of  hyphens

Week 1

Holes_Louis-Sachar_500x750

Holes

 

Reading

  • To infer ideas around a text
  • To infer ideas around a text
  • To retrieve information using skimming and scanning
  • To explain the meaning of words in context
  • To answer comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Persuasive leaflet

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To explain the ways in which semi-colons can be used

 

Spellings

  • To identify spellings with double letters

Week 2

Holes_Louis-Sachar_500x750

Holes

 

Reading

  • To identify the significant events in Holes so far
  • To analyse and discuss the beginning of Stanley’s letter homeTo retrieve information from the text
  • To discuss my favourite book (World Book Day)
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Letter in role

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To explain the ways in which colons can be used

 

Spellings

  • To identify spellings with double letters

Week 3

Holes_Louis-Sachar_500x750

Holes

 

Reading

  • To analyse the author’s use of vocabulary and language
  • To make a prediction
  • To infer about a character’s transformation
  • To explain the historical context of Holes
  • To analyse an author’s word choice

 

Writing

  • Emotive writing in the style of an author

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify the difference between modal verbs used for possibility and certainty

 

Spellings

  • To recognise silent letters

Week 4

Holes_Louis-Sachar_500x750

Holes

 

Reading

  • To discuss the impact language choices have on a story
  • To identify the features of a play script
  • To discuss the use of adverbs in a chapter
  • To compare the difference between a play script and prose
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Play script

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise how adverbs can indicate possibility

 

Spellings

  • To recognise silent letters

Week 5

The-Arrival_Shaun-Tan_500x750

The Arrival

 

Reading

  • To explore the themes within a picture book
  • To explore the personalities within a book
  • To summarise events in a text
  • To infer about the protagonist’s feelings
  • 5.To make a prediction about the ending of the text

 

Writing

Exploring themes diary

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To describe the use of bullet points in different texts
  • To revise devices used to build cohesion within a paragraph

 

Spellings

To compare when words have ei and ie

Week 6

Great City

 

Reading

  • To analyse and discuss a poem
  • To read and analyse the vocabulary in the poem
  • To discuss and justify the themes of a poem
  • To make inferences about the poem
  • To compare a poem to other text types

 

Writing

  • Poetry

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To demonstrate how to use relative pronouns and relative clauses

 

Spellings

Class Revision session

Week 1

The-London-Eye-Mystery_Siobhan-Dowd_500x750

London Eye Mystery

 

Reading

  • To retrieve information
  • To analyse and explain the meaning of an author’s word choice
  • To write a prediction
  • To retrieve evidence from the text
  • To discuss the significance of events in the story

 

Writing

    • Character descriptions

     

Punctuation and grammar

  • To differentiate between apostrophes for possession and apostrophes for omission

 

Spellings

  • To compare a variety of suffixes

Week 2

The-London-Eye-Mystery_Siobhan-Dowd_500x750

London Eye Mystery

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a newspaper
  • To discuss important themes
  • To compare how reported and direct speech affect meaning
  • To infer about a character’s actions
  • To complete a comprehension

 

Writing

  • Newspaper

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To demonstrate how to punctuate speech correctly

 

Spellings

  • To compare a variety of suffixes

Week 3

The-London-Eye-Mystery_Siobhan-Dowd_500x750

London Eye Mystery

 

Reading

  • To order events from a text
  • To identify the features of an explanation text
  • To retrieve key information
  • To discuss the impact of vocabulary choices
  • To write a prediction

 

Writing

  • Explanation

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify the difference between plural and possessive s

 

Spellings

  • To discuss suffixes that sound like shun

Week 4

The-London-Eye-Mystery_Siobhan-Dowd_500x750

London Eye Mystery

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a persuasive leaflet
  • To retrieve and record key information
  • To give the meaning of words in context.
  • To skim and scan to find information
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Persuasive leaflet

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To give examples of fronted adverbials

 

Spellings

  • To identify a range of prefixes

Week 5

Varjak-Paw_S-F-Said_500x750

Varjak Paw

 

Reading

  • To make a prediction
  • To retrieve evidence from the text
  • To use inference to understand a character
  • To infer effectively
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Prediction, character description

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To use different examples of parenthesis
  • To show how to use commas to clarify meaning

 

Spellings

  • To compare  the history of words

Week 6

Varjak-Paw_S-F-Said_500x750

Varjak Paw

 

Reading

  • To discuss vocabulary to make inferences
  • To explain the meaning of words in context
  • To put events in chronological order
  • To empathise with a character
  • To analyse the author’s use of language

 

Writing

Mystery story writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

To recall the different word classes

 

Spellings

To recognise spelling words containing ie and ei

Week 1

Varjak-Paw_S-F-Said_500x750

Varjak Paw

 

Reading

  • To retrieve information from a text
  • To identify the features of a balanced argument
  • To analyse the impact of technical vocabulary
  • To write a summary
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Balanced argument

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To revise how semi-colons and colons are used in different texts

 

Spellings

  • To compare the history of a range of spelling words

Week 2

Varjak-Paw_S-F-Said_500x750

Varjak Paw

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of suspense writing
  • To use inferences to discuss a character
  • To analyse the author’s use of vocabulary and language
  • To give the meaning of words in context
  • To analyse a change in character

 

Writing

  • Suspense argument

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To revise relative pronouns and relative clauses

 

Spellings

  • To compare the history of a range of spelling words

Week 3

Percy-Jackson_Rick-Riordan_500x750

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

 

Reading

  • To write a prediction
  • To explain and compare the themes within a text
  • To identify the language used in an advertisement
  • To use inference to consider a character’s traits
  • To retrieve information using skimming and scanning

 

Writing

  • Advertisement

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify modal verbs

 

Spellings

  • To compare the history of a range of spelling words

Week 4

Percy-Jackson_Rick-Riordan_500x750

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

 

Reading

  • To answer a range of comprehension questions
  • To use inference and justify my opinions
  1. To use Point, Evidence, Explain to justify an inference
  • To retrieve information effectively
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Autobiography

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To use a range of coordinating and subordinating conjunctions

 

Spellings

  • Class revision

Week 5

Percy-Jackson_Rick-Riordan_500x750

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

 

Reading

  • To compare and contrast myths
  • To identify language used in a myth
  • To give the meaning of words in context
  • To make effective inferences
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Myths and Legends story

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To write sentences in the perfect tense

 

Spellings

  • Class revision

Week 6

The Piano (short film)

 

Reading

  • To summarise a story
  • To discuss the impact of figurative language
  • To use evidence to justify my inferences
  • To analyse a protagonist
  • To reflect on character transformation

 

Writing

  • Retell the story

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise a range of adverbials indicating time, place and number

 

Spellings

  • Class revision

Week 1

Rules, Systems, Expectations

Week 2

The-Silver-Sword_Ian-Sarrailier_500x750

Silver Sword

 

Reading

  • To justify inferences using evidence from the text
  • To write a summary
  • To justify inferences using evidence from the text
  • To explain the meaning of words in context
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Diary

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise relative pronouns and relative clauses
  • To recognise conjunctions

 

Spellings

  • To explain homophones

Week 3

The-Silver-Sword_Ian-Sarrailier_500x750

Silver Sword

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a newspaper
  • To skim and scan effectively to find evidence from the text
  • To examine the author’s intentions
  • To identify how reported and direct speech contributes to meaning
  • To retrieve information

 

Writing

  • Newspaper account

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise different word classes (including prepositions)

 

Spellings

  • To explain homophones

Week 4

The-Silver-Sword_Ian-Sarrailier_500x750

Silver Sword

 

Reading

  • To justify inferences using evidence from the text
  • To write a summary
  • To justify inferences using evidence from the text
  • To explain the meaning of words in context
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Diary

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise relative pronouns and relative clauses
  • To recognise conjunctions

 

Spellings

  • To explain homophones

Week 5

The-Silver-Sword_Ian-Sarrailier_500x750

Silver Sword

 

Reading

  • To explain how an author shows emotion
  • To give the meaning of words in context
  • To identify and explain the style of an author
  • To show how an author builds contrast
  • To recap comprehension strategies

 

Writing

  • Story writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recall and identify coordinating conjunctions (FANBOYS)
  • To identify and use a range of subordinating conjunctions

 

Spellings

  • To explain homophones

Week 6

The-Silver-Sword_Ian-Sarrailier_500x750

Silver Sword

 

Reading

  • To compare a character throughout the text
  • To demonstrate how language develops a character
  • To justify inferences on two characters
  • To order the events of a chapter
  • To retrieve, infer and deduce information

 

Writing

  • Story writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To differentiate between main, subordinate and relative clauses

 

Spellings

  • To discuss grammatical terminology

Week 7

The-Silver-Sword_Ian-Sarrailier_500x750

Silver Sword

 

Reading

  • To retrieve information
  • To justify inferences using evidence from the text
  • To analyse a section of text
  • To make a prediction based on previous evidence
  • To complete comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Diary

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify sentences written in the subjunctive form

 

Spellings

  • To analyse different sounds of ough

Week 8

Rose-Blanche_Ian-McEwan_500x750

Silver Sword

 

Reading

  • To make predictions
  • To contrast themes within a text
  • To retrieve information effectively
  • To justify my answer using evidence from the text
  • To infer effectively to answer a range of questions

 

Writing

  • Style of author

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To use semi-colons and colons in lists and between independent clauses

 

Spellings

  • To identify silent letters

Week 1

Michelle-Magorian_Goodnight-Mister-Tom_500x750

Goodnight Mr Tom

 

Reading

  • To retrieve information
  • To discuss contrast within the text
  • To identify themes within a text
  • To analyse a section of the text
  • To use inference to answer comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Persuasive letter

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise the difference between formal and informal

 

Spellings

  • To identify silent letters

Week 2

Michelle-Magorian_Goodnight-Mister-Tom_500x750

Goodnight Mr Tom

 

Reading

  • To discuss and analyse language within a text
  • To discuss and analyse language within a text
  • To analyse and discuss language within a text
  • To answer a 3 mark question successfully
  • To identify the themes within a text

 

Writing

  • Information letter

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise the differences between synonyms and antonyms
  • To identify sentences written in the active and passive

 

Spellings

  • To recognise spellings that change nouns to verbs

Week 3

Michelle-Magorian_Goodnight-Mister-Tom_500x750

Goodnight Mr Tom

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of an information text
  • To analyse a character
  • To demonstrate a change in character
  • To justify my inferences
  • To complete a comprehension

 

Writing

  • Information text

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise the a range of sentence types

 

Spellings

  • To compare endings that sound the same but spelt differently

Week 4

Michelle-Magorian_Goodnight-Mister-Tom_500x750

Goodnight Mr Tom

 

Reading

  • To discuss and analyse how meaning is enhanced within a text
  • To discuss how characters are portrayed through language choices
  • To retrieve information from the text
  • To infer using language from the text to justify my answer
  • To be able to justify my opinion when answering a big question

 

Writing

  • Comparative piece

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To use a range of modal and auxiliary verbs

 

Spellings

  • To compare endings that sound the same but spelt differently

Week 5

Michelle-Magorian_Goodnight-Mister-Tom_500x750

Goodnight Mr Tom

 

Reading

  • To discuss and analyse language within a text
  • To summarise a chapter
  • To explore and contrast the themes of a chapter
  • To skim and scan the text for information
  • To practise my comprehension skills

 

Writing

  • Narrative Writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To distinguish between statements, questions, commands and exclamations

 

Spellings

  • To compare endings that sound the same but spelt differently

Week 6

Alma

 

Reading

  • To discuss and analyse language within a text
  • To explain the key themes within the text
  • To retrieve using evidence from the text
  • To make a prediction
  • To explain the meaning of words in context

 

Writing

  • Suspense

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • SPaG tests

 

Spellings

  • To revise maths terminology

Week 7

Rythm-and-Poetry_Karl-Nova_500x750

See Through My Eyes – Karl Nova

 

Reading

  • To analyse and discuss a poem
  • To read and analyse the vocabulary in the poem
  • To discuss and justify the themes of a poem
  • To make inferences about the poem
  • To compare a poem to other text types

 

Writing

  • Poetry

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • SPaG tests

 

Spellings

  • To revise commonly misspelt words

Week 1

Coraline_Neil-Gaiman_500x750

Coraline

 

Reading

  • To make predictions
  • To analyse the first chapter ( make comparisons to other texts)
  • To retrieve information
  • To answer a range of questions
  • To answer a 3 mark guided reading question

 

Writing

  • Diary

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify sentences written in the progressive tense

 

Spellings

  • To compare words ending in ious

Week 2

Coraline_Neil-Gaiman_500x750

Coraline

 

Reading

  • To make and justify a prediction
  • To explain how an author builds suspense through their phrase choices
  • To analyse an author’s word choices
  • To explain the impact of the sentence techniques the author has used
  • To summarise a chapter succinctly

 

Writing

  • Suspense

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise how suffixes and prefixes change the meaning of words

 

Spellings

  • To compare words ending in cial and tial

Week 3

Coraline_Neil-Gaiman_500x750

Coraline

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a monologue
  • To retrieve information
  • To infer how a character is feeling and justify my choices
  • To analyse a character within the text
  • To answer a range of questions

 

Writing

  • Monologue

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify sentences written in the perfect tense

 

Spellings

  • To identify when we use ent, ence or ency

Week 4

Coraline_Neil-Gaiman_500x750

Coraline

 

Reading

  • To explain how dialogue develops a character
  • To give the meaning of words in context
  • To justify my inferences
  • To retrieve information from the text
  • To sequence events from a text

 

Writing

  • Dialogue

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To revise how apostrophes are used for omission and possession (including exceptions e.g. its and the plural rule)

 

Spellings

  • To explain when words can end in ation

Week 5

The-Rabbits_John-Marsden_500x750

The Rabbits

 

Reading

  • To identify  the themes of a book
  • To give the meaning of words in context
  • To justify my choices
  • To answer a range of question types
  • To answer or false questions

 

Writing

  • Descriptive writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To distinguish between sentences written in the past, present and future tenses (including progressive and perfect)

 

Spellings

  • To explain when we add suffixes

Week 6

Shackletons-Journey_William-Grill_500x750

Shackleton’s Journey

 

Reading

  • To explain the techniques of persuasion
  • To discuss the author’s language choices
  • To write a prediction
  • To explain how language develops a character
  • To justify my inferences using evidence from the text

 

Writing

  • Descriptive writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To use a range of parenthesis to add extra information

 

Spellings

  • To discuss words which contain ei and ie

Week 1

Shackletons-Journey_William-Grill_500x750

Shackleton’s Journey

 

Reading

  • To explain the meaning of words in context
  • To answer comprehension questions
  • To analyse a passage justifying my opinions
  • To analyse the impact of words in context
  • To answer a range of SATS style questions

 

Writing

  • Diary

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise how articles and determiners are used

 

Spellings

  • To identify spellings with double letters

Week 2

Shackletons-Journey_William-Grill_500x750

Shackleton’s Journey

 

Reading

  • To analyse an author’s intentions through vocabulary choices
  • To explain the impact of figurative language
  • To analyse a passage discussing contrast
  • To infer meaning from a text
  • To answer a range of SATS style questions

 

Writing

  • Emotive language

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To recognise the difference between a possessive pronoun and possessive determiner
  • To give examples writing in the subjunctive form

 

Spellings

  • To identify spellings with double letters

Week 3

Shackletons-Journey_William-Grill_500x750

Shackleton’s Journey

 

Reading

  • To find evidence from the text using skimming and scanning
  • To justify my inferences using evidence from the text
  • To infer, retrieve and deduce information from the text
  • To explain the meaning of words in context
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Story writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To identify and use a range of prepositions
  • To give examples of coordinating and subordinating conjunctions

 

Spellings

  • To recognise silent letters

Week 4

Shackletons-Journey_William-Grill_500x750

Shackleton’s Journey

 

Reading

  • To explain the power of vocabulary choices
  • To use inference to understand a character’s actions
  • To analyse words in context
  • To write an effective summary
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Speech writing

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To distinguish between reported and direct speech

 

Spellings

  • To recognise silent letters

Week 5

Shackletons-Journey_William-Grill_500x750

Shackleton’s Journey

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a newspaper
  • To identify reported and direct speech and how they contribute to meaning
  • To answer retrieval questions
  • To answer retrieval questions
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Newspaper report

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To differentiate between sentences written in the active and passive voice

 

Spellings

  • To discuss the use of  hyphens

Week 6

Tales-from-Outer-Suburbia_Shaun-Tan_500x750

Tales from Outer Suburbia

 

Reading

  • To discuss the author’s writing style
  • To discuss the themes within the text
  • To justify my inferences using evidence from the text
  • To summarise a passage
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Story writing – alternative perspective

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss the effect of ellipsis
  • To give examples of how to use parenthesis

 

Spellings

  • To identify commonly misspelt words

Week 1

Tales-from-Outer-Suburbia_Shaun-Tan_500x750

Tales from Outer Suburbia

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of instructional writing
  • To discuss the themes within a text
  • To justify my opinion with evidence from the text
  • To compare the author’s styles of writing
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Instructions

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • SPAG revision

 

Spellings

  • To compare a variety of suffixes

Week 2

Tales-from-Outer-Suburbia_Shaun-Tan_500x750

Tales from Outer Suburbia

 

Reading

  • To analyse and discuss a poem
  • To read and analyse the vocabulary in the poem
  • To discuss and justify the themes of a poem
  • To make inferences about the poem
  • To compare a poem to other text types

 

Writing

  • Poetry

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • SPAG revision

 

Spellings

  • To compare a variety of suffixes

Week 3

Revision

Week 4

Revision

Week 5

Revision

Week 6

Oliver-Twist_Charles-Dickens_500x750

Oliver Twist

 

Reading

  • To analyse how meaning is enhanced within a text
  • To compare how characters are portrayed through language choices
  • To retrieve information from the text
  • To infer using language from the text to justify my answer
  • To justify my opinion when answering a big question

 

Writing

  • Character and setting description

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To use a range of expanded noun phrases

 

Spellings

  • To identify a range of  prefixes

Week 1

Oliver-Twist_Charles-Dickens_500x750

Oliver Twist

 

Reading

  • To compare the features of tabloids and broadsheets
  • To collect evidence from the text
  • To organise the evidence collected effectively
  • To identify how reported and direct speech contributes to meaning
  • To justify my inferences

 

Writing

  • Newspaper

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss how to effectively use a range of cohesive devices (use of adverbials, repetition of a word or phrase, ellipsis, etc.)

 

Spellings

  • To explain when spelling words contain ie and ei

Week 2

Oliver-Twist_Charles-Dickens_500x750

Oliver Twist

 

Reading

  • To identify the features of a balanced argument
  • To analyse the impact of technical vocabulary
  • To write a summary
  • To write a prediction
  • To answer a range of comprehension questions

 

Writing

  • Balanced argument

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss how to effectively use a range of layout devices
  • (headings, subheadings, subtitles, bullet points etc.)

 

Spellings

  • To explain when spelling words contain ie and ei

Week 3

Rhos y Gwaliau

Week 4

Macbeth_William-Shakespeare_500x750

Shakespeare – Macbeth

 

Reading

  • To analyse the features of a playscript
  • To compare the language used in Shakespeare to modern day
  • To explain the meaning of words in context
  • To evaluate the historical period
  • To contrast themes within the play

 

Writing

  • Play script

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To discuss how to use the subjunctive form when writing

 

Spellings

  • To compare the history of a range of spelling words

Week 5

Macbeth_William-Shakespeare_500x750

Shakespeare – Macbeth

 

Reading

  • To compare the characters within Macbeth
  • To write a summary
  • To write a prediction justifying it with evidence from the text
  • To explain the meaning of words in context
  • To discuss the change in characters

 

Writing

  • Play script

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To explain the differences between formal and informal writing

 

Spellings

  • To compare the history of a range of spelling words

Week 6

Macbeth_William-Shakespeare_500x750

Shakespeare – Macbeth

 

Reading

  • To justify my inferences with evidence from the text
  • To discuss the impact of the language and phrases used in Macbeth
  • To compare the characters within the play
  • To explain the meaning of words in context
  • To write a summary

 

Writing

  • Character and setting description

 

Punctuation and grammar

  • To use semi-colons, colons and dashes in between independent clauses

 

Spellings

  • To compare the history of a range of spelling words

Beyond the National Curriculum