Literacy 2018/19

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At the start of this term in reading we will be focusing on retrieval style questions, ensuring the children are confident at finding answers within their texts and producing concise answers.

In writing the focuses will be building suspense, creating newspaper articles, producing their own sound poems and learning how to effectively edit and redraft their own work.

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Our topics will be Beowulf, Gender equality, Anglo Saxon life, Poetry and Space.


Our class novel

In class we will be reading 'Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone' by J K Rowling.  

Read the summary below:

When mysterious letters start arriving on his doorstep, Harry Potterhas never heard of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. They are swiftly confiscated by his aunt and uncle. ... And so the first of the Harry Potter adventures is set to begin.


Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation (SPaG)

Throughout the course of the term, we will be focusing on spelling (please find attached the year 5/6 spelling list and National Curriculum spelling appendix). Any extra practise you can do with your child around learning these spellings will be hugely beneficial to their learning and will stand them in good stead for year 6. 

We will also be practising how to write using different tense, different persons and how to use nouns and pronouns effectively to help our writing flow. On top of all this, we need to learn some brand new punctuation- dashes and brackets to add more information. I cannot emphasise enough how reading is one of the most powerful ways to support children in learning these skills.


It's going to be an extremely jam-packed term of learning! smiley


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