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Our Class Reader will be 'Pig Heart Boy' by Malorie Blackman.  



Mrs Myers: We will be using three different books called, Voices in the Park, Fox and FArTHER to create some short pieces of narrative writing.

  • ‘Voices in the Park’ – Scene setting.
  • ‘Fox’ – character descriptions.
  • ‘Fox’ – The new final chapter
  • ‘FArTHER’ – The day dad remembered me.

Miss Hicks: We will be creating a balanced argument about the 'Invention of the Lightbulb'. 





Reading: Linked to the picture books mentioned above.

Children to be able to understand what they read by:

  • checking that the book makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and exploring the meaning of words in context
  • asking questions to improve their understanding
  • drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence
  • predicting what might happen from details stated and implied
  • summarising the main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas
  • identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning
  • discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader
  • distinguish between statements of fact and opinion
  • retrieve, record and present information from non-fiction
  • participate in discussions about books that are read to them and those they can read for themselves, building on their own and others’ ideas and challenging views courteously
  • explain and discuss their understanding of what they have read, including through formal presentations and debates, maintaining a focus on the topic and using notes where necessary
  • provide reasoned justifications for their views.



We will be covering the following and evidencing them in our writing:


  • Noun phrases
  • Cohesive Devices across paragraphs (including ellipses)
  • Commas to demarcate clauses
  • Punctuation of bullet points to list information



Read Write Inc. Spellings

Unit 1 – 4 focuses on revising the different suffixes.

Alongside these will be the orange words, these are spellings on the word list for Year 5 and 6. A copy of these can be found in the back of their spelling logs.