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This half term we will be writing:

  • We will be covering a poetry unit and using personification, figurative language, metaphor and simile

  • Writing a traditional tale with a twist. 


Our Class Reader will continue be: ‘The Secret Suffragette’ by Barbara Mitchellhill.

Following this, we will be reading Pig-Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman


Year 6:

We will continue to use: 

  • I can use a wide range of clause structures, sometimes varying their position within the sentences.
  • I can use commas to mark phrases and clauses. (Commas for clarity.)
  • I use a range of sentence starters to create specific effects..

We will learn to use:

  • I can use colons, semi-colons and dashes to demarcate clauses within a sentence. 
  • I can use the active and passive voice within my writing. 



Reading: Linked to a topic-based book.

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.




  • I can vary sentence structure depending on whether it is formal or informal
  • I can sustain and develop ideas logically in both narrative and non-narrative writing.
  • I can use commas to mark phrases and clauses. (Commas for clarity.)
  • I can bullet points to list information. 
  • Synonyms and Antonyms 
  • I can identify subordinate and co-ordinating conjunctions and clauses.



Read Write Inc. Spellings

Unit 5-8


Unit 4: Suffixes (4)

Unit 5: Suffixes (5)

Unit 6: ‘Sh’ sound – ti or ci

Unit 7: ‘Sh’ sound – si or ssi

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.