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Our Class Reader continues to be 'Pig Heart Boy' by Malorie Blackman.  This fits with our science topic for Spring 1.



Summer 1:

Mrs Myers:  we will be writing 'The Missing Chapter', a piece based on our class reader, Pig Heart Boy, by Malorie Blackman. The predominant writing objective is to demonstrate characterisation through dialogue.

We will then start our research into the life of William Shakespeare where we will practise our note-taking and note-making skills, which will then lead to writing a biography based on his life.

Summer 2:

Mrs Myers:  we will be studying William Shakespeare's Macbeth (KS2 appropriate - not the original Shakespearean text).  We will create a newspaper report on King Duncan's death. 

Speaking & Listening: We will learn, and perform, the famous 'Double, double....' spell.


We will write a cause and effect piece on the Suffragette movement in England.

Speaking & Listening: We will debate the following: The Suffragettes: heroes or terrorists?





We will continue our reading comprehension practice, focussing on test technique, including how to approach 3-mark questions.

Additionally, we will be continuing with 'Book Talk': or new books are 'Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief' (Rick Riordan); and 'Robot Girl' (Malorie Blackman).  Which book you read depends on which groups you are in.


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.



As well as consolidating previous Y6 grammar, we will be covering the following and evidencing them in our writing:


  •  How hyphens can be used to avoid ambiguity

  • Subjunctive forms – appropriate for formal speech 



Read Write Inc. Spellings

Units 11 & 12

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.