To start the year in English, we will be reading Philip Pullman's "The Firework Maker's Daughter" as our guided reading text. Using this as a basis, we will write setting and character descriptions as well as a "missing chapter." As this is a relatively short book, there will be no need for children to read it at home.
In grammar, we will initially focus on recapping objectives from pervious year groups such as main and subordinate clauses, fronted adverbials and expanded noun phrases. We will then move on to introduce relative clauses and begin to incorporate these in our independent writing.