Please find details below of the core texts studied this year during the Autumn term.
Autumn term 1 core texts:
Year 3 - After the Fall by Dan Santat
Year 4 - Leon and the Place Between by Angela McAllister
Year 5 - The Promise by Nicola Davies
Year 6 - Can I Build Another Me? by Shinsuke Yoshitake
Units planned on the above texts enabled us to have a whole school focus on sentence structures. Careful planning for progression meant class teachers were able to revisit and recap on sentence building work carried out in previous year groups, ensuring precision and understanding underpins pupils' writing as we move forward.
Autumn term 2 core and supplementary texts:
Core - Into the Forest by Anthony Browne
Supplementary - The Book of Trees (non-fiction); The Lost Spells (poetry); extracts from well known fairy tales
Core - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Supplementary - The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson; The Ice Bear by Jackie Morris; The Last Bear by Hannah Gold
Core - Herakles (classic text)
Supplementary - Mythologica (non-fiction); Leon and the Gorgon's Curse (graphic novel); Who Let the Gods Out by Maz Evans; Percy Jackson and the Demigod Files by Rick Riordan
Core - Over the Line by Michael Morpurgo
Building on their sentence work, in Autumn term 2, children write setting descriptions. They also write a character description, complete a short poetry unit and have a cross-curricular writing opportunity. More detailed information on this term's English to follow.