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In English, our reading comprehension will mostly be based on our class text ‘Tom’s Midnight Garden,’ we will also be completing a unit of work on classical literacy which will also focus on this text. However, we will start the term with work on debate poetry where we will plan and perform our own compositions concentrating on using appropriate intonation and volume. This will followed by the classical literacy unit and then we will undertake work on Argument and Debate writing which will be heavily linked to our topic on the British Empire and Indian Rule and to Black Lives Matter. Our final topic in English will be based on writing stories with flashbacks which will again link with the class text. 

Grammar will be taught in context but children will also been given opportunities to practice grammar skills and revisit concepts taught. 

Spelling rules will also be taught on a weekly basis in accordance with the spelling booklets sent out at the beginning of each term. 

 

How you can help at home.

 

Ensure that your child reads on a daily basis at home.

Listen you your child read on a weekly basis.

Help your child learn and practice their spellings including learning the statutory year 3/4 and year 5/6 spellings - lists have been sent home showing which spellings your child needs to learn. Children need to know the majority of the spellings in each list in order for their writing to be levelled at the Expected standard at the end of year 6.

Encourage you child to complete the homework set each week.

 

year 3/4 and year 5/6 - stautory spelling lists

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