This term we are reading the book 'The Firework-Maker's Daughter' by Philip Pullman to inspire writing. This particular book was chosen to link to our topic of Natural Disasters. The main character goes on a treacherous journey to Mount Merapi, Indonesia. The children will be given lots of creative writing opportunities including; non-chronological reports, letter writing, narratives and poetry. Later in the term the children will also be reading William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and writing their own playscript.
Additionally, to develop the children's reading skills further, they will be reading 'The Land of Neverendings' by Kate Saunders. In these sessions, children will be learning to retrieve, infer, summarise and predict.
During our English this term, we will be reading and studying fiction and non-fiction books related to our topic of Ancient Egypt. This will include 'The Time Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess'. We will also be learning about different sentence types and punctuation, along with adjectives, verbs and adverbs. We will be exploring exciting poetry and language play such as alliteration, metaphors and similes.