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Summer Term

This half-term children will be developing their inference skills and focusing on comprehension work.

 

In their writing, children will have the chance to fine tune their writing.  They will be using exciting, ambitious vocabulary and a range of devices to create their own works based on classic literature.

 

How can I support my child in English?

The expectation is that children read at home at least 3 times a week. Reading is an essential part of your child’s learning and progress. Please sign your child’s reading diary to confirm that this is taking place.

 

Your child's reading book level is based on our assessment of their comprehension abilities.  Being able to decode the words in the text is only one part of their reading.  Once they are able to do this they can work on reading with expression and on achieving a deeper understanding of the story.  You can help your child to develop their comprehension abilities by asking them questions about the story as you listen to them read.  For example:

  • What has happened so far?
  • Can you predict what will happen next?
  • What do you think about the characters?
  • Are there any words you don't know?
  • How do you think the characters feel?

 

Spelling Challenges will be sent home for your child to learn. Please make sure that they have practised their spellings as this will help them to apply their learning within their own writing.

 

Children will also be set grammar work to complete on spag.com.

 

Performance Poetry

During the final weeks of the autumn term, Pine class looked at poetry writing.  

 

We thought carefully about the features of poetry, the use of figurative language and how we could use passive voice for effect.

 

We also tried to learn some winter poems off by heart.  We started together as a whole class:

Winter Lights by Ian Souter

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We then worked in smaller groups on a new poem.

Jack Frost Group 1

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Jack Frost Group 2

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Jack Frost Group 3

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Jack Frost Group 4

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