Using two wonderful texts The Blue House and I'll Take You to Mrs Cole, explore settings and how characters feel about home. Focus on prepositions and punctuating dialogue applying this to their own story based on those read.
Stories on a Theme: Feeling at Home
A fun block drawing on dance crazes, cures from Horrible Histories, happy minds and active bodies. Explore paragraphs and headings, possessive apostrophes and commas. Write instructions and letters of explanation.
Instructions and Explanations: Keeping Healthy
Starting with Grace Nichols' Paint me a Poem, find poetic inspiration in art. Use prepositions and adverbs to write descriptively and practise punctuating dialogue. Celebrate creativity in a class exhibition inspired by Lubaina Himid.
Poems on a Theme: Poetry from Art
The beautiful book The Wolf's Secret, a new story in the traditional style, is the starting point for this block. Focus on the plot, rich language, design and layout alongside learning about adverbials and the present perfect form.
Traditional Tales: The Wolf's Secret
A topical block focusing on the depletion of species in the UK and around the world. Using Last by Nicola Davies as a starting point, build noun phrases and use paragraphs to organise texts. Produce infographics and letters.
Reports: Saving Species
Enjoy Michael Rosen's poetry, looking at narrative and rhyming poems. Revise speech punctuation and add detail using conjunctions of time and cause. Write rhyming poems and use poems read as inspiration for story-writing.
Poems by the Same Poet: Michael Rosen
Enjoy looking at Fairy Tales from a new perspective; the Wolf's version of the Three Little Pigs is quite a different story... Revise dialogue punctuation and use of the perfect form.
Fairy Tales: Alternative Versions
Study biographies and shape poems inspired by historical heroes in Liz Brownlee's wonderful anthology Shaping the World. Carry out word investigations and revise fronted adverbials. Write a biography and poem about a hero of your own.