Year 4/5 Mixed Age English Planning

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We’ve been busy spring cleaning our poetry blocks.

Our revised summer poetry blocks should be on the site in May, the autumn ones in July, and the spring ones in September.

Summer Blocks

Fiction 4 Units

Learn about characterisation and narrative devices through this moving story of Aya and her family. Write letters and magazine articles. Grammar includes paranthesis and adverbials.

Modern Fiction: No Ballet Shoes in Syria

Non-fiction 4 Units

Explore the world of zoos and consider the pros and cons of keeping animals in captivity. Be inspired to write persuasively, deliver speeches and hold a debate.

Persuasive Writing: Animals in Captivity

Poetry 4 Units

Read and enjoy Malorie Blackman's incredible book, Cloudbusting. Explore character and plot development and ideas of identity and personal growth. Grammar includes punctuating dialogue and relative clauses.

Poems by the Same Poet: Cloud Busting

Fiction 4 Units

Unleash your class's creativity with this wonderful block using the fantastic picture books Journey and The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. Grammar includes expanded noun phrases and writing and punctuating dialogue.

Creative Stories: Creative Stories

Non-fiction 4 Units

Explore the power of our incredible earth in this block all about volcanoes and earthquakes. Write instructions and fact files, create glossaries and produce reports. Grammar includes parenthesis and conjunctions, prepositions and adverbs.

Instructions and Explanations: Earth-shattering Events

Poetry 4 Units

Enjoy learning about Japan through poetry and artwork. Write descriptions, journey stories and haiku inspired by nature. Grammar includes using paragraphs and adverbs of possibility.

Poetic Forms: Japanese Poetry