Year 4 English

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Spring Blocks

Fiction 5 Units

Use versions of Princess and the Pea to explore, compare and write fairytales with a twisted point of view. Study dialogue, tense, pronouns. Role-play, write and perform playscripts.

Traditional Tales and Fables: Fairy Tales and Playscripts

Non-fiction 5 Units

Explore recounts through Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears (Emily Gravett), After the Fall (Dan Santat),The Dark (Lemony Snicket). Study adverbials and possessive apostrophes.

Recounts: Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears

Poetry 5 Units

Read and write list poems, including kennings. Explore devices such as simile, alliteration and onomatopoeia. Study word classes: nouns, adjectives, verbs, and expanded noun phrases.

Poetic Forms: List Poems and Kennings

Fiction 5 Units

Using rainforest stories, explore the issues confronting indigenous peoples and the environment. Create own stories and learn to correctly use the perfect form and paragraphs.

Stories that Raise Issues: Rainforest Stories

Non-fiction 5 Units

Read Wolves in the Walls (Gaiman) and Wolves (Gravett) for features of non-chronological reports. Use adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions of time/cause. Produce reports.

Reports: Wolves

Poetry 5 Units

Explore a variety of narrative poetry. Use noun phrases and fronted adverbials, also pronouns. Identify features poets use; learn, recite and write poems that tell a story.

Narrative Poetry: Explore Narrative Poetry

Fiction 5 Units

Using captivating mythical stories of selkies and mermaids, children use higher level reading skills and write their own sea myths. Set out and punctuate dialogue and use paragraphs.

Myths and Legends: Legends of the Sea

Non-fiction 5 Units

Cherish rainforests, persuading others to do so too, with Where the Forest Meets the Sea and The Vanishing Rainforest. Expand noun phrases and revise possessive apostrophes.

Persuasive Writing: Save the Rainforests!