We have started Spring term with 'Romeo and Juliet' where we have looked at descriptions of ballrooms and written formal letters. We are going to be thinking about writing our own, modern day version of it in the coming weeks.
For the second half of the term, we will move onto a story by Michael Murpurgo called 'The Giant's Necklace'
We will be reading widely and accessing different types of text, e.g. poetry, non-fiction and different genres of fiction. We will be working on answering questions based on fact retrieval, inference and deduction skills, word meanings in different contexts and comparison questions.
We will also be looking at a variety of vocabulary in our grammar, punctuation and spelling lessons, such as:
- Subordinating and Co-ordinating conjunctions,
- Brackets, dashes and commas for parenthesis,
- Figurative language including: personification, similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia and hyperboles.
We are aiming to be reading our reading books at least three times every week!
Here are some useful websites to help with English revision: