Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spelling List - You should be able to spell all of these words!!!!
We are beginning this term by studying a poetry classic - The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt
We will also read:The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes and a Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. We take pride in the presentation of our work in Year 6 and so will begin the year with a focus on handwriting, grammar and ensuring our work is presented to the best of our ability. The children will have weekly spelling and handwriting lessons and daily grammar input. Reading is key to writing so please encourage and listen to your child read at least 3 times a week. I have put a suggested reading list on our class page if you are stuck for ideas and this website is excellent to look at together and choose a new book http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/.
When buying new material for your children try to vary the author and genre and make sure that the text is challenging enough for them without it being too difficult. You can download an extract and have a read before you buy from the above site.
This half term we will begin by studying an Ancient Mayan Myth (The Rainplayer by David Wisniewski )and will then create our own storybook that we will share with another class.
The other genres we are covering this term will be: journalistic writing, biographies / autobiographies and poetry.
This term Class 6 will be studying the book Land of Never Believe by Norman Messenger. We will continue to work hard and practise our grammar and spelling in preparation for our SATs at the beginning of the term. We will also begin our end of year performance, so there will be lots of drama practise and the children will be creating their own playscript.