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Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spelling List - You should be able to spell all of these words!!!!

Summer 2017

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.

 

The Land of Neverbelieve by Norman Messenger Book Trailer

Explore the Land of Neverbelieve in these lush, vibrantly illustrated pages. Meet the island's gentle, doll-like inhabitants. Discover its boggling collection of trees, such as the pasta tree, the rope tree, and the chocolate tree (taste the peppermint center if you have a chance). Be certain to visit Book Mountain, which whispers stories at bedtime.

Spring 2017

 

 

This half term we will begin by studying an Ancient Mayan Myth (The Rainplayer by David Wisniewski )and will then create our own myth storybook that we will share with another class. 

The other genres we are covering this term will be: journalistic writing, biographies / autobiographies and poetry.

 

Autumn - MATILDA


As part of a whole school study on Roald Dahl, Class 6 will be reading the book 'Matilda.' If you have a copy of the book please bring it in so that you can use it in class.
Take a look at the video to get a feel for the book.

This Term we will begin by studying 'Matilda' by Roald Dahl. The children will also be studying a poetry classic - The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt

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Around Christmas time we will be studying A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.   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.      

 

 

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