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St Mary's C of E Primary School

Credenhill, Hereford

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Autumn

 

We are beginning this term by studying a poetry classic - The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt.

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 During this term we will also read: Holes, The Rainplayer and end the year reading 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.    

 

 

The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt and illustrated by Tony Diterlizzi

Based on the 1829 poem by Mary Howitt. Read by Emilia Fox "'Will you walk into my parlour.' said the Spider to the Fly..." is easily one of the most recognis...

Spring

This term we will have a stronger emphasis on the grammar element of the curriculum. Please take a look at the grammar tab on the year 6 page.

The genres we are covering this term will be: flashback narrative writing, biographies / autobiographies, persuasive writing and poetry.
We will be studying the life of Charles Darwin and using his life to help us write biographies and autobiographies. We will be using this book to help us.

 

In the second part of the term we will study the amazing book:  The Land of Neverbelieve by Norman Messenger. This is a wonderful book with some fantastic vocabulary and we will 

focus on non-fiction writing and producing our own page from the book. Check out the video of the book below:

 

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.

Summer

This term we will focus on drama and playscripts as we perform our end of year production. We will study the works of William Shakespeare and Shaun Tann as we write narrative, diary extracts and poetry.

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