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English lessons will continue to develop the core skills of reading and writing and this term we will be using the book by David Litchfield: The Bear and the piano.


The Bear and the piano: One day, a young bear stumbles upon something he has never seen before in the forest. As time passes, he teaches himself how to play the strange instrument, and eventually the beautiful sounds are heard by a father and son who are picnicking in the woods. The bear goes with them on an incredible journey to New York, where his piano playing makes him a huge star. He has fame, fortune and all the music in the world, but he misses the friends and family he has left behind. A moving tale of exploration and belonging.


We will continue to place emphasis on using the corrcet punctuation of full stops, capital letters and question marks, as well as learning and identifying adjectives, common nouns and verbs, using descriptive language, making appropriate word choices, using expanded noun phrases and apostrophes to mark possession.