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The Day the Crayons Quit

In English, we are going to use the book 'The Day the Crayons Quit' by Drew Daywalt as our writing stimulus. Our key learning outcome is to tell a story through a series of letters.


Our key skills focus will be: 

Extend the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions (e.g. when, if, because, although). 

Expand noun phrases by modifying adjectives.

Use commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity in writing.

Use brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis.


Guided Reading

We are continuing to work hard to develop our reading skills. Each week, we are focusing on a new topic area, so that we can learn how to apply our Expert Tips in different contexts.


We are completing 'rapid retrieval' activities in every lesson so that we can quickly retrieve the information and find the part of the text that will give us the answer.


We are currently reading the book 'Holes' by Louis Sachar as our class reader.



Each week, the children will be issued with a spelling list, based either upon spelling patterns or challenge words from the statutory spelling list to practise at home. Every Friday, the children will be tested on these spellings and new spellings will be issued. A key part of the SPAG SATs is spelling, therefore it is important to start our practise early!



In Year 6, your child will be expected to understand and use the complete range of grammar and punctuation outlined in the National Curriculum. Their knowledge will be tested through teacher assessment, and through a grammar, punctuation, and spelling test that children sit in May.


Oxford Owl provides a detailed overview of what your child will learn and how you can help them at home.