In our writing lessons, we will be focusing on a selection of texts from The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown, edited by Katherine Rundell.
The focus of this sequence is to explore key aspects of narrative (plot, character and setting) and the devices that authors deploy to develop and link these.
A Drove of Bullocks
Our next sequence focuses on the book 'A Drove of Bullocks' by Patrick George. Our writing aim by the end of the sequence is to create a page for our own class collective noun book.
A collective noun refers to a type of noun that encompasses "a whole group as a single entity" as well as the members of that group. We have found out about a pandemonium of parrots; a flamboyance of flamingos and a kaleidoscope of butterflies.
During Autumn 1, our class reader will be 'Can You See Me?' by Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott. This book is based on the experience of eleven-year-old Libby Scott, with diary entries written exploring her experiences of living with autism.
We will continue to use our 10 Expert Skills within our reading lessons to develop our understanding and confidence. 2 lessons per week will focus on our class text, whilst the other three lessons with focus on reading comprehension style activities based around a theme.
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.