Term 4 - The lonely beast.
To go with our topic based Geography approach, this term we will be reading the lonely beast. A story of one beast that journeys the world to find a friend. Through this we will continue to develop our SPAG skills in spellings and using prefixes and suffixes. We will become story writers and develop our skills in report writing.
Term 3 Text: Flotsam
This term our class story will be based around the picture book Flotsam. Flotsam is an interesting story book because it has no words. This will give the children greater oppurtunities to become story writers and to develop their own "Authors voice". This term we will concentrate on punctuating sentences with full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks and question marks. We will continue to develop our use of suffixes including er, est, ing and ed.
Term 2 Power of reading text: The snail and the whale.
This term we are studying 'The snail and the whale' by Julia Donaldson. This text is full of rich descriptive language, imaginative rhymes and is an all round fantastic story. This term we will start the term using the text as a stimulus for lots of writing opportunities from postcards and stories to poems and non-chronological reports. If you don not know the story please see the link below.
Term 1 Power of reading book: Traction man.
From week 3 we will begin work on our term 1 class story, Traction man. The video shows the story and is one that is great to share with the whole family. We will write diaries, letters, descriptive pieces, instructions and even our own adventure for Traction man,
This year there will be a big push on cursive handwriting. Cursive handwriting is useful for children learning to join their letters to form words. The video below shows the correct formation of letters used for cursive handwriting. Any support at home will be of great benefit to your child's presentation.