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English help



At Holy Cross We passionately believe in using high quality books for all our English lessons. In Year 1 we like to introduce these books with a wow event, keep a look out on the ‘What’s going on in class?’ page to see what happens.

Term 2 Power of reading book

The Snail and the Whale Julia Donaldson

The thrilling tale of a tiny snail and a great big grey-blue humpback whale. Read by Eluned Michael Music by Kate Rusby (no copyright infringement is intended. Please check out this book from your local library or find your own copy at most reputable book stores.)

Term 2 Objectives

Write simple sentences.

Use and to join sentences.

Use Full stops, capital letters, question marks and exclamation marks.

Use adjectives to describe.

Sequence sentences to form simple narratives.

Use est, ed and ing suffixes.

Write a simple poem.

Use past and present tense.

Write a non-chronological report.

Term 1 Power of reading book: Traction man.



Traction Man is Here! - Books Alive!

Books Alive present a reading of Mini Grey's Traction Man is Here! Your everyday hero in your everyday home fighting everyday bad guys and saving everyday things. Hilarious story of a boy's action man and where his imagination takes them both...and the trusty scrubbing brush sidekick!

Term 1 objectives


Write a sentence using phonics to sound out.

Write a sentence that be can be read and understood by an adult.

Write a sentence where words are spelt correctly and others phonetically plausible.

Orally say a sentence before writing.

Re-read what they have written.

Use a full stop and capital letter.

Orally learn a story.

Use Full stops, capital letters, question marks.

Use and to join sentences.

Use the ed suffix.

Use past tense.

Use adjectives to describe.

Plan by talking about ideas.

Sequence sentences to form a narrative

Edit/ improve/ publish.

Sequence events in order.

Use time conjunctions.

Use bossy verbs.

Plan instructions.

Write using features of instructions.