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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 6- Jack and the beanstalk and James and the giant peach


For the first 3 weeks the children will use Jack and the beanstalk as our lead text while reading James and the giant peach as a class novel but will then use the text as our main driver for weeks 4- 7.


Writing opportunities:


Description of the giant, writing our own Jack and the beanstalk stories, Writing a non chronological report on the giant/ wiring a non-chronological report about a mini beast. Information leaflet on wild and garden plants, Poetry writing.

Toys in Space


Toys in Space | Book Trailer A very silly (not-too-scary) story about losing a beloved toy. That summer night, the toys were left outside. . . . For the very first time, the Wonderdoll, the helpful wind-up robot, the thoughtful green dinosaur, and the rest of their plucky gang lie in the grass, gazing up at the stars.

Term 5 objectives


Using prefix Un

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

Sequence different sentence types.

Writing a narrative

Writing instructions.

Writing space poetry

The Lonely Beast


The Lonely Beast by Chris Judge. Read by Eloise and Milo.

The Lonely Beast by Chris Judge read and edited by Eloise (9) and Milo (5)

Objectives in term 4


Punctuation- Full stops, question marks, exclmation marks and capital letters

es and s plurals

un prefix

suffixes er, ed, est, ing

using conjunctions an, but, so, because

Using adjectives

Term 3 Power of Reading text: Flotsam

FLOTSAM by DAVID WIESNER - oral presentation

2nd grade presentation on Caldecott winning book "Flotsam" by David Wiesner.

Term 3 Objectives

Punctuation FS, CL, QM, EM

Using conjunction and

Reading work back.

Sequencing different sentence types.

Using suffixes est, ing, er, ed

Using adjectives.

Retelling story

Planning story

Writing own story.Punctuation FS, CL, QM, EM

Using conjunctions and but so because.

Sequencing non-fiction sentences.

Using suffixes est, ing, er, ed

Persaude Mrs K to go to the beach/ get a school camera/ get a school pet.

Writing instructions:

How to use a camera?

How to make a sand castle.

How to look after an animal.

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.