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English at Northern

Year 1

 

English Curriculum

Autumn Term 1

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 2

Phonics

Following published scheme- R.W.I

English lessons

  • Talk For Writing 1
  • Non-fiction: Labels and captions
  • Narrative Unit 1
  • Non-fiction: instructions

 

  • Traditional tales
  • Descriptions

 

  • Talk For Writing
  • Non-fiction: recounts

 

  • Narrative Unit 2
  • Variety of Information texts
  • Narrative Unit 3
  • Variety of  poems

Guided reading

Following RWI published scheme

Reading aloud

Story time each day (picture books)

Reading For Pleasure

All children have phonically-decodable home-school reading book and library book to read for pleasure independently and to share with family and friends

Cross curricular Writing

Non-fiction linked to science

Sleeping Beauty

Christmas story writing linked to RE

Drama for traditional tales

Recounts linked to science topic

Information writing linked to science topic animals

Poetry linked to History topic- Seaside

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 2

 

English Curriculum

Autumn Term 1

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 2

Phonics

Following published scheme- R.W.I. lessons as required

Spelling programme linked to phonics for those children off RWI

English lessons

  • RWI focus text types
  • Talk For Writing - Jolly Postman
  • Poems on a theme
  • RWI focus text types
  • Non-fiction: instructions

 

  • Talk For Writing
  • Non-fiction: non chronological reports
  • Stories by the same author
  • Riddles
  • Non-fiction: Persuasion

 

  • Non-fiction: recount – letters
  • Animal Adventure stories
  • Classic  Poems
  • Non-fiction: explanations
  • Stories on a familiar setting
  • Poems on a theme
  • Information texts

Guided reading

Following RWI published scheme

Reading aloud

Story time each day (picture books) or shared class novel

Reading For Pleasure.

All children have phonically-decodable home-school reading book and library book to read for pleasure independently and to share with family and friends.

Cross curricular Writing

Theme – The Place Where I Live

Information texts link to history/ geography project about locality - leaflets / posters

Theme – Fighting Fit!

Instructions linked to brushing teeth etc

Explanations linked to Science – how are bodies work, how we can keep healthy.

Theme – Explorers

Non chronological reports link to History about Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus

Letter writing; Newspaper reports

Theme – The Farm Shop

Thank you letters to zoo

Descriptive writing - animals

Leaflet about animals

Theme – The Wind in the Willows

Report writing linked to science topic - habitats

Theme – Fighting Fit

Non-fiction link to History topic-The Great Fire Of London. Diary writing linked to History topic-Samuel Pepys

Newspaper Report Fire of London

 

 

Year 3

 

English Curriculum

Autumn Term 1

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 2

Phonics

Catch-up intervention programme running for some pupils

English lessons

  • Folk tales and Narrative Unit –stories with a familiar setting.
  • Biographies

 

  • Fables
  • Shape poems/poems with a structure
  • Persuasion-letters
  • Poetry: playing with language /themes
  • Narrative Unit – Myths/stories with a theme
  • Discussion
  • Non-fiction: instructions
  • Letter writing
  • Recount-diaries
  • Novel as a theme
  • Information texts
  • Playscripts
  • Non-chronological reports
  • Narrative Unit – Adventure /mystery stories
  • Performance poetry /classic poetry
  • Explanations

Guided reading

Following published scheme - Project X

Carousel Guided Read session consisting of 5 groups and 5 activities which are as follows: Spelling practice, reading with adult, independent Guided Read task based on the group’s book, GPS activity and comprehension cards with an adult.

Reading aloud

Class novel 15 minutes each day (including discussion)

Reading For Pleasure          15-20 minutes per day.

Most children have home-school scheme reading book and library book to share with family each week. Some children now free-readers, selecting their own books from the library or class bookshelf.

Cross curricular Writing

A letter to local council about a new feature for the local park / traffic on Burnley Road

Letter/leaflet persuading people to eat healthier

Shape poems produced using ICT package

Persuasive letter for feeding robins in the winter

 

Poetry writing linked to volcanoes/earthquakes

Discussion linked to PSHE:

Uniform v Non-uniform

Letter writing linked to RE topic

Instructions how to make a mechanical system in DT

Diary recount with history (talking with a grandparent, homework project)

Newspaper report on Julius Caesar’s death

Poetry to be performed

Letter to alien explaining plant functions and growth and observations of the daffodils planted

 

 

 

Year 4

 

English Curriculum

Autumn Term 1

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 2

English lessons

  • Explanation texts
  • Stories with a fantasy setting
  • Playscripts
  • Narrative
  • Fairy tales
  • Poetry
  • Newspaper report

 

  • Stories with issues/dilemmas
  • Persuasion

 

  • Novel as a theme
  • Non-chronological Reports

 

  • Poetry with a structure
  • Stories with a theme
  • Information booklets

 

  • Poetry on a theme 
  • Folk Tales
  • Debates

 

Guided reading

Following published scheme - Project X

Carousel Guided Read session consisting of 5 groups and 5 activities which are as follows: Spelling practice, reading with adult, independent Guided Read task based on the group’s book, GPS activity and comprehension cards with an adult.

Reading aloud

Class novel 15 minutes each day (including discussion)

Reading For Pleasure          15-20 minutes per day.

Most children are now free-readers, selecting their own books from the library or class bookshelf. A small group continue to have home-school scheme reading books.

Cross curricular Writing

 Report writing

Explanation of circuits

Reports linked to RE topic

Recount writing on plague topic

Narrative poem on Eyam

Diary writing

Newspaper writing - importance of a healthy mouth

 

Letter writing from a region in Spain, France, Germany on the similarities and differences with home

Poetry to be performed to an audience

Geography - mnemonic on water cycle.

History - poem on day in the life of a Roman / Egyptian

Advert writing

Science - human impact on habitates

Advert on eatwell plate

 

 

Year 5

 

English Curriculum

Autumn Term 1

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 2

English lessons

  • Legends
  • Persuasive writing
  • Stories with historical settings
  • Film and playscripts
  • Classic narrative poetry
  • Science fiction stories
  • Information booklets
  • Poems from a structure
  • Novel  as a theme
  • Magazine: information text hybrid

 

  • Stories from other cultures
  • Debate
  • Myths
  • Reports
  • Poems with figurative language

 

Guided reading

Following published scheme - Project X

Carousel Guided Read session consisting of 5 groups and 5 activities which are as follows: Spelling practice, reading with adult, independent Guided Read task based on the group’s book, GPS activity and comprehension cards with an adult.

Reading aloud

Class novel 15 minutes each day (including discussion)

Reading For Pleasure  15-20 minutes per day.

Most children are now free-readers, selecting their own books from the library or class bookshelf. A small group continue to have home-school scheme reading books.

Cross curricular Writing

Recount writing linked to History topic

Writing questionnaire linked Geography topic – Local Area/UK

Balanced argument linked to Geography local environmental issue

Poetry / chant linked to History topic

Instructional writing linked to Science topic – Changes of materials

Instructional writing linked to DT

Playscript writing linked to RE

Debate linked to Geography topic

Non-chronological report – Earth and Space

Explanation writing linked to Science

 

Writing in first person linked to History topic (historical character)

Instructional writing linked to DT/Science

Journalistic writing linked to History topic

Persuasive writing linked to Geography topic

Explanations linked to Science topic

Instructional writing linked to DT

Fact file linked to Geography

Non-chronological report linked to History topic

Journalistic writing linked to History

Explanation linked to Science topic

Playscript linked top History topic

 

 

Year 6

 

English Curriculum

Autumn Term 1

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 2

English lessons

  • Novel as a theme
  • Biographies

 

 

  • Classic Fiction
  • Poetry songs and lyrics
  • Persuasion

 

 

 

  • Older literature

 

  • Information text hybrid

 

  • Poems with imagery

 

  • Detective/ Crime Fiction
  • Explanations

 

  • Stories with flashbacks
  • Discussion and debate
  • Classic narrative poetry.
  • Novel as a theme.
  • Autobiography.
  • Poems on a theme.

 

Guided reading

Carousel Guided Read session consisting of 5 groups and 5 activities which are as follows: Spelling practice, reading with adult, independent Guided Read task based on the group’s book, GPS activity and comprehension cards with an adult.

Reading aloud

Class novel 15 minutes each day (including discussion)

Reading For Pleasure  15-20 mins daily

Majority of children are now free-readers, selecting their own books from the library or class bookshelf. A small group may continue to need guidance in selecting an appropriate book.

Cross curricular Writing

Theme-Survival

Diaries linked to topic

Biographies linked to topic

Theme-Britten’s Got Talent

Reports linked to Religious celebrations    (Christmas/Eid)

Reports linked to topic

Theme-Heroes and Villains

Advert writing linked to  DT topic

Diary – linked to Science topic

Theme-Super Sleuth

Letter writing linked to Anglo-Saxon/Viking  topic

Explanations linked to science topic

 

Theme-Besides The Seaside

Narrative linked to  Victorian Holidays topic

Recounts linked to Victorian Holidays topic

Theme-Besides The Seaside

Recounts and Diaries linked to Hathersall Lodge

 

               

 

 

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