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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

RWI focus text types

 

Talk For Writing:

Stories with familiar settings

 

Non-Chronological Reports

 

Poems on a Theme

RWI focus text types

 

Narrative Unit 1:

Repetitive Patterned Stories

 

Poems on a theme

 

Range of non-fiction texts

 

RWI focus text types

 

Talk For Writing:

Classic stories

 

Instructions

 

Traditional Rhymes

 

RWI focus text types

 

Talk For Writing:

Traditional Tales

 

Non-fiction: recounts

 

RWI focus text types

 

Narrative Unit 2:

Stories by the same author

 

Variety of Information texts : booklets

 

 

RWI focus text types

 

Narrative Unit 3: Stories with fantasy settings

 

Poems to learn by heart

 

Recounts

 

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

Theme: What’s amazing about animals?

 

Non-fiction linked to Science and Geography

Theme: Why is London burning?

 

 

Non-fiction linked to RE and History

 

Christmas story

 

Non-fiction link to History topic-The Great Fire Of London.

 

Diary writing linked to History topic-Samuel Pepys

 

Newspaper Report Fire of London

Theme: How do things grow?

 

Drama for traditional tales Sleeping Beauty

 

Non-fiction linked to Science and Geography

*class information book about plants

*labels and annotate work

 

D&T

fruit kebab recipe

 

Computing

emails

Theme: What makes a family?

 

Recounts linked to Science and History topic

 

Computing

Animated story book

 

Theme: Who loves being outside?

 

Information writing linked to Science and Geography topic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theme: How are we different to robots?

 

Non-fiction linked to Science and RE

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

 

No Nonsense Spelling programme linked to phonics Phase 6 for those children off RWI

 

English lessons

RWI focus text types

 

Talk For Writing – Stories with familiar settings

 

Non-chronological Reports

 

Poems on a theme

 

RWI focus text types

 

Traditional Tales with a twist

 

Non-fiction: instructions

 

Talk For Writing - Stories by the same author

 

Non-fiction: non chronological reports

Stories with familiar settings

 

Riddles

 

Non-fiction: Persuasion

 

Animal Adventure stories

 

Non-fiction: recount – letters

 

Classic  Poems

Story as a theme

 

Non-fiction: Explanations

 

Poems on a theme - seaside

 

Guided reading

Following RWI published scheme

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, handwriting GPS activity and comprehension cards with an adult.

 

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 – Where do we live?

 

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

 

Tourist leaflet for local area

Theme – What’s amazing about our bodies?

 

Instructions linked to brushing teeth etc

 

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

Designing playground game to increase exercise

Theme – Where can we explore?

 

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

 

Letter writing; Newspaper reports

 

Stories about space

Theme – Can we grow our own food?

 

Non-fiction writing linked to Science and farms

 

 

 

 

Theme – Which animals live in our environment?

 

Report writing linked to science topic – habitats

 

Wind in the Willows link to Science

 

Thank you letters to zoo

 

Descriptive writing - animals

 

Leaflet about animals

Theme – What was it like at the seaside in the past?

 

Seaside poems

 

Writing postcards

 

Information texts link to history

 

 

Year 3

 

English Curriculum

Autumn Term 1

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 2

Phonics

Spelling

Catch-up intervention programme running for some pupils

No Nonsense Spelling

English lessons

 

Folk tales

 

Recounts

 

Biography of a local person linked to topic

 

Fables

 

Poems with a structure

 

Persuasion: letters

Narrative Unit – story as a theme – Stig of the Dump

 

Poetry on a theme: playing with language

Novel as a theme – Iron Man

 

Recount-diaries

 

 

Playscripts

 

Non-chronological reports

 

 

 

Classic poetry

 

Narrative Unit –Mystery stories

 

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, handwriting 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 links

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theme: Where is home?

 

PSHE

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

 

Recounts linked to light and dark experiments in Science

Theme: What is a healthy human?

 

Science

Letter/leaflet persuading people to eat healthier

 

Persuasive letter for feeding robins in the winter

 

Computing

 

Shape poems

 

 

 

Theme: What is a rock?

 

Geography

Poetry linked to volcanoes/earthquakes

 

PSHE:

Discussion -

Uniform v Non-uniform

 

Non-fiction writing linked to History

Theme: How can I create a force?

 

RE

Letter writing

 

DT

Instructions how to make a mechanical system

 

History

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

 

 

Theme: What did the Romans do for us?

 

History

Newspaper report on Julius Caesar’s death

 

Information leaflet on the human body and Lake District

 

Writing an email linked to RE

Theme: How does your garden grow?

 

Poetry to be performed

 

Science

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

 

Information text writing linked to RE

 

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

 

Film and Playscripts

 

Narrative: Fairy tales

 

Classic Poetry

 

Newspaper report

 

Stories with issues / dilemmas

 

Persuasion

 

Novel as a theme

 

Non-chronological Reports

 

Poetry with a structure - Haikus

 

Stories with a theme

 

Information booklets

 

Folk Tales

 

Debates

 

Phonics

Spelling

Catch-up intervention programme running for some pupils

No Nonsense Spelling

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

Theme: Are you a bright spark?

 

Report writing

Explanation of circuits

 

Non-fiction writing linked to RE

Theme: Could you survive the Great Pague?

 

Reports linked to RE topic

 

Recount writing on plague topic

 

Narrative poem on Eyam

Theme: How does your body use food?

 

Diary writing

 

Newspaper writing - importance of a healthy mouth

 

Persuasion writing – importance of brushing teeth

 

Theme: Is your passport ready?

 

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

 

Non-chronological report on a place

Theme: Where does water come from?

 

Poetry to be performed to an audience

 

Geography - mnemonic on water cycle

 

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

 

Theme: Who are the world’s greatest hunters?

 

Science - human impact on habitats

 

Advert on eat-well plate

 

Non-fiction writing linked to History and RE

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

 

Persuasion

Stories with historical settings

 

Film and play scripts

 

Classic narrative poetry

Science fiction stories

 

Information booklets

 

Poems with a structure

Novel as a theme

 

Magazine: information text hybrid

 

Narrative writing

 

Stories from other cultures

 

Debate

Myths

 

Reports

 

Poems with figurative

language

 

Phonics

Spelling

Catch-up intervention programme running for some pupils

No Nonsense Spelling

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, handwriting activities, 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

Theme: Why is Britain great?

 

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

 

 

Theme: Why is our food glorious?

 

Instructional writing linked to Science topic – Changes of materials

Instructional writing linked to DT

Playscript writing linked to RE

Debate linked to Geography topic

Theme: Are we alone in space?

 

Non-chronological report – Earth and Space

Explanation writing linked to Science

 

Information booklet writing linked to Science

 

Theme: What are the most amazing inventions?

 

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

 

Instructional writing linked to DT/Science

 

Journalistic writing linked to History topic

Theme: Why is the Amazon so awesome?

 

Persuasive writing linked to Geography topic

 

Explanations linked to Science topic

 

Instructional writing linked to DT

 

Fact file linked to Geography

Theme: What is faster, higher, stronger?

 

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

Narrative on a theme - Survival

 

Biographies and autobiographies

 

Diaries

 

Poetry

 

 

Classic Fiction - Shakespeare

 

Poetry : songs and lyrics

 

Non-fiction reports

 

Poems with imagery

 

Persuasive writing

 

Advertisements

 

Recounts

 

Explanations

 

Journalistic writing

 

Reports

 

 

 

Short Stories with flashbacks

 

Discussion and debate

 

Classic narrative poetry – Albert and the Lion

Narrative

 

Journalistic writing

 

Diaries and recounts

 

 

Phonics

Spelling

Catch-up intervention programme running for some pupils

No Nonsense Spelling

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, handwriting activities, 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- What is survival?

 

Diaries linked to topic

 

Biographies linked to topic

Theme- What is lurking in the shadows?

 

Reports linked to Religious celebrations

(Christmas/Eid)

 

Reports linked to topic

 

Theme-Who’s the hero and who’s the villain?

 

Advert writing linked to  DT topic

 

Diary – linked to Science topic

Theme- Am I a super sleuth?

 

Letter writing linked to Anglo-Saxon/Viking topic

 

Explanations linked to science topic

 

Report on Leif Erikson’s journey

 

Theme- What’s it like to be besides the seaside?

Narrative linked to Victorian Holidays topic

 

Recounts linked to Victorian Holidays topic

Recounts and Diaries linked to Hathersall Lodge

 

Write a newspaper report on Blackpool Pleasure Beach over the years

 

 

 

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