During our English sessions in Autumn 2 , we will be using the following texts:'FaRther' by Grahame Baker Smith and 'Odd and the Frost Giants' by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell
We will be focusing on:
Outcomes: Retellings, recounts (postcards), setting descriptions, diary entries, instructions
Main outcome: Sequel story
Synopsis: A young boy, bewitched by his fathers unrelenting passion to fly; a desperate craving that absorbs his every waking minute, finds himself entranced by the dream. When his father goes to war and does not return it seems the spell is broken.
Outcomes:Narrative recount, character and setting descriptions, letters, short explanations
Main outcome: Retelling - alternative perspective
Synopsis: Odd, a young Viking boy, is left fatherless following a raid and in his icy, ancient world there is no mercy for an unlucky soul with a crushed foot and no one to protect him. Fleeing to the woods, Odd stumbles upon and releases a trapped bear and then Odd's destiny begins to change.
We will be using the book to cover all our writing objectives - including grammar and punctuation. At the end of each week, we will be completing a piece of Extended Writing, it might be based on the book but we will also be doing some cross-curricular writing - writing with a Science, History or RE link.
These are the writing expectations for your children by the end of Year 4. It outlines the key skills they should know by the end of the year.