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During Summer 2 we will begin by using 'The Lost Happy Endings' by Carol Ann Duffy as stimulus for our writing.



Autumn 1

Beowulf: 1: Morpurgo, Sir Michael, Foreman, Michael:  9781406348873: Books


Synopsis of Text:

In fifth-century Denmark, a murderous monster stalks the night, and only the great prince of the Geats has the strength and courage to defeat him. Beowulf's terrifying quest to destroy Grendel, the foul fiend, a hideous sea-hag and a monstrous fire-dragon is the oldest surviving epic in British literature. Artfully retold and magnificently illustrated, this companion volume to Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is made instantly accessible to children by a formidable children's book partnership.

As well as covering many reading objectives most of us will be learning about:

Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation
-Relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose, that, or an omitted relative pronoun
- Indicating degrees of possibility using adverbs [for example, perhaps, surely] or modal verbs [for example, might, should, will, must]
- Linking ideas across paragraphs using adverbials of time [for example, later], place [for example, nearby] and number [for example, secondly] or tense choices [for example, he had seen her before]
- Brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis
- Use of commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity
- Use of expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely
- Devices to build cohesion within a paragraph [for example, then, after that, this, firstly]

Writing (Composition)
- Identifying the audience for and purpose of the writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models for their own
- In writing narratives, considering how authors have developed characters and settings in what pupils have read, listened to or seen performed
- Selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how such choices can change and enhance meaning
- In narratives, describing settings, characters and atmosphere and integrating dialogue to convey character and advance the action 
- Using a wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs
- Assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing
- Proposing changes to vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to enhance effects and clarify meaning





During our learning about Beowulf we will be focusing on:

Word List Words

aggressive, ancient, cemetery, committee, community, desperate, disastrous, exaggerate, explanation, sincerely

Spelling Rules and Patterns

Homophones and other words that are often confused



Continue to learn all your spellings from Year 3 and Year 4 (files). If you are secure in these begin to learn the spellings from Year 5 and 6 (files). You can play some games to help you learn them on the sites below:


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