English 

 

The English Curriculum Co-Ordinator is Miss Ellison

 

 

English is taught daily throughout school following the National Curriculum Programme of Study as well as the Lancashire Programme of Study. As a school, we use Wordsmith as an additional resource when planning, which allows the children to share a range of online texts in school which can also be allocated and read at home.

In English, we ensure that a broad range of objectives are covered and that key skills are studied including: writing: transcription, writing: composition, writing: vocabulary, spelling and grammar, reading: word reading and reading: comprehension.

 

English

 

Year Group

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

EYFS

- All about me

- Scarecrow Wedding

- Christmas Story

- Stick Man

- Gunpowder Plot

- Remembrance Day

 

  • Life cycles
  • Easter Story
  • Dinosaurs
  • Superheroes
  • Spring Poetry
  • Seaside
  • Under the Sea
  • Pirates
  • Letters

Year 1

Fiction Unit – ‘Guess What?’ (Wordsmith) (3 main texts: Who’s our new teacher? Class Two at the Zoo and Aargh Spider!)

 

Poetry – Senses, rhyme and patterns

 

Non-Fiction – ‘Who Lives Here?’ (Wordsmith) (Diary entry)

 

Fiction Unit – Fairy tales, traditional tales and alternative versions

 

Word Detectives – comprehension and grammar skills

 

Poetry – Performing and writing own versions

 

Non-Fiction – ‘All About Elephants’ (Wordsmith) Non-Chronological report

 

Fiction – ‘Fantastic Voyages’ (2 main texts: Dougal’s Deep Sea Diary and Man on the Moon) (Wordsmith)

 

Storytellers/Live Unit – Traditional Tales from India (Wordsmith)

 

Non-Fiction – ‘Top Jobs’ (Wordsmith)

 

Poetry – ‘Growing Up’ (Wordsmith)

Year 2

Fiction – The Tiger Who Came for Tea and Traction Man

 

Poetry – Pattern, Rhyme and Rhythm (Wordsmith)

 

Fiction – What would you do? (Wordsmith)

 

Non-Fiction – All About Orang-utans (Wordsmith) Writing explanation text

Fiction Unit – A Twist in the Tale (Wordsmith)

 

Poetry – A Closer Look (Wordsmith)

 

Grammar Detective

 

Non-Fiction – Does Chocolate Grow on trees? (Wordsmith) Writing non-chronological report 

 

Fiction – Katie Morag

 

Live Unit – Act It Out (Wordsmith)

 

Poetry – Silly Stuff (Wordsmith)

 

Year 3

Live Unit – Autobiographies

 

Non-fiction Unit – Was Tutankhamun killed? (Wordsmith)

Explanation text (report), diary entry, instructions

 

Fiction – George’s Marvellous Medicine - Dairy entry, recipe, instructions, persuasive advert

 

Poetry – Shape poems/Calligrams

Non-fiction – Non-chronological reports

‘Where’s the best place to live?’ (Wordsmith)

 

Fiction – Ottoline and the Yellow Cat (Wordsmith)

Mystery Stories

 

Performance Poetry

Non-Fiction – Newspaper report

‘Shocking Styles’ (Wordsmith)

 

Live Unit – Chat Show Challenge

 

Fiction – Legends

(Wordsmith)

Year 4

Non-Fiction – Biography ‘Space Explorers

 

Fiction – Christophe’s Story (Wordsmith)

 

Fiction – Spooky Stories (Wordsmith)

 

Poetry – Creating Images (Wordsmith)

Fiction – Spiderwick Chronicles

(Wordsmith)

 

Poetry – Exploring Poetic Form (Wordsmith)

 

Non-Fiction – Newspaper Writing

 

Word Detectives (Wordsmith)

Non-Fiction – Shang Dynasty – Non-chronological reports

(Wordsmith)

 

Fiction – The Iron Man (Wordsmith)

 

Non-Fiction – ‘The Grand Tour’ - Virtual Tours (Wordsmith)

 

Poetry – Exploring Poetic Language (Wordsmith)

Year 5

Poetry Unit – Poets’ Voices (Wordsmith)

 

Fiction – Friend or Foe

Narrative (Wordsmith)

 

Non-Fiction – Animals on the Move - Chronological report (Wordsmith)

 

Live Unit – Ultimate Rap – Composing and performing raps (Wordsmith)

Poetry – Tell Me A Story – Autobiographical Narrative (Wordsmith)

 

Fiction – Oranges in No Man’s Land (Wordsmith) – Narrative

 

Word Detectives (Wordsmith)

 

Non-Fiction – The Museum of Fun – Presenting adverts (Wordsmith)

Poetry – Compare and Perform- Narrative poem (Wordsmith)

 

Fiction – Greek Myths (Wordsmith) Writing own myths

 

Non-Fiction – Ultimate Explorers (Wordsmith) – persuasive advert

 

Live Unit – Pitch It! (Wordsmith)

Year 6

Non-Fiction – Pompeii (Wordsmith) Diary entry, newspaper report, narrative

 

Poetry – World War Poetry

 

Fiction – The Iron Woman – Interview Transcript

 

Fiction – Scrooge – Play script

 

Live Unit – letters of complaint

Fiction – Funny, Frightening, Fantastic (Wordsmith) Narrative

 

Fiction – The Hobbit

Narrative, diary entry, play script

 

Non-Fiction – Inventions (Wordsmith) Newspaper report

 

Live Unit – The Great Debate

Persuasive writing

 

Poetry – The Jabberwocky

 

Fiction – Harry Potter

Letter writing, narrative, recipe

 

Non-Fiction – What is Blood For? (Wordsmith) Non-Chronological report

 

To view our whole school English gallery please click the link below.

 

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