English Spring 1
Our English learning (and class text) this half-term will be heavily linked with our topic work on ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’.
For the first two weeks, we will be exploring the controversy surrounding Iceland’s banned palm oil Christmas advert and will be engaging in debate and balanced argument writing along the way, with the unit culminating in a persuasive letter to Ofcom.
For the rest of the half-term, we will be using Rowling’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ text as the stimulus for creating our own mythical beast and writing descriptions, non-chronological reports and ultimately our own narratives. These genres will provide ample opportunities to continue to deepen our grammatical knowledge so that we are able to work at, and above, the expected standard.
Alongside our English learning, we will be revising key SPAG concepts as usual, in order to ensure that we are as prepared as we possibly can be for Y6 SATs tests in May.