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Overview of the English Curriculum (updated June 2018)

English Units of Work

 

Year 3

Fiction

Unit Title:

A Study of Hans Christian Andersen

Once Upon A Time…

The Hodgeheg

The Iron Man

Kelpie Folk and Friends

According to Aesop

Genre Covered:

Fairytales

Playscripts

Fictional Narrative

Fictional Narrative (Fantasy)

Folk Tales

Fables

Unit Outcome:

A narrative retelling of ‘The Snow Queen’

A playscript extract using a Hans Christian Andersen Story

Narrative story with simple plot structure

Narrative Story with a simple plot structure

A simple folk tale

A fable

Non-Fiction

Unit Title:

Skara Brae

Please, Please, Please Santa!

Volcano!

Drop the Junk?

‘How Does Your Garden Grow?’

A Diary of A Killer Plant

Text Type Covered:

Non-chronological Report

Persuasive

Explanation

Discussion

Instructions

Recount

Unit Outcome:

A non-chronological report on Skara Brae Stone Age site

A persuasive letter to Santa

An explanation of how Volcanoes work

Discussion – Should junk food be banned?

A helpful guide (Instructions):

How to pot a mandrake

A diary recount in the style of Anne Fine’s ‘A Diary of A Killer Cat’

Poetry

Year 3 English Units of Work

Unit Title:

Sensational Poetry!

Get Into Shape

Nonsense!

Poetry Style Covered:

Poems on a Theme

Calligrams

Classic Poetry

Unit Outcome:

Writing poems on a theme: The Senses

Writing a concrete poem

A performance poem based on Edward Lear’s classic nonsense poems

 

Year 4

Fiction

Unit Title:

A Study of The Brothers Grimm

Fantasy Stories

Dahl-iscious Playscripts

In Days of Old With Knights So Bold

The Arabian Nights

What’s Your Problem?

Genre Covered:

Fairytales

Fantasy

Playscripts

Legends

 

 

Unit Outcome:

A narrative retelling based on Rapunzel

A fantasy story

A playscript extract based on a short film animation

Legend relating to British Heroes e.g. King Arthur, Robin Hood etc.

A narrative based on another culture for the Arabian Nights Collection

A short story with an issue or dilemma

Non-Fiction

Unit Title:

Eat Your Greens - A Sprouts Special!

Yummy!

Barcelona!

Outfoxed?

Read All About It!

Cracking Contraptions

Text Type Covered:

Persuasive

Instructions

Non-Chronological Report

Discussion

Recount

Explanation

Unit Outcome:

A persuasive leaflet on the healthy benefits of Sprouts

Recipes:

How to make a fruit salad

Report relating to Barcelona

Balanced discussion – is it right to hunt foxes?

A newspaper report

An explanation of how a machine works

Poetry

Year 4 English Units of Work

Unit Title:

Arrgh…!

Haiku and Kennings

Caution!

Poetry Style Covered:

Poetry on a Theme

Poetry Forms

Classic Poetry

Unit Outcome:

Aliens and Monsters poems

A selection of poems in different forms - Kennings and Haiku

Performance poem based on Hillaire Belloc’s classic Cautionary Tales

 

Year 5

Fiction

Unit Title:

By Thor’s Hammer…

Through the Wardrobe …

Hugo

How to Train Your Dragon

Stormbreaker

Treasure Island

Genre Covered:

Myths

Playscript

Narrative Story

Story with a Historical Setting

Adventure Story

Classic Fiction

Unit Outcome:

A narrative based on Norse mythology

A playscript extract - scene from ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’

Narrative story

Write a mini adventure story for Hiccup the Viking

An action story – edge of your seat stuff!

A retelling of a key event from the classic text

Non-Fiction

Unit Title:

Game, Set and Match

All the World’s A Stage

The Circle of Life!

The Amazon Question - Agony or Advancement?

Stand and Deliver

Is it Fair?

Text Type Covered:

Instructions

Recount

Explanation

Discussion

Non-chronological Report

Persuasive

Unit Outcome:

Rules of the Game

A Theatre review (recount) of the play seen at The Octagon each year

An explanation of a lifecycle

A balanced discussion on deforestion

A non-chronological report on Highwaymen

Persuasive – screenshot promotion campaign and script for Fairtrade

Poetry

Year 5 English Units of Work

Unit Title:

Things That Go Bump In the Night

A study of Benjamin Zephaniah

The Highwayman – Alfred Noyes

Poetry Style Covered:

Poems on a Theme

A study of a modern poet

Classic Poetry

Unit Outcome:

Writing Spooky poems

Performance poetry based on Zephaniah’s works

A narrative retelling of the classic poem

 

Year 6

Fiction

Unit Title:

We’re Off To See The Wizard!

The Tempest – A Storm in a Teacup?

 

Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady

Animal Quackers

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

Y6 Playscript Study

Genre Covered:

Classic Fiction

Classic Playscript

Legend

Humorous Story

Mystery Story

Playscript

Unit Outcome:

Writing an additional chapter to the classic ‘The Wizard Of Oz’

Translating and setting a Shakespearian scene in modern day England

A story retelling based on Arthurian Legend

Humorous narrative with use of informal language

A mystery story based on the picture stimulus

A Y6 humorous performance

Non-Fiction

Unit Title:

Mission Survive!

Hall Of Fame

Deadly Diseases

You Decide

Let’s Get to the Heart of the Matter

There’s No Place Like Home

Text Type Covered:

Instructions

Recount

Non-Chronological Report

Persuasive

Explanation

Discussion

Unit Outcome:

How to perform a glissade

A biography (recount) of Ernest Shackleton

A non-chronological report on fatal diseases

A campaign speech (persuasive) based on fictional politics

Explanation text about the heart and the circulatory system

Debate – Is Leyland the place to be?

Poetry

Year 6 English Units of Work

Unit Title:

A Study of Ted Hughes

Marriott Edgar’s The Lion And Albert

The Lady of Shalott

Poetry Style Covered:

A study of a poet

Local Poetry

Classic Poetry

Unit Outcome:

Writing thematic poems: Nature

Dialect Performance Poetry

Story retelling of the narrative classic poem

 

 
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Core Values

  • Love - of God and for one another
  • Faith - in Jesus Christ and in our future
  • Enjoyment - of all that school offers, so that we can be our very best
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  • Compassion - caring for one another and all the world.
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