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Morecambe and Heysham

Grosvenor Park Primary School


Year 5 and 6 English in the Autumn Term


In English this term, Mrs Higgens and Miss Dempsey’s groups will be reading Room 13 by Robert Swindells. Miss Taylor and Mr Fern’s groups will be reading Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell. Through the novels, the children will be developing their skills of retrieval, summarising and inference, whilst being able to locate evidence to support their claims. The children will be undertaking a variety of writing tasks, such as formal letters, character descriptions and narratives. Through writing, the children will also develop their understanding of commas, dashes and brackets to add additional information. Spelling will be an enormous focus, particularly spelling rules such as ible/able, ent/ant and ie/ei. 


The children built some amazing momentum last term in achieving their spelling badges - we were blown away! We hope this continues into the new year!


Please, please, please try to read with your child every day as this is hugely important to their development. Below are some book recommendations for children in Year 5/6: 


Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke

Peter in Peril by Helen Bate

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

The Boy At the Back of the Class by Onjali Rauf

Cogheart by Peter Bunzl

The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Eren by Simon P Clark

The Railway Children by E Nesbit

Abomination by Robert Swindells

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell