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Grosvenor Park Primary School


In English this term, Mrs Higgens and Miss Dempsey’s groups will firstly be immersing themselves in a poetry unit, reading ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes and then ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ by Michael Morpurgo later on in the term. Miss Taylor and Mrs Martin’s groups will be reading the fabulous novel ‘Goodnight Mr. Tom’ by Michelle Magroian. Through these novels, we will be consolidating the Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation skills we have been working on throughout the year, as well as applying our knowledge to spell new prefixes, suffixes and alternative spellings. Both Year 5 and 6 children will write for different purposes, using the texts for inspiration. Throughout, we will continue to focus on choosing appropriate vocabulary for effect and blending dialogue, description and action across paragraphs. Evaluating, editing and proofreading our writing will also be important to work on this term.

We were ASTOUNDED by the motivation, resilience, perseverance and effort of so many more children working towards their spelling badges last term so, ALAS! Let’s hope that continues this term!


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