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Morecambe and Heysham

Grosvenor Park Primary School


In English this term, we will be exploring our class novel “Goodnight Mister Tom” by Michelle Magorian. This classic text is the unforgettable story of young Willie Beech, evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of the Second World War. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the unlikely care of grumpy old Tom Oakley. 




Throughout our English lessons, we will be exploring the main themes of text and using comprehension skills to deepen our understanding of the plot and characters. In every lesson, we will be learning about different spelling, punctuation and grammar elements to help support our writing including looking at determiners, relative clauses, expanded noun phrases, past and present tenses and recapping spellings from previous years. We will use the knowledge we gain to write a settings description, biography and diary entries.


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.






Its really important to practise your spellings and try to earn you spelling badges. Sometimes it is hard to know how to 'practise', so here are some ideas that you could try out!



Reading is hugely important for our vocabulary, our writing skills and our ability to access and enjoy the wider curriculum. Where possible, you should be reading each night.


Take a look at some of the recommended books on this reading list, and make sure you let us know if you find anything good!



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





Handwriting is really important for making us proud of our work and helping to remember spelling. Here is the handwriting policy in case you would like to do any practise at home.