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Morecambe and Heysham

Grosvenor Park Primary School


Miss Taylor and Miss Dempsey’s groups will be reading Skellig by David Almond. This unusual, innovative and moving fictional story will enable us to develop our technical story writing techniques in creating our own short narratives. Year 6 will also complete a variety of incidental pieces, both fiction and non-fiction, working on organisational devices and higher level punctuation. In Reading, we will work on recognising themes and comparing characters within and across texts and, through close reading, re-read and read ahead to locate clues to support understanding and justify with evidence from the



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!



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!

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.