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Morecambe and Heysham

Grosvenor Park Primary School



In English this term, we will be exploring our class novel “Kensuke’s Kingdom” by Michael Morpurgo. This story is an adventure fantasy in the purest tradition, it also pulls together powerful and thought-provoking themes of love, loss, forgiveness, hope and redemption. 




Throughout our English lessons, we will be exploring the main themes of text and using comprehensive 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. We will use the knowledge we gain to develop our narrative writing; planning, drafting and re-imagining the story. We are hoping to create the next generation of story tellers!




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. Miss Walton is currently reading her favourite classic children's tale; 'Wind in the Willows' by Kenneth Grahame. I've always been a huge fan of stories that personify animals, especially ones where Toads drive motor vehicles!



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!


Year 5 Recommended Reads

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Year 6 Recommended Reads

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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!


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.