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English

Literacy counts

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This year we will be using Literacy Counts as a method for teaching English. Children will be exposed to a range of high quality texts that will be used as vehicles for studying a range of genres.
Henry's freedom box

This term we will be studying ‘Henry’s Freedom Box’ by Ellen Levine. It is the story of Henry Brown who was a slave in America, tired of his life; he decides to change it in the most unusual way.

We will use this text as a vehicle for writing diaries and biographies, looking at the purpose and features of each genre and applying these across the curriculum, writing a diary as Howard Carter and biographies of significant figures in history.

We worked in groups, using illustrations from the book, to identify the different themes.

Identifying the themes running through the story.

The Lost book of Adventure

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The Lost book of Adventure by Teddy Keen is a collection of stories and real life survival guides. It details everything you need to know about how to live and thrive in nature, from the principles of treehouse building to wilderness first aide.

Experiencing the 'Great outdoors'

We went into the woods to experience how it feels to be outdoors in the rain and cold and decide what we would need to survive. Better footwear for a start!

King Kong

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Anthony Browne's adaptation of the classic tale of 'Beauty and a beast'. The illustrations are drawn in his distinctive style and his portrayal of the over-size gorilla is sensitive.
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