As in Maths, our English lessons revolve around a 'Writing Cycle'. This means that the children are now able to watch their writing progress before their very eyes! Each time a new topic or focus text is covered, children's lessons involve practising and applying the necessary skills needed in order to become fluent, creative and confident writers.
Our focus text for the second autumn half term: Oliver!
About this text type:
This half term we will be looking at the well known Dickens novel 'Oliver Twist' However; we will be studying the famous musical version by deconstructing the well known play script. The children will be analysing and re-writing the most iconic scenes of the pay script such as Oliver asking Mr. Bumble for more food in the dreaded workhouse and we will be introduced to the Artful Dodger himself also!
Learning about this play script will feed directly into our topic theme this half term - Child labour and Child workers in the Victorian era.
Take a look at the videos we will be studying in English below:
Our second piece of writing is based on Advertisements.
Our non-narrative unit will be based on advertisements this half term. We will be advertising Oliver Twist as a 'Boy for sale!' as well as advertising a new Victorian toy for Christmas! Children will be developing their understanding of language use to promote items through advertising as well as developing the use of present tense and rhetorical questions to grab our readers attention! Keep a look out for some super adverts coming to you this Christmas on our website!