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 first autumn half term: Runaways!
About this text type:
Two orphans named Hannah and John have managed to escape the evil clutches of the evil Workhouse Master; Mr. Patch! They search desperately for shelter and food but with very little luck. As they turn to becoming mudlarks, John and Hannah find refuge in a shop doorway, until they hear a deep voice comment "So...what do we have here?" Is it Mr.Patch? Wait and see...
Our second piece of writing is based on Newspaper articles.
We will be looking at the life and work of the legendary Dr. Barnardo. We will identify the features of Newspaper articles and develop our understanding of how to write an article for the opening of Dr. Barnardo's new home for children: Stepney Causeway.
Find out about Dr. Barnardo clicking on the link below: