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 new spring half term is: The Firebird
About this text type:
The Firebird is a beautifully illustrated story that has been retold through the famous ballet 'The Firebird' by Igor Stravinsky. The Firebird tells the tale of a Prince who is asked to prove his worth to his family by capturing the beautiful Firebird. Prince Ivan has a quest to carry out to prove his worth in his family. But will the Firebird be easy to capture?
See the ballet link below that expresses parts of the story The Firebird beautifully.
Our second piece of writing is based on Instructional writing.
Our non-narrative unit this half term will be based on writing instructions on how to mummify an Ancient Egyptian! Children will use their skills from last half term by incorporating sub-headings and bullet points to create clear, concise and informative instructions! Our non-fiction piece will also be supported by our Science lessons as we look closely at the digestive systems in humans.