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Autumn Term 2 

For the next three weeks, we are going to be writing a narrative text about Bod and his adventure to a forbidden land. We will be using The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman to support our writing.

ZPD 5.1

When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family. A stunningly original novel deftly constructed over eight chapters, featuring every second year of Bod's life, from babyhood to adolescence. Will Bod survive to be a man? 

Developing our plot points…

Experience Day

Read our final persuasive letters to Mr Scrooge!

Ebenezer Scrooge : The Christmas Spirit 

For the next three weeks, we are going to be writing a persuasive letter to Scrooge to convince him to have Christmas Spirit. For our non-fiction unit of writing, we are going to be using some special symbols (called shapes) to help us understand the different parts that make up a persuasive letter. 

Jim Carreys A Christmas Carol Official Trailer

Autumn Term 1 

Read our final narrative pieces…

The Silver Sword 🗡

Our next genre will be using The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier. We looked at this reading extract in our reading lessons and are now revisiting it during writing. The children will complete their sentence stacking lessons and then produce a final piece. Our final piece will be written from Joseph’s point of view after he had escaped the Nazi prisoner of war camp. 

Our Recount 

Our first unit of work will be influenced by the book, Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll. February, 1941. After months of bombing raids in London, twelve-year-old Olive Bradshaw and her little brother Cliff are evacuated to the Devon coast. The only person with two spare beds is Mr Ephraim, the local lighthouse keeper. But he's not used to company and he certainly doesn't want any evacuees. Desperate to be helpful, Olive becomes his post-girl, carrying secret messages (as she likes to think of the letters) to the villagers. But Olive has a secret of her own. Her older sister Sukie went missing in an air raid, and she's desperate to discover what happened to her. And then she finds a strange coded note which seems to link Sukie to Devon, and to something dark and impossibly dangerous.

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