In English, we are writing to entertain. Our first unit of work will focus on the text 'Beowulf' by Rob Lloyd Jones. This unit aims to give children to read and appraise the story of Beowulf and write their own hero myth based on the story. pupils will engage imaginatively with the story of Beowulf through drama, discussion and a series of creative activities based on the text. They will become familiar with the structure of the story and the literary conventions of hero myths. There is also a SPAG focus on using powerful verbs, expanding noun phrases, using superlatives and placing commas in lists. Pupils will also have the opportunity to develop their inference skills. In the second week, pupils will use drama to develop ideas and extend their vocabulary. They will then plan their own hero myth and have the opportunity to draft and edit their stories before presenting them to an audience.
The Lost Words
Our poetry unit will focus on the book 'The Lost Words' by Robert Macfarlane. During this unit, we will explore a number of different compositions, before creating our own poem. We will also develop our performing skills as we will look to present our poem to others in our class.