As part of our focus on Black History Month, our reading this term begins with a week studying poetry by black authors. We are looking at poems that reference the cultural heritage of the poets and considering the rich imagery used to engage the reader.
Poets studied include:
Our main text this term links to our new topic, which asks the question: What impact did the Anglo-Saxons have?
We are reading non-fiction texts for some background information, before launching ourselves into the blood and thunder of Beowulf! This ancient saga has been retold for children by Michael Morpurgo, so prepare to gasp in horror and amazement as brave warriors battle with ancient monsters.......
Both titles will give us a chance to discuss all aspects of ecology and conservation.
Can We Save the Tiger? presents information and facts about endangered species and The Last Wild
is a fiction book that takes us on a journey into a world where animals, and humans, are fighting for
survival. Be prepared to be gripped and inspired by these two, very different, books!
Every week we learn new vocabulary that has been introduced through our book. The Last Wild has given us some fantastic words to add to our personal lexicons!
We play partner games to embed the vocabulary and show it off in our speech and writing. Take a look at our Vocabulary Board below!