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Curriculum Intent - English

 

Characteristics of a John Bamford Communicator 

 

 

Implementation  

Cycle 1

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Years 1 and 2

Fire, fire!

 

Vlad and The Great Fire of London by Katie Cunnigham

 

The Great Fire of London by Liz Goggerly

 

English Writing Pieces:

Narrative – diary of Samuel Pepys

 

Narrative – retell the story

 

Non-narrative – instructions – How to Make Bread

 

Non-narrative – Non-chronological report all about the Great Fire of London

Our Town (Local adventure)

 

In Every House, on Every Street by Jess Hitchman

 

(4 weeks)

 

English Writing Pieces:

Non-narrative – Recount of our walk around Rugeley

 

Non-narrative – Poem about Rugeley

 

 

 

 

 

 

Into the Woods!

 

Into the Forest by Anthony Browne

 

The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis

 

English Writing Pieces:

Narrative –

Meeting the Bog Baby

 

Non-narrative – Recount of Cannock Chase

 

Non-narrative – write a letter to The Bog Baby about meeting the Gruffalo

Study of National Fairy Tales (National adventure)

 

The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy

 

 

English Writing Pieces:

Narrative –

Retell traditional tale

 

Non-narrative – Instructions ‘How to make a puppet’ (Link to DT)

 

Non-narrative – explanation  - how to use a Beebot (link to computing)

All about Orang-utan’s/Rainforests

 

Pongo by Jesse Hodgson

 

Rainforest Explorers by

 

English Writing Pieces:

Narrative – Rainforest Explorer story

 

Non-narrative – non-chronological report all about rainforests/orang-utans.

 

Non-narrative – write a persuasive letter to protect the rainforests.

Here we are (Global adventure)

 

Here we Are by Oliver Jeffers

 

 

English Writing Pieces:

Narrative –

Write a story about one of the different characters shown.

 

Non-narrative – instructions – how to make a bag

 

Non-narrative – letter to someone in the future – how to look after our world.

Years 3 and 4

The Terrible Tudors

 

Diver’s Daughter: A Tudor Story by Patricia Lawrence

 

The Queens Token by Pamela Oldfield

 

English Writing Pieces: 1 x non-narrative – biography Henry VIII

 

1 x non-narrative -newspaper article – Beheaded!

 

1 x narrative - character description (The Diver’s Daughter)

 

1 x narrative – write a story

 

Our local library (Local adventure)

 

Children to choose from library their own book (developing a love of reading and children’s preference)

 

English Writing Pieces:

 

1 x non-narrative – book review

 

1 x non-narrative - science experiment write up

The Stone Age

 

Stone Age Boy – Satoshi Kitamura

 

The History Detective Investigates: Stone Age to Iron Age

 

English Writing Pieces:

1 x narrative – poetry – kennings

 

1 x narrative – write a story

 

1 x non-narrative – instruction writing for a camp fire

 

1 x non-narrative - science experiment write up

Town is by the sea (National adventure)

 

How Does a Lighthouse Work? By Roman Belyaev

 

English Writing Pieces:

 

1 x non-narrative – explanation text about a lighthouse

 

1 x non-narrative -persuasive writing

Blue Abyss

 

Floatsam by David Wilsner

 

A Boy and a Bear in a boat by Dave Shelton

 

English Writing Pieces:

1 x narrative – monster stories

 

1 x non-narrative - non-chronological report

 

1 x non-narrative - science experiment write up

 

1 x non-narrative -persuasive writing

 

1 x non-narrative - newspaper report

 

Clean Water and Sanitation (Global adventure)

 

Once Upon a Rainbow by James Carter

 

English Writing Pieces:

 

1 x narrative - poetry

Years 5 and 6

Romans

 

Roman Invasions by Jim Eldridge

(10 weeks)

 

English Writing Pieces:

Narrative – Diary of when the Caledonians attack (Autumn 1)

 

Non-narrative – Explanation text: What is a catapult? (Autumn 1)

 

Non-narrative – Non-chronological report about Romans (Autumn 1

 

Non-narrative – Balanced argument – Were the Romans rotten? (Aut 2)

 

Narrative – Retell a Roman myth (Aut 2)

 

 

Rugeley Miners (Local adventure)

 

Around Rugeley from Old Photographs by Joan Anslow

(4 weeks)

 

 

English Writing Pieces:

Non-narrative – Recount of their Christmas experience at the Black Country Museum (Aut 2)

Mexico

 

Hero Twins (Mayan myth) by Jolley Dan and Witt David

 

 

English Writing Pieces:

Narrative – Write a Mexican myth (Spring 1)

 

Non-narrative – persuasive text (Mexico brochure) (Spring 1)

 

Non-narrative – Biography of Freda Kahlo (Spring 1)

 

Narrative –

Continue the story from Literacy Shed based on (Spring 2)

 

 

Sports Relief (National adventure)

 

Women in Sport

50 Fearless Athletes who Played to Win by Rachel Ignotofsky

(3 weeks)

 

English Writing Pieces:

Non-narrative – Biography of a sports woman (Spring 2)

 

Non-narrative – Science investigation based on heart circulatory system and exercise (Spring 2)

 

Inventions

 

The Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie

 

 

English Writing Pieces:

Narrative – Design a room and tell the story of what happens in there (Summer 1)

 

Non-narrative- Explanation text of invention (Summer 1)

 

Non-narrative – Persuasive text to encourage visitors to the newly designed room (Summer 1

 

Narrative – Use Literacy Shed’s Red Miss Take to describe the inventor’s workshop and design a character (Summer 2)

 

Non-narrative – Newspaper article based on Tim Berners Lee (Summer 1)

 

Non-narrative – Science investigation based on light (Summer 2)

Deforestation (Global adventure)

 

Under the Canopy Trees Around the World by Iris Volant

(3 weeks)

 

English Writing Pieces:

 

Non-narrative – persuasive letter

 

 

Cycle 2

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Years 1 and 2

The Victorians

 

Daisy Saves the Day by Shirley Hughes

 

English Writing Pieces:

Narrative – retell the story of Daisy

 

Non-narrative – The life of Mary Seacole/Florence Nightingale/Queen Victoria

 

Non-narrative – letter to a Victorian child

 

Our School (Local adventure)

 

Once upon an Ordinary School Day by Colin McNaughton

 

Narrative – story about an extraordinary school day.

 

Non-narrative –non-chronological report all about JB.

 

Non-narrative – letter to future JB children.

All About Chocolate!

 

Mr Bunny’s Chocolate by Elys Dolan

 

Narrative – Retelling the story

 

Non–narrative – Letter to Mr Bunny

 

Non-narrative – Non-chronological report all about chocolate

Bright Lights, Big Cities (National adventure)

Katie in London and Katie In Scotland by James Mayhew

 

Narrative – ____ in Cardiff

 

Non-narrative – Non-chronological report ‘all about London’

 

Non-narrative – letter to the Queen asking about her life.

Growing Up

 

The Growing Story by Ruth Krauss

 

Narrative – story of a year in their life (different seasons etc.)

 

Non-narrative – Explanation on how plants grow.

 

Non-narrative – letter to grandparents.

At the seaside, beach pollution (Global adventure)

 

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch by Ronda

 

Narrative – write a story about one of the seagulls and an adventure they might have.

 

Non-narrative – Letter the Lighthouse Keeper – what is it like to be a Lighthouse Keeper?

 

Non-narrative – instructions – how to make a sandwich

Years 3 and 4

Egyptians

 

English Writing Pieces:

Etching hill Rock (Local adventure)

 

English Writing Pieces:

Oh, the Places You’ll Go (Places in Europe)

 

English Writing Pieces:

St. George and the Dragon (National adventure)

 

English Writing Pieces:

Misty Mountains

 

English Writing Pieces:

Climate Action (Global adventure)

 

English Writing Pieces:

Years 5 and 6

Battles of Britain

 

Letter from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll or Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo

 

English Writing Pieces:

 

Narrative - letter home from soldier or refugee (Autumn 1)

 

Non-narrative -  Instructions/Explanation text on plane with moving propeller (Autumn 1)

 

Non-narrative – Science investigation based on forces (Autumn 2)

 

 

Non-narrative – Biography on Winston Churchill or other war heroes (Autumn 1)

 

The use of Cannock Chase during WW1(Local adventure)

 

War Horse or Archie’s War by Marcia Williams

 

Cannock Chase District Council Website WW1

 

English Writing Pieces:

 

Non-Narrative – recount of visit (Autumn 2)

 

Narrative- Write the next chapter of the book (Autumn 2)

The Ancient Greeks

 

Athens - THE LITERACY SHED

 

English Writing Pieces:

 

Narrative – Retell of a myth (Spring 1)

 

Non- Narrative -  Non-chronological report – chosen aspect of Ancient Greek life (Spring 1)

 

Non-narrative- Newspaper article Olympics report on the events of a day like a sports journalist (Spring 1)

 

Non- narrative -Persuasive text about visiting Greece (Spring 2)

 

Non-narrative – Trojan horse newspaper report (Spring 2)

Shakespeare Week

(National adventure

 

Macbeth by William Shakespeare and Jon Haward or The Tempest

 

English Writing Pieces:

 

Narrative - play script (Spring 2)

 

 

Forces of Nature

 

Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick

 

English Writing Pieces:

 

Non-narrative – Explanation text about volcano/ earthquake (Summer 1)

 

Narrative – write the next chapter of the book or Zoe’s escape from Eel’s Island (Summer 1)

 

Narrative – write a flashback of Zoe’s (protagonist) life before losing her parents (Summer 2)

 

Non-narrative – Science explanation text  (Summer 1)

 

Non-narrative – newspaper report on extreme weather / real life events (Summer 2)

Sustainability and Recycling (Global adventure)

 

Guardians of the Planet by Clive Gifford

 

English Writing Pieces:

 

Non-narrative - persuasive letter to future generations

(Summer 2)

 

Phonics Overview 

Please click the link below to view our phonics overview

Phonics Overview

 

Aspire to be a Communicator

Here are some of the jobs you could aspire to do in the future as a good communicator. You will need to combine your reading, writing and spoken language to access these careers:

  • Publicity Assistant  
  • Stage Director  
  • Song Writer  
  • Entertainment Manager  
  • Social Media Consultant  
  • Cartoonist  
  • Sports Journalist  
  • Firefighter (Communicator) 
  • Doctor (Communicator) 
  • Nurse (Communicator) 
  • Teacher  


For more careers, please visit:  

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree/english  

https://successatschool.org/advicedetails/548/how-to-become-a-firefighter-uk 

https://successatschool.org/careerzones 

   

The Library 

The library is sited in the main building and a timetable is available to allow classes to book into the library to explore at their pleasure. Please follow the link below to a 360 tour of ‘The Enchanted Reading Forest’ that has been created by our pupils.

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