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St Joseph's Catholic

Primary School and Nursery

‘Growing in love, in the spirit of Christ, for the benefit of all’

English

For the next 4 weeks, we will be looking at fantasy narratives, in particular setting descriptions. The model text, which we are using this topic, is called The Wolves of Willoughby Chase. We chose this text because it contains lots of ambitious vocabulary. 

 

Our grammar focus is expanded noun phrases, the use of semi-colons in coordinated sentences and avoiding tautology. Please find a copy of the knowledge organiser attached. 

 

For the next 4 weeks, we will be looking at Historical Stories. The model text, which we are using, is called Diver's Daughter. We chose this text because it is set in Tudor London. 

 

Here is the blurb: 

Eve Cartright is a young black girl growing up with her mum in London in the late 16th century. Life is tough, Eve is almost always hungry, and they always seem to be just one step away from gruesome poverty, despite her hard-working mum’s best efforts. 

 

We are going to be using relative clauses and direct speech in our writing for the next 4 weeks. Please find a copy of the knowledge organiser attached. 

Examples of writing

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