Year 5 English Programme
ENGLISH YEAR 5
Year 5 follow the programme of study for Key Stage 2 National Curriculum English and take into account the recommendations set out in the National Literacy Strategy. In addition, pupils are prepared for the requirements of Selective and Independent School entrance examinations.
The three National Curriculum Attainment Targets are:
- A.T.1 - Speaking and Listening
- A.T.2 - Reading
- A.T.3 - Writing
Speaking and Listening
Reading simple play scripts
Discussion of topics of general interest
Reports of class visits
Preparing a talk to the class (2 minutes)
Recommending a book to the class
Role play/giving instructions/using persuasion
Debating different points of view
Snaggletooth – Gene Kemp
Facing the Demon Headmaster – Gillian Cross
Flour Babies – Anne Fine
A range of fiction and non-fiction texts including myths and legends from other cultures
Books from the school library
Instructional writing – including Verbal Reasoning questions
Writing (for a variety of audiences)
Writing in the first and third person
Characterisation and setting
Myths and fairy tales
Writing an argument
Grammar exercises include noun, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, pronouns, prepositions etc. Dialogue, Imperatives and tenses of verbs, agreement of verbs, commas, apostrophes for contraction and possession etc.
Spelling and Handwriting
Spellings are set each week, usually taken from Violet Brand books and Schonell, as well as the recommendations of the National Literacy Strategy.
We continue to teach a comfortable, flowing, joined-up, legible style of handwriting. Layout and presentation is reinforced.