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By Louis Sachar


Year 5 are currently studying the novel Holes by Louis Sachar. 

(Autumn 1)


We began our novel by making predictions after looking at the front cover and watching the trailer. 


We have been digging for techniques to improve our writing....

Take a look at our fantastic pieces of work...
Verbs, adverbs and adjectives.
Description of Stanley’s first day.
A variety of sentence types.
Features of letters
Letter to Stanley’s mum.

The Firework-Maker’s Daughter

By Philip Pullman

Year 5 are studying The Firework-Maker’s Daughter by Phillip Pullman.

(Autumn 2)

We have learned how to use brackets in our writing. We put our sentences together outdoors, ensuring the brackets were surrounding parenthesis.

We followed at a set of instructions and pulled out the key features.

We then wrote our own set of instructions...

Finally, we tested our instructions out and edited them.

Oranges in No Man's Land
By Elizabeth Laird


Year 5 are currently studying the novel Oranges in No Man's Land by Elizabeth Laird. 

(Spring 1)

Key Words

Can you put these words into a sentence?
We predicted what we thought the novel would be about from looking at the front cover, the blurb and a video. Our predictions changed slightly as we went through the lesson. 

Ayesha (the main character) has arrived at a dilemma- Should she cross the green line to get medicine for her granny, or should she stay to look after her? We carried out a conscience ally to help Ayesha arrive at a decision.

Ayesha is taking a risk by crossing the green line to get her granny medicine. Year 5 and 6 came together to look at the theme of risk taking in a P4C session. We selected the question: Is risk taking always a good idea?