In Year 5 we have a daily literacy lesson, as well as dedicated spelling, grammar and guided reading sessions. The children are expected to use clear, joined handwriting and are encouraged to take pride in the presentation of all of their learning.
Our literacy learning includes narrative writing in different genres, newspaper recounts, myths and legends, narrative poetry, persuasive leaflets, explanations and biography.
Throughout literacy lessons, we will develop our key writing skills based on different genres, writing for purpose and audience. Through oral rehearsal, drafting and editing we aim to produce writing that is high quality, interesting to read and a showcase of our children's own high expectations.
During the Spring term in literacy we will be writing persuasive leaflets (based on a holiday brochure for Greece), narrative poetry (linked to our guided reading book 'The Odyssey') and a Greek myth, again linked to our guided reading and topic work on Ancient Greece.
Here is a link to the expected grammar coverage in Year 5.
Here is a link to the list of spelling words that the children will need to learn this year.