In English the children will read a range of fiction, nonfiction and poetry books. Much of the work undertaken in Literacy for the first half term will be based around our topic ‘Pioneers”. The children will learn to write for a range of purposes such as extended story writing where they will have the opportunities to compose creative stories of their own on space and travel. They will also experience how to write non chronological reports and explanation based on trips to the moon. We will continue to develop the correct use of punctuation and grammar in their independent writing and SPaG lessons. The children will use new spelling patterns and continue to learn common spellings. Reading comprehension will continue where the children will develop their understanding of the literal and inferential meaning of a written text. In handwriting they will begin to learn to join letters corectly. There will be an increase in the number of spelling for the weekly test.