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Thorpe Lea Primary School

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Each half term we will focus on a different text that boasts brilliant language and vocabulary which will help the students not only develop their understanding of words but also their use of exciting vocabulary. 


Our text this half term is...

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The Boy who Harnessed the Wind is a wonderful non-fiction text that demonstrates excellent determination and courage. It teaches its readers about challenging themselves and exploring their own creativity. The book is set in Malawi and looks at a very different environment to the one the students know, giving them an opportunity to learn about a different culture and country. I know that the class will have a lot of fun exploring the world of William and the brilliant way he helped his village at such a young age.


Have a look at what we will be doing each week this half term:

Week 1 (04/06/2018 - 08/06/2018) - Descriptive writing about Malawi

Week 2 (11/06/2018 - 15/06/2018) - Traditional African folk tales

Week 3 (19/06/2018 - 23/06/2018) - Character focus of William

Week 4 (25/06/2018 - 29/06/2018) - Impact of William's actions

Week 5 (02/07/2018 - 06/07/2018) - African style poetry

Week 6 (09/07/2018 - 13/07/2018) - Re-write the text

Week 7 (16/07/2018 - 20/07/2018) - Using future tense


Come and have a look at our ever-growing display and the writing in their books to see what work we have been focusing on for that week.