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Thorpe Lea Primary School

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In Literacy we will be developing a range of skills through our class books of the term the first by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler; The Smartest Giant in Town and then Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. We will start the term by exploring our newspaper article writing as well as writing recounts. Half way through the term we will be moving onto our next book; Lost and Found where we will be learning new literacy skills such as compound words, homophones and prefixes. We will be embedding these skills whilst rehearsing and adapting the story of Lost and Found. In Literacy we teach using Pie Corbett's talk4writing scheme. This is an interesting and practical way of exploring a text and integrating national curriculum targets. Using these texts, we will be learning how to retell stories and write articles using information received and our imagination. Throughout this subject the children will continue to develop their handwriting skills, fingers spaces, capital letters, full stop, spellings, phonics knowledge and of course imagination.
In order for children to develop confidence in reading their own written work, regular peer work will be carried out. We encourage children to read their work aloud to their class to build their confidence in their work as well as their reading skills and ability to read for mistakes.