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Autumn Term

Autumn (1)

Autumn (2)

Autumn (3)

Autumn (4)


By Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake


Leon and the Place Between

By Angela McAllister and Grahame Baker-Smith

The First Drawing

By Mordicai Gerstein


The Heart and the Bottle

By Oliver Jeffers


Narrative - own version (fantasy), recount (diary entry), character descriptions, instructions (recipes)

Narrative (Fantasy), Recount (Diary Entry) Setting Descriptions

Character description, diary entry, recount, narrative

Narrative (dilemma stories), character descriptions


By Roald Dahl


Our first book this term is The BFG by Roald Dahl. This is a book I remember reading about when I was younger and I am looking forward to reading it again with you. We will travel from London to a magical land of giants, dreams and Snozzcumbers.


Leon and the Place Between

By Grahame Baker-Smith


Our second book this term will be Leon and the Place Between by Grahame Baker-Smith. Be prepared for some mystical goings on in this book, as we follow Leon through the story.




The First Drawing

By Mordicai Gerstein


Our third book this term is The First Drawing by Mordicai Gerstein. This will link nicely into our Stone Age history lessons and into our Rock Detectives Science topic.

I've read another book by Mordicai Gerstein with Year 5 and it was very good.


The Heart and the Bottle

By Oliver Jeffers


Our last book this term is The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers. What would happen if you took your heart out and stored it in a bottle? In this book, we find out.


Spring Term

Spring (1)

Spring (2)

Spring (3)

Spring (4)

The Tear Thief

By Carol Ann Duffy and Nicoletta Ceccoli

Cloud Tea Monkeys

By Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham

The Pied Piper

By Brothers Grimm and Lisbeth Zwerger

The Tin Forest

By Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson

Letter in role, shared poem, information poster, discussion

Descriptive passage, ‘how to’ guide, letter, discussion, nonchronological report

Information reports, adverts, narrative and analysis of a piece of poetry

Various non-fiction outcomes

Summer Term

Summer (1)

Summer (2)

Summer (3)

Summer (4)

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

By Chris Van Allsberg


By David Wienser

The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish

By Neil Gaiman

Jim, A Cautionary Tale

By Hilaire Belloc and Mini Grey

Mystery stories, diary entries, dialogue, setting description (atmospheric description), captions and titles

Narrative (mystery stories), setting descriptions, narrative (retelling), non-Chronological reports, letters (informal)

Script for a pilot TV show

Narrative poetry (cautionary tales), performance poetry