Stories by significant children’s author – Roald Dahl
· James and the Giant Peach – creating own characters (nasty aunts and friendly insects)
· Secret Agent Suitcase – inspired by ‘Spy Pups’ by Andy Cope, the children will write instructions for the gadgets inside their suitcase. They will then create the suitcase and gadgets for a classroom display.
Historical Fiction – Street Child by Berlie Doherty
· Children will experience reading this fantastic story, set during the Victorian era, in both Guided Reading and English sessions. Writing outcomes will include; diary entries, character descriptions and stories with time slips.
Focus study book – Archie’s War by Marcia Williams
· Archie’s War will be the reading and writing inspiration throughout the 2nd autumn term. Children will experience the book in both Guided Reading and English. Writing outcomes will include; comparative writing, WW1 poetry, formal and informal letter writing. This work will be presented by each child in their own ‘War’ book.