Classic Children’s Fiction
Focus study book – Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce.
· Tom’s Midnight Garden will be used throughout the 1st spring term and 2 weeks of the 2nd spring term. The book will inspire; children describing their own ‘Midnight Garden’ and narrative writing in the form of a missing chapter that would fit into the story. In both Guided Reading sessions and English sessions, the book will be used to develop reading skills with a particular focus on improving inference.
Focus study poem – The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
· This poem will be used as the reading and writing focus during the 2nd spring term. Writing out comes will include; narrative writing – writing a story version of the poem and diary writing.