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This is web-based service that the department provide and all years in Prep use to test their knowledge on the books that they read both as a class and individually. There is a site to allow parents to view what their children have read and a facility that allows children to browse for books they might enjoy further based upon their reading habits.

The Accelerated Reading House Cup is keenly contested each term and top readers are rewarded and recognised in the term’s final assembly. The links below will take you directly to the site.

https://ukhosted1.renlearn.co.uk/1893143/ (Pupils for tests)
https://ukhosted1.renlearn.co.uk/1893143/HomeConnect/Login.aspx (parents' login)

If you want to search for a book – here is a useful search tool that AR offers to help you.

http://www.arbookfind.co.uk/

Guides

If you want to download the free AR app select this link for instructions

Reading Lists

Year 4 Reading List Year 5 Reading List Year 6 Reading List
Year 7 Reading List Year 8 Reading List  

As well as these reading lists you might want to access the link to the CILIP site below as it will allow you to see what books are currently shortlisted for the current Carnegie Medal and also to browse past winners.

http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/home


 

Year 4 Scheme of Work

Michaelmas term overview

SPAG Comprehension

Creative Writing

Reading

Handwriting

Spellings following the National Curriculum guidelines.

Spellings are sent home in books to learn each week. Games and reinforcement activities are done in school.

Punctuation and Grammar we follow the CGP scheme.

Comprehension has strong links with creative writing topics. 

Texts are selected from a variety of genres and are differentiated to help each child achieve their potential.

Dilemma stories

Information texts

Instructional writing

Fantasy settings

Newspapers

Story writing 

Children are guided towards appropriate reading books.

As well as individually, we read in small groups and as a class.

We follow the Nelson handwriting scheme. 

Lent term overview

SPAG Comprehension

Creative Writing

Reading

Handwriting

Spellings following the National Curriculum guidelines.

Spellings are sent home in books to learn each week. Games and reinforcement activities are done in school.

Punctuation and Grammar we follow the CGP scheme.

Comprehension has strong links with creative writing topics.

Texts are selected from a variety of genres and are differentiated to help each child achieve their potential.

Recounts

Newspapers

Poetry – exploring form

Information texts

Historical settings

Fantasy settings

Children are guided towards appropriate reading books.

As well as individually, we read in small groups and as a class.

We follow the Nelson handwriting scheme. 

Trinity term overview

SPAG Comprehension

Creative Writing

Reading

Handwriting

Spellings following the National Curriculum guidelines.

Spellings are sent home in books to learn each week. Games and reinforcement activities are done in school.

Punctuation and Grammar we follow the CGP scheme.

Comprehension has strong links with creative writing topics.  Texts are selected from a variety of genres and are differentiated to help each child achieve their potential.

Poetry

Stories from another culture

Evaluating evidence

Explanation Texts

Playscripts

Cartoons

Science Fiction 

Children are guided towards appropriate reading books.

As well as individually, we read in small groups and as a class.

We follow the Nelson handwriting scheme.

Examinations:

60 minute reading test

60 minute writing test

Year 5 Scheme of Work

Michaelmas term overview

BASICS (SPG) CGP KS2 Year 5 booklet UNIT WORK – from core text book
So you really want to learn Junior English?”

Class reader
From dept. stock chosen by staff

PREP WORK:

Spellings See separate booklet

EXAMINATION:

Units chosen by staff as appropriate

Units chosen by staff as appropriate

i.e. Out of The Ashes,

Kensuke’s Kingdom,

The Ghost of Thomas Kempe

Word endings, suffix
“ful”, “y” plural form,
regular and irregular plurals,
prefixes and roots

Paper 1: Reading
(45 mins)

Paper 2:
Writing

(45 mins)

Lent term overview

BASICS (SPG) CGP KS2 Year 5 booklet

UNIT WORK – from core text book

“So you really want to learn Junior English?” 

Class reader
From dept. stock chosen by staff

PREP WORK:
Spellings

EXAMINATION:

Units chosen by staff as appropriate

Units chosen by staff as appropriate

i.e. Why The Whales Came, the Machine Gunners

Doubling consonants, soft and hard “c”, diphthongs and homophones

n/a

Trinity term overview

BASICS (SPG) CGP KS2 Year 5 booklet

UNIT WORK – from core text book
“So you really want to learn Junior English?” 

Class reader
From dept. stock chosen by staff

PREP WORK:
Spellings

EXAMINATION:

Units chosen by staff as appropriate

Units chosen by staff as appropriate

i.e. Carrie’s War,

101 Dalmatians,

The Iron Man

Suffixes, unstressed vowels, “ie” & “ei”, transforming words and prefixes

Paper 1: Reading
(45 mins)

Paper 2:
Writing

(45 mins)

Year 6 Scheme of Work

Michaelmas term overview

UNIT WORK – from core text book “So you really want to learn English?” Book 1

Class reader
From dept. stock chosen by staff

PREP WORK:
Year 6 prep book for Michaelmas

SPELLINGS:

EXAMINATION:

Units chosen by staff as appropriate

i.e. The Silver Sword, The Wreck of the Zanzibar

Parts of speech, plurals & apostrophe  high frequency English words, sentence connectives and prefixes

Paper 1: Reading
45 mins)

Paper 2:
Writing

(45 mins)

Lent term overview

UNIT WORK – from core text book “So you really want to learn English?” Book 1

Class reader
From dept. stock chosen by staff

PREP WORK:
Year 6 prep book for Lent

SPELLINGS:

EXAMINATION:

Units chosen by staff as appropriate

i.e.  Animal Farm, The Dark Horse.

Parts continued, sentences, speech, suffixes & synonyms

high frequency English words, beginnings and endings n/a

Trinity term overview

UNIT WORK – from core text book “So you really want to learn English?” Book 1

Class reader
From dept. stock chosen by staff

PREP WORK:
Year 6 prep book for Trinity

SPELLINGS:

EXAMINATION:

Units chosen by staff as appropriate

i.e. Beowulf Prefixes, letters, persuasive writing & antonyms high frequency English words, prefixes, roots and endings

Paper 1: Reading
(45 mins)

Paper 2:
Writing

(45 mins)

Year 7 Scheme of Work

Michaelmas term overview

Writing preparation section B Papers 1 & 2 UNIT WORK – from core text book “So you really want to learn English?” Book 2

Class reader

From dept. stock chosen by staff

PREP WORK:

Year 7 prep book for Michaelmas
SPELLINGS:

EXAMINATION:

Writing to: argue, persuade, explain advise or inform

Units chosen by staff as appropriate

i.e. Groosham Grange, The Wind Singer, Wonder Comprehension, apostrophes, antonyms, vocabulary & plurals High frequency English words, vowel choices, unstressed vowels, plurals, vowel suffixes & words endings

Paper 1: literary passage & writing options
(75 mins)

Paper 2: poetry task & writing options
(75 mins)

Lent term overview

Writing preparation section B Papers 1 & 2 UNIT WORK – from core text book “So you really want to learn English?” Book 2

Class reader
From dept. stock chosen by staff

PREP WORK:
Year 7 prep book for Lent

SPELLINGS:

EXAMINATION:

Writing to: argue, persuade, explain advise or inform

Units chosen by staff as appropriate

i.e. Macbeth, The Daughter of the Sea & short stories

Macbeth & vocabulary Prefixes, classical prefixes, common clusters & homophones n/a

Trinity term overview

Writing preparation section B Papers 1 & 2 UNIT WORK – from core text book “So you really want to learn English?” Book 2

Class reader
From dept. stock chosen by staff

PREP WORK:

Year 7 prep book Trinity
SPELLINGS: EXAMINATION:

Writing: imaginative, descriptive or narrative

Units chosen by staff as appropriate

i.e. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas & short stories Comprehension & vocab.

Common roots, word families, the apostrophe of omission, “ie” diphthong and vowel choices

Paper 1: literary passage & writing options (75 mins)

Paper 2: poetry task & writing options
(75 mins)

Year 8 Scheme of Work

Michaelmas term overview

Writing preparation section B Papers 1 & 2 UNIT WORK – from core text book “So you really want to learn English?” Book 3

Class reader
From dept. stock chosen by staff

PREP WORK:
Year 8 prep book – Michaelmas term

SPELLINGS and VOCABULARY  EXAMINATION:

Writing to: argue, persuade, explain advise or inform

Units chosen by staff as appropriate

i.e. Of Mice and Men, Stone Cold, Romeo & Juliet, An Inspector Calls, Buddy

Tasks targeting
Four discrete sections of CE paper

High frequency English words, common misspellings and technical terms for literature

Paper 1: literary passage & writing options
(75 mins)

Paper 2: poetry task & writing options
(75 mins)

Lent term overview

Writing preparation section B Papers 1 & 2 UNIT WORK – from core text book “So you really want to learn English?” Book 3

Class reader
 See above & selected short stories

PREP WORK:
Year 8 prep book – Lent term

SPELLINGS and VOCABULARY

EXAMINATION:

CE run through, Scholarship exams.

Writing: imaginative, descriptive or narrative

Preparation for elements of exam  

Tasks targeting
Four discrete sections of CE paper

High frequency English words, subject words and technical terms for literature

Paper 1: literary passage & writing options (75 mins)

Paper 2: poetry task & writing options (75 mins)

Trinity term overview

Writing preparation section B Papers 1 & 2 UNIT WORK – from core text book “So you really want to learn English?” Book 3

Class reader
Short stories

PREP WORK:
Year 8 prep book – Trinity term

SPELLINGS and VOCABULARY

EXAMINATION:
CE in June

Short planning/ introductory paragraphs Revision The literature essay (if chosen)

Tasks targeting
Four discrete sections of CE paper

Common misspellings and technical terms for literature

Paper 1: literary passage & writing options
(75 mins)

Paper 2: poetry task & writing options
(75 mins)