Spring Term Coverage
Unit Summary Grammar Non-fiction In this unit, the children go on an imaginary mission back in time to warn Hyphens and dashes
Mission: Save Pompeii! the people of Pompeii about the volcanic eruption. They read the Apostrophes
interactive eBook, locating key information in the text and creating an Colons and semi-colons
action plan. The writing tasks include creating an information leaflet Coordination and
and writing a non-chronological report using formal language. subordination
Fiction: In this unit, the children will read the story Goodnight Mister Tom, Past and present
Goodnight they will demonstrate their understanding of what they read by drawing progressive tense
Mister Tom inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives Subjunctive form/mood
from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence. Direct and indirect speech
This unit also focusses on developing writing skills, including story writing,
personal writing, letter writing and recount writing.
Poetry: In this unit, the children explore free verse poems, focusing in depth Synonyms and antonyms
Poetic voice on the work of two poets. They focus on imagery and explore different Abstract nouns
language patterns. They write poems based on a model and present a free Revision of terminology
verse poem in letter form.