Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

We are Golden and we SPARKLE

We are Writers

Autumn 1 - LAND AHOY!


This half term our theme is LAND AHOY! We will be writing to entertain by writing an adventure story based on our story 'The Pirate Cruncher' by Jonny Duddle.


Willows will have the opportunity to showcase their writing at the end of the topic and learn new grammar skills, such as expanded noun phrases. 



This half term our theme is FROZEN KINGDOM! We will be focusing on non-fiction writing to inform by writing a non-chronological report about polar bears. This is based on our new text 'The Rainbow Bear' by Michael Murpurgo.


We will then move on to reading 'The Great Explorer' by Chris Judge and use this to inspire our letter writing.



This half term our writing will be related to Superheroes! We will be writing to entertain by writing a fantasy story inspired by our core text 'Traction Man' by Mini Grey.


We will also write to inform by writing a set of instructions on How to make a Superhero Potion.

Spring 2 - Amazing Africa!

This half term, our writing will be related to our theme "Amazing Africa".


We will be writing to entertain by writing a setting description of a Kenyan village based on our text 'Lila and the Secret of Rain' by David Covey and Jude Daly.



We will also be write to inform by writing a diary entry based on the day in the life of Anna Hibiscus using our core text 'Anna Hibiscus' by Atinuke

Summer 2 - Nurturing Nurses


In English, this half term, our learning will follow a theme of “Nurturing Nurses”. Our core text is "George’s Marvellous Medicine” by Roald Dahl.


We will be writing to inform by writing our own version of the story and we will be writing a recount of our adventures from our camping trip.