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St William of York Catholic Primary School

Literacy

Short stories –

The Man Who Walked between the Towers –

Mordicai Gerstein

The Giant’s Necklace – Michael Morpurgo

Literacy work will also include daily guided reading and:

  • Use active and passive voice to achieve intended effects e.g. formal reports
  • Identify purpose and audience
  • Choose appropriate text form and type for all writing
  • Select appropriate structure, vocabulary and grammar
  • Draw on similar writing models, reading and research
  • Consciously control the use of different sentence structures for effect
  • Use a wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs.
  • Use a wide range of clause structures sometimes varying their position within a sentence.  Manipulate sentences to create particular effects.
  • Blend action, dialogue and description within sentences and paragraphs to convey character and advance the action
  • Use devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs in non-chronological reports. E.g. Similarly, In addition.
  • Use devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs in narrative, e.g. adverbials such as: meanwhile, just then, until then.
  • Identify and use semi-colons to mark the boundary between independent clauses e.g.  It is raining; I am fed up.
  • Investigate and collect a range of synonyms and antonyms (word of the day activity)
  • Identify the subject and object of a sentence.
  • Explore and investigate active and passive.
  • Explore, collect and use examples of the perfect form of verbs to mark relationships of time and cause
  • Identify and use colons to introduce a list.
  • Explore how hyphens can be used to avoid ambiguity egg, man eating shark versus man-eating shark.
  • Use ellipsis to link ideas between paragraphs.
  • Our Mission Statement
  • Together Everyone Achieves More.
  • To go forward in Christ, to respect our neighbour and to always give our best.
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