Primary – Literacy

Firespirit saves the day

 

Firespirit is a hero who saves people from getting hurt and stops crime.

One day there was a big incident at the train station. A train was travelling so fast it went off the tracks and crashed into the platform. There were three people on that platform who were flattened…

THEN who appeared?

Was it batman? No!

Was it Wonder woman? No!

Was it Superman? No!

IT WAS FIRESPIRIT!!, because everyone else was on holiday. He gave them some of his magic potion to bring them back to life. Thank you Firespirit, you saved the day!

Jude, Year 5

 

Jude was asked to write a story using only one hundred words and his short story is soon to be published in a book.


Our aim in literacy at ESS is to inspire. We achieve this through taking an effective and confident approach towards the subject with all our pupils.

Literacy holds the key to success in so many areas of life and this is reflected upon the emphasis placed upon it at North Street. It is reflected in our core aims in striving to build resilience into our pupils, believing in their potential and inspiring them to develop a positive outlook.

We use a scheme of work based around Wordsmith (see Activelearnprimary.co.uk). This allows us to help each student individually since it can be customised to their needs. The scheme of work has a different outline per year group while encompassing all of the National Curriculum demands.

 


 

Year 1

Autumn Term

Unit

Unit

Unit

Unit

Fiction Unit 1.1

Guess What?

(3 weeks)

Poetry Unit 1.1

Sensational Senses

(2 weeks)

Non-fiction Unit 1.1

Who Lives Here?

(2 weeks)

Live Unit 1.1

Poetry Star!

(2 weeks)

Summer Term

Unit

Unit

Unit

Unit

Fiction Unit 1.2

Once Upon a Time

(4 weeks)

Word Detectives

(1 week)

Poetry Unit 1.2

Pattern and rhyme

(2 weeks)

Non-fiction Unit 1.2

Why Do Elephants Have Big Ears?

(3 weeks)

Summer Term

Unit

Unit

Unit

Unit

Fiction Unit 1.3

Fantastic Voyages

 

(4 weeks)

Live Unit 1.2

Storytellers

 

(2 weeks)

Poetry Unit 1.3

Growing up

 

(2 weeks)

Non-fiction Unit 1.3

Top Jobs

 

(2 weeks)

Year 2

Autumn Term

Unit

Unit

Unit

Unit

Fiction Unit 2.1

What Would You Do?

(4 weeks)

Poetry Unit 2.1

Pattern, Rhythm, Rhyme

(2 weeks)

Non-fiction Unit2.1

All About Orang-utans

(2 weeks)

Live Unit 2.1

Newshounds

(2 weeks)

Spring Term

Unit

Unit

Unit

Unit

Fiction Unit  2.2

A Twist in the Tale

(4 weeks)

Word Detectives

(1 week)

Poetry Unit 2.2

A Closer Look

(2 weeks)

Non-fiction Unit 2.2

Does Chocolate Grow on Trees?

(3 weeks)

Summer Term

Unit

Unit

Unit

Unit

Fiction Unit 2.3

Muddles and Mishaps

(4 weeks)

Live Unit 2.2

Act It Out!

(2 weeks)

Poetry Unit 2.3

Silly Stuff

(2 weeks)

Non-fiction Unit 2.3

What Is the Most Unusual Place in the World to Live?

(2 weeks)

Year 3

Autumn Term

Unit

Unit

Unit

Unit

Non-fiction Unit 3.1

Was Tutankhamen Killed?

(3 weeks)

Fiction Unit 3.1

Storm

(4 weeks)

Live Unit 3.1

All About Me

(3 weeks)

Poetry Unit 3.1

Performance Poetry

(1 week)

Spring Term

Unit

Unit

Unit

Unit

Non-fiction Unit 3.2

Where’s the Best Place to Live in the World?

(3 weeks)

Word Detectives

(1 week)

Fiction Unit 3.2

Dragon Slayer

(4 weeks)

Poetry Unit 3.2

Playing with Words

(2 weeks)

Summer Term

Unit

Unit

Unit

Unit

Non-fiction Unit 3.3

How Far Would I Go To Look Cool?

(2 weeks)

Fiction Unit 3.3

Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

(3 weeks)

Live Unit 3.2

Chat Show Challenge

(3 weeks)

Poetry Unit 3.3

Shape Poems

(1 week)

Year 4

Autumn Term

Unit

Unit

Unit

Unit

Non-fiction Unit 4.1

Wanted: Space Explorer!

(3 weeks)

Fiction Unit 4.1

Christophe’s Story

(3 weeks)

Live Unit 4.1

Sounds Spooky…

(2 weeks)

Poetry Unit 4.1

Creating Images

(2 weeks)

Spring Term

Unit

Unit

Unit

Unit

Non-fiction Unit 4.2

The World’s Weirdest Sports

(3 weeks)

Word Detectives

 

 

(1 week)

Fiction Unit 4.2

The Spiderwick Chronicles [tbc]

(4 weeks)

Poetry Unit 4.2

Exploring Poetic Form

 

(2 weeks)

 

Summer Term

Unit

Unit

Unit

Unit

Non-fiction Unit 4.3

The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China

(2 weeks)

Fiction Unit 4.3

The Iron Man

(3 weeks)

Live Unit 4.2

The Grand Tour

(3 weeks)

Poetry Unit 4.3

Poems about Animals and the Outdoors

(2 weeks)

Year 5

Autumn Term

Unit

Unit

Unit

Unit

Poetry Unit 5.1

Poets’ Voices

 

(2 weeks)

Fiction Unit 5.1

Friend or Foe

 

(4 weeks)

Non-fiction Unit 5.1

Animals on the Move

 

(2 weeks)

Live Unit 5.1

Ultimate Rap!

 

(2 weeks)

Spring Term

Unit

Unit

Unit

Unit

Poetry Unit 5.2

Tell Me a Story

(2 weeks)

Fiction Unit 5.2

Oranges in No Man’s Land

(4 weeks)

 Word Detectives

(1 week)

Non-fiction Unit 5.2

Inside the Museum of…

(3 weeks)

Summer Term

Unit

Unit

Unit

Unit

Poetry Unit 5.3

Compare and Perform

(2 weeks)

Fiction Unit 5.3

Greek Myths

(3 weeks)

Non-fiction Unit 5.3

Ultimate Explorers

(2 weeks)

Live Unit 5.2

Pitch It!

(3 weeks)

Year 6

Autumn Term

Unit

Unit

Unit

Unit

Poetry Unit 6.1

Powerful Language

(2 weeks)

Fiction Unit 6.1

Eye of the Wolf

(4 weeks)

Non-fiction Unit 6.1

Mission: Save Pompeii!

(2 weeks)

Live Unit 6.1

The Great Debate

(2 weeks)

Spring Term

Unit

Unit

Unit

Unit

Poetry Unit 6.2

Poetic Voice

(2 weeks)

Fiction Unit 6.2

Fantastic, Funny and Frightening!

(4 weeks)

 Word Detectives

(1 weeks)

Non-fiction Unit 6.2

Why is Blood Red?

(3 weeks)

Summer Term

Unit

Unit

Unit

Unit

Comprehension Revision unit

(2 weeks)

Fiction Unit 6.3

Salamander Dream

(2 weeks)

Non-fiction Unit 6.3

Amazing Inventions

(2 weeks)

Live Unit 6.2

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

(4 weeks)