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The table below highlights the text types and texts that we are learning in Year 5. The table will be updated and added to throughout the year.


Parents and children can help at home by:

  • Practise these oral stories (found below) at home using actions and expression.
  • Practise skills required for their current writing target.


Date Text Type Text Title
w.c. 3rd September 2018 Portal Story Alien Landing
w.c. 24th September 2018 Flashback Story My Memories (The Piano)
w.c. 29th October 2018 Finding Story The Forever Boy
w.c. 19th November 2018 Persuasive Writing Feed the Birds
w.c. 7th January 2019 Diary Entries (Recounts) Diary Example

A2 Week 8

Fantastic pieces of persuasive writing written this week - some of which have been posted off to their recipients!

A2 Week 7

Finishing some writing this week as fantastic persuasive writers and global neighbours - letters almost ready! Also, we've been practising some of our PAG skills!

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A2 Week 6

Lots of information gathering this week as we have started to prepare for our inventions by researching our chosen cause!

A2 Week 5

Fantastic work this week in Year 5 as we have practised writing persuasively using our toolkit.

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A2 Week 4

Some amazing learning this week in English, getting to know our text 'Feed the Birds' in order to build our understanding of persuasive writing (including Mr McLean having a go at performing!). crying

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A2 Week 3

Some fantastic inventions this week, with lots of exciting characters going on amazing adventures... not forgetting our figurative language and direct and reported speech! frown

A2 Week 2

Lots of practise this week at using SPAMO (similes, personification, alliteration, metaphors, onomatopoeia) (yes, we came up with that ourselves...) and direct and reported speech. We've also planned and begun writing our own innovations of finding stories.

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A2 Week 1

This week we have begun to find out how 'finding stories' are written and structured, including the different ways speech can be written (direct and reported).

Week 7

Some outstanding final pieces of writing produced this week as we put our finishing touches to our flashback stories. Excellent effort team 5! frown

Week 6

Fantastic independent writing this week as we have been inventing our own flashback stories, taking our reader through a journey in time!

Week 5

Some fantastic writing this week, focusing on sentence starters, writing our own flashback stories based on the film 'Up'. smiley

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Week 4

This week we have begun exploring our new text, based on an animation of 'The Piano'. We have looked at its features and begun to think about how we might use the mood and layout of this text to write our own.


We've continued to develop our reading skills and are loving our class novel, Skellig!

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Week 3

This week we have been busily planning and writing our own portal stories, producing some fantastic pieces of descriptive writing! frown

Week 2

This week we have been exploring further how to effectively describe settings within stories.

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Week 1

We have begun our new writing unit this week, looking at how to write portal stories. We have focused, using 'Alien Landing' to help us, on how and why we write effective setting descriptions in our stories.

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