Mrs Cotter's English page
Over the next few weeks we will be studying and writing our own fantasy stories! We will be looking at the features of fantasy and also applying writing techniques such as developing characterisation through 'show, don't tell', using expanded noun phrases to describe, controlling pace and detail through using different sentence lengths and balancing dialogue and description in narrative.
Check out these brilliant fantasy stories (perfect for year 5 children) to inspire you!
(The yellow ones are Mrs Cotter's favourites!)
The Hobbit - JRR Tolkein
Harry Potter Series - J K Rowling
Watership Down - Richard Adams
Northern Lights - Philip Pullman
Dragon Rider - Cornelia Funke
Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer
Mister Monday - Garth Nix
Boy in the Tower - Polly Ho-Yen
The Indian in the Cupboard series - Lynne Reid Banks
Frog Princess - E. D. Baker
Dragon’s Breath - E. D. Baker
The Boggart - Susan Cooper
Dragon books - Cressida Cowell
Harvey Angell - Diana Hendry
Dogsbody - Diana Wynne Jones
A Tale of Time City - Diana Wynne Jones
Skulduggery Pleasant - Derek Landy
Playing with Fire - Derek Landy
The Witch Trade - Michael Molly
The Dog So Small - Phillipa Pearce
Dakota of the White Flats - Philip Ridley
Scribbleboy - Philip Ridley
A Series of Unfortunate Events Lemony Snicket – Daniel Handler
Muddle Earth - Paul Stewart
This week's spelling focus is the long 'i' sound spelt with a 'y'
Use a dictionary to find out the definitions of any unfamiliar words!
Can you think of any other words with this rule?
Test date: Friday 23rd November
Bronze - practice spellings 1-8.
Silver - practice spellings 1-10.
Gold - practice spellings 1-12.
We will have our spelling test each Friday.