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  • Deputy Headteacher: Mrs L Taylor



In English this half-term we will be writing stories with a theme.


A theme is the meaning captured in a story; it is the particular part of life that the author chooses to examine with their story.


Can you match the famous stories below with their most prominent themes (answers at the bottom of the page):


  1. The BFG. (a) Teamwork.
  2. Romeo and Juliet. (b) Friendship.
  3. The Avengers. (c) The lives of mean people!

4. The Twits (d) Love vs duty.

5. Billionaire Boy (e) The true value of money.


Grammar and Punctuation


This half-term we be paying special attention to:


  • Making sure capital letters and full stops are used consistently.
  • Paragraphs.
  • Using conjunctions to create complex and compound sentences e.g. 'The cat sat on the mat.' becomes 'The cat sat on the mat while his owner prepared his dinner.'













(Answers: The BFG - Friendship. Romeo and Juliet - Love vs Duty. The Avengers - Teamwork. The Twits - the lives if mean people. Billionaire Boy - the true value of money.)

14th Feb 2019
Test: 1st March 2019

Group A and B

Words with a long /o/oo/or/ sound spelt 'ough'

1) though

2) although

3) dough

4) through

5) breakthrough

6) thought

7) bought

8) brought

9) fought

10) ought












Group C

Words with a long /shuhs/ sound spelt 'cious'

1) vicious


2) gracious

3) spacious

4) malicious

5) precious

6) conscious

7) delicious

8) suspicious

9) atrocious

10) ferocious





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