• Year 1 98.2%
  • Year 2 95%
  • Year 3 98.2%
  • Year 4 97.3%
  • Year 5 98.2%
  • Year 6 96.5%
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Autumn 2

This half term, Year 5 are writing for different purposes and audiences. We will be writing a speech to share far and wide, using other famous speeches to help us structure and persuade larger audiences to take notice of our sustainable palm oil project. We will then consider different members of Liverpool City Council to be the recipient of our persuasive letter, written in a formal style. We will also be taking over Twitter as we look at very structured and word-limited speech for worldwide audiences, before creating, drafting and publishing our very own podcast using an app called Anchor. 

We will finish the half term by writing short narratives based on the book, 'The Mysteries of Harris Burdick'. This text is a 1984 picture book by the American author Chris Van Allsburg. It consists of a series of images, ostensibly created by Harris Burdick, a man who has mysteriously disappeared. Each image is accompanied by a title and a single line of text, which encourage readers to create their own stories.

Autumn 1

This half term, our texts will be a whole school approach. 'The Wonder Garden and 'There's a Rang-Tan in my bedroom'. 


The Wonder Garden is a beautifully illustrated book which allows its readers to 'wander through five habitats to discover eighty amazing animals.

The book entices children and adults alike through the golden gates on the cover and into the wondrous garden that is planet Earth.  From deserts, rainforests and mountains to oceans we are met by double spread after double spread of richly illustrated landscapes and beautifully drawn creatures.

The language used in the text is challenging also using the latin names of the animals alongside the common. The author describes the creatures vividly, using poetic language amongst the technical.

In Year 5 we will be specifically looking at the Himalayan Mountains. 


'There's a Rang-Tan in my bedroom' will raise children's consciousness about conservation and will link with our Chester Zoo project. 

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