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Spelling and Grammar


In Year 5 we continue to build upon the foundations laid in Y1-4, focusing on the Read, Write, Inc. Spelling scheme by Oxford Owl. Within this scheme we examine plural rules, homophones and homonyms.


We cover the following areas in Grammar.

  • Parts of Speech (Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives etc.)
  • Punctuation (including commas, apostrophes and Inverted commas)
  • Similes and Metaphors
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Alphabetical Order - use of the dictionary and thesaurus



In Year 5 we use a range of reciprocal reading strategies including prediction, questioning, clarifying and summarizing.


Throughout the year we enjoy a number of class novels. These include:


  • Here we are by Oliver Jeffers
  • The Iron Man by Ted Hughes
  • Charlotte's Web by E.B. White






We also use the Accelerated Reader scheme. For further information follow the link below. 



In Year 5 we cover a range of writing styles including:


  • Recount writing
  • Narrative writing
  • Persuasive writing
  • Instructional writing
  • Explanation writing
  • Report writing
  • Discussion writing
  • Poetry