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And the WINNER is.......


Disciples took a vote for our first class story of the year. Out of a choice of two books the class decided that our first read will be Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - a delicious choice!


Mr. Willy Wonka, the eccentric owner of the greatest chocolate factory in the world, has decided to open the doors of his factory to five lucky children and their parents. In order to choose who will enter the factory, Mr. Wonka devises a plan to hide five golden tickets beneath the wrappers of his famous chocolate bars. Charlie Bucket, the unsuspecting hero of the book, defies all odds in claiming the fifth and final ticket. 


Stories with a familiar setting


The thought-provoking story Sand Wizards by Jon Blake is the stimulus in this Unit for the reading and writing activities, exploring themes of friendship and feelings in a story with a familiar setting. 



For our first fiction write we will create two descriptions of a beach setting which show contrasting moods and feelings.

The non-fiction section continues the setting link of the seaside with a focus on information texts about holidays and day trips.




Dark,           depressing frown,               so relieved,          with a heart as light as a feather



Term 2


In term 2 Disciples move on to Unit 2 in Literacy and Language and will be studying a playscript, A tune of Lies by Lou Kuenzler. In the reading week, the focus will is developing children's enjoyment of plays, exploring key themes.

In the writing week, children will become more familiar with the conventions of the script form, leading up to writing their own episodes.

The Non-fiction week continues the link of music with a focus on instruction texts about making musical instruments. Where appropriate, the children will be encouraging to develop an awareness of audience and purpose in relation to the fiction and non-fiction texts they6 are reading and writing.

Reading continues with the first two weeks being fiction based then week 3 and 4 Non-fiction and weeks 5 and 6 poetry. Please encourage your child to spend a little time each week reading, this can be any text that they enjoy.

Term 2 Key Vocabulary:

  • Nemesis
  • Simulator
  • Crammed
  • Lunatics
  • Mascara
  • stern
  • war paint
  • Violent
  • order
  • spam
  • harness
  • Awl
  • scholarship
  • raised letters
  • Iguana
  • Piranha
  • Chinchilla
  • strife
  • bare
  • fonder