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This half-term in writing we will be focussing on writing poetry, newspaper reports, narratives and  explanation texts. Throughout these pieces of writing they will be focussing on developing grammatical features which they have been using throughout school.  All of these topics of writing will be based on rivers.  Please use the attached links to help your child with any area that they may find difficult. 


It is vital to the children's education that they read daily, for at least 20 minutes.  Reading furnishes your child with the language skills to excel in all areas in Year 5 and 6. Check out the new Oxford Reading Buddies website to help your child with their reading in an exciting and invigorating manner. 


As well as this your child should be practising the Year 5 and 6 spelling words which are in the list below. Each week the children will be practising words from this list but it is important that the children regularly test themselves on their ability to spell these words.