Head of Department – Mrs. Emily Barrows
Prep 4 teachers – Mrs. Emily Barrows and Mr. Gavin James
In the English Curriculum we follow the Collins scheme, which is started in Prep1 and continues through Prep 4, 5 and 6. We supplement this with Galore Park, which goes through to Prep 8. In Prep 4 the pupils are encouraged to take more responsibility and independence when expressing their ideas in writing. Expectations are increased within the nurture of their form rooms. Set texts for the year are: Stig of the Dump and The White Giraffe.
Speaking & Listening: Clear, lucid, fluent speech. Become a supportive listener. Use varied vocabulary.
Reading: 3/4 times a week on a group or individual basis. Expressive reading. Read for enjoyment. Basic research skills. Evaluate texts read. Understanding punctuation.
Spelling: Taken from Collins Spelling
Writing: Plan, draft and improve their work. Organise and structure their writing in a variety of ways. Basic grammar and punctuation. Finding suitable adjectives for nouns. Collins Comprehension and Composition.
Speaking & Listening: Listen to and respond to a range of people. Read aloud to a variety of audiences.
Reading: 3/4 times a week on a group or individual basis. Reading for enjoyment. Distinguish between fact/ opinion and fiction/non-fiction.
Spelling: Taken from Collins Spelling.
Writing; Discuss and evaluate their own and others writing. Write poetry related to poems read. Direct and indirect speech. Being able to use tenses correctly. Collins Comprehension and Composition.
Speaking & Listening: Recall and represent important features of talk, argument, presentation. Aim to be an articulate, confident speaker.
Reading: 3/4 times a week on an individual and group basis. Read for enjoyment. Choose texts and justify choices. Use dictionary, encyclopaedia.
Spelling: Collins Spelling.
Writing: Collins Comprehension and Composition. Proof read writing and check draft. Use and identification of pronouns. Descriptive writing using appropriate, varied language. Structured written work.
Suggested Reading List
Arabel's Raven by Joan Aiken
Mr Stink by David Walliams
The Secret Seven by Enid Blyton
Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
Spy Dog by Andrew Cope
The Eighteenth Emergency by Betsy Byars
The Twits by Roald Dahl
Fantastic Mr Fox by RoaldDahl
The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony Diterlizzi
Fly Cherokee Fly by Chris d’Lacey
Bills New Frock by Anne Fine
The Invisible Boy by Sally Gardner
The Boy who Could Fly by Sally Gardner
Toad Rage by Morris Gleitzman
Gruesome Grange by Anthony Horowitz
Tales of the Early World by Ted Hughes
The Time Travelling Cat by Julia Jarman
My Friend’s a Werewolf by Pete Johnson
Mind Reader by Pete Johnson
Tom’s Private War by Robert Leeson
Toro Toro by Michael Morpurgo
Farm Boy by Michael Morpurgo
The Owl Tree by Jenny Nimmo
The Enchanted Horse by Magdalen Nabb
Bella’s Den by Berlie Doherty
Night of the Red Devil by Theresa Thomlinson
Nightmare Stairs by Robert Swindell
The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by John Scieszka
Fog Hounds, Wind Cat, Sea Mice by Joan Aiken