In this term, we will be planning and writing: 

  • A topic-based poem using Wes Magee's poem 'Chimney Boy' as a stimulus 
  • A topic-based letter of complaint to a Victorian factory owner 
  • A diary entry in the style of a poor, Victorian child living in a workhouse 


Talking & Listening: 

Through Community of Enquiry, we will discuss and explore various topic-related issues such as poverty, child labour and the famine. 

We will also use circle time and drama activities to explore topic-related films including 'Oliver.' 



Our class novel's for this term are: 

  • Street Child by Berlie Doherty
  • Under the Hawthorn Tree by Marita Conlon-McKenna 

We are also planning to make a start with Accelerated Reader in class. The children have all completed their STAR reading tests and are ready to start exploring books appropriate for their level.