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In Redwood Class, we produce excellent English work.


We are trying to achieve all of the Year 5 Writing Targets below:


  • Produce legible and joined handwriting
  • In narrative, describe characters, setting and atmosphere
  • Use correctly punctuated dialogue to convey character and advance the action
  • Use a wide range of devises to build cohesion within a piece of text
  • Use correct tense throughout a piece of writing and ensure verb and subject agreement
  • Use modal verbs and adverbs to indicate degrees of posibility
  • Use a range of simple, compound and complex sentences
  • Use relative clauses and vary their position
  • Use a wide range of imaginative and figurative language
  • Use commas to clarify meaning
  • Use brackets, dashes and commas to indicate parenthesis
  • Use colons to introduce a list or mark the boundary between clauses


Summer Term


During the Summer term, we will be focusing on a range of fiction and non-fiction texts: Myths and Legends, Persuasive Writing and we will be reading and creating pieces of writing around the traditional novel 'The Secret Garden'.