Autumn 1

This half  term, we will be enjoying the story of Seal Surfer by Michael Foreman. A boy and his grandfather watch as a baby seal is born on the rocks near their home, and from that day, a special friendship is created between them. Despite his disability, the boy is a keen surfer, and he enjoys many afternoons surfing with the seals. One day, however, he gets into trouble in rough seas, and the young seal saves him. Their friendship brings happiness and meaning at the important stages of the boy’s life.

During our English lessons, we will be planning writing by discussing the structure, vocab and grammar used by Michael Foreman and trying to replicate that in children's own writing. We will be discussing and recording ideas; composing and rehearsing sentences orally and in narratives, creating settings, characters and plot.