Our literacy units this term will be linked to the history topic, the Railways. The children will read The Railway Childrenby E. Nesbit about the classic adventures of three children who find their new home is near a railway line. During the first weeks, we will be focusing on writing some detailed setting and character descriptions and adding interesting dialogue in a story. Later on, we will read an historical information text about the arrival of the railways. This will be a great opportunity to discover lots of facts about the railways before writing a past tense report. The children will also experience a wider range of fiction and non-fiction texts in focused daily reading lessons.