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Finally in Year 5, children will move onto the notion of peace, comparing and contrasting how it features in the context of an ancient myth and modern conflicts, and also exploring the range of symbolism with which it is widely associated. Resources to support children in making connections between the texts can be found in the ‘pulling it all together’ pack, as can a suggested list of books also linked to the theme, which could be read as a class.
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Joshua Seigal's poem looks at symbolism that is associated with the idea of peace.
Who are the UN Peacekeepers? What do they do? This text tells you everything you need to know about the Blue Helmets.
Jo Franklin retells the Greek myth of Trygaeus, who called on the gods to restore peace to his warring people.
Once you have gone through all three texts with pupils, establishing familiarity and understanding with each, you can use these additional resources to help children engage with them thematically, making links between the texts, and to others they may have read or heard of. A suggested list of books for class reading, linked to the unit theme, is also included.
Real Comprehension is a unique, whole-school reading programme designed to develop sophisticated skills of inference and retrieval; build rich vocabularies; and encourage the identification of themes and comparison between texts from years 1 to 6.
All Year 5 Real Comprehension Resources
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