I read the other post about planning through novels in Year 6 and have used the same approach as Minnieminx in the past. In my school, Year 6 is the only class which plans and teaches Literacy through novels in order to cover all that is needed in preparation for SATs. I experienced this and how well it worked last year. Now I am in Year 5 and would like to plan with the same approach but I know our Literacy co-ordinator will disagree (comments have been made before about how other year groups should stick to the units). If the Year 5 objectives are being covered, I personally cannot see how it will be a problem - it means I can plan and teach for narrative aswell as non-narrative as I did in Year 6. Do any other teachers plan this way in Year 5 and if so, do you find it easy to plan with less genres etc. than in Year 6 (by that I mean because they have all the revision stuff to do aswell). Hope you know what I mean! I would really appreciate your comments. Thanks.