English

Autumn 1 - A Bear called Paddington

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Key Learning

Towards the end of the unit, children will be writing their own Paddington Adventure story. By then children will be able to:

  • Use subordination for time.g. when, before and after
  • explore and identify complex sentences using a range of conjunctions. g. when, before, after, while, until.
  • use a comma to separate clause in complex sentences where the subordinate clause appears first.
  • identify, generate and effectively use noun phrases. g. The blue butterfly with shimmering wings…
  • select vocabulary from a vocabulary banks
  • use inverted commas to punctuation direct speech (speech marks)

 

Explore the clips before to familiarise yourself with Paddington.

Paddington meets the Brown family http://www.viewpure.com/sCgnuhb45ik?start=0&end=0

Mr Brown joins Paddington for tea http://www.viewpure.com/VBku6tXLDo4?start=0&end=0

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Autumn1 - Biographies

Key Learning

During this unit we will be exploring a number of author biographies before researching a popular author and writing our own.

By the end of the unit, children will be able to:

  • recognise key features of a biography including the structural layout and language features
  • understand and use subheadings
  • use subordination for time.g. when, before and after
  • explore and identify complex sentences using a range of conjunctions. g. when, before, after, while, until.
  • use a comma to separate clause in complex sentences where the subordinate clause appears first.
  • be able to write in the past tense
  • write in the third person

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Autumn 2 –

The Tin Forest

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Key Learning

Towards the end of the unit, children will be writing their own version of The Tin Forest. By then children will be able to:

· To understand and use the correct determiners ‘a’ and ‘an’ in sentences

· To identify and use adverbs

· To identify and use a range of prepositions

· To write complex sentences using a range of conjunctions e.g. if, so, although.

· To use the perfect form of verbs

· To identify, generate and effectively use noun phrases. e.g. The blue butterfly with shimmering wings…

· To select vocabulary from a vocabulary banks

We first had a hook lesson in which we recycled rubbish into beautiful things. We made flowers out of scrap paper and used them on our display.

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Here are some words that were unfamiliar to the children, so we spent some time exploring them.

 

We sequenced the story.

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We have also been practising our grammar using the 'i model'. The children really enjoy orally rehearsing their sentences using our microphones. Here are some of the subordnating clauses we wrote.

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Here is a picture of our Talk For Writing story plan of The Tin Forest.

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We boxed up the story and then innovated each part with our own ideas for our own story.   We had some choices to help us innovate the story.

 

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Should I choose an apple or a doughnut for a snack?

 

Mission:  To write a persuasive letter about eating healthy  

 Use intonation, tone and volume

Identify key language features of persuasive text

To explore vocabulary

Plan a persuasive letter

Hook lesson 

We started by tasting the two items.  

We came up with lots of ways to decribe them and make them sound appealing. Then we created a zone of relevance for both the apple and the doughnut. The children had to decide which words were most appealing and put them nearer the center.

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Then we took part in a drama activity called conscious alley. Here is how it works and a picture of us doing it.

For and against eating a doughnut as our snack.

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Spring One

Stone Age Boy

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Key Learning: Story as a theme

  • Children will raise questions to deepen understanding.
  • Make predictions based on details stated.
  • Identify, discuss, collect and explain new vocabulary.
  • Explore vocabulary
  • To make inferences
  • Write a letter in role.
  • Orally retelling a story.
  • Discuss and record ideas for planning.
  • Children will innovate their own story.

 

Children raised questions to deepen understanding by using the question hand.

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I can see...

Tell me more...

 

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The children made predictions based on details stated.

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Identify, discuss, collect and explain new vocabulary.

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Drama Activity: Magic Mirror  

The children have been looking at spelling past tense verbs correctly, subordinating conjunctions and prepositions. 

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We have been learning about the features of discussion texts. A discussion text presents arguments and information from different viewpoints. We discussed whether it would be better to live in the Stone Age or the present day. Here are some of our discussion points. 

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Spring Two

The Iron Man

 

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Key Learning

We will be exploring the Iron Man character in detail before using the Talk 4 Writing techniques to develop our own story.

By then children will be able:

· To make predictions about the book

· To visualise a character

· To make comparisons between a film and a chapter in the book

· To identify key points within a text

· To use drama to explore the thoughts and feelings of characters

· To a dictionary and thesaurus to improve writing skills.

 

 

KL: Prediction 

KL: Interpret ideas to visualise a character

We looked at the front cover of our new book. We predicted where the stroy may be set, what the title tells us about the story, what we thought the book was going to be about and who we thought the main charcaters were going to be.

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We then attempted to draw our very own Iron Man.

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KL: Comparisons

On Tuesday, We began to read the beginning of the story which describes the Iron Man. Later we watched a video clip. We made a table discussing what we thought was the same and what we thought was different in the video clip compared to the text. Down below are some of the similarities and differences we found.

Iron Man - Chapter 1 (Video clip) : https://youtu.be/ycgfA-7udHs

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The Iron Man vocabulary.

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Kl: Identify key points in a text

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KL: To generate questions

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KL: Identifying effective verbs

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KL: Role on the wall

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KL: Point and evidence

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KL: Short burst

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KL: Sequence and chunk the plot

 

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KL: Innovate a story.

 

KL: To use adverbs in opening paragraphs

 

KL: To use inverted commas

Explore the clips before to familiarise yourself with Paddington.

Paddington meets the Brown family http://www.viewpure.com/sCgnuhb45ik?start=0&end=0

Mr Brown joins Paddington for tea http://www.viewpure.com/VBku6tXLDo4?start=0&end=0