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Year 2/3 English Plans (Set B)
Children will compare two versions of the classic tale of Sinbad the Sailor and watch a professional storyteller perform one of the voyages to inspire children to create their own oral retellings. They will summarise, compare and learn different stories about Sinbad before inventing the next voyage he may have embarked on.
Children enter the realm of the Red Gold Dragon on a quest to explore traditional tales, their characters and settings. Having read the stories of both Don Quixote and Mouse Quixote, children write their own knight’s adventures–with dragons!
Explore instructions and write directions. Read and discuss Imaginary Fred by Eion Colfer. Describe what would be the ingredients for a perfect imaginary friend. Learn about audio descriptions (explanations) and write one to describe a short video clip.
Persuasive texts aim to convince readers of a certain point of view. They are fun to write and entertaining to read! In this unit children use the traditional story of King of the Birds to role-play an election hustings, write a campaign poster/leaflet and hold a class election for the new King of the birds. They also adapt the story to compose their own version that they orally retell to their peers. Finally, children write a persuasive letter that reflects their accumulated knowledge of conjunctions and prepositions.
Poetry about family and friendship is fun to read and satisfying to write! In this unit, children will learn a poem by-heart and understand how to perform effectively in front of an audience. They will read a selection of different poems and discuss and justify their thoughts, ideas and opinions. They will learn how to use commas to separate items in a list, how to use apostrophes for omission and possession and how to punctuate direct speech correctly. They will write and modify a selection of poems about adults they are familiar with and review poetry with their peers.
Marks, get set, go! Children read a wide variety of poems about hobbies, pastimes and sports by Roger Stevens and others and use these as models for their own writing and recitals. They work on developing exciting rhymes and powerful descriptions.