Year 1/2 English

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Autumn Blocks

Fiction 4 Units

Using three wonderful texts, The Suitcase, Rabbityness and The Visitor, make predictions and respond to characters' feelings. Identify sentence types and learn about conjunctions. Create a character and write a story.

Stories on a Theme: Feelings

Non-fiction 4 Units

Enjoy reading Diary of a Wombat and Waiting for Goliath in this lovely block. Learn to spell and capitalise the days of the week. Look at the use of first-person and find and use past tense verbs. Write postcards, letters and diary entries.

Recounts: Animal Diaries

Poetry 4 Units

Inspired by Rain before Rainbows, write rhyming couplets and poems. Practise adding suffixes and create noun phrases. Read a range of poetry, appreciate artwork by Van Gogh and write poems in response.

Poems on a Theme: Rainbows and Colours

Fiction 4 Units

Using The Story Blanket, Wolfy and other stories explore traditional tales and fables. Learn about the past tense and conjunctions and how to use these to write your own exciting tale.

Traditional Tales and Fables: The Story Blanket

Non-fiction 4 Units

Enjoy reading letters and postcards in three different texts: Dear Dinosaur, Dear Postman and Dear Father Christmas. Look at sentence types and learn how to add adjectives, adverbs and prepositions to enhance descriptive writing. Write letters and postcards for a range of purposes.

Letters and Postcards: Letters

Poetry 4 Units

Explore the wonderful nonsense poetry of Edward Lear. Create noun phrases to write about characters and settings from the poems. Plan, draft and write a story sequel to the Owl and the Pussycat.

Poems by the Same Poet: Edward Lear