Year 1 English

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Summer Blocks

2 Units

Using How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffries, and other stories and poems about space, this block helps children to express themselves through painting, modelling, dance and marbling as well as writing. 2 weeks offered.

Wellbeing: Kites, Stars and Rockets

2 Units

Two weeks’ work, focussed on key skills, NO printing required – all do-able by children at home with just a screen. Starts with a fun day; all you need if your class is self-isolating.

Local Lockdown: 2 week lockdown pack

Fiction 5 Units

Superheroes All Sorts, Super Daisy, Superhero ABC will inspire your class to read and write! Study antonyms and punctuation while producing comic strips based on invented superheroes.

Stories on a Theme: Superheroes

Non-fiction 5 Units

Read gorgeous books about tigers, whales, sharks and polar bears. Understand differences between fiction and non-fiction, read, answer and write questions and produce factual texts.

Information Texts: Comparing Non-fiction and Fiction

Poetry 5 Units

Read, discuss and recite nature poems. Study sentence punctuation including questions & answers, and adjectives. Build descriptive vocabulary and use senses to write poems.

Poems on a Theme: Nature Poems

Fiction 5 Units

Explore Cinderella, Snow White and the Billy Goats Gruff. Tell new versions inspired by Snow White in New York by Fiona French. Study adjectives and punctuation.

Traditional Tales and Fables: Fairy Tales

Non-fiction 5 Units

Read and write letters inspired by Simon James’s Dear Greenpeace and Hamilton's Group Reader, Boris and Sid Meet a Shark. Explore sentence punctuation and extension.

Letters and Postcards: Letters: Dear Greenpeace

Poetry 5 Units

Have fun with traditional action rhymes, rounds, songs and nursery rhymes. Explore verbs and sentence punctuation. Improvise dramas based on nursery rhymes; write in role.

Classic Poems: Traditional Poems

Fiction 5 Units

The engaging Max stories by Ed Vere form the backbone of a block focused on reading for understanding and stimulating creative writing. Write character profiles, describe bad dreams and sequence narratives.

Modern Fiction: Ed Vere Stories

Non-fiction 5 Units

Read and choose favourite recipes, discover interesting facts and write question-and-answer information texts about food. Read and write questions and statements and produce recipes.

Information Texts: Questions and answers about food

Poetry 5 Units

This great poetry collection stimulates writing, reading, discussion. Learn about rhyme, descriptive language (noun phrases) and verbs as we enjoy traditional rhymes and use wonderful poems as inspiration for writing.

Anthologies: Fantastic First Poems