Year 1 English

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Autumn Blocks

Non-fiction 5 Units

Using humorous texts (You Can’t Take an Elephant on a Bus) study different sentence types; punctuate correctly. Focus on commands and ‘bossy’ language. Write commands.

Commands and Requests: Commands: What You Shouldn't Do at School

Poetry 5 Units

Pattern and rhyme help children memorise and write poetry. Develop comprehension skills and rehearse end of sentence punctuation and present and past tense verbs.

Rhyming and Patterns: Poems with repeating patterns and rhymes

Fiction 4 Units

Read Jill Murphy's Five Minutes' Peace, Mo Willems' Knuffle Bunny and Group Reader Boris and Sid Make a Mess, inspiring children to write a familiar settings story.

Familiar Settings: Family Stories

Non-fiction 5 Units

Spark imaginations with Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis and Billy’s Bucket by Kes Gray and Garry Parsons. Explore sentence building and punctuation, writing labels, lists and signs.

Labels, Lists and Signs: Getting and giving information

Poetry 5 Units

Develop reading and comprehension skills and stimulate writing using Oi Frog! & Oi Dog! Study syllables, the prefix un- and suffixes –ing and –ed. Begin to understand past/present tense.

Humorous Poems: Funny Poems

Fiction 5 Units

Have fun with repeating patterns in Mrs Armitage on Wheels and Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present. Explore repeated refrains and develop sentence writing and punctuation skills.

Repeating Patterns: Mrs Armitage on Wheels

Non-fiction 5 Units

Explore differences between fiction and non-fiction using fantastic books about machines. Use features of information texts. Sequence and punctuate sentences; revise plural nouns.

Information Texts: Big Machines

2 Units

Children use colour to express emotions and then read and create different monsters to act out feelings. They draw on puppet making, drama, singing, modelling and art to express themselves.

Wellbeing: Colours and Monsters