Non-fiction

English Year 1 Autumn Information Texts

Big Machines

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

Start with the core unit to introduce key texts. Then select from comprehension, SPAG and composition units.

Core
Unit 1 Core: Begin to understand features of non-fiction and how it differs from fiction
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
No Bot by Sure Hendra and Paul Linnet
The Usborne Big Book of Machines by Minna Lacey

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Adding regular plural noun suffixes and understanding the effect
(suggested as 2 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
The Usborne Big Book of Machines by Minna Lacey

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Understanding features of information texts
(suggested as 4 days)

You Will Need

Texts
The Usborne Big Book of Machines by Minna Lacey


Group Reader
Scooters (provided below)

Group Readers

Scooters

This is a great book if you are studying non-fiction. It has many pictures all about scooters but with an original and eccentric twist. The illustrations will make children chuckle, and the text is simple and easy to read independently.

You can purchase printed copies of this Group Reader from Hamilton Education.

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Sequencing sentences and punctuating correctly
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Texts
The Usborne Big Book of Machines by Minna Lacey

Presentations
Robots (provided below)

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Composing, writing and producing a non-fiction text
(suggested as 5 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
The Usborne Big Book of Machines by Minna Lacey