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)

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.


Back to Lockdown?

Home Learning packs are not being created for this Block of learning.

You Will Need

Essential Texts
No Bot by Sue 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)

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.


Back to Lockdown?

Home Learning packs are not being created for this Block of learning.

You Will Need

Essential Texts
The Usborne Big Book of Machines by Minna Lacey

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

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.


Back to Lockdown?

Home Learning packs are not being created for this Block of learning.

You Will Need

Essential Texts
The Usborne Big Book of Machines by Minna Lacey


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)

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.


Back to Lockdown?

Home Learning packs are not being created for this Block of learning.

You Will Need

Essential Texts
The Usborne Big Book of Machines by Minna Lacey

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

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.


Back to Lockdown?

Home Learning packs are not being created for this Block of learning.

You Will Need

Essential Texts
The Usborne Big Book of Machines by Minna Lacey