Non-fiction

English Year 1 Autumn Commands and Requests

Commands: What You Shouldn't Do at School

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.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core Unit: Introduction to commands and other sentence types
(suggested as 4 days)

Group Readers

What You Shouldn't Do Before School
What you Shouldn’t Do Before School, by Ruth Merttens, is funny account of all the things you shouldn’t do when getting ready for school. Children will enjoy the humour and apt illustrations, as well as relating to the mischief!

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

You Will Need

Texts
What You Shouldn’t Do at School by Joshua McManus

Group Readers
What You Shouldn’t Do Before School (provided below)

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Write and punctuate questions and commands
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
You Can’t Take an Elephant on the Bus by Patricia Cleveland Peck

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Respond to stories, compare and relate to commands
(suggested as 3 days)

Group Readers

What You Shouldn't Do Before School
What you Shouldn’t Do Before School, by Ruth Merttens, is funny account of all the things you shouldn’t do when getting ready for school. Children will enjoy the humour and apt illustrations, as well as relating to the mischief!

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

You Will Need

Texts
You Can’t Take an Elephant on the Bus by Patricia Cleveland Peck

Group Readers
What You Shouldn’t Do Before School

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Draw on own experience to write commands and requests
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
You Can’t Take an Elephant on the Bus by Patricia Cleveland Peck

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Identify and write commands and requests
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Resources
List of dos and don't examples, a blank table to write in and sentences to sort (see resources)