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)

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?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

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

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

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Write and punctuate questions and commands
(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?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

You Will Need

Essential 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)

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?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

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

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

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Draw on own experience to write commands and requests
(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?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

You Will Need

Essential 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)

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?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

You Will Need

Essential Texts
Provided in resources