Non-fiction

English Year 1 Summer Letters and Postcards

Letters: Dear Greenpeace

Read and write letters inspired by Simon James’s Dear Greenpeace and Hamilton's Group Reader, Boris and Sid Meet a Shark. Explore sentence punctuation and extension.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Read, discuss and apply letter-writing conventions
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Dear Greenpeace by Simon James

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Sentence building and punctuation
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Texts
Dear Greenpeace by Simon James

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint for Unit 2: Punctuation

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Reading and writing animal encounter letters
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Dear Greenpeace by Simon James

Group Readers
Boris and Sid meet a Shark

Group Readers

Boris and Sid meet a shark
An account of a short holiday in which these two child-like characters meet a variety of weird and wonderful sea creatures. This very simple and pleasing text can be used alongside many non-fiction texts.

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

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Sentence building: extending ideas using because
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Dear Greenpeace by Simon James

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Write letters in the style of Dear Greenpeace
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.