Non-fiction

English Year 1 Spring Letters and Postcards

Letters in Different Contexts

This block is all about writing letters in different contexts. Children write requests and responses, explore sentence types, focus on punctuation: capitals and end of sentence.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core Unit: Recognise, read and write letters
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Here Comes Mr Postmouse by Marianne Dubuc

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Identify types of sentence and punctuation: capital letters and end of sentence marks
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Here Comes Mr Postmouse by Marianne Dubuc

Composition
Unit 3 Composition: Writing letters of request and replies
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Group Readers
Dear Mr Postman

Group Readers

Dear Postman
Dear Postman is a super text for introducing letters to beginning readers. The animals write notes to the postman asking him to deliver their special treats, their patience is rewarded with a knock at the door. Readers will gain confidence with the repeated phrases and patterns of the book.

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

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Writing conversations using different sentence types
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Group Readers
Dear Postman

Group Readers

Dear Postman
Dear Postman is a super text for introducing letters to beginning readers. The animals write notes to the postman asking him to deliver their special treats, their patience is rewarded with a knock at the door. Readers will gain confidence with the repeated phrases and patterns of the book.

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

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Draft and write letters using correct format
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Here Comes Mr Postmouse by Marianne Dubuc