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)

Coping with Lockdown?

With TA/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.

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)

Coping with Lockdown?

With TA/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.

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)

Coping with Lockdown?

With TA/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.

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.

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

Coping with Lockdown?

With TA/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.

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.

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

Coping with Lockdown?

With TA/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 prepared for this Unit of learning.

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