Non-fiction

English Year 1 Spring Information Texts

Night-Time Animals

Use non-fiction texts to research fun facts about nocturnal animals. Join clauses using ’and’, rehearse sentence punctuation, prepare presentations and produce books on a chosen creature.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Read about and research nocturnal animals
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Any non-fiction texts about nocturnal animals

Optional texts
Night Animals by Susan Meredith

Group Reader
The Owl and the Night

Group Readers

The Owl and the Night
The Owl and the Night, by Ruth Merttens, is a simple story in which the narrative is carried partly by the striking illustrations. The text is kept simple for beginning readers and the children will want to know whether Owl succeeds.

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

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Identify and write questions and exclamations
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Bats by Megan Cullis

Websites
About Bats from bats.org.uk

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Read and present information about nocturnal animals
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Joining clauses with ‘and’
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Research and write a non-fiction book about owls
(suggested as 5 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.