Non-fiction

English Year 1 Spring Instructions

Pigeon Books by Mo Willems

Explore the fantastic Mo Willems books about Pigeon. Practise giving/receiving instructions and write/ illustrate their own Pigeon story. Read Hamilton: Boris and Sid are Bad!

The planning and resource documents for each session in this English block are free to all users.

Core
Unit 1 Core: Read, write and discuss rules
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Sentence punctuation; following and writing instructions
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Sentence Punctuation

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Read instructions; discuss and apply features
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems

Websites
Binding single sheets into a book from www.wikihow.com

Group Readers
Boris and Sid are Bad!

Group Readers

Boris and Sid are Bad!
The tale of two naughty children. There is not a child on the planet who won’t empathise with these two in this little story about a very familiar domestic situation! The book is very simple for those just starting on their reading journey.

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

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Sentence building: giving reasons using because
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Write a book about a rule-bending pigeon
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems