Non-fiction

English Year 2 Spring Information Texts

Follow the Moon Home

Read Follow the Moon Home and a book of Sea Creatures. Pick a sea creature to describe. Read biographies of Jacques Cousteau and write about the diver’s life.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core Unit: Distinguish non-fiction from fiction and prepare a factual text
(suggested as 4 days)

Coping with 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.


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.

You Will Need

Texts
Follow the Moon Home. A tale of one idea, twenty kids and a hundred sea turtles by Philippe Cousteau/Deborah Hopkinson
The Usborne Big Book of Sea Creatures by Minna Lacy

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions
(suggested as 3 days)

Coping with 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.


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.

You Will Need

Texts
The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau by Dan Yaccarino

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Co-ordinating and Subordinating Conjunctions

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Reading, analysing and writing about non-fiction texts; SPAG: Apostrophes
(suggested as 4 days)

Coping with 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.


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.

You Will Need

Texts
Follow the Moon Home. A tale of one idea, twenty kids and a hundred sea turtles by Philippe Cousteau/Deborah Hopkinson
Manfish: a story of Jacques Cousteau by Jennifer Berne

Group Readers
Whale Words

Group Readers

Whale Words
This text, with its stunning illustrations, is the perfect accompaniment to a teaching session on information texts. Guaranteed to capture a child’s imagination, it is nevertheless simple enough to be read by those just starting their reading journey.

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

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Simple and progressive forms of the present and past tenses
(suggested as 4 days)

Coping with 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.


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.

You Will Need

Texts
Dougal’s Deep Sea Diary by Simon Bartram

Group Reaaders
Whale Words


Optional Texts

The Usborne Big Book of Sea Creatures, by Minna Lacy. Illustrated by Fabiana Fiorin
OR could use another information book about sea creatures

Presentation
SPAG: Present and Past Tenses, including Progressive Form

Group Readers

Whale Words
This text, with its stunning illustrations, is the perfect accompaniment to a teaching session on information texts. Guaranteed to capture a child’s imagination, it is nevertheless simple enough to be read by those just starting their reading journey.

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

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Writing a biography
(suggested as 4 days)

Coping with Lockdown?

Home Learning packs are not being created for this Unit of learning.


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.

You Will Need

Texts
The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau, by Dan Yaccarino
Manfish: a story of Jacques Cousteau by Jennifer Berne