Non-fiction

English Year 2 Autumn Information Texts

Pets

Share beautifully illustrated books about pets: Dogs and Matilda's Cat by Emily Gravett, and reference texts. Write, using expanded noun phrases and sentence punctuation.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Discussing and describing pets; introduction to information texts
(suggested as 3 days)

With TA or 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.

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You Will Need

Texts
Dogs by Emily Gravett
Matilda’s Cat by Emily Gravett

Comprehension
Unit 2 Comprehension: Reading, discussing and answering questions
(suggested as 2 days)

With TA or 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.

Coming soon!

You Will Need

Group Readers
The dog who wouldn’t stop barking by Ruth Merttens

Group Readers

The dog who wouldn't stop barking
The dog who wouldn’t stop barking, by Ruth Merttens, is a story told in the form of a recount, and the illustrations have a humorous cartoon-like feel. Set in a domestic context but with a nice fantasy element, children will follow the narrative and want to find out whether the plan works!

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

SPAG
Unit 3 SPAG: Expanded noun phrases
(suggested as 2 days)

With TA or 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.

Coming soon!

You Will Need

Texts
Dogs by Emily Gravett

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Sentence punctuation; organising information
(suggested as 3 days)

With TA or 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.

Coming soon!

You Will Need

Texts
A selection of information books about pets

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Research and write an information page about pets
(suggested as 4 days)

With TA or 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.

Coming soon!

Group Readers

Boris and Sid find a Tiger
Boris and Sid find a Tiger, by Ruth Merttens, gives a nice twist to familiar animals which turn up in children’s lives. Useful to read alongside information texts on animals as well as fiction, this story is for those who are beginning to decode slightly harder words.

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