Non-fiction

English Year 3/4 Autumn Reports

Saving Species

A topical block focusing on the depletion of species in the UK and around the world. Using Last by Nicola Davies as a starting point, build noun phrases and use paragraphs to organise texts. Produce infographics and letters.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Reading Last and researching endangered animals
(suggested as 5 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential Text:
Last by Nicola Davies

Additional Texts:
Any other books about endangered animals, some suggestions are:
Red Alert! by Catherine Barr
Endangered Animals by Martin Jenkins
Saving Species by Jess French

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

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

PowerPoint: Noun Phrases

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You Will Need

Essential Text:
Last by Nicola Davies

Optional Texts:
The Variety of Life by Nicola Davies and Lorna Scobie
Lots by Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton

SPAG
Unit 3 SPaG: Paragraphs
(suggested as 2 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

PowerPoint: Paragraphs

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You Will Need

Essential Texts:
Texts supplied in resources

Composition
Unit 4 Composition: Researching endangered animals and taking action
(suggested as 5 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential Texts:
All in resources

Optional Texts:
There’s a Rang-Tan in My Bedroom by James Sellick and Frann Preston-Gannon
How to Help a Hedgehog and Protect a Polar Bear by Jess French