Non-fiction

English Year 3 Summer Information Texts

Amazing Records

Read, research and write information texts about amazing world records, both real (Guinness) and funny (Quentin Blake). Grammar includes conjunctions and present perfect form. Be inspired to create your own records and blog about them.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introduction to information texts about amazing records
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential texts
The World’s Laziest Duck and other Amazing Records by John Yeoman & Quentin Blake

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Simple past and present perfect form
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Essential texts
The World’s Laziest Duck and other Amazing Records by John Yeoman & Quentin Blake

Grammar PowerPoint: Verbs, simple past and present perfect forms
Revise how verbs can show present and past tense and how this is formed by adding ed with regular verbs and in different ways with irregular ones. Explore how to form the perfect form of the past tense and how it helps show the impact of that verb.

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Research and write about world records
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Conjunctions; elaborating points in persuasion
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Essential texts
All in resources

Grammar PowerPoint: Conjunctions
Explore how conjunctions join clauses, giving extra information about time, place and cause. Investigate how clause order can change impact and punctuation. Use conjunctions to elaborate on persuasive points.

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Blog about the Class’s Amazing Records
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.