Non-fiction

English Year 4 Autumn Reports

Amazing Architecture

Amazing architecture, world landmarks and influential architects inspire this block. Using Cool Architecture (Simon Armstrong) as a starting point, read and write stimulating reports. Revise extending sentences with conjunctions and use apostrophes for possession.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introduction to non-chronological reports on architecture
(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.

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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

Essential text
Cool Architecture by Simon Armstrong

Optional texts
Any children’s reference books about buildings, construction, landmarks etc.

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Pronouns for cohesion; Architects and their work
(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.

Coming soon!


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!

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Research, note-taking and presenting information about landmarks
(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.

Coming soon!


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

Essential text
Cool Architecture by Simon Armstrong

Optional texts
Any children’s reference books about buildings, construction, landmarks etc.

Websites
Pompidou Centre images from frances-voyage.com
Sagrada Familia Tour Video from barcelona-tourist-guide.com

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Conjunctions to extend; Unusual Architecture
(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.

Coming soon!


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

Essential text
Included in resources.

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Conjunctions

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Write a report about an eco-home
(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.

Coming soon!


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

Optional texts
Cool Architecture by Simon Armstrong
Any children’s reference books about buildings, construction, landmarks etc.

Presentations
Resource PowerPoint: Eco Home

Websites
Eco Homes video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwSv-DbR3Y8
Example Eco Homes
https://www.granddesignsmagazine.com/self-builds/135-top-10-eco-homes
https://johnwolfendale.wordpress.com/2009/ 09/01/10-of-the-worlds-best-eco-houses/
Sample Eco Home Design
https://easyecosolutions.files.wordpress.com/ 2012/07/eco-house-3.gif