Non-fiction

English Year 5/6 Autumn Recounts

Races in Frozen Places

Explore the frozen wilds! Examine text organisation in Shackleton's Journey, write evaluatively using model verbs and punctuate lists. Summarise events depicted in The Great Serum Race and write a newspaper recount.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introduction to recounts: Shackleton’s Journey
(suggested as 5 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential Texts
Shackleton’s Journey by William Grill

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Adverbs of Possibility & Modal Verbs
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

PowerPoint: Language of Possibility

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You Will Need

Essential Texts
Included in resources.

SPAG
Unit 3 SPAG: Bullets, colons and semi-colons: Challenges of Polar Exploration
(suggested as 2 days)

You Will Need

Essential Texts
Included in resources.

Composition
Unit 4 Composition: Newspaper recounts: The Great Serum Race
(suggested as 5 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential texts
Serum Race: Blazing the Iditarod Trail by Debbie S Miller