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English Year 5 Summer Letters

Historical and Modern Letters

Delve into letter-writing, revising conventions, purpose, and register, and analyse fascinating historical texts. Write fan letters, tactful RSVPs and job applications. Study modal verbs, commas, colons and bullet points.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introduction to different types of letters and correspondence
(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.

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You Will Need

Essential texts
All provided in resources

Optional text
Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience Compiled by Shaun Usher

Websites
Letters of Note website
Excerpt from The BFG from YouTube.com (watch from about 2 mins to 5 mins)

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Degrees of possibility - Adverbs & Modal Verbs; invitations and RSVPs
(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 texts
All provided in resources

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Adverbs of Possibility & Modal Verbs

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Historical and letters of note
(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 texts
All provided in resources

Optional text
Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience – Compiled by Shaun Usher

Websites
The Skills of Leonardo da Vinci; To my Widow on Letters of Note; I Like Words all on the Letters of Note website
Background to Leonardo da Vinci and Captain Scott from YouTube.com

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Commas, colons and bullet points for clarity
(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 texts
All provided in resources

Websites
Background on Cruella De Vil from disneyfandom.com
Clip of Cruella De Vil from YouTube.com
Bullet Points from bbc.co.uk

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Commas, bullet points & colons

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Write a job application letter, roleplay interviews
(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 texts
All provided in resources

Optional text
Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience – Compiled by Shaun Usher

Websites
Letters of Note website
Pottermore Guide to Wizarding Careers from wizardingworld.com