Non-fiction

English Year 5 Spring Information Texts

Reference Texts

Look at remarkable facts, common beliefs and reference texts. Learn whether you should believe – or not! Study modal verbs/adverbs and relative clauses.

The planning and resource documents for each session in this English block are free to all users.

Core
Unit 1 Core: Exploring certainty and bias
(suggested as 4 days)

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.


With TA/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!

You Will Need

Texts
True or False? Dorling Kindersley

Optional Texts
Ripley’s Believe it Or Not (2018)

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Identifying and Using Adverbs of Certainty
(suggested as 3 days)

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.


With TA/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!

You Will Need

Texts
True or False by Dorling Kindersley

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Adverbs of Certainty

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Understanding the basis of accurate research from reference texts
(suggested as 4 days)

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.


With TA/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!

You Will Need

Texts
True or False? by Dorling Kindersley

Optional Texts
Strange but True by Andrea Mills, 2015

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Using modal Verbs to indicate degrees of possibility
(suggested as 4 days)

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.


With TA/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!

You Will Need

Texts
True or False? by Dorling Kindersley
Strange but True by Andrea Mills

Optional Texts
Ripley’s Believe It or Not
(2018)

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Using Modal Verbs

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Writing well-researched reference texts
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
True or False? by Dorling Kindersley