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)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

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)

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)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

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)

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