Non-fiction

English Year 6 Autumn Blogs and Reports

Reading and Writing Blogs

Looking at website texts, revisit features of informal/formal writing including subjunctive mood, active/passive and question tags. Compose 'About Me' profiles and blog posts.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introduction to blogs; features of informal writing
(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.


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

Preparation
Before starting this block, it would be good to encourage children to share blogs that they already know and to visit blogs that they are interested in. You could begin a ‘Recommended blogs’ section on your Working Wall.


Essential Resources
Film reviews (see resources)
Example news posts (see resources)

Websites
How to Train Your Dragon film review from www.kidzworld.com More film reviews from www.commonsensemedia.org
Mexican spiders from www.bbc.co.uk Other websites (see resources)
Other websites (see resources)

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Formal and Informal
SPAG PowerPoint: Apostrophes for contractions

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Use of active/passive voice
(suggested as 2 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.


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 Resources
Ten Naughty Things Dogs do (see resources)

Websites
Naughty Things Dogs do from www.timeforpaws.co.uk

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Active or passive voice
SPAG PowerPoint: Choosing active or passive

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Features of informal and formal writing
(suggested as 2 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.


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 Resources
Example sports blogs (see resources)

Websites
Challenging Stereotypes from www.open.ac.uk
Cardiff Team from studentblogs.cardiffmet.ac.uk
Netball Youth Camp from www.englandnetball.co.uk
Other websites (see resources)

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Formal and Informal Writing

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Formal/informal language including use of subjunctive
(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.


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 Resources
Oxfam blog ‘If I were president’ (see resources)

Websites
If I were president from oxfam.org.uk

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint Subjunctive

SPAG
Unit 5 SPAG: Clauses/conjunctions: writing a more formal blog
(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.


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 Resources
Antarctic blog (see resources)

Websites
Antarctic blog from bbc.co.uk

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Clauses and conjunctions

Composition
Unit 6 Composition: Writing a non-chronological report
(suggested as 5 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.


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 Resources
Are cats killing birds? (see resources)

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Clauses and Conjunctions
SPAG PowerPoint: Formal and Informal Writing PowerPoint