Non-fiction

English Year 6 Autumn Recounts

The Day of Ahmed's Secret

Using the inspirational Town is by the Sea and The Day of Ahmed’s Secret, study verbs (perfect form) and adverbials. Consider the issues raised and write impersonal and personal recounts.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introducing personal and impersonal recounts
(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.

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You Will Need

Texts
The Day of Ahmed’s Secret by Florence Parry Heide and Judith Heide Gilliland, illustrated by Ted Lewin

SPAG
Unit 2 SPaG: Revising verb forms and tenses
(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

Texts
The Day of Ahmed’s Secret by Florence Parry Heide and Judith Heide Gilliland, illustrated by Ted Lewin

Presentations
SPaG PowerPoint: Verbs

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Reading and comparing recounts
(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

Texts
Town is by the Sea by Joanne Schwartz and Sydney Smith
The Day of Ahmed’s Secret by Florence Parry Heide and Judith Heide Gilliland, illustrated by Ted Lewin
Hurricane by David Wiesner

Websites
A reading of The Town is by the Sea from www.YouTube.com
Information about miners from www.YouTube.com
An interview with Sydney Smith from https://vimeo.com
Sydney Smith’s website from www.sydneydraws.ca
David Wiesner’s website from www.davidwiesner.com
Ted Lewin’s website from www.tedlewin.com

SPAG
Unit 4 SPaG: Revising adverbs and adverbials
(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

Texts
The Day of Ahmed’s Secret by Florence Parry Heide and Judith Heide Gilliland, illustrated by Ted Lewin

Presentations
SPaG PowerPoint: Adverbials

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Writing a personal recount
(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

Texts
The Day of Ahmed’s Secret by Florence Parry Heide and Judith Heide Gilliland, illustrated by Ted Lewin

Optional texts
Town is by the Sea by Joanne Schwartz and Sydney Smith
Hurricane by David Wiesner