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English Year 6 Spring Complete Revision for SATs

Harry Potter-themed Revision

Make your Y6 Spring Revision Term children's best term ever!

Revise all necessary grammar, punctuation and spelling for the Y6 SPAG tests, as well as reading, comprehension and writing objectives within an inspirational term's work that follows the sequence of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

This block covers the whole of Spring Term. You can teach it all, or pick and mix. The 5-minute grammar revision sessions, for example, work brilliantly as stand-alone teaching elements.

This Y6 English revision block is designed to provide a truly inspirational term's work. It is divided into nine themed units that guarantee an exciting and stimulating literary experience, as well as covering all necessary revision, including the grammar, punctuation and spelling for the SPAG tests as well as reading, comprehension and writing. Units 1-5 follow the sequence of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, allowing the class to read the book alongside the teaching. The final units (6-9) select some of the best bits from the rest of the series, whilst avoiding spoilers.

Hamilton's Pinterest Boards have lots of ideas and inspiration for setting up your classroom, themed quotations and ideas connected with each unit.

SPAG
Unit 1 Story openers & letters ('Philosopher's Stone' chapters 1-4)
(suggested as 5 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!

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

SPAG Revision
Word classes, sentence types and their punctuation and syntax of a sentence (subject, verb, object, parts of a clause) are all covered in this introductory presentation. It also encompasses features of letters.

5-minute SPAG Revision
Revise word classes, using seven different slides. Then revise sentence syntax and punctuation, and finally, revise features of letters.

You Will Need

Essential Texts
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling (any editions)

Optional Texts
Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling (any edition)

Audiobook
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone – 7 CD set read by Stephen Fry

Films (all rated PG) – or use weblinks below
Ron receives a howler in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (00:34:02-00:35:10)
Optional: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Websites
Dictionary from Oxford Dictionaries
Harry Potter Glossary (mainly nouns) from Bloomsbury
Ron receives a howler YouTube clip [pre-watch to decide whether to avoid expletive by missing first seconds]

SPAG
Unit 2 Descriptive & predictive writing ('Philosopher's Stone' chapters 5-7)
(suggested as 6 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.

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

SPAG Revision
Children look at expanded noun phrases, including identifying adjectives, adverbs and prepositional phrases. They then study modal verbs of certainty, ability and obligation. Finally they revise relative clauses and pronouns.

5-minute SPAG Revision
Revise noun phrases, including identifying head nouns, then revise modal verbs and relative clauses.

You Will Need

Essential Texts
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling (any edition)

Optional Tests
Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling (any edition)

Audiobook
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone – 7 CD set read by Stephen Fry

Films (all rated PG) – or use weblinks below
Diagon Alley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (00:19:19-00:20:46)

Websites
Diagon Alley Clip – YouTube clip
List of Harry Potter sweets – from Fandom Wikia

SPAG
Unit 3 Instructions & rules ('Philosopher's Stone' chapters 8-10)
(suggested as 5 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.

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

SPAG Revision
Study sentence forms and relevant punctuation, teach children apostrophes, contractions and possession singular and plural. Then revise the features and grammar of oral arguments.

5-minute SPAG Revision
Revise recognising and punctuating different sentence forms. Then revise both uses of apostrophes, including singular and plural possession.

You Will Need

Essential Texts
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling (any edition)

Optional texts
Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling (any edition)

Audiobook
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - 7 CD set read by Stephen Fry

Films (all rated PG) – or use weblinks below
Flying lesson in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (00:52:47-00:5:07)

Websites
History and rules of Quidditch – from Fandom Wikia
List of spells – from Fandom Wikia
Flying lesson YouTube clip [stop at 2 min 34 to avoid expletive]

SPAG
Unit 4 Information & explanation texts ('Philosopher's Stone' chapters 11-14)
(suggested as 6 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.

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

SPAG Revision
Look at the difference between phrases and clauses, then move on to study adverbials, including fronted adverbials. Finally, revise parenthesis.

5-minute SPAG Revision
Revise adverbials, including phrases and clauses. Ensure that children understand parenthesis. Finally, revise word classes.

You Will Need

Essential Texts
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling (any edition)

Optional texts
Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
Quidditch Through the Ages by JK Rowling
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by JK Rowling

Audiobook
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - 7 CD set read by Stephen Fry

Films (all rated PG) – or use weblinks below
Harry's first Quiddich match in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (01:13:00-01:20:00)

Websites
History and rules of Quidditch – from Fandom Wikia
List of chocolate frog cards and texts – from Fandom Wikia
Harry's first Quidditch match – two-part YouTube clip

SPAG
Unit 5 Narrative texts ('Philosopher's Stone' chapters 15-17)
(suggested as 5 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.

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

SPAG Revision
Children look cohesive devices, including pronouns, determiners, adverbs and subordinating conjunctions. Move on to revise adding information about time, place cause and manner using conjunctions, prepositions and adverbs.

5-minute SPAG Revision
Revise pronouns, determiners, conjunctions, adverbs and word classes.

You Will Need

Essential Texts
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling (any edition)

Audiobook
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - 7 CD set read by Stephen Fry

SPAG
Unit 6 Recounts ('Prisoner of Azkaban' & 'Order of the Phoenix')
(suggested as 6 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!

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

SPAG Revision
Revise the vocabulary and punctuation of questions. Look at cohesion between paragraphs using adverbials and topic sentences. Revise verbs and tense, including simple and progressive past and present and the perfect form. Finally, look at formal and informal language, the concept of register and the use of subjunctive mood.

5-minute SPAG Revision
Revise adverbials and word classes, then verbs and tense: simple past/present, progressive past/present and perfect form. Also revise informal and formal language, including subjunctive form.

You Will Need

Essential Texts

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling (any edition)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling (any edition)

Films (all rated PG) – or use weblinks below
Knight bus in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (00:07:48-00:12:35)
Weasley twins leave school in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (01:34:23-01:37:36)

Weblinks to YouTube clips
Knight bus scene
Introducing Umbridge
Umbridge arrives and gives a speech
Umbridge's first lesson (stop at 2:23 to avoid spoiler about Cedric Diggory)
Umbridge 'raises' standards and issues decrees

SPAG
Unit 7 Persuasive texts ('Prisoner of Azkaban' & 'Order of the Phoenix')
(suggested as 5 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!

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

SPAG Revision
Children revise adverbs for possibility, and the active and passive voices. They identify subordinate clauses and study the grammatical features of persuasive writing.

5-minute SPAG Revision
Revise the difference between active and passive voice and change from one to the other. Look at the use of adverbs and conjunctions introducing subordinate clauses.

You Will Need

Essential Texts
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling (any edition)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling (any edition)

Films (all rated PG) – or use weblinks below
Weasley twins’ Diagon Alley Shop in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (00:18:41-00:20:03)
Hagrid’s first lesson/Buckbeak’s attack in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (00:31:55-0:38:48 – pre-watch to decide on expletive)

Weblinks to YouTube clips
Weasley twins' Diagon Alley Shop
Hagrid's first lesson
Buckbeak's attack (Pre-watch to decide on expletive @37sec.)

SPAG
Unit 8 Newspapers and dialogue ('Prisoner of Azkaban' & 'Goblet of Fire')
(suggested as 6 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!

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

SPAG Revision
Revise the use of bullet points and the punctuation of dialogue. Examine the correct way to use commas, semi-colons and colons. Revise the features of newspaper reports and reported speech.

5-minute SPAG Revision
Revise the punctuation of bullet points, commas, colons, semi-colons and the correct format and punctuation of direct speech. Finally, revise word classes.

You Will Need

Essential Texts
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling (any edition)

Optional Texts
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling (any edition)

Films

(all rated PG) – or use weblinks below
We recommend sharing the book texts as well as the film clips. However, the films are fun and fast and very good for immersion. Find the relevant parts of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire or use the weblinks below.

Build up to Quidditch Final (00:07:19-00:09:48)
The Dark Mark appears (00:09:48-00:13:42)
Names in the Goblet of Fire (00:28:58-00:31:16)
The names are selected (00:31:21-00:36:20)
Rita Skeeter interviews (00:39:05-00:41:30)
The 1st trial (00:54:43-01:02:47)
The 2nd trial (01:30:33-01:39:27)

Weblinks to YouTube clips
Build up to Quidditch World Cup Final
The Dark Mark appears after the match
Students put names into the Goblet of Fire
The names are selected
Rita Skeeter interviews the champions
The 1st trial part 1 & The 1st trial part 2 & The 1st trial part 3
The 2nd trial part 1 & The 2nd trial part 2 & The 2nd trial part 3

SPAG
Unit 9 Testing and celebration ('Order of the Phoenix')
(suggested as 3 days)

Back to Lockdown?

Home Learning packs are not being created for this unit of learning.

You Will Need

Optional Texts
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling.