Fiction

English Year 6 Autumn Significant Authors

Northern Lights

Immerse the class in Northern Lights by Philip Pullman. Revise clauses and explore subjunctive form. Write an untold tale inspired by this significant author.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introduction to the world of Northern Lights
(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
Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Optional texts
Northern Lights Audiobook – Unabridged, narrated by Philip Pullman

Resource Presentation: Images of Oxford (see resources)
Explore and discuss images of Oxford which relate to Lyra’s Oxford to consider how authors use real settings to inspire invented ones.

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Revise single and multi-clause sentences
(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
Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Optional texts
Northern Lights Audiobook – Unabridged, narrated by Philip Pullman

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Clauses and Conjunctions

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Text analysis and comparing versions
(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
Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

The Golden Compass (2007 Film) (This has a PG rating so preview before sharing.)

Optional texts
Northern Lights Audiobook – Unabridged, narrated by Philip Pullman
Northern Lights - (Graphic Novel) by Philip Pullman

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Explore the subjunctive form
(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
Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Optional texts
Northern Lights Audiobook – Unabridged, narrated by Philip Pullman

The Golden Compass (2007 Film) (This has a PG rating so preview before sharing.)

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Subjunctive Form

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Write an untold tale for Northern Lights
(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
Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Optional texts
Northern Lights Audiobook – Unabridged, narrated by Philip Pullman

The Golden Compass (2007 Film) (This has a PG rating so preview before sharing.)