Non-fiction

English Year 6 Autumn Instructions and Explanations

Reading and writing instructions and explanations

Read and write instructions and explanations, exploring register, punctuating bullet points and adding parentheses. Write explanations based on the children's own interests.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introducing instructions and explanations
(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

Optional texts
Until I Met Dudley by Roger McGough and Chris Riddell

SPAG
Unit 2 SPaG: More complicated punctuation
(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

Presentations
SPaG Punctuation presentation

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Evaluating instructions and explanations
(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
All the texts for this unit are included within the resources.

It is VERY important that teachers check all YouTube clips for suitability for their particular Y6 class. Some will be fine with one group of children and not okay with others. Hamilton Trust leaves the responsibility for the decision to show or not show a particular clip firmly with the teacher. DO NOT SHOW any clips in this unit without having first watched them.

Websites
How to do Happy Feet dance from www.YouTube.com
Happy Feet dance from www.howcast.com
Stephen Biesty - Illustrator from www.stephenbiesty.co.uk
How to do the Cat Daddy Hip Hop Dance from www.howcast.com
Up Goer Five from https://xkcd.com
How the Apollo Spacecraft works from www.YouTube.com
Saturn V by Stephen Biesty from www.robotspacebrain.com
A Short History of Nearly Everything summary from www.YouTube.com

SPAG
Unit 4 SPaG: Cohesive devices and layout devices
(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

Optional texts
New York City Through Time by Richard Platt
A World of Information by James Brown and Richard Platt
A range of non-fiction information books for children to look at.

Presentations
SPaG Cohesive Devices PowerPoint

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Planning and writing explanations about performance
(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!