A Persuasive Letter to Theresa May about Plastic Pollution As a school we have been learning all about the effects of our actions on the enviroment. We have been learing about reclying and how to make our school and our country a more eco-friendly. Hook: bbc doccumentary Drowning in Plastic https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bmbn47 Aim: To persuade Theresa May (Prime Mininster) to reduce Britain’s plastic waste. WAGOLL: a persuasive letter to our school’s milk company WAGOLL send Comprehension activity for the WAGOLL and send comprehension. Thoughts and feelings activity based on a range of pictures Topic link: Plastic research activity and facts and figures research https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/31469290 Identify the features of a persuasive letter: send, MA and HA GPS activity: conjunctions word bank and worksheet Box-up planning doccument and send scaffolded activity Publish border paper Lesson outline and publisher presentation added
A literacy unit surrounding the topic of Ancient Egypt, the death of the young pharaoh Tutankhamun and the discovery of his tomb by Howard Carter. WAGOLL: Newspaper article - Who killed the Pharaoh Tutankhamun? Lesson 1: Comprehension challenge (differentiated: bronze, silver, gold) Lesson 2: Who killed Tutankhamun? Research/note-taking project - link to topic - children to formulate their own theory based on the evidence available oracy/ debate opportunity Lesson 3: Reading as a writer - identify the features of a newspaper article - differentiated Lesson 4: Treasure hunt: history detectives - children to work in mixed ability pairs Lesson 5: Diary entry- Howard Carter: The discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb scaffolded worksheet knowledge organiser to support writing the diary entry Lesson 6: Edit and improve Carter’s diary entry Lesson 7: Expanded noun phrases : The items found in King Tut’s tomb (differentiated bronze, silver gold) HA: to use research to create their own word bank Lesson 8: Research for newspaper article - planning document knowledge organiser/ word bank Lesson 9: Draft headline and orientation Lesson 10: Draft paragraph 1 and 2 - background information and how was the tomb discovered Lesson 11: Draft paragraph 3 and 4 - what was found inside and quotes from who was there Lesson 12: Draft re-orientation Lesson 13: Edit and improve Lesson 14: Publish - newspaper format send/ main
A Day in the Life of a Member of the Yanomami Tribe from the Amazon Rainforest Purpose: To write a recount sharing the daily routines of an indigenous tribe in the Amazon rainforest. SMART Notebook presentation WAGOLL: a day in a student’s life Link to topic: research what life is like for the people who live in the Amazon rainforest (Yanomami Tribe) Vocabulary hunt: using dictionaries find the definitions to these new words found from the Yanomami tribe research (send, ma and ha) Identify the effective features of the WAGOLL to create own word bank Children to complete box-up of their daily routines - send to use images/ word bank Using border page (where children create their own background art) children publish their own daily routine (cold task) Make comparison between our and the Yanomami tribe’s daily routine - research activities, chores and ritutals using research pages GPS focus: prepositions and expanded noun phrases using SMART notebook and shared writes Send scaffolded box-up. Scaffold writing mat Publish border paper
Information text: How to build a Survival Shelter Topic: Survival (Bear Grylls) Year 5 writing unit where children learn how to survive in dangerous enviroments Link: Class book - Kensuke’s Kingdom
Year 3 Maths Lesson - Place Value NC - To read and write numbers up to 1,000 in numerals and in words. A Treasure Hunt activity where pupils look at a variety of different representations of numbers up to 1,000 which they will read and write in numerals and words. Representations include: Base 10, place value counters, part whole models, numerals and words. Attatched is a word mat to support pupils spelling.