One of my favourite novel as a theme units! This 3 week unit of planning promotes children to use lots of new vocabulary to enhance their writing and reading skills! Skills are practised and reinforces throughout the thorough 3 week unit e.g. sentence structure skills, vocabulary, recounts skills, descriptive skills, writing in 1st and 3rd person, grammar starter prompts plus more. I found that this text was a winner with children as eventhough it had lots of new unfamiliar vocabulary to challenge and stretch the children’s language choices, the humour and mischief that Paddington gets up to throughout the text consistently pulls the children in and makes them enjoy their writing! (Hence making a teachers job easier!) There are some resources to support, along with links to videos where appropriate. The DVD is always a plus to support teaching so that the chidlren can see snapshots of parts of the book that they have read in action (Paddington and the bathroom scene went down a storm!) I strongly recommend this as a Novel as a theme!
Planning id detailed, differentiated, with recommended TA/T support where needs, including plenaries, success criterias and grammar starter ideas.
All learning objectives are lifted from the Y3 literacy objectives.