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I have been a Primary Teacher for over 12 years. I have taught across the Primary range but mainly in KS2. I am also a qualified SENDCo and I have a MA in Education and a MSc in Developmental Psychology. My resources are aimed at children in KS2 and can be adapted to meet the needs of a class.

I have been a Primary Teacher for over 12 years. I have taught across the Primary range but mainly in KS2. I am also a qualified SENDCo and I have a MA in Education and a MSc in Developmental Psychology. My resources are aimed at children in KS2 and can be adapted to meet the needs of a class.
Explanation Text: Year 5/6: 'How does a Hot Air Balloon fly?'
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Explanation Text: Year 5/6: 'How does a Hot Air Balloon fly?'

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This is a ten-lesson unit of English work based on the reading and writing of an explanation text. It is intended for Upper Key Stage 2, but it could be adapted for children in Lower Key Stage 2. This Unit follows the 2014 National Curriculum Objectives. The ten lessons in this Unit allow children to explore, discuss and understand an explanation text. During the first week children will explore ‘How does a Hot Air Balloon fly?’ which is an example of explanation text linked to ‘Forces’ which Year 5 children learn about in Science. Through guided and shared activities children will write their own version of this text ensuring they have included the correct language and organisational features. In the second week children will research ‘How does a Plane fly?’ Children will then apply what they have learned in the first week and plan, write and edit an explanation text on ‘How does a Plane fly?’ which they will write independently. What is included? • Highlighted National Curriculum Objectives for Y5/6 • Explanation text planning for 10 days • ‘How does a Hot Air Balloon fly?’ Explanation Text • ‘How does a Hot Air Balloon fly?’ Technical Words Glossary • Hot Air Balloon Annotated Diagram • Hot Air Balloon Annotated Diagram and Explanation (for lower ability children) • Text Analysis for ‘How does a Hot Air Balloon fly?’ Explanation Text (for high ability children) • Boxing-up Plan for ‘How does a Hot Air Balloon fly? (differentiated on three levels) • Success Criteria for an Explanation Text (differentiated on three levels) • Writing Frame for Lower Ability Children for ‘How does a Hot Air Balloon fly?’ • ‘How does a Plane fly?’ Diagram • Boxing-up Plan for ‘How does a Plane fly? (differentiated on three levels) • Writing Frame for Lower Ability Children for ‘How does a Plane fly?’ • Instructions for ‘How to pack a Hot Air Balloon away’