This weeks’ worth of planning was designed to go alongside the ‘Ancient Egyptians’ topic covered in Year 3 but can be adapted for Year 4 also.
This is designed to be a week-long research and written project, producing a non-chronological report at the end. In my class we spent an extra day having a debate about whether King Tutankhamun was actually murdered or not and what the evidence was to support those arguments.
The learners loved using the eBook to navigate through and add to planning throughout the week.
I have indicated on the plan through highlighting where you can locate certain resources if I am unable to attach them to the original bundle all of which are Free resources.
If delivered according to plan the following NC standards will be met:
• listening to and discussing a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks
• reading books that are structured in different ways and reading for a range of purposes
• retrieve and record information from non-fiction
• plan their writing by:
• discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar
• discussing and recording ideas
• draft and write by:
• composing and rehearsing sentences orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures
• organising paragraphs around a theme
• in non-narrative material, using simple organisational devices [for example, headings and sub-headings]
• evaluate and edit by:
• assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing and suggesting improvements
• proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences
• proofread for spelling and punctuation errors
• read their own writing aloud to a group or the whole class, using appropriate intonation and controlling the tone and volume so that the meaning is clear
develop their understanding of the concepts set out in English appendix 2 by:
• extending the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including: when, if, because, although
• choosing nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion and to avoid repetition
• using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause
• using fronted adverbials
• using commas after fronted adverbials
Note: all of my planning and SMARTs are edited using ‘Twinkl’ font. If the formatting has adjusted in some way it may because of this. This is a free font downloaded from Twinkl directly and is visually very clear for learners.