Year 6

Pandas - Non-chronological report

Lessons (15)

  • In this lesson, we will introduce what a non-chronological report is, we will look at the features of a non-chronological report and we will find examples of features in a non-chronological report.
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  • In this lesson, we will use spelling practice strategies such as using drawings as prompts to learn curriculum words.
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  • In this lesson, we will develop our knowledge of the function of the colon. We will consolidate our understanding of the colon when introducing a list, and we will explore the colon when it separates clauses within a sentence. The lesson will conclude with a quick game to assess our understanding.
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  • In this lesson, we will discuss the best way to gather information for a non-chronological report and collect notes from a video and text, focusing on collecting this information in an organised manner.
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  • In this lesson, we will introduce new vocabulary, identify word pairs and synonyms and apply the vocabulary in sentences.
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  • In this lesson, we will look at the purpose of an opening and use our notes to plan an opening paragraph. We will introduce formal and informal conjunctions.
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  • In this lesson, we will use spelling practice strategies such as spotting words within words, to learn curriculum words and then have a spelling test.
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  • In this lesson, we will use the plan to write an opening paragraph. We will look closely at a modelled write to understand the expectations and write sentences that they plan to use in their opening.
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  • In this lesson, we will discuss the relationship between a feature and its purpose. They will look at the features of a panda and then generate vocabulary and sentences to create a plan for the next lesson.
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  • In this lesson, we will use the plan to write a paragraph on the panda's appearance. We will watch a shared write to understand the expectations and to see examples of different types of sentences and punctuation we could use ourselves.
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  • In this lesson, we will look at the importance of editing. We will then practise editing a pre-written paragraph with deliberate errors, before we complete an independent task of editing our writing so far.
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  • In this lesson, we will use our notes from the research lesson to create a plan for our paragraphs on diet and habitat. We will use this plan in the next lesson to help with our writing.
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  • In this lesson, we will use our plans to write our paragraphs on diet and habitat. We will look closely at a modelled write to understand the expectations and write sentences that we plan to use in these paragraphs.
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  • In this lesson, we will learn about the future of pandas and what humans are doing to help conserve the species. We will then use this knowledge to write a conclusion to their non-chronological report.
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  • In this lesson, we will develop reading for pleasure through book recommnedations. We will focus on poetry, picture books and non-fiction. We will then generate our own recommendations to share with others.
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