We will hear an explanation about how birds fly today. We will then map out our explanation to help us to understand the sequence. We will end by stepping our explanation to help us to start learning the structure.
Unit: Explanation: how birds fly
We will begin the lesson by exploring comprehension statements and explaining if they are true or false. We will then practise telling the explanation. We will create a flowchart to help us to remember the different stages of flight.
In this lesson we will learn about the relationship between cause and effect. We will investigate cause and effect relationships when a bird flaps, glides and steers.
We will explore the role of subordinating conjunctions. We will then craft sentences using when, it, that, and because. We will finish by considering the position of subordinating conjunctions in a sentence.
In this lesson we will read deeper explanations of how birds flap, glide and steer. We will then use three different methods to help us to develop our summarising skills.
We will be creating our own flying fantastical character. We will then box up our explanations of how they fly.
We will read some explanations about dragons flying. We will use our explanation toolkit to 'read as a writer' and identify explanation features. We will consider which strategies we can use in our own writing.
We will use our boxing up plan that we created in lesson 6 to write the introduction and flapping paragraphs of our explanation.
We will plan our writing in this lesson by using a step plan. We will carefully consider the sequencing of our explanations. We will complete a shared write for our gliding paragraph.
In this lesson we write our final paragraph about steering. After we have edited our writing we will perform our explanation text.
Units in English
- The Magic Paintbrush: mood
- The Magic Paintbrush: created story (mood)
- Recount: diary entry
- Monkeys and Hats: problems
- Monkeys and Hats: recycled story (problems)
- Instructions: how to make a paper crown
- Awongalema: description
- Awongalema: recycled story (description)
- Discussion: should animals be kept in zoos?
- Honey and Trouble: character
- Honey and Trouble: recycled story (character)
- Persuasion: Buy my honey
- Anansi and Tiger
- Anansi and Tiger: Endings
- Information: All about Tigers
- Jack and the Beanstalk: characters, mood, problems
- Jack and the Beanstalk: created story (characters, mood, problems)
- Explanation: how beans grow
- How Butterflies Came to Be
- How Coyote Brought Fire to the Earth (1)
- How Coyote Brought Fire to the Earth (2)
- Instructions: How to defeat the fire giants
- Baba Yaga: openings
- Baba Yaga: created story (openings)
- Non-chronological report: All about Witches
- The Eagle Who Thought He Was A Chicken: characters and problems
- The Eagle Who Thought He Was A Chicken: recycled story (characters and problems)
- Explanation: how birds fly
- Ganesh Gets Married (1)
- Ganesh Gets Married (2)
- Discussion: Who was right: Ganesh or Kartikeya?
- Persephone: endings
- Persephone: creation story (endings)
- Recount: news report
- The Bird and the Forest Fire: middles
- The Bird and the Forest Fire: recycled story (middles)
- Persuasion: Why you should never light fires in a dry forest
- The Unlucky Man