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Learning for Life




  • Non- fiction unit based on the animal kingdom with a focus on birds. 
  • Classification of animals – mammals, reptiles, insects, fish and birds. 
  • Characteristics of mammals, reptiles, insects, fish and birds with a focus on birds. 
  • Differentiating between fiction and non- fiction, fact and opinion. 
  • Parts of speech to include nouns, verbs adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions. 
  • Read and understand unfamiliar text. First News.  
  • To write accurately, using correct punctuation and basic spelling skills. 
  • Investigating a chosen bird and using this information to design a poster based on chosen bird. To include appearance, diet, natural habitat, reproduction and interesting facts. 
  • Trip to Bird World/ Hawk Conservancy.




SS7- Recalls a key element of a familiar story 

SS8- Listens to a variety of texts 

SS9- Starting to link stories and non-fiction to their own experiences 

SS10- Recognises that non-fiction books can be structured in different ways. 



SS7 - Uses 3 key words to describe a picture 

SS8- Writes in full sentences using 'little' words - The cat is in the box 

SS9- Able to arrange words correctly to form a simple sentence 

SS10- Sequencing sentences to form short narratives 



SS7- Responds to who, where and why question about a story or event 

SS8- Asks questions that relate to the topic discussed. 

SS9- Listens and responds to questions from unfamiliar adults and peers. 

SS10- Sequencing sentences to form short narratives

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