English packs



English packs

Our English packs are created to support and enhance children’s writing skills across the wider curriculum. There are three or four English packs in each geography and history project, which are tailored to age-appropriate literacy objectives and build upon prior learning. The writing tasks invite children to apply the knowledge they have gained in a history or geography project to a specific text type. In science and some other subjects, a range of technical and informative non-fiction texts are provided to promote ambitious reading across the curriculum.

Each English pack includes:

• A writing task chosen from a variety of text types, from non-fiction to fiction and poetry.
• A model text for the teacher to refer to in class.
• A checklist of writing skills.
• A planning sheet to support children’s thinking.
• Other resources as appropriate.

English packs

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Magnificent Monarchs (Engage stage English pack)Learn more about this Year 2 history project

Lesson brief
Create a sequence of lessons for the children to:
• Write an information leaflet about Hampton Court Palace.
• Use expanded noun phrases.

Teacher note
Writing an information leaflet develops children’s skills of inference, description, organisation and writing at length. In their information leaflets, they should include some expanded noun phrases to add detail and a glossary to explain unfamiliar terms. The children could also be challenged to include additional information from independent research using the links provided.

Rocks, Relics and Rumbles (Engage stage English pack) Learn more about this Year 3 geography project

Lesson brief
Create a sequence of lessons for the children to:
• Write a non-chronological report about the Earth’s crust.
• Use presentational features.

Teacher note
Non-chronological report writing teaches children how to select relevant information and group related ideas into paragraphs. The children could carry out research into the Earth’s crust to write non-chronological reports that use topic-specific vocabulary and presentational features, such as subheadings and images.

Curriculum link
Children should use their geographical and scientific knowledge of the Earth’s crust and rocks to write their non-chronological reports.

Please note that all resources are part of the Cornerstones Curriculum and cannot be bought separately.

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