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A Planning Sequence for The Journey Home

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KS: R & KS1

Year Group: Year 2

Literary Theme: Creation & Conservation

Author(s): Frann Preston-Gannon

Outcomes:

Posters, lists, postcards, wanted posters, information report, short stories

Main Outcome:

Persuasive letter

Length:

15 sessions, 3 weeks

Overview and Outcomes:

This is a three-week planning sequence. This text explores issues of conservation and starts to explore whether we can escape the issues that endangered animals face on a day-to-day basis. Children create fact files on endangered animals as well write short persuasive pieces on why we need to save a particular endangered animal. Children will be able to identify how a sentence is formed by its grammatical structure as a question, a command, a statement or an exclamation. Children will be encouraged to edit work, being aware of tense and word choice. Word classes (nouns/verbs/adjectives) will be referred to throughout.

Synopsis of Text:

The ice is melting so Polar Bear sets off in search of a new home. Join him on his adventures across the seas and discover the many friends he meets along the way. This beautifully illustrated story has a powerful message of conservation and is full of things for parents and children to talk about. Frann was the winner of an amazing Sendak Fellowship and spent a month living with the great Maurice Sendak himself at his home in Connecticut, USA. She worked on The Journey Home during her stay.

Links:

Environment, conservationism, extinction, endangered species, activism

A Spelling Seed is available for The Journey Home.

Spelling Seed Overview:

Overview:

This is a three-session spelling seed for the book The Journey Home by Frann Preston-Gannon.  Below is the coverage from Appendix 1 of the National Curriculum 2014.

Spelling Seeds have been designed to complement the Literary Curriculum by providing weekly, contextualised sequences of sessions for the teaching of spelling that include open-ended investigations and opportunities to practise and apply within meaningful and purposeful contexts, linked (where relevant) to other areas of the curriculum and a suggestion of how to extend the investigation into home learning.

Spelling Seeds work alongside the texts within the Literary Curriculum and, as such, will also reflect the suggested number of weeks spent on a text, as well.

Coverage:

Common Exception Words

because, cold, could, every, find, grass, kind, plant, prove, should

Spelling Rules and Patterns

Adding –ing, –ed, –er, –est and –y to words of one syllable ending in a single consonant letter after a single vowel letter

Adding the endings –ing, –ed, –er, –est and –y to words ending in –e with a consonant before it

The /i:/ sound spelt –ey

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