This progression step 2,  Black Lives themed unit is based on Look Up! by Nathan Bryon. Rocket dreams of becoming an astronaut (the greatest there has ever been) and going into space just like the inspirational Mae Jemison in this engaging text that encourages us all to put down our phones and to look up.

To read more about our units linked to the Curriculum for Wales and the methodology of these units, please click here.

Mastery keys:

  • Use familiar punctuation: full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks, question marks
  • Use subject-verb agreement
  • Use co-ordinating conjunctions to write compound sentences
  • Use my knowledge of letter sounds and patterns accurately in my spelling (CVCs, diagraphs, simple roots, suffixes, plurals, past tense)

Each unit covers a range of areas: 

  • Mastery of speaking and listening, vocabulary, reading and writing skills  
  • Writing in a range of purposeful genres – both fiction and non-fiction 
  • Opportunities for practising writing of previously taught genres 
  • An extended, independent piece of writing 
  • Suggestions for independent learning 
  • Links  

The units and texts link with a range of themes: 

  • Environmental issues in Wales 
  • A diverse society 
  • Celebrating Black lives 

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