This year 5/6 Black Lives themed unit of work is based on The Place for Me: Stories About the Windrush Generation by Dame Floella Benjamin, K. N. Chimbiri and E. L. Norry.

The Place for Me: Stories About the Windrush Generation is an anthology of inspiring stories telling the real experiences of Black British people from the Windrush Generation; a glorious celebration of how immigrants to Britain have enriched British life and culture.

Our mixed age planning was written to support a variety of school settings.  From one mixed age class to a school with several mixed age classes, the planning can be flexibly adapted using a range of cycles to suit. Cycles of mixed age planning are available for years 1/2, 3 /4, 4/5 and 5/6. They have been carefully thought out to ensure progression and coverage of skills for each of the year groups whilst retaining high quality texts suitable for the age range. We are always happy to advise on different configurations of classes and how Pathways to Write can be adapted to suit any circumstance.

The unit comprises 15 sessions of English planning and focuses on mastering key writing skills (grammar, vocabulary and punctuation) from the national curriculum. Opportunities to develop reading comprehension, writing composition and spoken language skills are also woven throughout the unit.

Mastery Skills:

  • Use expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely
  • Use passive verbs
  • Link ideas across paragraphs using a wider range of cohesive devices
  • Integrate dialogue to convey character and advance the action

Short writing opportunities:

  • Factfile
  • Letter
  • Advert
  • Diary
  • Leaflet

This Black Lives themed collection of units aligns with skills and progression covered in Pathways to Write, Autumn 2.

Resources: PowerPoints, lesson planning and abridged methodology.

This unit can be used individually or as part of a whole-school themed project with our other units on this theme.

The supporting texts for the units of work can be purchased at Peters Ltd at 30% off the RRP price of the books*:
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