This Progression Step 1, ‘Celebrating Black Lives’ themed unit of work is based on We’re Going to Find the Monster by Malorie Blackman and Dapo Adeola

We’re going to find the monster follows two young adventurers on a journey over the shimmering ocean, up the huge, high mountain, through the deep, dark forest… to find the monster! This book is full of funny, relatable characters.

The unit of work explores a thematic approach to teaching languages and although mainly focuses on the ‘Languages, Literacy and Communication’ AoLE, it does have suggested links to the other five AoLEs. Comprising 15 sessions, the units allow for a flexible teaching approach designed to meet the interests and needs of your pupils.

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

Mastery keys:

  • Write from left to right
  • Write words and phrases by using knowledge of letters and the sounds they represent
  • Begin to form letters correctly using an appropriate grip
  • Begin to read back my own writing

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 

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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