This year 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.

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 subordination (because) and co-ordination (and)
  • Use expanded noun phrases to describe and specify
  • Use punctuation correctly – full stops, capital letters

Short writing opportunities:

  • Setting descriptions
  • Descriptions of space rockets
  • Fact sheet
  • Instructions
  • Lists (menu)
  • Poetry
  • Recounts of events

Resources: PowerPoints, lesson planning and abridged methodology.

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

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