Y5 Explanation Text – How can you defend yourself against an alien invasion?
National curriculum content
- To include narratives, explanations, descriptions, comparisons, summaries and evaluations: such writing supports them in rehearsing, understanding and consolidating what they have heard or read.
- To explain their understanding of a text, and to prepare ideas before they write.
- To understand and use the conventions for discussion and debate.
- To apply growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes.
- To use relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose, that or with an implied (i.e. omitted) relative pronoun.
- To indicate degrees of possibility using adverbs [for example, perhaps, surely] or modal verbs [for example, might, should, will, must].
- To read and internalise the model text.
- To create a text map of the model text.
- To use reading comprehension strategies to understand the text.
- To understand the organisation of an explanation text.
- To understand vocabulary and definitions.
- To recognise key text features.
- To use new grammatical features in a short burst write.
- To contribute to a shared write.
- To innovate the model text with my ideas.
- To write independently using the skills taught.
What we want children to know and the skills necessary to achieve this:
- To use present tense.
- To use adverbials, short sentences and punctuation to engage the reader.
- To use suffixes.
- To use complex sentences.
- To use relative clauses.
- To use long sentences.
Grammar and Punctuation Vocabulary
Adding and reinforcing present tense verbs, relative clauses, adverbials, adverbial phrase, complex sentences and suffixes.
Night-time, stars, alien, galactic, rocket launcher, plasma, missiles, orbiting, light-speed, planet, solar system