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Narrative, plays and scripts
16-17 weeks

UNIT 1
Stories with historical settings

(3 weeks)

UNIT 2
Stories set in imaginary worlds

(4 weeks)

UNIT 3
Stories from other cultures

(3 weeks)

UNIT 4
Stories which raise issues/dilemmas

(4 weeks)

UNIT 5
Plays

(2-3 weeks)

Non-fiction
13-15 weeks

UNIT 1
Recounts: newspapers/magazines

(4 weeks)

UNIT 2
Information texts

(3-4 weeks)

UNIT 3
Explanation

(2-3 weeks)

UNIT 4
Persuasive texts

(4 weeks)

Poetry
4 weeks

UNIT 1
Creating images

(2 weeks)

UNIT 2
Exploring form

(2 weeks)

Mixed Age Wolves
Numbers of weeks identified for each unit are suggestions only
These lesson plan units match the range for Year 4 in the Literacy Framework For Teaching.
The lesson plans are in units, just click on the unit in the grid, or choose your genre from the links on the left.

Year 4 Resources:
The Rabbit, the Snakes and the River eBook, is a beautifully illustrated electronic book based on the traditional tale of the Muscogee tribe of North America, It has 3 different readability levels and also has voice over. This resource can be used for the traditional tales unit or the stories from other cultures unit.
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This recount of a class visit to a Victorian village provides a good model for pupils to analyse the features of a recount.

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or enhancing writing, 12 spidergrams of onomatopoeic words for literacy lessons or cross curricular and creative work: Animal, Bird and Human, Cooking and Eating, Explosive and Impact, Machine and Electronic, Musical, Watery, Transport/movement. Colourful A4 sheets for wall display or laminate for desktop use.

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All you need for your class to make individual pop-up Christmas cards. Contains a card pro forma; 11 outline pictures to colour in; 11 coloured illustrations and a set of instructions for pupils to follow.

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'Sort-Er is a superb resource designed to make children's planning of writing more effective and more logical. It is based on the idea of an electronic 'stick-on' notes pad where you can gather, sort and order the children's ideas before they start to write' Comments taken from an independent evaluation.

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This history homework unit contains 40 printable sheets covering the following 10 history topics: Tudors, Vikings, The Great Fire of London, Famous Victorians, Anglo Saxons, Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, Homes Now and Then, Toys of the past, and How Toys have changed. Each topic contains 4 sheets each with a differentiated learning objective related to an assessment focus.
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Ideal for personalised learning! This resource can be used by learners to find out about, or revise the features of instructional writing. It has sound and takes learners through the process of looking at different instructions and creating a checklist. As well as the Instructions software this resource contains 5 printable examples of instructions and a list of Instructional features with a mnemonic to help pupils remember them.

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Twelve printable spidergrams for extending pupils' vocabulary. Contains some common verbs eg. said, saw, went, got. Some common adjectives eg. good and nice.

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Settings allows you to choose different settings then apply a colour filter to change the mood. You can select characters to add to the setting making this a fantastic resource for discussing and writing about the effect of different settings on characters. You can save, reload and print.

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This unit contains 4 printable leaflets that provide a model for persuasive texts plus an example of a persuasive video, which includes texts, images and music.

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Each unit contains all you need for two week units of work: Lesson Plans Y3 to 6 and Y3&4, Y4&5 and Y5&6. Differentiated Non Chronological reports to print. Electronic books which can be edited, saved and reloaded. Independent and guided group activities and much more.

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