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Year 5 Model Text Resource Pack 18: ‘Crime and Punishment’ (Report; History - crime and punishment)

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Real Writing Year 5 - Unit 18
Crime and Punishment
Curriculum links: English, PSHE

Unit overview
This writing unit for Year 5 is built around an original model text by Anita Loughrey - a report that looks at how crime and punishment in Britain have changed over the centuries. The example text is available as a PDF in three versions (plain, illustrated and annotated); annotated and non-annotated PowerPoint presentations are also included.

In this two-week unit, pupils will learn about the structure and features of a chronological report. They will then will have an opportunity to research an alternative aspect of social change (education, medicine, entertainment or sport) and write their own information text.

Key curriculum skills
Two fully-resourced lesson plans are included for Year 5 English objectives:

1. Vocabulary: To explore the effect of adding the prefixes ‘dis-’, ‘mis-‘ and ‘re-‘ to words
Pupils will: revisit and identify prefixes; understand the effect of adding the prefixes ‘dis-’, ‘mis-’ and ‘re-’ to words; match prefixes with the correct meaning; complete sentences using the correct prefix; write sentences using correct prefixes; write a short report using correct prefixes.

2. Grammar: To use brackets to indicate parenthesis
Pupils will: identify brackets; understand that brackets can be used to separate parenthesis and identify examples of this; correctly place brackets around parenthesis; write a short report using brackets to separate parenthesis.

Revisited skills

  • using paragraphs to organise ideas
  • using pronouns

Additional year 5 curriculum teaching points

  • to sequence information
  • to use relative clauses

Year 5 words: featured vocabulary
Tier two words: community, harsh, honourable, abandon, misdemeanour, boundary, humiliation, deter, preventative, dishonest, reoffend
Tier three words: punish, punishment, crime, Senate, legionary, jury, exile, combat, Magna Carta, peasants, treason, incarceration, banishment, conscript, convict
Year 5 spellings: definite(ly), appreciate

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