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Year 4 Model Text Resource Pack 25: ‘Stay Safe in the Sun’ (Explanation; PSHE - sun safety)

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Real Writing Year 4 - Unit 25
Model text: Stay Safe in the Sun, by Jo Franklin

Unit overview
This writing unit for Year 4 is built around an original model text by Jo Franklin; an explanatory text advising children about sun safety. 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 explore the prefix ‘pre-’ and will learn how to organise paragraphs around a theme by grouping related information. In their final writing task, pupils will write their own leaflet, explaining how people can stay safe on the beach, in the kitchen or other situations and places. This unit gives pupils the opportunity to write for a real purpose.

Key curriculum skills
Two fully-resourced lessons are included for the following LKS2 English objectives, which can form part of the unit or be taught discretely:

1. Vocabulary:To add the prefix ‘pre-’ to words

Pupils will: match words containing ‘pre-’ to their meanings; write sentences containing the words taught

2. Grammar: To organise paragraphs around a theme

Pupils will: group information to create paragraphs; orally rehearse paragraphs before writing; write an explanatory paragraph

Revisited skills

  • Using a range of sentence types (statements, questions and commands)
  • Using conjunctions

Additional year 4 curriculum teaching points

  • Fronted adverbials
  • Nouns and pronouns to avoid repetition

Year 4 words: featured vocabulary
Spelling words: although, caught, different, early, earth, important, notice, particularly, remember, through
Tier 2 words: apply, benefit, essential, indicate, precaution, prevent
Tier 3 words: premature, radiation, ray, solar, ultraviolet, Vitamin D, wave

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