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Unit 1

Each English unit is based around a text or collection of texts. Each unit starts with a fiction section and then ends with work on non-fiction, the two being linked by a theme.


Fiction - Stories with familiar settings

This unit uses and picture book, Cottonwool Colin by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross, and a story with a familiar setting, Sister for Sale by Adrian Bradbury, to explore the themes of family relationships and independence and look at how a character’s feelings can change throughout a story.


Non-Fiction – Explanations

The non-fiction section continues the link of family and relationships with a focus on explanatory text that look at how animals care for the young. Children will explore how families in the animal world are different to families in the human world.



During this unit children will learn also learn about:

Capital letters

Question Marks

Suffixes (-ful, - less)