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The 'How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth' Planning Pack contains a two-week English unit of work for Year 3/4, based on instructional texts.

How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth Literacy Pack

£3.99

The ten lessons in this unit give children the opportunity to understand the features of instructions as a text type and create their own instructional texts. 

 

In the first week, children will engage with the text 'How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth' through research, a hands-on toy washing challenge and the opportunity to create their own ‘Woolly Mammoth Cleaning Kit’. They will become familiar with the text type of instructions by following instructions to make their own mammoth models and identifying features of the text. There is also a grammar focus on using prepositions and imperative verbs.

 

In the second week, pupils will use drama to develop ideas and extend their vocabulary. They will then plan their own set of instructions about washing a woolly mammoth and they will then have the opportunity to draft, edit and present their final written outcome.

The literacy objectives covered in this unit are:

 

  • To retrieve and record information from non-fiction

  • To participate in discussion about a text

  • To use a range of imperative verbs

  • To use prepositions

  • To read and follow written instructions

  • To identify the features of instructions

  • To identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning

  • To prepare a group performance

  • To use a rich and varied vocabulary

  • To make a plan for my writing

  • To write my own set of instructions

  • To edit and evaluate my writing

  • To integrate visual devices into my writing

 

How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth

Planning Pack