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Coming to England

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SKU E1CS800100
Diary EntriesNarrativeWriting to EntertainKey Stage 1App. 2 – vocabulary, grammar and punctuationReading – comprehensionReading – word readingSpoken LanguageWriting – compositionWriting – transcriptionWriting – vocabulary, grammar and punctuationEnglishYear 1

In this Year 1 English scheme on the book Coming to England by Floella Benjamin, your class will find out about the fascinating life of a woman who arrived in England as part of the Windrush Generation.

Please be aware that, for copyright purposes, we are unable to provide the full text for this scheme of work.

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#TheCompleteSeries5lessons

After looking at the front cover of the book Coming to England, your class will make predictions about what will happen in the story. They will use the text to find out all about Floella Benjamin and will explore her journey to England through both drama and writing. Children will learn how to write in role as Floella, empathising with how she must have felt to leave her home of Trinidad behind on her long journey to England. They will describe the Trinidad setting using adjectives and will compare this to the London setting she moved to. Your Year 1 class will write diary entries to explore how many people made Floella and her family feel unwelcome when they arrived in England and will find out about the amazing achievements she has made within her lifetime. Children will explore how Floella's feelings changed throughout the book Coming to England. At the end of the scheme, children will reflect on what sort of person Floella Benjamin is.

Each of the lessons in this Coming to England English Pack includes an easy-to-follow plan, a set of engaging slides for the teaching input, differentiated activity ideas and printable resources.

 
#Lesson1Findingoutfactsaboutacharacter

Children use the front cover of the book Coming to England by Floella Benjamin to make predictions about what will happen in the story. They read the first part of Coming to England and answer a range of questions to help them identify facts about the main character and begin to make simple inferences.

They then write sentences about what they have found out. Useful sentence starters are provided to support children writing about Floella Benjamin and her family. At the end of the lesson, children make predictions about what will happen next in the story Coming to England.

Everything you need to teach this engaging lesson on Coming to England by Floella Benjamin is included within the pack. There is a detailed lesson plan with differentiated activities, a useful slideshow and all the printable differentiated resources required.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Worksheets
  • True or False Cards
  • Sentence Starter Cards
#Lesson2Writinginroleasacharacter

After recapping on what they can remember has happened so far in Coming to England by Floella Benjamin using a helpful vocabulary bank, children read the next part of the story. Drama is used to explore how Floella Benjamin felt as she boarded the boat to England.

They then write in role as Floella, telling Marmie about the journey to Southampton. Throughout, there is a focus on children talking and rehearsing ideas before writing to help build confidence. Alternatively, children retell the journey through drama. At the end of the lesson, children predict what will happen when Floella arrives in England.

This Coming to England by Floella Benjamin lesson pack contains a detailed lesson plan written by an experienced teacher, a useful slideshow to help bring the learning to life in your classroom and all the printable resources you need to make this lesson a success.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Worksheets
  • Drama Conventions Guide
  • Drama Cards
#Lesson3Usingadjectivestodescribeasetting

In this lesson, children look at photographs of Trinidad and develop a bank of high quality adjectives to describe the Caribbean landscape. They are taught what is meant by the terms 'adjective' and 'noun'.

They then write descriptive sentences to describe the landscape Floella Benjamin left behind in the book Coming to England. Helpful sentence starters and a word bank of quality adjectives are provided to support children's writing. Alternatively, children write a postcard in role as Marmie to describe the London setting she has arrived in. At the end of the lesson, children help improve a text by including adjectives to describe the nouns within it.

Everything you need to teach this engaging lesson about Coming to England by Floella Benjamin is included within the pack. There is a detailed lesson plan with differentiated activities, a useful slideshow and all the printable differentiated resources required.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Drama Conventions Guide
  • Worksheets
  • Picture Cards
  • Word Bank
  • London Cards
  • Postcard Sheet
  • Word Bank (B)
#Lesson4Writingadiaryentry

This lesson begins with a recap on the previous session by working with a partner to identify adjectives and nouns within sentences describing the Caribbean setting Floella Benjamin came from. Children then read the next part of the story Coming to England by Floella Benjamin and find out how Floella and her family were made to feel unwelcome when they first arrived in England.

Drama conventions such as sculpting and thought tracking are used to explore Floella’s inner thoughts as she is being picked on at school. Children write a diary entry in role as Floella, reflecting on these experiences. At the end of the lesson, children relate events in the book Coming to England by Floella Benjamin to their own lives.

This pack contains a detailed lesson plan written by an experienced teacher, a useful slideshow to help bring the learning to life in your classroom and all the printable resoruces you need to make this lesson a success.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Drama Conventions Guide
  • Diary Sheets
  • Sentence Starter Sheet
  • Questions Sheet
#Lesson5Trackinghowacharacterfeelsthroughoutastory

Children read the final part of the story Coming to England by Floella Benjamin. They think about how the way Floella felt changed throughout the story. Throughout, there is a focus on supporting children to explain why they think Floella felt the way she did at different moments in the story.

At the end of the lesson, children find out about the things Floella Benjamin has gone on to do and reflect on what sort of person she is.

Everything you need to teach this engaging lesson about the book Coming to England by Floella Benjamin is included within the pack. There is a detailed lesson plan with differentiated activities, a useful slideshow and all the printable differentiated resources required.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Worksheets
  • Feelings Graph Sheet
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Curriculum Objectives covered

Reading - Comprehension Objectives:

    • develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by: listening to and discussing a wide range of poems, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently
    • develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by: being encouraged to link what they read or hear read to their own experiences
    • understand both the books they can already read accurately and fluently and those they listen to by: drawing on what they already know or on background information and vocabulary provided by the teacher
    • understand both the books they can already read accurately and fluently and those they listen to by: discussing the significance of the title and events
    • understand both the books they can already read accurately and fluently and those they listen to by: making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done
    • understand both the books they can already read accurately and fluently and those they listen to by: predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far
    • participate in discussion about what is read to them, taking turns and listening to what others say
    • explain clearly their understanding of what is read to them

Writing - Composition Objectives:

      • write sentences by: saying out loud what they are going to write about
      • write sentences by: composing a sentence orally before writing it
      • write sentences by: sequencing sentences to form short narratives
      • write sentences by: re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense

Writing - Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Objectives:

      • develop their understanding of the concepts set out in English Appendix 2 by: leaving spaces between words
      • develop their understanding of the concepts set out in English Appendix 2 by: joining words and joining clauses using and
      • develop their understanding of the concepts set out in English Appendix 2 by: beginning to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark
      • develop their understanding of the concepts set out in English Appendix 2 by: using a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week, and the personal pronoun ‘I’
      • develop their understanding of the concepts set out in English Appendix 2 by: learning the grammar for year 1 in English Appendix 2

Spoken Language Objectives:

      • listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers
      • ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge
      • articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions
      • maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations, staying on topic and initiating and responding to comments
      • participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play/improvisations and debates

English Appendix Objectives:

    • develop their understanding of the concepts set out in English Appendix 2 by: leaving spaces between words
    • develop their understanding of the concepts set out in English Appendix 2 by: joining words and joining clauses using and
    • develop their understanding of the concepts set out in English Appendix 2 by: beginning to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark
    • develop their understanding of the concepts set out in English Appendix 2 by: using a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week, and the personal pronoun ‘I’
    • develop their understanding of the concepts set out in English Appendix 2 by: learning the grammar for year 1 in English Appendix 2

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