Literacy Live Lesson 4 - KS1 / First Level

In this literacy lesson, CBBC’s Rhys Stephenson and Mr Smith from Bitesize Daily read Unplugged by Steve Antony.

They investigate prefixes, explore what it means to be a good friend using adjectives and create characters. There's even a draw-along with writer and illustrator Steve Antony!

This is part of a series of weekly Live Lessons for Autumn 2020, designed to support children in catching up on literacy and numeracy as they return to school after lockdown.

Each week, we published two lessons, one for KS1/First Level and one for KS2/First & Second Level. The lessons are designed for use in the classroom, but are also suitable to be used at home should schools be closed again.

Please note that this lesson was published in 2020 and we are no longer reviewing emails and messages from schools for inclusion in the lesson or on the page.

Curriculum Links

Children are encouraged to:

  • Investigate why we add the prefix un- and what it does to a word
  • Explore what qualities are needed to be a great friend and create a recipe for ‘A Perfect Friend Cake’
  • Draw in the style of Steve Antony (author of Unplugged)
  • Create characters inspired by Steve Antony

Supporting resources from Twinkl

This Live Lesson is supported by free teaching resources from Twinkl. Download today using the links below:

BBC Teach Live Lessons - 2021/2022
BBC Teach Live Lessons for primary schools
Literacy Live Lesson 3 for 5-7 year-olds