Literacy Live Lesson 5 - KS1 / First Level

This animal-themed English lesson sees Rebecca Keatley and Mr Smith read through a biography of Jane Goodall.

They explore Goodall’s life as an anthropologist and learn about adjectives, verbs and adverbs. There's even a chance to create your own animal!

The book featured in this lesson is:

  • Little People, BIG DREAMS ® Jane Goodall
    Author: Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara
    Illustrator: Beatrice Cerocchi
    (Original concept of the series by María Isabel Sánchez Vegara, published by Alba Editorial, s.l.u. “LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG DREAMS” and “PEQUEÑA & GRANDE” are trademarks of Alba Editorial s.l.u. and Beautifool Couple S.L. Produced under trademark licence from the trademark owners.)

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

Pupils are encouraged to:

  • Use adjectives to create noun phrases when describing invented animals
  • Explore, decide and explain what their dream job would be using ‘because’ to join ideas
  • Investigate how to make a word plural by adding ‘s’ or ‘es’

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
Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, an imprint of The Quarto Group