Literacy Live Lesson 1 - KS2 / First & Second Level

CBBC’s Chris Johnson and Mrs Vee from Bitesize Daily, together with special guests Kate Humble and Dhruv Boruah, explore the damage that plastic is causing to the environment, and what we can do to help.

They read the book A Planet Full of Plastic. As well as guided reading of a non-fiction text, pupils will learn how to write a slogan, explore different styles and forms of writing, and create a poster about tackling plastic waste.

This is the first in 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:

  • Listen to and discuss a non-fiction text
  • Understand the purpose and audience of a text
  • Understand the writer-reader relationship through choice of language
  • Identify and apply persuasive writing techniques (in the context of plastic waste)
  • Retrieve, record and present information from non-fiction
  • Provide reasoned justifications for their views (about plastic waste)
  • Use a range of punctuation accurately and purposefully

Supporting resources from Twinkl

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