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-To recap and understand how to use conjunctions when writing.

-To learn and use appropriate sentence openers when writing Non-Chronological reports.



-I can use conjunctions to extend my sentences.

-I can choose and use appropriate sentence openers when writing a non-chronological report.


Begin the lesson by looking at the PowerPoint about conjunctions.

Can you remember what conjunctions are how they should be used? Complete the PowerPoint activity. Fill in the missing conjunctions.


Then have a look at the sentence openers.


Why do we use sentence openers when writing Non-Chronological reports?

What do you think each of these openers mean?

What information would come after these openers?

Your task is to choose and re-write the sentence using the most appropriate sentence openers.


You can then have a go at writing your own sentences with sentence openers.


Key Vocabulary:

Conjunctions, and, but, or, so, because, when, while.

Sentence openers, even though, have you ever thought, in summary, Incredibly, finally, additionally, furthermore.


To begin this lesson, you will start with the ‘In Focus’ task.

How many ways can you count the number of flowers?


Think of all the ways to do this. Go through the different methods such as counting all, counting on from 3 and using a number line.


During Guided Practice, you will be using pictorial representations to practise the 3 times table.

Lesson 3: Great template!



Today you will be introduced to the terms ‘templates’, ‘orientation’, and ‘placeholders’ within desktop publishing software. You will create your own magazine template which you will add content to during the next lesson.


This lesson has been designed on a laptop using Adobe Spark and this is reflected in the screenshots and videos. You may decide to use the Adobe Spark app, or other software such as Canva or Microsoft Publisher.


Learning objectives

To choose appropriate page settings

  • I can define the term ‘page orientation’
  • I can identify placeholders and say why they are important
  • I can create a template for a particular purpose

Key vocabulary

Landscape, portrait, orientation, placeholder, template


You will need: