In Autumn 2, we will begin by using "Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover" as our stimulus for writing
A stylishly illustrated non-fiction book about the search for life on Mars, told from the unique perspective of NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity.
Author: Markus Motum
This unit explores the themes of exploration and discovery and what it means to be curious. Children will follow the journey of the NASA rover Curiosity as it makes its way to Mars. Children will write labels to explain Curiosity’s features before exploring how to use cohesive devices to expand and explain. They will use the passive voice to log the rover’s landing on Mars and write a short news report to be broadcast to Times Square. Finally, children will draw together their learning to design a new rover and write an expanded explanation to propose it as the future of NASA exploration.
During our writing lessons, we will be focussing on:
Word List Words
communicate, curiosity. environment, existence, system, temperature, vehicle
Spelling Rules and Patterns
Words ending in -able/-ible
Words with ‘silent’ letters