Understanding English is a series of topic-based study books for children in Key Stage 2, providing rigorous practise of key subject areas.
Each topic contains a concise summary of the information required by the National Curriculum, making the series ideal for use as preparation for the Key Stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test.
Each book is a stand-alone resource, so children can either work through them in order or focus on individual aspects of the subject. Together, the eight books support the whole of the Key Stage 2 English curriculum, providing a solid foundation for success in English.
Fiction meets the National Curriculum requirements for Key Stage 2 English and covers the following areas: genre, dialogue, structure, themes, conventions, traditional tales, fables, play scripts, story openings, modern fiction, language for effect and book recommendations.
The book also describes the features that make for a captivating story, including the use of character, suspense, setting and plot.
Key features of Understanding English include:an ‘Explanation’ to introduce each topic activities to consolidate and revise knowledge and skills thought-provoking facts to foster a love of learning beyond the National Curriculum ‘Now you try’ activities to develop children’s understanding of English outside the classroom.