Learning By Topic KS1: Transport and English

Theme/Spelling words: engine, vehicle, passenger, driver, pilot, captain, speed, route, travel, transportation

List spellings in alphabetical order; using a thesaurus write synonyms and antonyms for words (where appropriate); write your theme words in sentences, try to use connectives, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in your sentences.

List all the different types of transport you can think of.

Which form of transport do you think is the safest and why? (Genre of writing: Explanation) Top Tip: You may enjoy filming this in vlog style! But be sure to draft your ideas first.

Write a story with the title ‘Journey on a Boat’ (Genre of writing: Narrative)

Make a paper aeroplane and then write a set of instructions that will assist others in making one. (Genre of writing: Instructions)

Write an acrostic poem using the word HELICOPTER (Genre of writing: Poetry)

Imagine you are a train! Write about what a typical day involves for you. Title your story; A Day in the Life of a Train. (Genre of writing; Narrative and Literary Recount).

List problems that transport can cause for people, animals and plants. Now write a letter to the Minister of the Environment with ideas on how people can be encouraged to think about the environment when getting around (e.g. carpooling). (Cross Curricular: PSHE. Genre of writing: Persuasive).

If possible interview a transport worker about their job. Come up with a minimum of 5 questions. You could then write up your interview in an article format. Top Tip: You could record the interview so you aren’t trying to hurriedly write down their responses but make sure to ask the person’s permission before you record them!