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This week we are going to be completing a mini project.  Using the information you learnt from last weeks English work, all about non chronological reports, we are going to produce some non fiction information booklets.


By the end of the week, we would like you to have made a booklet about an animal you would find if you went on safari in Kenya.  We will talk you through the process each day.


Below you will find a weekly timetable of tasks and it will be this process that we follow on the zoom sessions.  The beginning of the week will focus on ideas and the format of the booklet and the end of the week will be putting in the detail.



Your first job today is to read through the power point on Non Fiction Text Features.




Today you will need 2 sheets of A4 plain paper in order to create your booklet.  You need to fold the sheets of paper in half, together, to form a small booklet.  As shown below.

We are going to concentrate on the features of the booklet today.


Firstly, the front of your booklet is going to be the front cover where you will have your title and you may also have a picture on your front cover.


Now we are going to number the pages.  Open up your booklet and on the left hand page at the bottom, write a small number 1.  This is page 1.  On the right hand side at the bottom, write a small number 2.  Continue to number each page until you get to page 6.  You shouldn't have a number on the very back of the booklet.

At the top of page number 1, in the middle, write the word Contents.  This is a contents page that will tell us what information is in the book.


At the top of page number 2, in the middle, write the word Introduction.  This is where you will give the reader some information about your chosen animal.


At the top of page number 6, in the middle, write the word Glossary.  A glossary is a page that explains the meaning of key words that feature in a book.


Keep your booklet somewhere safe as you will need it for tomorrow.



Today we are going to label some more pages.  You should have pages 3, 4 and 5 with no heading on them.  You now need to decide on some sub-headings for these pages.  Just like when we planned our report on Kenya last week and had some sections that had a sub-heading, you are going to do the same with your booklet.


You need to think of 3 areas that you are going to write about.  Because we are all writing about animals, we can have similar sections and sub-headings.  Here are some suggestions of sections you might write:


  • Where do they live
  • What do they eat
  • What do they look like / characteristics
  • Are they endangered?
  • What are their habits?


You might be able to think of other sections.  Don't forget that you are going to include some writing in each section so which ever sub-heading you choose, you need to be able to fill that section with information.


If you find that finish this part quickly, why not start your research?






Today you are going to spend some time researching your chosen animal.  You can use the internet or books.  Remember though, it must be real information that you have found and not something that you have made up.  


Have a look at the websites below for some information.

Make some notes from the information that you have found.  Don't write it in your booklet just yet as you will need to think about the layout of each page before you start writing.  We will talk about the layout together.


Illustrate your front cover today too.





You are going today to complete your information in your booklet.  You now need to use the information that you have found during your research and write clear, interesting sentences to go into each section of your booklet.

Make sure that the correct information is going into each section!  You can also draw pictures and illustrate your booklet.  Lots of images can be found on the internet for you follow.


Find some key words that you are going to include in your information and your glossary.



Today we are going to finish our booklets by completing the contents page and the glossary. The contents pag shows us what information can be found on each page.  It would look something like this;




Where do they live?             page 2

What do the eat?                 page 3

What do they look like?       page 4



This would mean that if someone picked up your booklet and wanted to go to the section about what your animal looks like, they would be able to go straight to it by finding the right page number.



The Glossary is a list of key words that are important for your chosen animal.  It might look like this;





carnivore                   a carnivore is an animal that gets food from killing and eating other animals.

mane                       the bushy hair around the face and neck of a male lion.

savannah                   a mixed woodland and grassland area



When you create your glossary, make sure you put the words in alphabetical order.

Spellings - week beginning 18th January 2021