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Discover lesson plans, classroom worksheets and interactive activities to develop skills in English for Key Stage Two to teach about writing texts to explain how and why things work

  • Wind

    Wind

    Read and write explanations to explain how and why wind occurs around the world

  • Rain

    Rain

    Read and write explanations to explain how and why rain occurs around the world

  • Snow

    Snow

    Read and write explanations to explain how and why snow occurs around the world

  • Households

    Households

    Research and write explanations to describe how any why different household devices work

  • Human Body

    Human Body

    Plan and write an explanation to describe the function of an organ in the human body

  • Robot World

    Robot World

    Read and write an explanation to describe how different robots might work in the future

  • Christmas Preparations

    Christmas Preparations

    Draft and edit an explanation about how Santa prepares for Christmas

  • Christmas Eve

    Christmas Eve

    Practise writing different sentences to explain how and why Santa makes preparations for Christmas

  • Santa’s Sleigh

    Santa’s Sleigh

    Identity and describe how to compose a explanation about how Santa prepares his sleigh ready for Christmas

  • Circus Animals
    Write a discussion text to outline some of the arguments for and against an animal welfare issue
  • Chocolate Debate
    Hold a class debate to identify and explain the benefits and disadvantages of eating chocolate
  • Story Swaps
    Practise writing and editing an alternative version of a traditional story by swapping characters, settings and plot events
  • Story Swap Writing
    Draft and edit an alternative version of a traditional tale to match the original text genre and style