Junior English Book 1 is the first in a three-part course in which grammar, punctuation, spelling, oral work and wider reading are all covered. Enchanting reading passages combine with rigorous written exercises to ensure that pupils of all abilities are captivated and challenged by the joys of the English language.
- Suitable for use from age 7 (Year 3)
- Grammar, punctuation and spelling guidance throughout ensure pupils gain a strong grasp of the English language
- Includes enchanting reading passages from texts such as The Witches, Treasure Island and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to engage and inspire young pupils
An Answer Book featuring suggested answers and guidance for all the exercises in the book is also available, enabling easy identification of gaps in knowledge and areas for improvement.
After some years in the legal profession, Andrew Hammond retrained as a teacher and has taught English for ten years in schools across the south east of England. He has prepared boys and girls for the 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance and Scholarship exams as well as working as a Year 5 class teacher, Year 6 Coordinator, KS3 Coordinator and Head of English and Drama. Andrew is the Head of English and Drama at Copthorne Preparatory School and lives in Surrey with his wife and three young rascals.
Chapter 1Badger Biffing (Animal Friends)Garden Friends (First Encyclopedia of Animals)Learning about language:Naming words (Nouns)Collective NounsCapital lettersCan you spell? -dge words Speaking and listeningHave you read?Other things to doChapter 2An Indian Princess (Three Indian Princesses)Living in India (The Changing Faces of India)Learning about language:Adjectives (Describing words)Full stopsCan you spell? Adjective endingsSpeaking and listeningHave you read?Other things to doChapter 3A Witch's Song (The Witches)A World of Magic (The Secret World of Magic)Learning about language:Verbs (Doing words)Making a sentenceCan you spell? Rhyming wordsSpeaking and listeningHave you read?Other things to doChapter 4Buried Treasure (Treasure Island)How to Make a Treasure Map (Maps and Mapping)Learning about language:Story speechVerbs to instruct Can you spell? Silent lettersSpeaking and listeningHave you read?Other things to doChapter 5The Diary of a Young Roman Girl (History Diaries)Roman WordsLearning about language:First or third personPersonal pronounsCan you spell? Alphabetical listsSpeaking and listeningHave you read?Other things to doChapter 6Good Company (Classic Poems to Read Aloud)King of the Insects (e.explore - Insect)Learning about language:Ending a sentenceAlliterationCan you spell? Making pluralsSpeaking and listeningHave you read?Other things to do Chapter 7Greedy Gloop (Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - A Play)Chocolate Fudge Cakes www.sainsburys.co.uk)Learning about language:Commas in listsMaking contractionsCan you spell? -le endingsSpeaking and listeningHave you read?Other things to doChapter 8Dog Rescue (Dog Days)Whale meets his JonahLearning about language:Subjects and verbsConjunctionsCan you spell? Words with qu-Speaking and listeningHave you read?Other things to doChapter 9Silvery MoonA Giant Leap for Mankind (Space News)Learning about language:Introducing adverbsPrepositionsCan you spell? Compound wordsSpeaking and listeningHave you read?Other things to doChapter 10Worth the Wait (The Butterfly Lion)Lion Family (Big Cats)Learning about language:Verb tensesDouble negativesCan you spell? Other words for said Speaking and listeningHave you read?Other things to do