Resource ID 107521

Upper KS2 English

"Be Comprehensive! Discovering Red Funnel."
Key Stage ED Squirrel
Resource Title
"Be Comprehensive! Discovering Red Funnel."
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107522 - Upper KS2 High Ability

107521 - Upper KS2 Low Ability [THIS DOCUMENT]


Pupils will read a newspaper article about Red Funnel choosing their charity of the year for 2015. It outlines the reasons for their choice and includes comments from the CEO of Red Funnel and UKSA (their chosen charity). After reading the article, pupils will answer a range of questions regarding its content.

Contextual Summary

This is a pre- or post-visit English resource that engages students with their visit to Red Funnel ferries. The resource task extends children’s knowledge of Red Funnel’s involvement with the local community. The task enables them to develop their reading comprehension skills which will be relevant to the curriculum at upper key stage 2.

Key Skills Practised
  • Comment on an author’s language choices
  • Retrieve information from the text
  • Investigate words in context
  • Use evidence to justify their views
  • Summarise key information
  • Use skills of inference
Learning Opportunities
Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate various reading skills: e.g. reading of texts for meaning and for specific information. They will summarise and present information from the text in their own words, and respond to specific questions. Students will demonstrate their skills when answering questions of a varying complexity. They will demonstrate their understanding of non-fiction texts.

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