The class first took a test on following instructions and soon discovered that they do not read all instructions - they answered more questions than was needed.
In lessons, we are exploring different types of instructions including, diagrammatic, recipes, game instructions.
We have been writing game instructions after the children have tested and improved card game instructions.
We have looked at an extract from Roald Dahl book Boy, that horribly describes a parents explanation of how liquorice is made to dissuade his son from eating it at the local sweet shop. The children have created a recipe from the text and then devised their own disgusting sweet recipe.
Imperative verbs - Previously taught in KS1 as "Bossy verbs" as they tell us what to do e.g. place, select, incorporate, combine. Try to find some examples in different types of instructions at home.