I have an observation next Monday and I am going to teach Literacy. I am teaching the non-fiction unit Reports and was just wondering if anyone could give me any inspirational ideas as I always find non-fiction units tricky! Our topic this term is "Weather" and I thought it would be nice to link the unit in with this. I have arranged for a visit from a BBC weather man the day after and children will get chance to report on blue screen. (purpose for writing) The ideas I have so far (are a bit flat on the ground!) are to get the children to use differentiated maps of the UK to decide on the weather for their report. We will also look at some weather reports from the BBC and take notes on things the people do/say. Discuss in topic language of north, south, east, west for when they are moving around the map and link this to work - stretch MAP's by NW, SE, SW etc. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! It would be great to hear from another Y3 teacher who has used weather for this unit before. Many thanks.