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English - KS2 / Humanities - KS2

Skimming and Scanning

Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to skim text to get a general idea what the text is about and scan text to retrieve specific information.
45 minutes


In this lesson, students will use two non-fiction texts to hone their reading comprehension skills, engaging in a wide-range of activities in order to do so.

With texts covering the history of Severn Beach, and the ‘barney between Barnes and Brunel’, students have the opportunity to engage in local learning whilst developing their reading.

Curriculum Links

KS2 Literacy

  • reading comprehension – accessing non-fiction texts.

KS2 History

  • a local history study.
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