Package 5-1: Exploring inference

This lesson explores inference and how we can use a range of information in an image and text to make an inference or a conclusion.

Week 6 - Package 1 - Year 5 and 6 English/literacy - Exploring inference

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Before your child starts

This lesson explores inference and how we can use a range of information in an image and text to make an inference or a conclusion.

What your child needs to do

Your child will watch a video of a lesson to explore inference and use their background knowledge and clues to make an inference. The teacher will guide your child as they brainstorm and delve into the meaning of words within different contexts.

Throughout the lesson, your child will be asked to pause the video to complete an activity on the activity sheets.

What your child can do next

Your child will be completing a range of activities, including:

  • exploring what inference is
  • exploring what information we might use to make an inference
  • making an inference from an image.

Options for your child

Activity too hard?

Have students use a range of photographs and discuss what might have happened before and after.

Activity too easy?

Have your child hunt for clues in a novel they are reading and really become conscious of when they have made an inference.

Extension/additional activity

Your child might make a poster explaining inference and giving examples.

Activity sheet 1: What is happening in this picture?

Your tasks

  • Use this image to write down what you think each person is thinking.
  • Use this image to draw and write what you think might have happened before and after the image.
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