As per my promise to myself and on the blog to try to share more resources and ideas, please find below the materials that I used a few weeks ago for a 90minute lesson with year 6 students. Boy was it a whirlwind, but great learning and creativity took place all 3 times that I ran the session, thus suggesting that it works!
The main principles for me were to get students to work out new language but then to be able to convert that into short sentences, realising how simple it can be to make this leap. I also wanted students to begin to understand a little bit about grammar, hence Buzz Lightyear made an appearance to explain infinitives (TO infinitive and beyond, given how that's how we form an infinitive in English). But also I wanted students to be able to have some phonics and then write and record some sentences to give their opinions on the subject- a massive sense of satisfaction for the students involved, who will now know exactly what to expect in September.
Anyway, I hope it's useful for someone!