Fiction

English Year 1/2 Spring Classic Fiction

Beatrix Potter

Explore the classic stories of Beatrix Potter. Compare stories and write imaginatively in response. Learn about verb tenses and revise sentence punctuation. Sequence events from Two Bad Mice and plan and write a version of their own.

Start with the core unit to introduce key texts. Then select from comprehension, SPAG and composition units.

Core
Unit 1 Core: Beatrix Potter and her Tales
(suggested as 5 days)

Group Readers

The Bunny Lady 

This is a simple non-fiction text about Beatrix Potter and is centred around her creation of the Peter Rabbit stories. Children can follow key points of her life, supported by the charming illustrations, and understand how she came to write these magical tales!

You can purchase printed copies of this Group Reader from Hamilton Education.

You Will Need

Essential Texts
The Tale of Two Bad Mice; The Tale of Tom Kitten; The Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher; The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck all by Beatrix Potter

Group Readers
The Bunny Lady by Ruth Merttens

SPAG
Unit 2 SPaG: Verbs – the present and past tense; the progressive form of the past tense
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Essential Text
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (any edition)

SPAG
Unit 3 SPaG: Sentence Punctuation
(suggested as 2 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

Sentence Punctuation

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You Will Need

Essential Text
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck by Beatrix Potter

Composition
Unit 4 Composition: a new version of The Tale of Two Bad Mice
(suggested as 5 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential Text
The Tale of Two Bad Mice by Beatrix Potter