Fiction

English Year 1/2 Autumn Traditional Tales and Fables

The Story Blanket

Using The Story Blanket, Wolfy and other stories explore traditional tales and fables. Learn about the past tense and conjunctions and how to use these to write your own exciting tale.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: listen and respond to new and traditional stories
(suggested as 5 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential Texts
The Story Blanket by Ferida Wolff and Harriet May Savitz, illustrated by Elena Odriozola
or use this reading
Wolfy by Gregoire Solotareff
Little Red Riding Hood told by Ruth Merttens or Deanna Rodger

SPAG
Unit 2 SPaG: Subordination and Coordination
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Essential Text
A version of Aesop’s fable The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Presentation
Grammar PowerPoint: Conjunctions

SPAG
Unit 3 SPaG: the past tense, simple and progressive forms
(suggested as 2 days)

You Will Need

Essential Text
Why not me? by Ruth Merttens and Jackie Abey, Hamilton Group Reader

Presentation
Grammar PowerPoint: Past tense

Group Readers

Why not me? 
This story plays with the genre of traditional stories. A woodpecker wants to know why she is not in any tale. This story draws children’s attention to a wide range of tales and then challenges the reader to write a story with a woodpecker in it! 

Composition
Unit 4 Composition: plan and write a new version of Wolfy
(suggested as 5 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential texts
The Story Blanket by Ferida Wolff and Harriet May Savitz, illustrated by Elena Odriozola
or use this reading
Wolfy by Gregoire Solotareff