Fiction

English Year 1 Spring Repeating Patterns

African Settings

Enjoy We’re Going on a Lion Hunt, Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain, and Handa’s Hen. Sequence, retell and then write own repeating pattern story.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Sequence and retell a repeating pattern story
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
We’re Going on a Lion Hunt by David Axtell

Optional Texts
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Sentence punctuation, including questions
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Handa’s Hen by Eileen Browne

Optional Texts
Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Read, listen to and discuss repeating stories
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema

Resources
Illustrations for Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain (see resources)

Group Reader
No Thank You Hamilton Group Reader

Group Readers

No Thank You
Children will enjoy the humour of this bright and engaging book. Bobo and Muna want to feed the animals but they get a little muddled up, luckily the animals solve the problem and get their dinner in the end.

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

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Build descriptive sentences
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema

Group Readers
No Thank You Hamilton Group Reader

Group Readers

No Thank You
Children will enjoy the humour of this bright and engaging book. Bobo and Muna want to feed the animals but they get a little muddled up, luckily the animals solve the problem and get their dinner in the end.

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

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Write a counting story
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Handa’s Hen by Eileen Browne