Fiction

English Year 1 Summer Traditional Tales and Fables

Fairy Tales

Explore Cinderella, Snow White and the Billy Goats Gruff. Tell new versions inspired by Snow White in New York by Fiona French. Study adjectives and punctuation.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Explore a range of fairy tales and their features; focus on Cinderella
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
A version of Cinderella, e.g. Cinderella: Ladybird First Favourite Tales by Allie Busby
A range of traditional fairy tale books

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Adjectives to describe the settings and characters: Snow White
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
A traditional version of Snow White, e.g. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Tanya Maiboroda

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Explore different versions of Snow White
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Sentence punctuation; Billy Goats Gruff
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
A traditional version of The Three Billy Goats Gruff, e.g. The Three Billy Goats Gruff: Ladybird First Favourite Tales by Irene Yates

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Write a new version of The Three Billy Goats Gruff
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
A traditional version of The Three Billy Goats Gruff, e.g. The Three Billy Goats Gruff: Ladybird First Favourite Tales by Irene Yates

Group Readers
Billy Dogs Gruff by Ruth Merttens

Group Readers

Billy Dogs Gruff

This is a really simple, easily decoded text telling a traditional tale with a nice twist.  The crocodile (Croc) in the river is at least as scary as the original Troll and children will read this story again and again.

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