Fiction

English Year 1 Autumn Familiar Settings

Family Stories

Read Jill Murphy's Five Minutes' Peace, Mo Willems' Knuffle Bunny and Group Reader Boris and Sid Make a Mess, inspiring children to write a familiar settings story.

The planning and resource documents for each session in this English block are free to all users.

Core
Unit 1 Core: Characters, settings and problems in stories
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Five Minutes' Peace by Jill Murphy

Comprehension
Unit 2 Comprehension: Group/paired reading; discuss a story; building sentences
(suggested as 3 days)

Group Readers

Boris and Sid Make a Mess
Boris and Sid Make a Mess
, by Ruth Merttens, is a humorous story told in a very familiar setting. The illustrations make children laugh out loud, and the text is easily decodable by beginning readers.

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

You Will Need

Group Readers
Boris and Sid Make a Mess

SPAG
Unit 3 SPAG: Build sentences; sentence punctuation; retelling and changing a story
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

Composition
Unit 4 Composition: Extended writing: write a lost toy story
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems