Fiction

English Year 1 Spring Stories on a Theme

Funny Stories

Humorous stories about animals, including The Day Louis Got Eaten and There’s a Lion in my Cornflakes stimulate reading and writing. Children generate oral and written descriptions and learn correct capitalisation.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Read, discuss and write a story
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Group Readers
No Thank You

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 2 SPaG: Writing descriptions using adjectives, adverbs and phrases
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Reading and comparing stories
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts:
The Day Louis Got Eaten by John Fardell
There’s a Lion in my Cornflakes by Michelle Robinson

Group Readers
No Thank You

Dog Eat Dog

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.

Group Readers

Dog Eat Dog

Ruth Mertten’s lovely story of naughty pets will delight beginning readers. Will the animals behave when their owner pops out for the day? Read along to find out!

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

SPAG
Unit 4 SPaG: Use capital letters for the beginning of sentences, names and the days of the week
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Group Reader
Dog Eat Dog

Group Readers

Dog Eat Dog

Ruth Mertten’s lovely story of naughty pets will delight beginning readers. Will the animals behave when their owner pops out for the day? Read along to find out!

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

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Write a funny story based on one read
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Text:
There’s a Lion in my Cornflakes by Michelle Robinson