Fiction

English Year 1 Spring Traditional Tales and Fables

Sharing and Retelling

Explore traditional tales, Dragon Dinosaur, The House that Jack Built, Anancy and Mr Dry-Bone and Chicken Licken. Write and punctuate sentences with ‘and’ and ‘because’.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Sequence and discuss an oral story and a picture book story
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
This is the House that Jack Built by Simms Taback

Websites
Dragon Dinosaur (Hamilton Storytelling Video) from https://player.hamilton-trust.org.uk

Essential Resources
Dragon Dinosaur Illustrations (see resources)

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Write sentences and join clauses with and
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Text
This is the House that Jack Built by Simms Taback

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

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
This is the House that Jack Built by Simms Taback

Websites
Hamilton Animated Tale: Chicken Licken from https://player.hamilton-trust.org.uk

Group Readers
The Mouse, The Frog and The Little Red Hen

Group Readers

The Mouse, The Frog and The Little Red Hen
This is a rhyming version of the traditional tale with quirky illustrations guaranteed to make you smile. The ending will please children who may be reading this simple text for the first time.

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

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Writing punctuated statements and questions
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Anancy and Mr Dry-Bone by Fiona French

Websites
Hamilton Animated Tale: Chicken Licken from http://player.hamilton-trust.org.uk

Group Readers
The Mouse, The Frog and The Little Red Hen

Group Readers

The Mouse, The Frog and The Little Red Hen
This is a rhyming version of the traditional tale with quirky illustrations guaranteed to make you smile. The ending will please children who may be reading this simple text for the first time.

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

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Retell a familiar story
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Essential Resources
Chicken Licken resources (see resources)
Zig-zag book instructions and invitation (see resources)
Reading Aloud resource (see resources)