Fiction

English Year 2 Autumn Familiar Settings

Imaginary Creatures

Drawing on classic picture books, sequence plots, study description and noun phrases, learn progressive forms of verbs and write stories based on The Sand Horse.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Read and compare stories that feature imaginary creatures in familiar settings
(suggested as 4 days)

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.


Back to Lockdown?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

You Will Need

Texts
Not Now, Bernard by David McKee
There’s NO such thing as a Dragon by Jack Kent
A Lion in the Meadow by Margaret Mahy and Jenny Williams (Currently out of print but readily available second-hand)

and/or
The Slightly Annoying Elephant by David Walliams and Tony Ross

SPAG
Unit 2 SPaG: Using expanded noun phrases in descriptive writing
(suggested as 3 days)

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.


Back to Lockdown?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

You Will Need

Texts
It’s a Secret! by John Burningham (Out of print, but readily available second hand)

Either of…
The Way to the Zoo by John Burningham
The Magic Bed by John Burningham

Presentations
SPaG PowerPoint: Noun Phrases

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Plot and narrative sequences in stories with familiar settings
(suggested as 4 days)

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.


Back to Lockdown?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

You Will Need

Texts
Whatever Next! by Jill Murphy

Group Readers
The Day Ben Went Bump

Group Readers

The Day Ben went Bump
This is a really simple fantasy story about a child who falls through the floor and meets a variety of creatures in the ground below! Easily accessible for beginning readers, the children can use this to stimulate their own versions.

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

SPAG
Unit 4 SPaG: Verbs and past and present tenses, including progressive form
(suggested as 3 days)

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.


Back to Lockdown?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

Coming soon!

You Will Need

Texts
The Magic Bed by John Burningham
The Way to the Zoo by John Burningham

Presentations
SPaG PowerPoint: Past and Present Tenses

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

With TA or Tutor

These materials are for a TA or Tutor to use with a small group of children or one child.

They support the learning in class in this unit.

Notes are provided for teacher and TA/Tutor.


Back to Lockdown?

If your class or school is having to close for a while, these materials provide a home dimension as well as a clear route map outlining what to teach online, and what to practise at home.

Coming soon!

You Will Need

Texts
The Sand Horse by Ann Turnbull and Michael Foreman

Presentations
SPaG PowerPoint: Noun Phrases
SPaG PowerPoint: Past and Present Tenses