Fiction

English Year 2 Autumn Fantasy

Just Imagine

The Bear and the Piano and Flat Rabbit stimulate creative writing. Use coordination and subordination to extend sentences, learn about past/present tense.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Read, sequence and discuss written and oral stories
(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!

Group Readers

The Little Story Who Didn’t Want to be Told
This is a story for children and grownups - both will love the neat twist at the end. The delicate and quixotic illustrations add to its charm and, even for the most reluctant readers, this is a real page turner. Children are made aware of the rich language of storytelling in this exemplary text.

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

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Expanded sentences: co-ordination and subordination
(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!

Group Readers

The Little Story Who Didn’t Want to be Told
This is a story for children and grownups - both will love the neat twist at the end. The delicate and quixotic illustrations add to its charm and, even for the most reluctant readers, this is a real page turner. Children are made aware of the rich language of storytelling in this exemplary text.

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

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Read stories, make predictions, answer questions
(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
Flat Rabbit by Bardur Oskarsson

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Identifying and using present and past tense verbs
(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 Flat rabbit by Bardur Oskarsson

Group Readers
The Day Ben Went Bump (see below)
The Animals' Outing (see below)

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Verbs Present and past tense

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.

Group Readers

The Animal's Outing
This gives a simple account of an outing on which all the animals happily set out. They have a lovely day but, unhappily, not all the animals return. Why is Mr Fox looking so fat and happy at the end? Children rapidly engage with the recount and find the text easy to decode.

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

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Plan, write and tell own stories based on those read
(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 Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield
The Flat Rabbit by Bardur Oskarsson

Oral Stories
The Little Story Who Didn’t Want to be Told (oral story) by Wilf Merttens

SPAG PDF Grammar revision (see resources)
This document revises the grammar taught earlier in this block: Extending sentences using subordination and co-ordination, and also the use of past and present tense.