Fiction

English Year 2 Spring Stories on a Theme

Stories about the Wild

Explore three stories – Fox, The Tin Forest, Whales’ Song – set in wild places and write your own. Study noun phrases and conjunctions of subordination and coordination.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core Unit: Read and compare Fox, The Tin Forest and The Whales’ Song
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Fox by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks
The Tin Forest by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson
The Whales’ Song by Dyan Sheldon and Gary Blythe

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Expanded noun phrases
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Texts
Fox by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Noun Phrases

Composition
Unit 3 Composition: Analyse and write about characters in a story
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Fox by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Subordination and Co-ordination: Conjunctions
(suggested as 3 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
The Tin Forest by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson

SPAG PDF Coordination: Conjunctions (see resources)
Children learn how to use conjunctions to join two independent clauses.

SPAG PDF Subordination: Conjunctions (see resources)
Children learn how to use conjunctions to add a dependent clause to a sentence.

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

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
The Whales’ Song by Dyan Sheldon and Gary Blythe

Group Readers
Wild Pets

Group Readers

Wild Pets
Ruth Merttens’ lovely story Wild Pets imagines what happens when your unassuming pets indulge their wild side! The colourful pictures and gentle humour will delight younger readers. The structure and patterns of the text make a great starting point for inspiring children’s own writing.

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