Fiction

English Year 2 Autumn Traditional Tales and Fables

Explore Brilliant Fables!

Explore fables including The Frog and Scorpion, Ant and Grasshopper. Write dialogue between grasshopper's indignant sister and cruel ant. Look at compound sentences and write a fable.

The planning and resource documents for each session in this English block are free to all users.

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introduction to animals in traditional oral fables
(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.

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Write dialogue between two animal characters from a fable
(suggested as 2 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.

Composition
Unit 3 Composition: Explore a dilemma; write dialogue based on a fable
(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

Websites
The Ant and the Grasshopper from player.hamilton-trust.org.uk
Other websites (see resources)

Group Readers
The Ant and the Grasshopper

Group Readers

The Ant and the Grasshopper
This beautifully illustrated retelling of Aesop’s fable is a perfect accompaniment to any teaching on traditional tales or stories with morals. The clear, decodable text and lovely watercolour pictures make this an excellent, accessible book to use as a group reader or whole class starting point for discussion. Children will enjoy thinking about the moral of the story and exploring the characters' actions and feelings.

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

Comprehension
Unit 4 Comprehension: Features of oral fables and sayings
(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

Websites
Proverbs from www.engvid.com

Group Readers
The Ant and the Grasshopper

Group Readers

The Ant and the Grasshopper
This beautifully illustrated retelling of Aesop’s fable is a perfect accompaniment to any teaching on traditional tales or stories with morals. The clear, decodable text and lovely watercolour pictures make this an excellent, accessible book to use as a group reader or whole class starting point for discussion. Children will enjoy thinking about the moral of the story and exploring the characters' actions and feelings.

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

SPAG
Unit 5 SPAG: Conjunctions for co-ordination and subordination
(suggested as 2 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

Preparation
It is very helpful to read the advice on terminology in the Notes to Teachers before teaching this unit.


Websites
Animal Rhymes from www.nurseryrhymes.org

Essential Resources
Nutty Nursery Rhyme Lines and Fanboys (see resources)
The Tortoise and the Baboon (see resources)

Composition
Unit 6 Composition: Plan and write a new fable 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.

You Will Need

Preparation
Children will be familiar with The Hare and the Tortoise and The Frog and the Scorpion from Unit 1, but if you have not taught Unit 3, you will need to allow time for them to read The Ant and the Grasshopper or listen to it here.


Essential Resources
Story Outlines and Maps (see resources)

Group Readers
The Ant and the Grasshopper

Group Readers

The Ant and the Grasshopper
This beautifully illustrated retelling of Aesop’s fable is a perfect accompaniment to any teaching on traditional tales or stories with morals. The clear, decodable text and lovely watercolour pictures make this an excellent, accessible book to use as a group reader or whole class starting point for discussion. Children will enjoy thinking about the moral of the story and exploring the characters' actions and feelings.

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