Fiction

English Year 3 Summer Stories on a Theme

Sea Stories

Read Michael Morpurgo’s sea stories Dolphin Boy and The Sandman and the Turtles to explore his use of characterisation, dilemmas, dialogue, word classes and the perfect tense.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core Unit: Focus: Read and understand a story and write a review
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Identify grammatical word classes
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Texts
The Sandman and the Turtles by Michael Morpurgo

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Grammatical Word Classes, including adverbials

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Reading a book and writing about it
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
The Sandman and the Turtles by Michael Morpurgo

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Writing dialogue, including reporting clauses and alternatives to ‘said’
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Texts
The Sandman and the Turtles by Michael Morpurgo

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Writing dialogue

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Compare stories; write a story based on one read using paragraphs
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Dolphin Boy by Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman
The Sandman and the Turtles by Michael Morpurgo