Fiction

English Year 4 Autumn Traditional Tales and Fables

Aesop's Fables

Read a range of fables (Rosen's Aesop's Fables) explore dialogue through drama, debate moral messages and write letters using extended sentences. Finally children write fables.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Read, re-tell and understand fables
(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 good to have children listen to high quality audio fables read by well-known voices. During the first week, allow children to listen at different times of the day. See websites in Teacher notes.


Texts
Aesop's Fables by Michael Rosen

Optional Texts
Aesop's Fables retold by Michael Morpurgo

Websites
Aesop's Fables from bbc.co.uk

Group Readers
The Hare and the Tortoise

Group Readers

The Hare and the Tortoise
This colourful retelling of one of Aesop’s best-known fables will draw in even the most reluctant reader. Children will enjoy seeing arrogant hare getting his comeuppance as slow and steady tortoise beats him to the finish line! This book is perfect for using alongside teaching on fables and writing dialogue.

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

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Writing dialogue using correct punctuation
(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.

Group Readers

The Hare and the Tortoise
This colourful retelling of one of Aesop’s best-known fables will draw in even the most reluctant reader. Children will enjoy seeing arrogant hare getting his comeuppance as slow and steady tortoise beats him to the finish line! This book is perfect for using alongside teaching on fables and writing dialogue.

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

SPAG
Unit 3 SPAG: Extend sentences using conjunctions (time/place/cause)
(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
Aesop's Fables by Michael Rosen

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Aesop Time/Place/Cause

Comprehension
Unit 4 Comprehension: Animal characters and morals in fables
(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

Texts
Aesop's Fables by Michael Rosen

Websites
The Boy who cried Wolf from bbc.co.uk
Other websites (see resources)

Group Readers
The Hare and the Tortoise

Group Readers

The Hare and the Tortoise
This colourful retelling of one of Aesop’s best-known fables will draw in even the most reluctant reader. Children will enjoy seeing arrogant hare getting his comeuppance as slow and steady tortoise beats him to the finish line! This book is perfect for using alongside teaching on fables and writing dialogue.

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

Composition
Unit 5 Creative writing: Write own fable incorporating known features
(suggested as 5 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
Aesop's Fables by Michael Rosen

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Aesop Time/Place/Cause
SPAG PowerPoint Unit 2 Aesop Dialogue Punctuation