Fiction

English Year 4 Autumn Fantasy

How to Train Your Dragon

Read the hilarious How to Train Your Dragon, exploring plot, character, setting & style. Study pronouns, dialogue punctuation and adverbials. Write a new chapter.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introduction to Cressida Cowell’s setting, style and characters
(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

Text
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

Optional texts
Incomplete Book of Dragons by Cressida Cowell
Tell Me a Dragon by Jackie Morris (Preparation Task)

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Pronouns; descriptive writing
(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.

Coming soon!

You Will Need

Text
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Pronouns

SPAG
Unit 3 SPAG: Punctuating direct speech; roleplay
(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

Text
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Punctuating Direct Speech

Comprehension
Unit 4 Comprehension: Text analysis; plot-mapping; writing in response to reading
(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

Text
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

SPAG
Unit 5 SPAG: Fronted adverbials; building tension
(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.

Coming soon!

You Will Need

Text
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Adverbials

Composition
Unit 6 Composition: Extended writing: a new chapter for How to Train Your Dragon
(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.

Coming soon!

You Will Need

Text
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell