Fiction

English Year 4 Spring Myths and Legends

Legends of the Sea

Using captivating mythical stories of selkies and mermaids, children use higher level reading skills and write their own sea myths. Set out and punctuate dialogue and use paragraphs.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Reading tales about mythical creatures: selkies and mermaids
(suggested as 4 days)

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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.


With TA/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.

You Will Need

Texts
Selkie by Gillian McClure
Can You Catch a Mermaid? by Jane Ray

SPAG
Unit 2 SPaG: Writing dialogue using correct punctuation and layout
(suggested as 3 days)

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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.


With TA/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.

You Will Need

Text
Can You Catch A Mermaid? by Jane Ray

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Exploring the Seal Children by Jackie Morris
(suggested as 4 days)

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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.


With TA/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.

You Will Need

Text
The Seal Children by Jackie Morris

Texts from Unit 1
Selkie by Gillian McClure
Can You Catch a Mermaid? by Jane Ray

SPAG
Unit 4 SPaG: Using paragraphs
(suggested as 2 days)

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.


With TA/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.

You Will Need

Texts
Can You Catch A Mermaid? by Jane Ray
Selkie by Gillian McClure

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Writing a story based on Can You Catch a Mermaid?
(suggested as 4 days)

Back to Lockdown?

Home Learning packs are not being created for this Unit of learning.


With TA/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.

You Will Need

Text
Can You Catch a Mermaid? by Jane Ray

Texts from Unit 1
Selkie by Gillian McClure
The Seal Children by Jackie Morris