Fiction

English Year 4 Spring Stories that Raise Issues

Rainforest Stories

Using rainforest stories, explore the issues confronting indigenous peoples and the environment. Create own stories and learn to correctly use the perfect form and paragraphs.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Reading and discussing The Great Kapok Tree
(suggested as 4 days)

Coping with 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.

SPAG
Unit 2 SPaG: Identifying and using paragraphs
(suggested as 2 days)

Coping with 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

Essential Text
The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry

Grammar Presentation: Paragraphs

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Reading and discussing ‘The Shaman’s Apprentice’
(suggested as 4 days)

Coping with 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

Essential Text
The Shaman’s Apprentice by Lynne Cherry

SPAG
Unit 4 SPaG: Identifying and using present perfect
(suggested as 3 days)

Coping with 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

Essential Text
The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry

Grammar Presentation: Perfect Form

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Writing fiction based on ‘The Shaman’s Apprentice’
(suggested as 4 days)

Coping with 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

Essential Text
The Shaman’s Apprentice by Lynne Cherry