Fiction

English Year 5 Spring Stories on a Theme

Faraway Places

Read and write stories set in faraway places using Cloud Tea Monkeys and Mysterious Traveller. Study relative clauses and expanded noun phrases for concise writing.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core: Introduction to faraway stories
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Expanded noun phrases to convey information concisely
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Texts
Cloud Tea Monkeys by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Expanded Noun Phrases

Comprehension
Unit 3 Comprehension: Explore how writers use imagery and tension
(suggested as 4 days)

SPaG: Grammar and Punctuation

There is no spelling and grammar presentation for this unit.

You Will Need

Texts
Mysterious Traveller by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham

Optional Text
Cloud Tea Monkeys by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Relative clauses; building images
(suggested as 3 days)

You Will Need

Texts
Mysterious Traveller by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Relative clauses

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Write a story with a faraway setting
(suggested as 5 days)

You Will Need

Texts
Mysterious Traveller by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham
or
Cloud Tea Monkeys by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham

Presentations
Grammar PowerPoint: Relative clauses