Fiction

English Year 5 Spring Short Stories

Spooky Short Stories

Study genre of short stories using Short! by Crossley-Holland. Investigate adverbials and develop use of perfect form to indicate time/cause. Write predictions and short stories.

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

Core
Unit 1 Core Unit: Read short stories, predict and analyse features
(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.

Coming soon!


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
Short! by Kevin Crossley Holland

SPAG
Unit 2 SPAG: Identifying adverbials and using these to add cohesion
(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.

Coming soon!


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
Short! by Kevin Crossley Holland

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Adverbials to add cohesion

Composition
Unit 3 Composition: Use inference to create and write prequels
(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.

Coming soon!


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

Essential resources
Hunted (see resources)

SPAG
Unit 4 SPAG: Using the perfect form to indicate time or 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.

Coming soon!


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
Short! by Kevin Crossley Holland

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Use of the perfect form

Composition
Unit 5 Composition: Write a short story based on those read; use paragraphs effectively
(suggested as 4 days)

You Will Need

Texts
Short! by Kevin Crossley Holland

Presentations
SPAG PowerPoint: Use of paragraphs
Children learn how to break their writing into paragraphs, and decide the criteria for using these effectively. They consider how paragraphs contribute to cohesion and also the role of adverbs in linking these.