An introduction and guide to the materials in the Phonics International programme. All unit materials are designed to support the teacher and learner. The complete set of Unit 1 is available to download for free on TES Resources.
Read and compare Hansel and Gretel by Anthony Browne, and Baba Yaga and the Stolen Baby by Alison Lurie, Francis Lincoln, and Baba Yaga by Tony Bradman using drama and story maps. Discuss joining sentences using or, and or but. Children write witch stories using story pegs to plan. Introduce some 'story language' and encourage interesting endings. Hamilton Group Reader, Why Not Me?, is used to build confidence in reading aloud.
Explore familiar settings through Margaret Mahy's story A Lion in the Meadow, You Choose by Nick Sharratt and There’s No Such Thing as a Dragon by Jack Kent. Children generate ideas and plan a story about an animal that lives in their house under the stairs. There is a focus on using simple punctuation and story problems and solutions.
Literacy activities tracked back to provide ideas for pupils working at P Levels. Reflects National Strategy.
To identify common errors made by Year 3 pupils in Welsh medium schools when approaching English for the first time
Children read a range of quest stories, exploring structure and language choice. They explore 4 types of sentence and experiment with tense. Children write their own extended stories, concluding by performing their writing to a younger child. This plan uses the books Lost and Found and The Way Back Home, both by Oliver Jeffers and We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. It also uses Hamilton Group Reader The Quest.
All the Literacy planning you'll need for teaching in 1st grade 2014 Curriculum Can be bought separately in my resources section.
All reading SATs texts, answer booklets, mark schemes and thresholds for 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014