Literacy Medium Term Plan Year 1



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Oakfield Infant and Junior School Medium Term Plan


Literacy Medium Term Plan Year 1

Term

Fiction

Non-fiction

Poetry

Autumn


Stories in familiar settings

Required texts:



Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

The dog and the lost mum Hamilton Group Readers

Description:

Use the story of Knuffle Bunny to inspire chn to write a story about their favourite soft toy. Practise forming upper & lower case letters. Use capital letters for names & to start sentences. Investigate words ending in ‘le’ and words containing /oy/.

Grammar focus:


1. Write, leaving spaces between words

2. Use capital letters for the names of people, places, days of the week, etc.






Labels, lists and signs

Required texts:



Not a stick by Antoinette Portis

Billy’s Bucket by Kes Gray and Garry Parsons

Description:

Imagination & mystery are the key to engaging chn in writing lists & designing signs. Chn learn about the features of labels & lists, descriptive writing & designing Wanted Posters! Chn become detectives & find information from other people's writing.

Grammar focus:

1. Write, leaving spaces between words

2. Use capital letters for the names of people, places, days of the week, etc.



Songs and repetitive poems

Required texts:



Poems provided with plan

Description:

Squishy squelchy worms get the chn really enjoying poetry in this unit. They write their own worm poems before creating list poems about what they love and hate!

Grammar focus:


1. Write, leaving spaces between words
2. Use capital letters for the names of people, places, days of the week, etc.


Stories with repeating patterns

Required texts:



Harvey Slumfenburger by John Burningham

Description:

Children will read and discuss ‘Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present’. They will learn a repeated refrain orally and then adapt this to create their own individual sentences using this pattern, focussing on writing in sentences.

Grammar focus:


1. Write, leaving spaces between words

2. Begin to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, a question or exclamation mark.


3. Use grammatical terminology


Information texts

Required texts:



The Usborne Book of Big Machines ISBN 97807 46099094

Scooters Hamilton Group Reader

Description:

Use simple information texts to find out all about big machines and what they can do. Begin to learn about the structure of non-fiction texts and how they are different to fiction. Make up a fantasy vehicle and write labels and captions to describe it.

Grammar focus:

1. Write, leaving spaces between words

2. Use capital letters for the names of people, places, days of the week, etc.

3. Use grammatical terminology



Poems with Pattern and Rhyme

Required texts:



The Gingerbread man by Audrey Daly

The Three Little Pigs by Joan Stimson

(or another version of the same stories)

Assorted poems and rhymes including

Down behind the Dustbin by Michael rosen
Batman’s Exercise Video by Ian McMillan

Description:

Motivate chn to talk about humorous poems & stories & get them writing! Chn take part in skipping/chanting poems & compose their own verses to poems that include repetition. This culminates in chn performing their own chorus of Batman's Exercise Video!

Grammar focus:


1. Write, leaving spaces between words

2. Use capital letters for the names of people, places, days of the week, etc.






Term

Fiction

Non-fiction

Poetry

Spring


Stories with repeating patterns

Required texts:



Bring the rain to Kapiti Plain, by Verna Aardema,

Handa’s Hen by Eileen Brown, Walker Books

We all went on Safari by Laurie Krebs, Barefoot Books

Boris and Sid go on a tram Hamilton Group Readers

Description:

Read a story with repeating patterns: Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain. Retell the story using flow charts, write describing words & punctuate sentences. Read two counting stories Handa’s Hen & We All Went on Safari before guiding chn to write their own.

Grammar focus:

1. Begin to write in complete sentences.

2. Begin to punctuate sentences.




Instructions

Required texts:



Don’t let the pigeon stay up late by Mo Willems

Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus by Mo Willems

Boris and Sid are bad Hamilton Group Readers

Description:

Chn learn about instructions and persuasion by exploring the fantastic Mo Willems books about Pigeon. They practise giving and receiving instructions about everyday activities and write and illustrate their own ‘Don’t let the Pigeon’ story.

Grammar focus:


1. Begin to write complete sentences

2. Use capital letters at the start of a sentence and a full stop, exclamation or question mark at the end.




Poems about the senses

Required texts:



The Works’ chosen by Paul Cookson ISBN 0330481045

Sensational: Poems inspired by the Five Senses chosen by Roger McGough

Description:

Chn are introduced to a variety of poems by selected poets on the theme of ‘The Senses’, and are encouraged to learn parts of them by heart. They then respond, focusing on finding interesting adjectives, and recognising and creating their own similes. They work, collaboratively and individually, to create their own poems about hearing and touch.

Grammar focus:


1. Begin to punctuate sentences correctly.

2. Use capital letters for the start of lines in poems.




Traditional Tales

Required texts:


The Dragon Dinosaur Hamilton Oral Story to listen to on http://www.hamiltonathome.org.uk/5to7/Things2Do/ListenHere/Dragon_Dinosaur/101


The House That Jack Built by Jenny Stow

Anancy and Mr Dry-Bone by Fiona French

Description:

Chn listen to an entertaining traditional tale told by a storyteller. They share favourite tales. Using The House that Jack Built and Anancy and Mr Dry-Bone they discuss settings, plots and characters, then design a character and write their own version.

Grammar focus:


1. Using capital letter s for proper names.

2. Using full stops and capitals to demarcate sentences.




Information texts

Required texts:



Night Animals by Claire Llewellyn (Rigby Star-Green)

Owls by Emily Bone ISBN 978-1-4095-3066-4

Books on night time creatures and owls

The owl in the night-time Hamilton Group Readers

Description:

Chn study non-fiction texts on nocturnal animals. Using stimulating texts, and linking what they read to their own experiences, they produce information books on owls to guide Harry Potter in looking after Hedwig!

Grammar focus:


1. Write, leaving spaces between words

2. Use capital letters for the names of people, places, days of the week, etc.

3. Punctuate questions with question marks and sentences with full stops and exclamation marks.

3. Use grammatical terminology




Humorous Poems

Required texts:



The Works, chosen by Paul Cookson, MacMillan

The Works Key Stage 1, chosen by Pie Corbett

It Takes One to Know One, by Gervase Phinn, Puffin

Description:

This humorous Poetry unit gives children an opportunity to explore how capital letters are used at the beginning of people’s names and the beginning of sentences. Children explore how and can be used to join ideas together and use sentences to express their ideas creatively.

Grammar focus:

1. Write proper names using capital letters.

2. Use capital letters for the start of lines in a poem.







Term

Fiction

Non-fiction

Poetry

Summer


Fairy Stories and Traditional Tales

Required texts:



Traditional versions of: Cinderella, Billy Goats Gruff and Snow White

Snow White in New York, by Fiona French,

Hairy Tales and Nursery Crimes by Michael Rosen

Billy Dogs Gruff Hamilton Group Readers

Description:

Use traditional tales to study characters/settings, sequence events, tell oral stories and plan new versions of old favourites. Use story maps to retell tales. Chn write a story based on a traditional tale using adjectives and compound sentences.

Grammar focus:


1. Join words and join clauses using ‘and’.

2. Leave spaces between words.

3. Punctuate sentences with a capital letter & full stop



Letters

Required texts:



Dear Greenpeace by Simon James

Boris and Sid met a shark Hamilton Group Reader

Cat, fish and shell Hamilton Group Reader

Description:

Chn read Dear Greenpeace by Simon James, focussing on use of full stops, question and exclamation marks. In the second week, they write letters to WWF about an animal of their choice using the same story structure as in Dear Greenpeace.

Grammar focus:

1. Begin to write complete sentences

2. Use capital letters at the start of a sentence and a full stop, exclamation or question mark at the end.

3. Identify and distinguish statements, questions and exclamations



Poems about nature

Required texts:



Poem Maker, Word Shaker by Pie Corbett

The Works’ chosen by Paul Cookson

My first Oxford Book of Poems chosen by John Foster

The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry

Description:

In this plan chn investigate poems about nature. They read, discuss, recite verses from poems, ‘Daffodils’ and ‘Who? This will involve understanding capital letters, question marks and syllables. They will read, learn and write their own haiku.

Grammar focus:


1. Begin to punctuate sentences correctly.

2. Use capital letters for the start of lines in poems.




Fantasy

Required texts:



Superheroes – all sorts: Hamilton Group Reader

Description:

Children explore the world of superheroes, describing their favourites, looking for superheroes in their own lives and finally writing a comic strip adventure story about a superhero and a baddie! Along the way, they write dialogue and create descriptions using ‘-ing’ words.

Grammar focus:


1. Use capital letters for proper names.

2. Leave space between words

2. Use full stops and capitals to demarcate sentences.



Information texts

Required texts:



The Dancing Tiger by Malachy Doyle

Tigress by Nick Dowson


Surprising Sharks / Ice Bear by Nicola Davies

Description:

Fierce animals will excite & motivate chn to write their own pages for a group book. Chn explore difference between fiction & non-fiction texts, in context of Tigers, Polar Bears & Sharks. They learn how to write questions, statements & exclamations.

Grammar focus:


1. Write, leaving spaces between words

2. Punctuate questions with question marks and sentences with full stops and exclamation marks.

3. Use grammatical terminology



Traditional Poems

Required texts:



None: selected websites with traditional rhymes as well as any books containing nursery rhymes you already have.

Description:

Learn some traditional finger games, rounds, singing games and nursery rhymes. Have fun playing the rhymes and exploring ideas. Improvise and perform simple dramas based on nursery rhymes. Explore rhyming words and exclamation marks.

Grammar focus:


1. Write proper names using capital letters.

2. Use capital letters for the start of lines in a poem.



3. Punctuate sentences using full stops, question and exclamation marks






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