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Stories with Familiar Settings – English Teaching Plan for KS1

Key Stage



Years 1-2



  • 1 x Fiction 1 Text Resource
  • 1 x Fiction 1 Image Resource 1
  • 1 x Group Reader, The Dog and the Lost Mum (28-pages), in PDF format
  • 1 x Plan document for teachers, outlining ten sessions organised over two weeks

Objective: Using the book Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems, children are inspired to write a story about their favourite soft toy and practise forming upper and lower case letters.

Other tasks involve learning to use capital letters for names and to start sentences, and investigating words ending in ‘le’, and words containing /oy/. Some children independently read the Hamilton Group Reader, The Dog and the Lost Mum.

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Stories with Familiar Settings – English Teaching Plan for KS1

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