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St Aidan's Catholic Primary School

Hand in Hand with Jesus

English Year 1


Year 1/2



Autumn Term



Traditional tales

The children will explore a range of traditional tales, retelling the stories, discussing characters, settings and plots. They will do this through role play, reading and writing activities. They will also have opportunities to explore these themes in our wonderful enquiry based learning environment. The final piece of writing will be their own versions of a traditional tale!





This is an on-going genre to develop oral retelling and story structure skills through speaking and listening activities. Children are encouraged to develop the use of connectives to show the passage of time and to write at length retelling events in their lives.


Fantasy stories

Welcome to the world of fantasy! The children will find out about the adventures of a little yellow alien and how he adapts to life on earth!