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Mixed-age planning: Traditional stories

You can use this unit summary, suggested timing and prior learning to support your planning and teaching of classes which have more than one year group. This unit focuses on a narrative text type and addresses the needs of year groups 1, 2 and 3.

Suggested timing

Two to four weeks

Prior learning

Check that children can already:

  • navigate an on-screen text with some confidence (all year groups)
  • recognise that stories are about characters; identify and describe characters referring to names and illustrations (Year 1)
  • recognise main characters and typical characteristics in traditional stories, for example, good and bad characters (Year 2)
  • understand what characters are like from their appearance and what they say and do (Year 3).
  • Learning objectives

    Use these learning objectives to support your planning across Mixed-age planning: Traditional stories. This unit, which focuses on a narrative text type, addresses the needs of year groups 1, 2 and 3 and is part of the Primary Framework for literacy.

  • Teaching sequence

    Use the teaching and learning outcomes in each phase to support your planning of Mixed-age planning: Traditional stories and help you plan for the children's learning. This unit, which focuses on a narrative text type, addresses the needs of year groups 1, 2 and 3 and is part of the Primary Framework for literacy.

  • Assessment

    Use these suggested strategies to assess learning across Mixed-age planning: Traditional stories. This unit, which focuses on a narrative text type, addresses the needs of year groups 1, 2 and 3 and is part of the Primary Framework for literacy.