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Long Term Plan

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy

        English Long Term Plan


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2



Brown Bear Brown Bear

(Bill Martin jr)


We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

(Michael Rosen)


The Gruffalo

(Julia Donaldson)


Jack Frost

(Kazuno Kohara)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
(Campbell First Books)


Handa’s Surprise
(Eileen Brown)


Ugly Duckling

(ladybird first)


The Train Ride
(June Crebbin)


Big Yellow Digger
(Julia Jarman)


The Very Hungry Caterpillar
(Eric Carle)


Mr Gumpy’s Outing
(John Burningham)




Goldilocks and the Three Bears

(ladybird first)

The Gingerbread Man

(Mara Alperin)


Owl Babies

(Martin Waddell)


Stick Man

(Julia Donaldson)


The Snowman

(Raymond Briggs)


(Michael Coleman)




(Sue Hendra)


The Growing Story
(Ruth Krauss)



What the ladybird heard

(Julia Donaldson)

Farmer Duck

(Martin Waddell)


Rainbow Fish

(Marcus Pfister)

Pirates love Underpants

(Claire Freedman)


Year 1


Traditional Tales Fiction


Little Red Riding Hood retold by Stan Cullimore


Cinderella retold by Stan Cullimore


Jack and the Beanstalk by

Elizabeth Laird


Traditional Tales with a twist


Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Book by Lauren Child


The True story of the three little pigs by Jon Scieszka


The Flower by John Light

Fiction Recounts


Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers


Snail and The Whale by Julia Donaldson

Non- Fiction Instructions


How to wash a wooly mammoth by Michelle Robinson


Charlie and the chocolate factory by Roald Dahl

Description and poetry


The Tiger who came to tea by Judith Kerr


Esio Trot by Roald Dahl





Vlad and the Florence Nightingale Adventure by Kate Cunningham


The Day the Crayons quit by Oliver Jeffers

Year 2


Traditional Tales


The Princess and the Pea by Rachel Isadora


Hansel and Gretel by Andrea Petrilik


The Gingerbread Man by Gail Yerril

Recounts / Description


Elmer by David McKee


The Crow’s Tale by Naomi Howarth


The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson

Narrative / Poetry


The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl


Commotion in the ocean by Giles Andreae

Fiction Recounts



Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl


Gorilla by Anthony Browne

Poetry / Rhyme


Tom and Lucy at the seaside by Shirley Hughes


Tiddler by Julia Donaldson


Commotion in the ocean by Giles Andreae

Non-fiction / Non-chronological reports


Vlad and the Great Fire of London by Kate Cunningham


The Owl who was afraid of the dark by Jill Tomlinson


Year 3

Stone Age Boy

(Satoshi Kitamura)


Hansel and Gretel

(Anthony Brown)


Non-fiction: Recounts  

Non-fiction: Biography 


Poetry: Alliteration 




Cat Tales

(Linda Newbery)


Fiction: Stories from Other cultures 


Non-fiction: Information texts/ Non-chronological reports 


The Iron Man

(Ted Hughes)


Non-fiction: Formal Letters 


Fiction: Playscripts. 


Performance poetry. 


The Puffin Keeper

(Michael Morpurgo)


Fiction: Stories by same author 


Non-fiction: Instructions 



Aesop’s Fables


Greek Mythology

(Michael Morpurgo)


Fiction: Fables, Myths, Legends 


Poetry: Classic poetry. 


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

(CS Lewis)

Fiction: Fantasy 


Non-fiction: Persuasive texts. 


Year 4

Journey to Jo’burg

(Beverley Naidoo)

Fiction: Stories from other cultures. 


Non-fiction: Biographies (Nelson Mandela) 


Voices in the Park (picture book)

(Anthony Brown)

Bill’s New Frock

(Anne Fine)


Non-fiction: Autobiographies 


Poetry: Tanka poems (linked to emotions 


Performance poetry. 



Charlotte’s Web

(E.B. White)


Non-fiction: Discussion/ debate. 


Poetry: Free Verse 


Why the Whales Came

 (Michael Morpurgo)


Non-fiction: Diary writing. 


Fiction: Perspective writing.  


The Firework Maker’s Daughter

(Catherine Fisher)

Fiction: Quest narrative 


Non-fiction: Persuasive letters 


The Secrets of a Sun King

(Emma Caroll)


Fiction: Adventure  


Non-fiction: Explanation texts


Year 5




Narrative: Suspense and Atmosphere


Discursive Writing


Poetry: Poems that convey images

A Christmas Carol




Non-Chronological Reports


Narrative: use imaginative description- Interweave descriptions of characters, settings and atmosphere with dialogue.

The Girl of Ink and Stars


Narrative: Issues/ dilemma.


Non -fiction: newspaper article.


Poetry: Create vivid images by using alliteration, similes, metaphors and personification.

Wolf Brother


Narrative: Adventure story.


Narrative: Stories from other cultures.


Narrative: Legends

Oranges in no Man’s Land


Poetry: Refugee Poems


Non-Fiction: Explanation Text


Non-Fiction: Newspaper Reports on Civil War Outbreak in Lebanon

Journey to The River Sea


Formal letters (from characters’ perspective)


Narrative: Descriptive Writing

Year 6


Street Child


Poetry: Poems that convey images


Narrative: Stories with a historical setting



Varjak Paw


Persuasive Writing

Non-chronological reports

Descriptive language / suspense


The Lion and the Unicorn


Informal Letters


Non-Fiction: Persuasive Writing


Non-Fiction: Biographies (War Heroes / Historical Figures)



Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone


Formal Letters


Narrative: Issues / Dilemma


Non-Fiction: Newspaper Articles

The Arrival


Narrative: Inferential and atmospheric writing


Narrative: Stories from other cultures


The Nowhere Emporium


Poetry: Create vivid images by using Text, alliteration, similes, metaphors and personification.


Narrative: Legends


Non-Fiction: Explanation