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Y1 Stories with familiar settings - linked with 'Ocean/seaside' topic

Discussion in 'Primary' started by kellywaaad123, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Hi all, I wondered if anybody had any good ideas for story books I could use for my narrative unit -Stories with familiar settings, that would tie in with the Ocean/seaside.
  2. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

  3. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    We use Katie Morag stories for this.
  4. For the slightly more surreal but still familiar...

    The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch by Ronda & David Armitage or

    Sally and the Limpet by Simon James
  5. inq


    We have used Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson - for our children rock pools are a familiar setting as we live near the sea. We started our fantasy unit with watching some of Nemo - sea, boats, dentists were familiar bits though so you may be able to adapt that.
    Dear Greenpeace is set in a garden and is the story of a whale so that might link in too.
  6. ecawemma

    ecawemma New commenter

    I like Sally and the limpet or Snail and the Whale. Hopefully the seaside is a familiar setting for your children so they should get some great writing from a visit to the beach!
    Alternatively, if you move away from the seaside theme, there is a unit on www.emmarogers.org.uk for familiar settings which uses a great film - Monkey See Monkey
  7. There's a book called 'the sea monster' by Christopher Wormell. A seaside story with some quite nice drawings in too.

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