Grandad’s Island

Grandad's Island by Benji Davies

At the bottom of Syd’s garden, through the gate and past the tree, is Grandad’s house. Syd can let himself in any time he likes. But one day when Syd comes to call, Grandad isn’t in any of the usual places.

A heart-warming story for KS1 that encourages children to talk about a ‘loss’ perhaps it could be a toy, pet or even a family member. 

Main Focus: Alphabetical Order

This is a great activity to start off the story.

Your Ks1 class will read the paragraph and place words into alphabetical order or choose words of their own.

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Main Focus: Capital Letters and Full Stops

This is a lovely activity to accompany the Grandad and Syd’s  journey onto the island.

Your class will punctuate the sentences by adding in capital letters and full stops.

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Main Focus: Comprehension

This is a comprehension that covers the whole story of Grandad’s Island.

Your class must use the story to answer the questions. Most questions are retrieval and are differentiated.

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Main Focus: Questions

In this activity your class will read the answers and they need to create a questions to match the answers.

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Main Focus: Word Mat

Your class can use the word mats provided for their independent writing.

We have also created sentences for your class to insert the pictures or words to complete the sentences.

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Main Focus: Apostrophes

This resource introduces your class to apostrophes for possession linked to the story.

This resource is differentiated for Year 1 & Year 2.

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Main Focus: Vocabulary Extension

It is vital that you give children the opportunity to improve their vocabulary. This resource explores some fantastic language used by Benji Davies.

As teachers we are often asking children to use more adventurous language but how often do we focus on vocabulary and explore it with the children?

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Main Focus: Word Class

In this resource your class will read the passage and identify the verbs and adjectives.

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