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The Great Pet Sale

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SKU E1CS900500
Recounts Key Stage 1 Reading โ€“ comprehension Writing โ€“ composition English
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Use this The Great Pet Sale Resources KS1 English Pack to take your Year 1 class on a trip to the pet shop to meet lots of unusual animals (including one very convincing little rat!).

If you are looking for more pet-related resources, you might also be interested in our Year 1 Science scheme, Pets and Gardens.

Please be aware that, for copyright purposes, we are unable to provide the full text for this scheme of work. Extracts are provided where appropriate.


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#TheCompleteSeries5lessons

After exploring the front cover, the blurb and the first page of The Great Pet Sale, children will make predictions as to what they think the book will be about. Together as a class you will then read the book, and over the next two lessons, children will show their understanding by retelling the story and answering comprehension questions. Using their knowledge of the book, children are then challenged to plan and write a fictional recount about their own visit to the great pet sale!

Each of the lessons in this The Great Pet Sale Resources Pack includes an easy-to-follow plan, a set of engaging slides for the teaching input, differentiated activity ideas and printable resources.

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#Lesson1MakingPredictions

Introduce your Year 1 children to the wonderful book, The Great Pet Sale by Mick Inkpen, and encourage them to make predictions about what they think the story will entail, based on the clues they find!

As a class, you will look at and discuss the title, cover images, the blurb, and the first page of the book. Children are tasked to look for clues as to what the story will be about, and will use what they find to make their predictions. In the alternative activity, children work in small groups to sort the provided Prediction Cards into 'likely' or 'not likely' piles, and use reasoning to explain their choices.

This first The Great Pet Sale lesson plan includes an engaging set of slides for the teaching input, as well as differentiated, printable resources, and of course, a detailed plan!

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated Prediction Sheets
  • Prediction Cards
  • Prediction Sorting Sheet
#Lesson2UnderstandingtheStory

In this lesson, you will share and discuss the events of the book, The Great Pet Sale, with your class!

After briefly recapping on children's predictions from the previous lesson, you will read the book together. Children are encouraged to share both their opinions and understanding of the story, before retelling it in their independent activities, with the aid of picture prompts. In the alternative activity suggested, children show their understanding of the story through writing a book review.

Within this The Great Pet Sale Resources Pack you will find an easy-to-follow plan, a set of engaging slides for the teaching input, and differentiated, printable resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Character Masks
  • Pet Shop Cards
  • Word Bank
  • Book Review sheets
#Lesson3AnsweringQuestions

Children will show what they know about Mick Inkpen's book, The Great Pet Sale, in this comprehension-based lesson.

Children will first share what they remember about the plot and the characters within the story, before you read the book together again. After answering and discussing the questions on the slides, children move onto their independent activities, where they are challenged to match up answers to questions, choose the correct answer from multiple choices, and write their own answers to comprehension questions. The alternate activity suggested is a fun whole-class question and answer match-up game!

A detailed plan, an engaging set of slides for the teaching input, and differentiated, printable resources are all included in this The Great Pet Sale lesson pack.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Q & A Match-Up Cards
#Lesson4PlanningaRecount

In this lesson, children will imagine that they have been on a trip to the pet shop featured in Mick Inkpen's book, The Great Pet Sale.

As a class, they will discuss what the shop was like, what animals they saw, and whether they bought an animal. Children will then use this information to complete a recount plan, using the provided structured sheet. In the alternative suggested activity, children are challenged to put themselves in the rat's shoes and improve a given recount plan of its day.

In this The Great Pet Sale Lesson Plan Pack you will find a set of engaging slides for the teaching input, differentiated activity ideas and printable worksheets, as well as an easy-to-follow plan.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Word Mat
  • Differentiated planning sheets
  • The Rat's Recount Plan
#Lesson5WritingaRecount

In this final lesson, children will use their knowledge of the events in the book, The Great Pet Sale, to write a recount of an imagined trip to the pet shop.

After recapping on what a recount is, you will look at an example as a class. Together, you will identify and discuss the features that the children need to use in their own writing, including time conjunctions, personal pronouns and past tense verbs. Using this information and their plans from the previous lesson, children will then write their own recounts of a trip to the pet shop.

This final The Great Pet Sale Resources Pack includes a detailed plan, an engaging and informative set of slides for the teaching input, as well as differentiated activity ideas.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Help Sheet
  • Writing Template
  • The Rat's Recount
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Curriculum Objectives covered

Reading - Comprehension Objectives:

    • listening to and discussing a wide range of poems, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently
    • being encouraged to link what they read or hear read to their own experiences
    • becoming very familiar with key stories, fairy stories and traditional tales, retelling them and considering their particular characteristics
    • discussing word meanings, linking new meanings to those already known
    • drawing on what they already know or on background information and vocabulary provided by the teacher
    • discussing the significance of the title and events
    • making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done
    • predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far
    • participate in discussion about what is read to them, taking turns and listening to what others say
    • explain clearly their understanding of what is read to them

Writing - Composition Objectives:

      • saying out loud what they are going to write about
      • composing a sentence orally before writing it
      • sequencing sentences to form short narratives
      • read aloud their writing clearly enough to be heard by their peers and the teacher

Writing - Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Objectives:

      • using a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week, and the personal pronoun โ€˜Iโ€™

Spoken Language Objectives:

      • listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers
      • ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge
      • articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions
      • maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations, staying on topic and initiating and responding to comments
      • participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play/improvisations and debates

English Appendix Objectives:

    • Sequencing sentences to form short narratives
    • Capital letters for names and for the personal pronoun 'I'

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These lessons are based on The Great Pet Sale by Mick Inkpen, available to buy now from our Bookshop store:

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