Learning By Topic KS1: Mermaids and English

Theme/Spelling words: mermaid, merman, folklore, ocean, sequins, scales, flipper, tail, Disney, mythical

With some mermaid scales (sequins!) spell out your theme/spelling words.

List your theme words in alphabetical order.

Write your theme words in sentences; try to use connectives, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in your sentences.

Find a YouTube clip on how to make mermaid slime. Can you make it? Now write or draw the steps for making your slime with the purpose of creating a list of instructions. Top Tip: You may like to film it instead and pretend you are the host of a kids show! (Genre of writing: Instructions)

Write a story with the title “The Mermaid in my Swimming Pool!” (Genre of writing: Narrative)

List as many adjectives as you can to describe mermaids.

If you could be a mermaid for a day what would you do? What would you like to explore under the sea? Would you befriend other mermaids and sea creatures? What colour would your tail be? Write this as a diary entry, as if you have just had the experience of being a mermaid for a day. (Genre of Writing: Recount)

Write a sequel to The Little Mermaid, perhaps Prince Eric and Aerial have had children and King Triton is able to turn them all into mermaids and merman temporarily so they can visit him under the sea. Or maybe King Triton turns himself into a human so he can visit Aerial and her family on land. (Genre of writing: Narrative)

Create a series of comic strips about a group of magical mermaids.

Write an acrostic poem using the word MERMAID.