English KS1 / KS2: 'My Naughty Little Sister' by Dorothy Edwards

Actress Aimee Kelly reads extracts from 'My Naughty Little Sister' by Dorothy Edwards, explaining why she loves the book, how it captured her imagination as a child, and why she loves to read.

The real and animated worlds collide to reveal the wonder that is contained within the book.

We watch as Aimee discusses the naughty lead character's fun antics with Bad Harry and finds out whether it's better to be naughty or nice.

Plus there's a giant trifle and lots of yummy cake!

Teacher Notes

Students could think about the author's style and write their own story to add to the collection.

The clip could lead students to discuss their own families, in particular their siblings, and to consider how to make an ordinary event sound interesting for a reader.

The clip discusses how the stories are written from the viewpoint of the older sister.

The same stories could be rewritten from a different viewpoint. How would it sound if written by the girl's mother or a friend?

Curriculum Notes

These clips are suitable for teaching English and Literacy at Key Stage 1, 1st Level, Key Stage 2 and 2nd Level.