The "Oxford Literacy Web" is a literacy programme designed to guide schools successfully through the primary years. Fitting the requirements of the National Literacy Strategy, National Curriculum in England and Wales, English Language 5-14 in Scotland, and Common Curriculum in Northern Ireland, the Web guides pupils through the core skills associated with learning to read and write with a diverse range of literary styles within the genres of fiction, non-fiction, rhymes, language and poetry. The "Variety" stories consolidate and extend children's experience of different styles of fiction. They reinforce vocabulary but include a more challenging element to push upward toward the next level. This "Sir Ben" story is part of the consolidation stories segment of Stage 5.