Week Beginning 1st November 2021
This week, we will explore a new story, Leaf by Sandra Dieckmann. Examine the image below. What do you notice? What might be happening here? How does it make you feel? What makes you feel this way? Look closely at the polar bear. What do you think it is feeling? Does it belong here? Now look closely at the crow. What do you think it is thinking? Why?
Early in the week, we will predict what might happen next. What do you think might happen when the bear reaches the shore? Who or what might it find? How will it feel? Will the crow follow? Draw us a picture to show what you predict will happen.
Once you have completed your picture, enjoy watching Bedtime Stories | Joanna Page | Leaf | CBeebies - YouTube to find out what the author thought happened next. Pause the video to think about what the characters are thinking. Remember that we can infer what characters are feeling by looking for clues in what they say or do. Why will no-one approach the bear? What might the bear be trying to do? Why do the other animals disagree? How and why do their feelings change?
Later in the week, we will learn to retell the story using a story map. Think about each key moment from the story. Think about the order in which these moments happen. Now look at the story map sheet below. Can you draw a simple picture in each circle to show these moments in the correct sequence?
Learning from 2nd November 2020
This week we will read and write poetry about bears. We will use the fantastic vocabulary we learned before half term to help us describe bears. Look at the describing bears powerpoint below. Can you describe the bears using adjectives and other descriptive phrases? For example, 'I can see a huge white bear with paws as big as dinner plates.' Try playing a game with your adult. One of you describes a picture (1,2,3 or 4) and the other has to guess which picture you are talking about.
Listen to some of the poems read aloud. Which were your favourite poems? Which describing words do you think were the best?
Some of the poems are riddles, where you have to guess what animal is being described. Could you write some clues and see if someone can guess your riddle?