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Monday 15th June 2020

 

Watch the story ‘Whatever Next!’ by Jill Murphy with your child using the link below. Ask your child to imagine that they are Baby Bear. You are going to ask them some questions. This type of questioning is called ‘Hot Seating’. Your child will be familiar with this activity as we often introduce a character from a story using this method.

If possible gather the following items;

a colander, a pair of wellington boots, a cardboard box, a picnic blanket and a teddy bear. Ask your child to dress up as Baby Bear using these items and ask them the following questions:

  • Did the moon feel hot or cold?
  • Was it colder or warmer than where we live?
  • Did it look like the Earth or was it different?
  • What noises could you hear there?
  • Was it quiet or was there lots of noise?
  • What did you wear on your feet?
  • What could you see when you looked into the sky?
  • Was the surface of the moon flat or bumpy?

 

Extension activity: Encourage your child to use the props you have gathered to act out the story.

Whatever Next!

Sophie Thompson narrates Jill Murphy's all time classic, Whatever Next!

Tuesday 16th June 2020

 

Recap on the story ’Whatever Next!’ with your child using link below.

 

Using the document below, encourage your child to cut out the pictures from story and place them in the correct order. Ask your child to use the pictures to retell the story in their own words. Explain to your child that all stories must include characters and events. The events are made up of the beginning, middle and end of the story. This activity will help them with their focused writing activity this week. Over the next few days your child will be writing the story ‘Whatever Next!’ in their own words.

Whatever Next!

Sophie Thompson narrates Jill Murphy's all time classic, Whatever Next!

Wednesday 17th June 2020

 

Using the sequencing activity from yesterday, encourage your child to focus on the pictures which depict the beginning events of the story. Encourage them to retell the events using story language. Please note, we would not expect your child to retell the story exactly how it is written or told in the book. Encourage your child to write the events that happened at the beginning of the story on the template below. We have added some pictures from the story to help your child remember these events.

 

Remember to use capital letters at the beginning of your sentences, finger spaces to separate words and a full stop at the end of each sentence.

Thursday 18th June 2020

 

Using the sequencing activity from Tuesday, encourage your child to focus on the pictures which depict the middle events of the story. Ask them to read over their writing from yesterday (the beginning events of the story.)

Encourage them to retell the events using story language and ask them to write the events that happened in the middle of the story on the template below. Once again we have added some pictures from the story to help your child remember these events.

 

Remember to use capital letters at the beginning of your sentences, finger spaces to separate words and a full stop at the end of each sentence.

Friday 19th June 2020

 

Using the sequencing activity from Tuesday, encourage your child to focus on the pictures which depict the final events of the story. Ask them to read over their writing from yesterday (the middle events of the story.)

 

Today we would like your child to change the ending of the story. An example of this could be ‘When Baby Bear got home he looked inside his soggy cardboard box and found the owl sleeping.’

Ask your child to retell the events using their own ending and write it on the template below.

We have added one picture to help your child continue the story in their own words. Your child can then draw a picture in the blank box to depict their own ending to the story.

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