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Can you understand what you have read and tell a story?


Can you generate rhyming words?


Read and enjoy Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson.  If you do not have this story there is an animated version available on youtube.


Who is in the story?  

in what order do the characters appear?

What do you notice about the words in the story?

How do you know if a word rhymes?


Make a list of any rhyming words that you spot.  What do you notice about the spelling of these words?



Draw a picture of the cat from the story and write down the word 'cat'.  What do you notice about the spelling?  Look carefully and say/write other words that rhyme with cat around your picture.




Can you describe characters?

Can you give reasons why things happen in stories?


Who are the good/ bad characters in Room on the Broom.  Compare the witch and the dragon.


Can you think of other stories with witches and dragons in them?  are witches and dragons usually good or bad characters in stories?  Why is this?


Can you think of good words to describe the witch and the dragon?  Make a list.



Draw your favourite character from the book, draw them and write sentences to describe them.



Can you write imaginatively to describe a story setting?

Can you use full stops and capital letters correctly in your writing?


Read the story of The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson.

All the other animals have homes that are talked about in the story. 

Why are these homes useful or representative of that particular animal?


What do you think the Gruffalo's house would be like?

This is not mentioned in the story so requires some imagination!

Record some ideas on a piece of paper creating a word bank full of useful adjectives.


Discuss how the Gruffalo's house might excite your senses?

What would you see?

What would it smell like?

How would it make you feel? Why?


Have a go at writing your own description of the Gruffalo's house using adjectives and reference to senses to make the writing exciting.