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Week beginning 9th November 2020

In English this week we are exploring the story of the Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch by Ronda and David Armitage. First watch the video of the story being read.

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch (13 minute version)

Follow along whilst Sunita reads aloud ' The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch'. In this story, Mr Grinling is the lighthouse keeper and he has a big problem with some cheeky seagulls...

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch (6 minute version)

Mr. Grinling, the lighthouse keeper, finds himself in a titanic battle between good and evil with some ravenous seagulls. He tries lots of ways to solve his problem with the pesky seagulls...

Here are the activities to do each day about the story. We are building up to writing our own versions of the story in 2 weeks time. Listening to the story and being able to retell it is a very important skill to practise all week.

Monday

Watch the video of the story. Try retelling the story yourself. Listen again. Draw pictures of the main events in the story to help you remember. Write down 3 words from the story that you have never used in your writing before. Find out what they mean and write down their definitions. 

Tuesday

Watch the video of the story again. Retell the story yourself to your grownup. You could watch the video without the sound and say what is happening out loud in each part of the story. Now make puppets of the characters. Use them to retell the story.

Wednesday

Watch the video of the story again. Today think about how you could change the story if you were the author. What would you change and why? Would you put some thing different in the lunch basket? Is there another way you could solve the problem of the seagulls eating all of the food? How could you change the characters? Draw and label your ideas in a comic strip. 

Thursday

Start making a story map or story mountain for your version of the Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch story. Draw pictures and add simple labels of what is happening in each part of the story. Remember you can change things about the story to make it your own. You can use a sheet from below to help you with the story map or mountain or you can draw your own. 

Friday

Watch the video of the story again. This time note down as much interesting vocabulary as you can. Choose some of the interesting words you heard to add to your story map or mountain. Finish your story map or mountain. Make sure you know what the words mean. You could practise using some of them in sentences. 

 

 

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