Miss Ollerenshaw (Teacher) Miss Kitto (TA) Mrs Greenway (HLTA) Mrs Mackinnon (TA)
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This term, our class's core text is ‘The Gruffalo’, written by Julia Donaldson. In this exciting story, a little, brown mouse strolls through the deep, dark wood and encounters predators (a fox, an owl and a snake). Each of these animals, clearly wanting to eat the little, brown mouse, invites him to each of their homes for a meal. The clever, little, brown mouse does not accept their invitations, using tricks to escape being made into dinner!
We will be using this great text to focus our writing to plan, draft and write our own versions of ‘The Gruffalo’ story. Maybe the small mouse will bump into a badger, woodpecker or a squirrel on his wonder in the deep dark wood before they meet the Gruffalo? We will use the text to also support our GPaS lessons and look at different sentence types using adjectives and different punctuation marks including inverted commas (speech marks).
This text is one our favourite books, but I wonder, have you read any other books written by Julia Donaldson? Which was your favourite and why? Have you noticed any similarities between her stories, or even the illustrations? This is something we will be looking at as part of our learning this term too!
We have been busy being creative, Fox Class have made lots of different things all around our topic dinosaurs. Look at our creations!