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English resources

Here you will find links and attachments to help you with this week's English learning. 

This week we would like you to focus on fiction writing based around the Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs book series.

You may have some of these books at home already to use, if you don't, some friendly faces from school have read you a selection of them to use! Just look in the Year 1 Stories with your Teachers section. 

If possible, we would like you to begin the week with the original story 'Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs'. 
Here is a link to an online reading of the story should you need it:

Have a go at the first activity BEFORE you read the story as this is prediction based on what you think is going to happen from looking at the front cover.

After you have read/watched the story, have a go at making a prop bag. This will need all the important characters, there are some templates below for you to use. 
Use this prop back to verbally retell the story, don't forget the important details and to change your voice for each character!

Once you have retold the story, use the storyboard template to draw the story in the correct sequence. Remembering all the important and key events. Focus on thinking about the beginning, middle and end especially. If you can, write a caption underneath each picture you have drawn to explain what is happening.

Next, we would like you to think about your own bucketful of dinosaurs story! Think about where you would go and what adventures you and your dinosaurs would get up to! Use the planning sheet to help you.

Once you have your plan in place spend a couple of days writing your own short story! Title it with your name E.G. Amy and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs. There is a writing template attached if you would like to use it, or you can record in another way.
Take time to edit and re read your story along the way, using the Year 1 Writing Steps to Success to help you produce your best learning. Remember to use your Phonic sounds to help you with your spellings, we know you can do it! Try your best, we are not expecting every word to be spelt perfectly but we would like to see evidence of you using your sounds to support your writing!

We can't wait to read your adventures!