* Click below for phonics sessions with Mrs Wyatt *
Mrs Wyatt’s storytime sessions!
Simply click on the book titles below to watch and listen to each story.
- This story is a reminder that we are all different, but that it is so important to treat each other kindly and fairly. How do you think rat felt at different moments in this book?
- Have a think about any words you didn’t know in the story. Can you find out what they mean?
- I wonder if you can see the moon in the sky at night? It really is beautiful. To learn more about the moon click here www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zy89wmn.
- There are many phases to the moon, which makes it look different! Have a look below at them.
- Why do you think Crocodile is lonely? Do you remember a time that you felt lonely?
- Try acting out the following feelings: scared, chilly, sneezy, surprised, and happy. Don’t forget to be silly and over exaggerate the actions, especially the sneeze!
- Look at the portrait of Grace on the cover of the book. Can you draw your own self-portrait, or a portrait of a friend or family member (or pet)
- Grace loves stories. What is your favourite story? Could you retell a story to a friend?
- Stanley is a special toy for Emily. What things are special to you? Why are they special?
- Could you write about an adventure that you might have with your favourite toy?
- ‘Rat-a-tat-tat’ is an example of onomatopoeia. Can you find out what this means and find more examples?
- Imagine that you were going on an adventure with Stanley to Outer Space or the Sahara Desert. Plan what things you might need to take with you.
- What animals live in the places that Emily and Stanley visit, e.g. The Sahara Desert, the Amazon Rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef? How are they adapted to living there?
It’s a busy house! How is it similar and different to your home?
Have a think what these words mean…
swanky airs, smooched, damp, suspicious, appointment, furious
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Some linked activities will be in the Year 2 work pack – or available *here*
A fun counting book! Can you think of different ways to make 10? 20? 100?
Who will you send a smile or a wave to? Who could you write a letter to?
Fantastic activity pack available *here*
Why not plan a dance that Gerald might be able to do! The author wrote this book after a trip to Kenya. Can you find Kenya on a map / globe? How might it be similar / different to where you live?
If you are looking for ways to celebrate diversity and discuss inclusion with your child, below are a couple of ways to begin the conversation…