Dear parents and children,
I hope you are all well and have been finding time to enjoy the glorious weather that we have been blessed with. The sunny days have certainly been reminding me of past holidays and trips further afield from my home.
The story focus for this week involves a character that yearns to travel the world and embark on adventures just like we do when we travel to new places. I think it would be amazing to be able to ride the waves on a whale’s back as depicted in the story!
So until I am able to travel across the seas in reality once more, I invite you to come along with me on an imaginary trip through the minds of others - Bon Voyage!
I will be thinking of you all, as ever,
Much love, Selina.
The maths and literacy activities this week are mainly themed around the story of 'The snail and the Whale'. I have attached a version being read aloud as well as some lovely animations for you to enjoy. Please share the story first before completing the activities you and your child wishes to embark upon.
Literacy - Linked activities
Suggestions on how to use the attached materials - Literacy/cross curricular
In the book it says that the snail slithered.
What a great word! Can you slither like a snail? Can you think of words to describe the snail?
Snail Description Words
Can you find the messages the snail wrote? What did she write on the rock? What did she write on the blackboard? What message would you write to the snail?
Snail - messages that she wrote
Which was the best place the snail visited? Can you draw it and explain why it is your favourite place?
The snail goes on an adventure around the world. Would you like to visit a hot country or a cold country? Can you say why?
Would you like to travel on a whale’s tail? What would the benefits be? Where would you like to travel to?
Where would you go on a whale's tail?
At the end of the story, the snail tells his friends all about her adventure.
Can you draw and write what she might have said to them? How was she feeling when she left home? How was she feeling during her journey? Can you think about and describe how the whale was feeling at different points of the story?
Can you use the snail acrostic poem sheet to think of words to describe the snail in the story?
The snail and the whale is all about friendship. Can you think of your friends and why they are special to you? What would you like to tell them about what you have been doing recently?
Can you research either snails or whales? What is the favourite fact you have found out?