EYFS Home Leaning - Week Eleven

Dear parents and children,

This week we will be sharing in the adventures of Zog who is the keenest dragon in dragon school!

In the story he shows a lot of determination and tries his best to achieve the milestones in each year!

This story has got me thinking with fondness about all the achievements that you have made in FS2! There are so many things that you can do now that you could not do before and you should all be very proud of all the ways in which you have grown. I know I am!!!!

Much love, Selina.

The maths and literacy activities this week are mainly themed around the story of Zog. I have attached the book being read aloud and other versions of enjoying this popular tale. Please share the story first before completing the activities you and your child wishes to embark upon. 

 

The story of Zog.

Zog – full length animation based on the book.

Performance led version of Zog using puppetry/props/song.

Literacy

Literacy - Linked Activitis

Suggestions on how to use the attached materials - Literacy/cross curricular

Can you answer the following comprehension questions?

  1. What was the name of Zog’s teacher?
  2. Who was the biggest dragon in the dragon school?
  3. What did Zog need to learn in year one?
  4. Who found Zog after he had crashed into a tree?
  5. How did they help Zog to make him feel better?
  6. What were the dragons learning to do in year two?
  7. What were the dragon learning to do in year three?
  8. What happened to Zog’s wing in year three?
  9. How did Zog eventually win his golden star?
  10. Who came to rescue Princess Pearl?

Review of Zog

  • Did you enjoy this story?
  • How many stars out of 5 would you give it?
  • What was your favourite part of the story?
  • Can you complete the review sheet?

Zog Review Sheet

Creating dragons

The dragons all come in different shapes, sizes, and colours in the book.
  • Can you draw or paint your own imagined dragon?
  • Can you describe him or her and talk about the colours and patterns that you have used?
  • Can you talk about the characteristics of your dragon and describe these?
  • What sort of tail would they have?
  • Can they fly?
  • What would their name be?
  • What is your dragon good at/not good at?
  • Can you have a go at creating your own egg box dragon?

How to make a egg box dragon...

More dragons in books

  • Do you know other stories that feature dragons?
  • Can you read them and think about the similarities and differences between the dragons?
  • What do they have in common?
  • How are they different?
  • What do you know about dragons?
  • Can you write your own story about a dragon?
  • Can you use a beginning, a middle and an end?
  • What characters might be in your story? What is going to happen in your story?
  • Can you read/tell your story to someone?

More stories featuring dragons:

Princess Daisy and the Dragon and the Nincompoop Knights

Tell Me a Dragon

How to Catch a Dragon

Not Your Typical Dragon

Friendships

Princess Pearl was kind and caring to Zog.
  • Can you remember how Princess Pearl helped Zog?
  • Do you think she was a good friend?
  • Can you think about your own friends?
  • What makes a good friend?
  • What do you like best about your friends? 
  • Can you think of the ways that you are a good friend?
  • Can you think about how you help others? 

Winning a golden star

Zog had to try really hard to achieve things that he wanted to learn in order to win a Golden Star.
  • Is there anything you really want to be able to do that you can not do already? 
  • How do you think you could go about achieving it?
  • Is there something you have learnt recently?
  • Can you explain how you learnt how to do it?
Zog was a conscientious student and tried very hard in dragon school! 
  • Can you read the story and see if you can spot the three things Zog wants to be able to do?
  • Can you write down the 3 things and draw and colour a picture of each?
  • Are there three things that you would like to be able to do?
  • How would you go about learning how to do them? 

People who help us

Princess Pearl and Sir Gadabout the Great decide to be flying doctors.
  • Can you look at the powerpoint about hospitals and explain the kinds of things a doctor might do and how they can help people?
  • Can you think about other people who help us, who are they?
  • What do they do?
  • Can you make a list?
  • What do you know about these kinds of roles? 

People who help us - ppt

Forestry England activities

  • Can you complete the activities designed by Forestry England exploring aspects of Zog’s dragon schooling in years one, two, three and four?

Year 1 - Learning to Fly!

Year 2 - Learning to roar!

Year 3 - Breathing Fire!

Year 4 - Capture a Princess!

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Dragon moves and music

  • Can you explore how a dragon moves?
Think about large footsteps, flapping wings and fire breathing.
  • Can you make these movements?
  • Can you use scarves to explore the movement of the fire?
  • Can you listen to different styles of music and move or dance like a dragon doing these different movements?
  • Can you use a selection of different musical instruments to think up sounds that might sound like Zog, (walking, flying, and breathing fire) can you add musical annotations to the story?
  • What musical instrument might the princess sound like?
  • Can you retell the story adding musical annotations for the characters?