This week in English we have been reading the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'. We have been looking at using adjectives (describing words) in our writing (E.g. little, big, fierce, beady eyes, rough fur, happy, sad, grumpy etc.) We are continuing to work on putting capital letters at the beginning of sentences, full stops at the end and using finger spaces throughout our work.
Story book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpEBv1GFte4
Practical tasks to try:
-Pause the television and ask your child to describe what they can see. (The princess is wearing a pink dress. The dinosaur is huge. The wolf has beady eyes). Talk about which words they are using to describe. Can your child write down one of the sentences they have said?
- Use the cut outs below to print off and re-tell the story of the three little pigs. Can they repeat the key quotes in the story (E.g. and I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow the house down' and 'not by the hairs on my chinny chin chin'
- Ask your child to draw a picture of what happened at the beginning of the story. What happened in the middle and what happens at the end. Can your child write a sentence using adjectives under each picture? (If your child forgets their capital letter, full stop or finger spaces ask them to go back and check their sentence)
- Ask your child to draw a picture of the wolf - can they write as many adjectives as they can to describe him.(Ideas:mean, greedy, fierce, horrible, angry, black fur, spiky teeth, sharp claws etc.)