The Snail and the Whale

In Year 2, we have started reading our new book in English. But, to find out what our new book is, we went on a hunt around the school to find clues! The first clue led us to the pond as our story is set in the sea. Our second clue told us that our book was about a tiny creature who wanted an adventure, which led us to find a globe. Clue 3 told us that the tiny creature is slimy and has a hard shell, which led us to find a snail! Next, we found out about another creature who is big, blue and lives in the sea. From this clue, we found a whale! Finally, our clue led us back to the pond where we found our last clue -the book! From all these clues, we worked out that our new story is The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson.

Later in the week, we used pictures from the story to write sentences using co-ordinating conjunctions (and, but, or) and subordinating conjunctions (because, when, if). The children worked very hard on their sentences and making sure they’d included each of the conjunctions. Next week, the children will be retelling the story in their own words.

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