In English, Year Two have started to read their new book, The Snail and the Whale. Before they could start learning about their book, the children had to follow clues to find it. The clues were hidden all around the classroom – on the sink, next to the globe and behind a door. The boys and girls listened very carefully to each clue and, eventually, found their hidden book.
Like many Julia Donaldson stories, The Snail and the Whale is full of rhyming words. The children had lots of fun matching rhyming pictures and looking for rhyming words around the room to match those on their sheet. Then, they identified rhyming words from the story.
Next, the children looked at the relationship between the characters. They wrote thought bubbles to show what the other snails thought of the snail’s adventure, at the start of the story. Then, they wrote a speech bubble to show how their opinions had changed by the end. The children had some brilliant ideas and even included questions in some of their answers.
This is the tale of a snail in a book,
We’ve worked so hard, take a look.