The Snail and the Whale

To start this term we have been reading and delving into the gorgeous story of the Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson.

We began our term by looking at some garden snails, we watched how they moved and researched by watching videos and reading books. The children all had the chance to make their own snails and many children had collected shells over the half term break so we could study those to see which was closest to the shape of the tiny sea snail in the story.

Our learning so far has looked at describing settings, working collaboratively with our peers to think of the best and most suitable adjectives to describe the scenes from the book. We have looked at the different spellings igh/i-e/ie which are often found in the story, and have begun to look at contractions (don’t / won’t / didn’t).

The children have been immersed in the scenes and have been able to use all their senses to describe the settings.

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