WB: 29th June

Week - 29th June

We are focus on the story - What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson. 

You can read this story at home, or click the link below and listen to the story being read to you.

What the ladybird heard by Julia Donaldson

Photo story for use in the primary school classroom



Read the story What the Ladybird heard, using the online video, or the book you have at home.

Use the symbols below to match the characters as you read. 

Can you name all the animals that are in the story. 

See if you can practice writing the character names in your book, or putting them in a simple sentence. 



Can you copy the noises that the animals make? See if you can have a go at saying each of the sounds yourself. 

Then see if you can match the animal noises to the correct animal using the document at the bottom of the page called 'Animal noise matching activity' 




Re-read the story again. See if you can create your own map like the one Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len used in the story. 

Can you place the animals around the map and then draw where you are trying to go. 



Have a look at Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh below. 

Can you think of some adjectives to try and describe them? 

Think about what they are wearing, and what they look like. 

Are they young or old? 

Are they friendly or mean? 

Record these using a mind map around each character.



We need to try and find Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh!

You need to create a wanted poster to try and catch them.

Use your adjectives words from yesterday to help you write a description of the robbers.

Don't forget to think of a reward and draw them to show people what they look like.

You can use the wanted poster template below if you want. 



We are going to focus on directional and positional language this week.

Directional language: left, right, up and down

Positional language: on, under, next to and between



Use the Power Point at the bottom of this page to identify where the teddy is using positional language.

The Power Point is called Teddy - Prepositions



Using an objects or favourite to at home, give your child an instruction such as:

'Put car under the table

Put car next to the chair'

'Put car in the fridge'

Continue giving instructions getting your child to place different objects in different positions around the room or house. 

You could make this more challenging by giving a choice of 2 objects to choose from and then giving an instruction, so that they have to listen to what and where.

E.g. have a car and a teddy available. 

Then say 'put the teddy on the chair' 

the child would have to listen to teddy, on and chair to complete correctly. 



Print or make arrows using the document at the bottom of this page called 'Arrows'

Use these to model to your child how to follow directions - You could link this back to the map from the story. 

Put a surprise in the house. If the children can follow the verbal instructions then they will get to the surprise. 

Give the children directions to move around the house. 

You can make this as easy or as difficult as you choose for your child.

E.g simple instruction such as:

- move forward......stop

- turn ....... stop

forward....... stop etc. 




A more complex instruction such as:

- move forward 6 steps. 

- turn right

- move forward 4 steps etc. 


Use the arrows as visual cues for the children to follow if needed. 



Look at the map below (a bigger version is at the bottom of the page called: map). 

Place the ladybird on a space on the map and identify a place she is trying to get to. 

Next, see if you and your child can come up with some verbal or written directions to help the ladybird get to the correct place.



Recap yesterday's activity and see if your child can follow the instructions independently, moving the ladybird as they go. 


Can you write some instructions for the following journey:

Start:Duck pond

Go to visit the sheep

Next go to the dogs

Finally go home.


If you can, there is an app called BeeBot which is a good interactive game for learning directional language and coding together! 


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