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This week we will be reading the story ‘Peace at Last’.

 

Here is the youtube link for you to watch the story online. 

Learning Intention:

To retell the story  

 

Key words:

Late

I can’t stand this

First

Then

Finally

Why?

How?

Monday

Read the book ‘Peace at Last’. Stop at key parts to discuss what is happening. Encourage children to join in with the repeated refrains and model using language from the story.

 

Change your voice and use MTYT for children to join in.

 

Model your thoughts about what is happening and how you might feel if that was you.

 

Key questions to ask:

Why can’t he sleep there? Where do you think he will try next? What noises do you think he will hear there? What would you do if you couldn’t sleep?

 

Children to say repetitive refrains from the story:

“Oh no said Mr Bear, I can’t stand this”

 

Challenge: Re-read/watch the story following the link encouraging children to join in with repetitive refrains and discuss what happens in the story.

Tuesday

Recap the part of the story where Mr Bear can’t sleep. Where does he try and go to sleep? Talk about some of the places Mr Bear tries to sleep using pictures to support. Model writing ‘He went to sleep in the ____’ for each picture supporting talk for writing.

 

Support children in naming all of the different places Mr Bear tried to sleep and discuss what noises he heard in the different rooms around the house.

 

Use repetitive language from the story ‘oh no said Mr Bear, I can’t stand this’.

 

Challenge: Children to write a speech bubble for Mr Bear ‘I cannot stand this’

Wednesday

Graphic organiser:

 

Talk about what happened first, then and finally – model putting the pictures in the right order on the graphic organiser.

 

First he could not sleep

Then he went to sleep in the kitchen

Finally the clock went brrrr

 

Act out and say what happened first, then and finally. Model writing a caption for what happens first, then and finally.

 

Model concepts about print  

LA: Emphasise direction of text  (L –R) and top to bottom MA/HA: Distinguishing between: Phase 2 capital letters/ lower case; & words/letters.

 

Challenge: Use the graphic organiser to order the pictures. Can you write what happens first, then and finally?

Thursday 

Act out the different parts of the story with the children using pictures to support.

 

In learning circles give children pictures from the different parts of the story and act out what happened and make the noises Mr Bear could hear. Each learning circle to have a different picture and children to act out being Mr Bear and make the noises he hears in the different places.

 

Can other children guess the part of the story the children are acting out?

 

Challenge: Act out parts of the story Peace at Last. Use the story props to support.

Friday 

Recap the learning from yesterday from the different parts of the story where Mr Bear couldn’t sleep.

 

Explain to the children that we are going to change part of the story. Where else could Mr Bear try and sleep?

 

Share some ideas and make a spider map of children’s ideas.

What noises might Mr Bear hear in this place?

 

Model writing the new part of the story Mr Bear went _____. ______ .

 

Model concepts about print  

LA: Emphasise direction of text  (L –R) and top to bottom MA/HA: Distinguishing between: Phase 2 capital letters/ lower case; & words/letters 

 

Challenge: Draw a picture of the new part of the story and have a go at writing what happened.

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