This week we will continue reading our focus text: ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’.
Here is a link to the video you can watch on youtube:
To write a simple caption
Review graphic organiser talking about what happens first, then and finally.
Model writing what happens first, then and finally.
First the egg went pop.
Then the caterpillar made a cocoon.
Finally he turns into a butterfly.
Have the pictures from the life cycle of a butterfly. Discuss what happens in the life cycle and write a simple caption. What have we learnt about the life cycle? In the story the caterpillar eats lots of different foods. What do you think caterpillars really eat? Share some ideas.
Can you recall how we can find information out about what caterpillars eat? Discuss with the children that we can use the internet to find information out and books. Find out what caterpillars eat.
Model writing caterpillars eat …. and ….
Support children writing caterpillar in different stages e.g. cater-pill-ar.
Use the internet and books to read and find out facts about caterpillars. Discuss what children have learnt and do a mind map about caterpillars. Have a picture of caterpillars and label the different parts discussing facts learnt about caterpillars.
Explain to the children they are going to make their own big book of facts about caterpillars. What can the new title be?
Model writing some captions of facts about caterpillars:
ú Say word/caption/sentence: Repeat it. Children to join in with oral rehearsal. Repeat several times. Count words on fingers.
ú Demonstrate writing the word/caption/sentence
ú Emphasise: identifying initial phoneme, oral segmenting of words and word spacing
ú Read writing back and question - Does it make sense? Does it look/ sound right?
Children to share and celebrate their work with the class. Share their new fact book with others and praise writing. Use success criteria and discuss what they did well and even better if…