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This week we will be starting our new story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. We will read the story and write simple captions containing red words. Children will discuss the characters and the story talking about whether Jack was right to steal from the giant.

 

 

Learning Intention:

To write captions containing red words

 

Vocabulary:

Giant, poor, magic, giantess, first, then, finally

Monday

Read the clues with children for the new story. What story do children think it could be?

 

Introduce the new story and read aloud: share the book ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. Stop at key parts in the story to discuss what is happening. Can children predict what will happen next?

 

Use think aloud’s to support children’s understanding and comprehension of the story. Stop at key parts asking key questions throughout encouraging children to join in with repetitive refrains. Use MTYT to do the giants voice from the story modelling how he might speak. Encourage children to use full sentences to discuss what they think will happen.

 

Inference questions about how they feel/how they would feel etc.

 

LSA to support and make observation notes

 

Model writing simple caption: ‘A hen on the egg’

 

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 

Tuesday

Reread the text (or part of)

 

Focus on vocabulary development: Pick some key words out of the text to focus on and talk about the words meaning.

  • Poor
  • Beanstalk
  • Castle
  • Giant
  • Giantess
  • Harp

Write the key words and add them to the literacy wall:

LSA to scribe and write the new words on the literacy wall as we discuss them as a class

Wednesday

Discuss the characters in the story. Who are the characters?

 

Put pictures up of the characters in the story and then label the characters modelling concepts of print:

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

 

Jack and his mum

The giant

 

Discuss what things Jack stole from the giant. Can children recall what Jack stole?

Thursday

Recap the discussion yesterday of the key characters in the story.

 

Discuss:

What are the characters in the story like? How might we describe the giant? How could we describe Jack? Was Jack right for stealing from the giant? Who’s side are you on? Sit in a circle doing P4C discussing was Jack right for stealing from the giant? What would you do? Go around the circle asking each child to say who they think was right: Jack or the Giant?   

Friday

Discuss what happens first, then and finally – model putting the pictures in the right order on the graphic organiser. Children to think of some actions to go with the three key parts of the story to support story retelling.  

 

First Jack sells the cow

Then Jack took the hen

Finally the giant went crash

 

Model writing 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 

 

LSA to support on the carpet – questioning/ ensuring children are engaged/ modelling full sentences 

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