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wc 22nd June 2020

Friday 26th June 2020

LI: To compare two stories


Listen to both of the stories again.


The Night Shimmy by Gwen Strauss:


Silly Billy by Anthony Browne:


What do you notice this time when you hear these stories?



Answer the questions below in as much detail as you can. Remember to use full sentences!


Thursday 25th June 2020

LI: To write a letter


Listen to Silly Billy by Anthony Browne:


Task 1

Complete the table about Billy’s worries.

Task 2

Write a letter to the worry-dolls explaining your own worries.


Wednesday 24th June 2020

LI: To identify imperative verbs and write a set of instructions


Listen to Silly Billy by Anthony Browne:


Think about these questions after you have listen to the story:

  • What do you like about this story?
  • Did it remind you of anyone or anything?
  • What would you ask Billy if you met him?
  • What would you ask his grandmother?


Task 1

Read Worry Doll Instructions below and highlight the imperative verbs in the writing. If you don’t have a printer, you can just write the imperative words down on a piece of paper.

Task 2

Re-write the instructions into a numbered list, so that they are clearer and easier to follow. It might help you to watch the video:


For example:


  1. Start with a pipe cleaner. Fold it in half and twist it around your finger to make a loop for the head. Twist it three to five times so that the head is fixed.
  2. Take one part of the pipe cleaner. …

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

LI: To investigate illustrations


Listen to The Night Shimmy by Gwen Strauss.


While you are listening, you can see if any of your predictions from yesterday were correct!


After you have listened to the story, have a think about the answers to the following questions in your head.


  • What do you like about the story?
  • Is there anything that you dislike about it?
  • What did it remind you of?
  • Did it remind you of anything you have read or seen or anyone that you know?
  • What questions would you like to ask the author?



Look carefully at the illustrations below. Think about your answers for each question and then write them in clear sentences.


Monday 22nd June 2020

LI: To make predictions and inferences


This week, we will be looking a two books. One is called The Night Shimmy, by Gwen Strauss and the other is called Silly Billy, by Anthony Browne.




What is a prediction?

Prediction is making a statement about what will happen in the future based on what you have read, what is inferred and our prior knowledge.


Why do we make predictions?

1. It makes us want to read on to know if our predictions are correct.

2. It makes us check our understanding as we read.


How do you make predictions?

1.   We use clues from the text:

    • What we have read so far
    • Title
    • Pictures
    • Blurb
    • Cover

2.   We use what we have inferred:

            When the author shows but doesn’t tell us.

3.   We use our prior knowledge:

            What I already know about the topic.


Task 1

We are going to make some predictions from the front cover of the book. Look carefully at the picture before writing your own predictions. Make sure you make a prediction using every sentence stem.


These questions will help you write your predictions:

  • What do you think this story could be about?
  • What could the Night Shimmy be?
  • What might they do?



What is inference?

Inference is when you use clues from the text and prior knowledge to work out something the author doesn’t tell you. It is often related to character, setting and mood.


What is the purpose of inferring?

It develops a deeper understanding by thinking about the text. It encourages a personal response.


Task 2

Read the first page of the book.

Now have a go at filling in the table below. Start with the observe section first, then wonder and then infer.

Below are some sentence stems to help you with the infer box.