Focus: The Gruffalo
If you have access to the complete text, share and enjoy. This could be by reading the text to your child, your child reading to you, or encouraging your child to join in with known lines/refrains. Alternatively, access a reading of the text here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s 8sUPpPc8Ws
As you listen, collect words and phrases used to describe the Gruffalo. Pause the recording/ your reading, in order to allow your child to make these jottings.
Support with watching of the film (if accessible) or watch and enjoy the compilation of clips from the Gruffalo animation
Look at the words and phrases you have collected.
Discuss meanings of any unknown words, e.g. tusks, claws, jaws, underground, knobbly, turned-out toes, wart etc. Model orally putting new words into different sentences and encourage your child to do the same.
Ask your child to write some sentences to describe the Gruffalo, using vocabulary from within the text. They may choose to re-write the lines in rhyme or simply write as a paragraph. Either is fine!
Check spelling and punctuation in each sentence together.