Watch and listen to the story How to Catch a Star? up to 3:40 mins:
Talk about what has happened so far in the story. Can you recall all the different attempts the boy has tried to catch a star? Can you remember why each one hasn’t worked? Look back/listen again to check.
Imagine you are the boy in the story. Your task is to write a letter to an astronomer (someone who studies stars and space) asking them for help to catch a star.
Include all the things you have tried so far and why each one hasn’t worked. You can use the joining word ‘but’ to help you join the parts of the sentence, e.g. I tried to jump up and grab a star but it was too high.
You might want to use the introductory sentence and sentence starters below to help you:
I’m writing this letter to ask for your help in catching a star! I’ve already tried a few things but none of them have worked!
First of all I tried …
Next I had a go at …
I’ve also …
I’ve even …
I’m beginning to think I will never catch a star!
Please can you help me!
Check all sentences for spelling and punctuation together.
Return to the story (using the link above) and find out if the boy did eventually manage to catch a star!
There are two maths lessons today, choose which one you think your child will enjoy, or needs the most practise.