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Day 2

Focus: the Mouse from The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child

As in day one, if you have access to ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’, share and enjoy the text.

Alternatively, watch the first clip.

As you listen, collect words and phrases, this time to describe the ‘Big Bad Mouse.’

Support with watching of the film (if accessible) or watch and enjoy the compilation of clips from The Gruffalo’s Child animation (second clip)


Look at and discuss the words and phrases you’ve collected. Explore meanings of new words and model putting into new sentences.

Ask your child to write some sentences about the ‘Big Bad Mouse’. As well as using some of the vocabulary from within the text, how else might they describe the mouse? E.g. clever, cunning, brave etc.

Check spelling and punctuation in each sentence together.

The Gruffalo's Child - Read by Alan Mandel

English lesson

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