Read together the opening extract to A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond (from pages 2-7):
Discuss the text and the film versions. How are they similar? How are they different? Which do you prefer and why?
Using information from the opening extract to the book and the opening to the film, write a character description of Paddington including everything you know about him so far.
E.g. Where is he from? What does he look like? What does he like to eat? Where was he found by the Brown family? What do the Brown family think of him?
Keep reading your sentences aloud to check they make sense. Check for spellings and punctuation too. Make sure you use capital letters for the start of character names (e.g. Mrs Brown) and place names (e.g. Paddington Station).
You may choose to complete your character description with a picture of Paddington. You could use this short video to help you:
How to Draw Cartoon Paddington Made Easy
Spelling practise, you can be the teacher