This week, we'll be taking a look at our new text 'Meerkat Mail'. Following on from your fantastic fact files, we will be looking at different ways to write non-fiction texts, including letter writing.
Let's take a look at the story 'Meerkat Mail' and verbally re-tell the story in your own words.
What did you enjoy about the story?
What happened to the Meerkat?
Why were the Meerkats told to stay together?
What was the happiest moment for the Meerkat?
What was the saddest moment for the Meerkat?
How did the Meerkat stay in touch with his family?
Can you draw a picture of a suitcase and label all of the items you would pack to take with you on the same journey as the Meerkat?
Bronze: To write 3 adjectives using your phonics
Silver: To write 5 adjectives for 2 pictures
Gold: To write 5 adjectives for all 3 pictures
Can you write your address? Remember to use your capital letters. Can you find your house using Google Earth or Google Maps?
Today we're going to look at asking and answering questions about the main character in the story. Can you consider different questions that you might like to ask the Meerkat? Take a look at some of the examples below:
- Why did Sunny decide to leave his home?
- Which place did Sunny enjoy visiting the most?
- Which place did Sunny enjoy visiting the least?
Bronze: To write 3 questions for Sunny the Meerkat
Silver: To write 5 questions for Sunny the Meerkat
Gold: To write 10 questions and answer the questions from Sunny's point of view
Today we're going to begin planning your postcard. Imagine that you are travelling on an adventure to a faraway place. This could be the desert, jungle, seaside or maybe even space! Can you describe how it would feel to be somewhere different? Who could you write your postcard to? Can you describe what you can see, hear, feel, taste and touch?