Week commencing 15.06.2020 – The Snail and the Whale

Hello children,

We hope that you are doing well and had a lovely weekend. This week we are looking at the story of The Snail and the Whale. You can find this story on Tapestry read by Mrs Webb if you do not have the book at home or you can watch and listen to the story on BBC I player using this link:


After listening to the story can you answer in full sentences the questions below?

  1. How do you think the snail felt riding on the whale’s tail?
  2. What brave thing did the snail do to help the whale?
  3. What does it mean to be brave? (Adult to support with explaining if child not sure)
  4. Have you been brave? How were you brave?

5. In the story there are lots of rhyming words! Here is a list of some of the words that rhyme in the story, can you match them?

Snail Sail Cat

Waves Caves Tree

Tale Whale Dog

Sea Me Bat

Can your grown up give you other words that rhyme for you to find which 2 words rhyme?

6. Listen to the story of the snail and the whale (this is up on Tapestry if you don’t have access to the book). After you have listened to the story can you remember something that happens in the story? Can you retell the story later on in the week?

7.The snail and the whale go to the seaside. Have you been to the sea side? Could you draw a picture of the seaside? What things might you need to take, a bucket and spade? A swimming costume/trunks? A picnic and what about Mummy & Daddy? It would be great when you have drawn your picture to write your name on your paper. Remember to write each letter starting at the correct place – top or middle but never at the bottom of the letter. (it is okay if they struggle to write their name and do some mark making)

8. Where do you think a snail/whale lives? What other creatures can you think of that live on land/in the sea?

9. Can you count out 5 objects from around your home. If you added another object to your group how many would you have? What would happen if you had 5 objects and took one away, how many are you left with?

10. Which is the longest/shortest the snail or the whale? Can you find 3 things around your home and put them in correct order from shortest to longest?

And finally here is a new song for you to learn! Enjoy using your fingers to count down the snails!

Keep up the hard work everybody! Remember to keep sharing all your lovely videos and pictures of what you are doing at home!

Thank you

Mrs Webb, Mrs Crane and Mrs Allen

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