Reception and Y1:
In this session I read my picture-book farmyard story The Very Sleepy Pig. Children join in, and there's a fun surprise at the end of the reading. Plenty of opportunities for follow-up activities – recounts, predicting and storyboarding.
Listening and responding, predicting.
Size of group
Works best with a small group – ideally fewer than 30.
About 30 – 40 minutes.
Ideas for follow-up activities
- Independent work: Retell the story in words and pictures.
- Role-play: Re-enact the story using children's own words.
- Discussion: What happens next to Sleepy Pig? (The story ends at the start of his day – what does he do next?)
Galleries of children's work
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