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Friday 15th May 2015 - The Whale and the Snail
In literacy this week, we have been enjoying The Whale and the Snail by Julia Donaldson, which is a story about a snail who hitches a ride on the tail of a blue-grey humpback whale in order to see the world. Inevitably, things go wrong and the whale ends up beached on the sand, but the tiny snail saves the day.
We had a class debate to discuss whether the snail should go or stay, then we chose some of our best arguments for and against and put them into speech bubbles and reported speech. We used time connectives to recount the journey through the eyes of the snail and now we are writing a diary of our favourite moments of the adventure.