Focus Book One night far from here
Lesson 1 LO I can make choices and explain why
Look at the front cover of the book and read the blurb.
Explain ‘bestiary’. Explain to the children that it is about animals and where they live (habitats)
Link to science topic – animals and their habitats
Watch the video at:
and discuss locations seen and what animals might live in those areas.
Use the end papers from the book, entitled Which Creatures Did You Spot?
to think about how we might sort and classify these animals. You could use some prompts such as live on land, live on sea, can fly, have fur to aid their thinking.
Make a list of possible habitats
sort animals into where they live (template) forest, ocean, savannah, other
Explain their thinking
Think about where the animal comes from
Think about what it looks like
Make a decision
Give a reason why