Introduce the book ‘What the ladybird heard’. Talk about the title/author/illustrator.
- Cut out pictures of the animals, their names and sound that each animal makes. Match the animals with correct name and sound.
- Ask the children if they can write a list of animals from the story (you can use your cut out pictures of animals as clues).
- Ask the children if they can draw a story map.
- The Robbers are very sorry and they tried to write a letter to ladybird to apologise, but they are not very good with their writing. Have a look and try to read the letter that the robbers wrote to the ladybird from the jail.
- Do you think you can help them to write a better letter?
- Don’t forget: every letter needs to start with a greeting and the name of the person that the letter is for.
- Then, write your message.
- At the end, you need to write who the letter is from.
Model an example for the children
I am so sorry. I did not want to scare the fine prize cow. It was not kind.
I will never do it again.
Why do people write and send letters?
Have you ever written a letter to anyone?
How would we start a letter?
What are some of the things we would have to include in a letter?