Tuesday 14th September – Literacy

Creating a Kitchen Disco Character

I am learning to create my own character.

I know I can do it when I have created a character with character traits and abilities.

This week, we are preparing for the Grade One Disco on Friday.

Watch/Listen to the story below called ‘Kitchen Disco’ by Clare Foges and Al Murphy.

Independent Task

Can you draw or make your own Kitchen Disco character?

Consider other items found in your kitchen for your inspiration such as tongs, pots, fridge, saucepans, and cutlery.

What is your character’s name?

What sort of character are they? Happy? Grumpy? Sleepy?

What is their favorite dance move?

Can you make or cut the character out and bring it to the disco on Friday to dance with?

Thursday 19th August – Literacy

Write a Narrative Using Your Character!

I am learning to write a narrative.

I know I can do it when I have written a narrative that includes my character.

Independent Task

Using the character you created on Tuesday, complete the following quick write:

The marvellous adventure of ……    searching for……

Remember you will write a story about a marvellous adventure of your character. What is the name of your character? What is your character searching for? What happens while they are searching (problem)? Use exciting words and don’t forget your capital letters and full stops.

Have fun, we can’t wait to hear your story!

Wednesday 18th August – Literacy

Describing Your Dr. Seuss Character

I am learning to think of adjectives to describe my character.

I know I can do it when I can describe the character I have created.

This week you have created your own Dr. Seuss character. You have considered what they look like and what their personality might be like. Today you are going to have a go at describing your character!

Independent Task

Dr Seuss creates quirky crazy characters and so have you! What is so special about your character?

What physical traits, for example colours, clothes, size, movement etc. does your character have?

What personal traits or abilities does your character have? Are they funny, crazy, kind, brave, wild, groovy?

Your task today is to write some sentences to describe your character. Remember to use capital letters, full stops, adjectives and adverbs to make your sentences really interesting!

Try to write at least 5 sentences about your character.

Tuesday 17th August – Literacy

Design and Create Your Own Dr. Seuss Character

I am learning to create my own new Dr. Seuss character.

I know I can do it when I have created a detailed character.

Independent Task

You are now an author/illustrator who is going to create a new Dr. Seuss character.

Use things you already know as your inspiration such as your pets, plants, fruits and vegetables or toys that you have. Use this inspiration to create your own new character.

You can choose to draw in great detail or create the character using things such as boxes, paper, tissues, buttons, icy pole sticks, toothpicks etc, whatever you can find in your house.

Take time to focus on the colours that you will use for your new Dr. Seuss character as colours for Dr. Seuss characters are important. Keep your character as you will need them for the next two lessons.

Tuesday 1st June – Literacy

Narrative – Thinking About Characters

I am learning to identify and describe characters in a story.

I know I can do it when I have chosen and describe a character from a story.

Choose one of your favourite books from your bookshelf.

Who is the main character?

Watch the video above to learn more about characters.

Independent Task

Draw a picture of your favourite character and label some facts about them. What do they look like? Are they friendly or mean?

Think of some interesting adjectives to describe the character.

Extension

Are there any supporting characters in the story?

Draw and label the supporting characters as well.