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The Way Back Home - Oliver Jeffers

'The Way Back Home' by Oliver Jeffers

 

https://www.literacyshed.com/thewaybackhome.html

Video found on the above link, if you have the book at home you could also read the story with your children.

 

Ideas for work around this story:

  • Write a diary or the story of this adventure. Retell the story, giving the characters names.

Remember to use full stops, capital letters and finger spaces in your writing.

Can you use a question mark? E.g. What is wrong with your spaceship?

Can you write an exclamation sentence? E.g. The rocket flew really quickly!

 

  • Can you write down what the characters might be saying to each other?

E.g. My name is _______.

Please can you help me?

My rocket is broken.

 

  • Can you write an advert for the moon in case other people would like to visit?

Describe the journey in the rocket.

Describe what the moon looks like.

Tell people who they might meet on the moon.

 

  • Can you draw and describe the aliens you might meet on the moon?

They might look like the alien from this story, an alien from another story or one you have made up.

 

  • Can you make a model rocket to fly to the moon?

You could use toilet roll tubes, cereal boxes, egg boxes. You could decorate with pens, pencils, paint.

 

  • Check your Purple Mash ‘2Do’ list for:

2do: Rocket - I wonder what a rocket looks like. Can you please show me?

2do: Alien Adventure - Write a short alien story. Try to make sure you use both capital letters and full stops.

2do: Alien Captions - Create short simple sentences about an alien. Use the word bank and pictures too.

2do: Alien Adventure - Write a short alien story. Try to make sure you use both capital letters and full stops.

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