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Literacy 3rd March

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Day 3

The Go Away Bird by Julia Donaldson

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Listen for all the rhyming words P3.

Lesson Introduction

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Writing a speech bubble

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Good morning P3 and welcome to Wicked Wednesday. I wonder what 'Brookie Bookie' treat we have in store for you today! Well, today's book has been written by another famous author who is very familiar to P3 at Brooklands. It is of course, Julia Donaldson. The book today is called 'The Go-Away Bird' and it is one of Julia's most recent books. In fact, it was only published in February 2019.

Like many of the other Julia Donaldson books we have read, The Go-away Bird combines brilliant rhyming verse. For example; 


'The Go-Away bird sat up in her nest,

With her fine grey wings and her fine grey crest'


The book really highlights the importance of friendship and being kind to each other. One by one, the other birds fly into her tree, wanting to talk to or play, but the Go-Away bird just shakes her head and sends them all away. But then the dangerous Get-You bird comes along, and she soon realises that she might need some friends after all......


Today boys and girls we would like you to listen carefully to the story. Maybe once or even twice! Think about the story, what happened at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of the story. The Go-Away bird really changed her ways. She realised that she needed friends.


You are going to be creative again P3. Imagine that you are Julia Donaldson. What type of bird might visit the Go-Away bird next? What do you think they would say to the Go-Away bird? What do you think the Go-Away bird would say to her visitor? Would it be something kind? Remember, the Go-Away bird now realises that friends are good!


You are going to write a speech bubble for the Go-Away bird and a new bird (of your choice) who visits her next. Don't forget a speech bubble ONLY contains the words that are spoken!

For example, if the Go Away bird was speaking she might say: 
Hi, would you like to play with me? So that is what you would write in the speech bubble.


You don’t write: The Go Away Bird said Hi would you like to play with me? When you’re writing a speech bubble you don’t say

The Go Away Bird said! That would be like me saying Miss Reid said before I speak.  



 You also need to be illustrators and draw a picture of the Go-Away bird and a picture of the new bird. Feel free to print off the template provided or get creative and draw your own speech bubbles. You could use a big A3 page or stick two A4 pages together!


Good luck P3! Mrs Connery, Miss McWilliams and I cannot wait to see your finished pages.