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As we enter Autumn, please make sure your child has a sweatshirt and coat in school. For outdoor PE sessions they will need trainers/daps, joggers/leggings and a sweatshirt or hoodie.

Week 2


Show the children an enlarged picture of the city scene when the Beast first arrives at the city (please find below).

Ask them to look at the picture and talk about what they see, then encourage them to respond and predict with questions such as:

What is happening in this scene?

Why are the people running away? How are they feeling? What might they be saying?

If the character was speaking what might it be saying?

Where did it come from? What will it do next?


Ask the children to  create a freeze frame of the people and the Beast in the scene. Allow time for children to practise their scene. You could do it as a family where each family member plays a different role. Pay particular attention to the children’s ideas about the Beast’s facial expressions. How do they know? Note the illustrative style of the Beast – all black with just two yellow eyes; no mouth but body language to infer from.


Unfreeze some of the characters, asking them to voice their thoughts in role.



Think of some questions to ask the Beast like 'Why did you decide to travel? How did you walk on the bottom of the sea? Why are people scared of you? How did it feel when you were in the dark cave? Etc.



RE Big write - See separate RE planning




There is a competition posted on Tapestry where you can dress a potato up as a book character and I'd like you to write a review of your favourite book (see below)



Create a wanted poster for the Beast (see below). Pretend that you are one of the Beasts in the garden in his home and you'd like him to come home so that you can surprise him. Which words would you use to describe him? Brave, lonely, adventurous etc.