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This week, we will continue with activities linked with the Percy the Park keeper story 'After the Storm'. Remind yourself of the story using the power point below or by following the link to watch it. 




The first activity is to sequence and retell the story.

  • Put the pictures in order and then write some sentences to match the pictures. Remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Now that you know the story really well, can you think about what might happen next? 

  • Use the pdf below to write down your prediction about what might happen next to Percy and the animals. Draw a picture to match your prediction.

Now we will think about the characters in the story and what they might be thinking or saying at different points in the story.

  • Look at the pictures in the pdf below. Think about which part of the story the picture is from. What had happened just before the picture? What was happening in the picture at that moment?
  • In the speech bubbles, write down what you think the characters would be saying at that moment.

Think about the animals that have lost their home in the storm. If you could design a new home for them, what would it look like? What would it need for the different animals?

  • Use the pdf below to design and draw a new home for the animals. 
  • After you have drawn it, write about it and describe all of the different parts. Can you explain why each part is important?

Finally, imagine that Percy and the animals were building your design.


Write a set of instructions about how to build the new house for the animals.


Think carefully about what Percy and the animals would need and each step they would need to complete towards building their house. Think about what the instructions should include and how they should look. Remember to include:

  • a title
  • subheadings (what you need, method)
  • a list of what you need
  • numbered steps - each new step on a new line
  • a labelled diagram


You could use the paper below to write down your instructions.