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Our English this term is linked with our new topic 'Let's go Down Under'. We will begin by looking at stories from other cultures, focussing on the traditional tale, 'Tiddalik the Frog' from Australia.


  • Look at the cover of the book on the pdf below.  Discuss the cover and think about where they think the story might be set, the animal they can see, the weather. Write a prediction based on the clues they have found on the cover.

        Encourage using the conjunction 'because' to extend ideas. For example, I think it is about a frog because ... I think it might be           somewhere hot because ...

  • Look at the selection of vocabulary from the story. Read them together and discuss what they might mean. Look at the definitions and read them carefully. Match the words to their meanings.
Now look at the story below using the power point. Talk about where it was set and think about the language used in it.
  • Think about the main character in the story. Read the story again with Tiddalik in mind. What questions would you ask him? Think carefully about the kind of words that go at the start of a question. Look at the pictures taken from different points in the story on the pdf below. Write down questions that you would ask Tiddalik in each picture.  
  • Look at the picture of Tiddalik on the pdf. Around the picture, write down as many adjectives as you can to describe him. Think about what he looks like as well as the kind of character he is in the story. Now use the words to write a description about Tiddalik. Remember to add examples from the story to match the words. Don't forget your punctuation!


  • Look at the images on the pdf below of some other animals that live in Australia. Choose one animal and think about adjectives you could use to describe them. Use these to write a description about your chosen animal. Try to join your sentences together using the word ‘and’.