Your task today is to make a symmetrical picture, mask or model of the Gruffalo! Have a look at the pictures below to give you some inspiration for what you could do. If you choose to focus on his face, make sure you include his terrible teeth, terrible tusks, orange eyes, and his poisonous wart on the end of his nose. You might even give him his black tongue (but make sure it's symmetrical and place in the middle!)
Challenge - could you give the Gruffalo a body and give him knobbly knees, turned out toes and terrible claws - all symmetrical?
Literacy - A new week and a new story ‘The Gruffalo’ by my favourite author Julia Donaldson. For today’s task we would like you to use lots of adjectives to describe the Gruffalo. Remember that adjectives are describing words, they tell us what he looks like and describe his personality e.g orange eyes, slimy black tongue and he is really mean. Read the description below and see if you can find the adjectives and then come up with some of your own. There are lots of other characters in the story, have a go at describing some of them too. You could label the parts of their body like in the spider diagram below and if you can write in full sentences then brilliant!
Phonics - Today we are looking at blends. This is where we need to blend two letters together to help us with longer words such as pl-o-p.
Task- Can you play ‘eye spy something that starts with the blend...’
pl/ bl/ fl/ sp/ tr/ st/ Cl/ dr
Can you find any words in The Gruffalo that start with any of these belnds?
Do you have any percussion instruments you could play along with the song? Or could you make a percussion instrument? A percussion instrument is one that you bang or shake. Here are a couple of ideas, or feel free to use your imagination to create your own!
Can you stomp your feet like the gruffalo and bang or shake your instrument in time with your stomps? Try and do it all in time with the Gruffalo song!