English – Pumpkin Soup

We have had a fun learning journey this week in Year 2.

In English, we have been learning to retell a story called Pumpkin Soup.  It has been exciting to read the adventures of the bag-piping Cat, the banjo playing Squirrel and the small singing Duck who all love to stir the pumpkin soup. We even went on a scavenger hunt around the classroom for the ingredients! Each day, we have learnt a new part of the story and have been learning that a story is split into a beginning, middle and end. We have been very good at learning it through our actions, which has been helping us to remember what happens.

How to help at home

  • Let’s see if we can remember Pumpkin Soup – ask your child if they can retell the story to you using the story map actions.
  • When reading other stories at home ask your child to think about where is the beginning of the story, what happens in the middle and is there a resolution in the ending.