This week in English we have been reading ‘Funnybones’ by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. We looked carefully at the front cover and tried hard to predict what might happen next at different points in the story.

We learnt about labels – what they are and why they are important. We used the Word Aware approach to help.

We decided that a good label would have the correct word to match its object, letters that were evenly spaced, not too far apart and not too close together and writing that went from left to right.

We used post it notes to label things around our classroom.

We linked our Science learning about body parts to our English and labelled the different parts of the Funnybones’ skeletons. Have a look at some of our wonderful label work.

We have also been learning about lists – what they are and when they might be useful. We had a go at writing our own lists to remind the skeletons of all the different places they could visit. We tried really hard to make sure we wrote each word on its own new line. Here are some of our lists:


How to help at home: 

  • Ask your child to help write shopping lists, birthday lists etc
  • Encourage your child to label any models or artwork they complete at home – post it notes are good for labels.
  • Visit the library – can you find any non-fiction books that contain lists or labels?