Pumpkin Soup

This week we have been working hard to learn the story  ‘Pumpkin Soup’ by heart. We worked together in our classes to draw a story map and decide on actions to help us with our retelling.

We have discussed the main characters and written sentences about them, remembering our capital letters at the start and our full stop at the end.

After learning the opening and build up we made predictions about what we thought might happen next- there were some great ideas!

We have been practising lots to make sure we really know the story. Our teachers even mixed up the story map and challenged us to put it back in the correct order!

We have also been learning about the use of the conjunctions ‘and’ and ‘but’ to join two ideas together. We have had a go at using them in our sentence work and will continue to do this in future writing tasks.

Next week we will be working together to change the characters and the nouns in the story.

How to help at home 

  • Make (or buy) some soup to try (pumpkin if at all possible!). Which adjectives could you use to describe it? Remember to use all 5 of your senses.
  • Go on a noun (naming word – person, place or thing)  or verb (doing word e.g run, catch) hunt around your house. Can you find a noun or verb for every letter of the alphabet?
  • Use the story map to help you act out the story.
  • Start to think about some new characters and nouns that could be included in our new stories.