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Good morning Year One, and welcome back!heart 


Today we are starting an ENTIRELY new topic. Within this topic, we’re going to be looking at lots of texts that originated from different places around the world.

Today we’re going to read a book called Jabuti the Tortoise. The author and illustrator is named Gerald McDermott.  

Have a look at the front cover, blurb and story introduction and discuss with your teachers, family or friends what the story might be about. What do you predict? 

Now, you get to read the story. Have a think about the setting of this story. Do you think it’s here, in England, or maybe in Brazil? What clues have you got to help you?

Below is a link of the Amazon rainforest where Jabuti lives – the biggest rainforest in the world.surprise  Do you think the Amazon rainforest is in England? Why not?

AMAZON Rainforest 360 Video

The Amazon rainforest plays a vital role in our planet's climate stability; it regulates atmospheric patterns storing in one year, the equivalent of ten year...



LO: To write a prediction. 

Today – your challenge is to write down where you think Jabuti lives and how you know? Use examples from the text to help you with your thinking. Think about the environment, the colours, the animals (characters) and the noises. 


For example: 


I think Jabuti lives in the Amazon because in the story there are bright colours and in England, we don't have bright colours on our trees. 




I wonder if you could use the following key words in your writing today (remember, they need to be spelt correctly! Have a go at practising them first...) 


Keywords: little, was, like, some, tricked, patch 




I wonder if you could use the 'ed' suffix in some of your writing as well. Remember, the 'ed' suffix turns words from the present into the past tense. 


Ed suffix: 

                                laugh- laughed 

                                climb- climbed 


                             slip- slipped 

                             stop- stopped  

                             crack- cracked 

                             answer- answered 

                                fill- filled 


Make sure you remember all those important writing skills that we always talk about. You need to have neat handwriting, that is on the line. You need to make sure you are using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces whilst rehearsing your sentences out loud before you write them. Best of luck and don’t forget to send them into Seesaw when you’re finished!