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In an old lighthouse, where a twenty-four-candle lantern lights a sparkling blue-green sea, live a lighthouse keeper and his little companion – a cat called Mackerel. One day, a huge storm comes and the lights go out. Mackerel has an ingenious plan to help…but will it work?
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Comprehension, speaking and listening, story & information writing, labeling, drawing /painting, memory game
• listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers
• give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes, including for expressing feelings
• use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising
• imagining and exploring ideas
• listening to and discussing a wide range of poems, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently
• re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense
• discuss what they have written with the teacher or other pupils
• develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing by:
writing narratives about personal experiences and those of others (real and fictional)
writing about real events
• use drawing and imagination to develop their ideas.
• Use tone, pattern, line and shape in pictures.
These lessons are written by children’s author and tutor Claire Vorster. Enjoy!