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This week we are going to be working on a new story.

It is called ‘The Rainbow Fish’ by Marcus Pfister and it is one of my favourite storybooks!

The Rainbow Fish


Today I would like you to watch ‘The Rainbow Fish’ video a few times until you have the story in your head. If you can’t watch the video on the internet, I have also included a powerpoint of the story.


I would like you to have a chat with your adult and see if you can answer these questions.

You don’t need to write your answers down just talk through them.

If you can’t answer a question, please listen to the story again!


What happens at the beginning of the story?

What happens in the middle of the story?

What happens at the end of the story?

Can you name any of the characters in the story?

What is your favourite part?


First I would like you to watch ‘The Rainbow Fish’ story again so it is fresh in your mind.


Then I would like you to create a story map to help you to sequence and retell the story. Please use the template to help you to create your Rainbow Fish story map.


Challenge - Can you think of any actions to help you remember the story? I would love to see them, may be your adult could take a film of you doing your actions.


Today we are going to be sequencing our story so that we make sure we have the right order. Please cut up the story cards and sort them.

Once you have order them please write down some key words to describe what happens in that part of the story.


I would like you to build on your adjective work from last week and describe the rainbow fish.


What is an adjective? If you can’t remember have another look at the video from last week.


You can draw your own rainbow fish or you can use the template below to describe him. 


How many words can you think of to describe the rainbow fish?


Today I would like to perform ‘The Rainbow Fish’ using puppets. I have included a template but you might want to draw your own.


You will need some pencils and cellotape to make the pictures into puppets.


You could always have your story map in front of you to help you remember the story.


Make this into a proper event. Invite your family to your performance and tell the story. I can’t wait to see photos of you retelling the story!

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