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Eiger - Thursday


View document year_2_eiger/the_papaya_that_spoke.pdf

Today we are going to begin to summarise The Papaya That Spoke.
Summarising means to tell the reader the main events so that they can understand the story without needing to read the whole book. Remember, we are not retelling the whole story!

Watch the story again and fill in the template.

You can draw your own or click on the photo of it to download the document on your computer.


Writing and Grammar

Today we are going to write a descriptive paragraph about one of the story's settings. Can you think of what the settings are in The Papaya That Spoke? A setting is where and when a story takes place.




Choose one setting. Brainstorm some adjectives first. How can you describe your chosen setting?

Here are some I thought of for the market:

Then put them in sentences. Can you see where I put my adjectives to describe the market?
The air smelt fresh and sweet. The bright fruit was overflowing and the stalls were full. I could hear people bustling around the crowded market. The busy workers were huddled around their colourful fruit and vegetables. Streaks of white light streamed through the marketplace hallway. I felt smooth, hairy, and rough produce of all kinds. The noises of the crowd were so loud that I couldn't think. Water hoses dripped all over the slippery, shiny floor.

Remember...Challenge: Can you find the other adjectives I used in my writing?


We are learning fractions! Fractions are parts of a whole. We can use numbers to show how many parts of a whole we have.

Equivalent means equal in value. 
Equivalent fractions
 are fractions that equal the same amount. 
Let's look at the equivalent fractions 1/2 and 2/4.


Special Task

A Housebound Treasure Hunt

Create a map of your home and hide small items around it. Mark each piece of hidden treasure on the map. 
(Explain the map to your little one and offer your support for the hunting game in case they need it).

If your kids are older you can use word cards describing a place where you have hidden an item.

For example, “I am cold and make a ‘bing bing’ noise if left open”. 
The answer is the fridge, of course. Or possibly an emergency escape hatch.

Kids love this combination of a quiz and hunt. It’s hard not to get in on the fun, too.

Even once they’ve found all the treasure, why not get them to organise their own hunt? They can draw their own map or come up with their own cryptic questions to send you on a great search.