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Week 4 Challenges

In week 2 we looked at the story 'Spinderella' by Julia Donaldson. This week we are going to look at and complete some challenges about another story by Julia Donaldson called 'Sharing a Shell'. 





Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson, Rhyming Story for Children

Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson is another easy to listen and follow story about three friends learning to share one home.

Challenge one:

When listening to the story 'Sharing a Shell', look at the different animals/ creatures that live at the seaside. How many can you name? Have you seen these animals when you have visited the beach before? If you have seen some of these animals/ creatures talk with the members of your family about that experience and what you know about each one? You don't have to have seen them to be able to talk about them. You may surprise yourself with how much you know. You may even like to find out some new information and facts about one of the creatures in the story.  Here are a few.

Challenge Two:

Sharing is a big part of this story. I wan't you to think about why sharing is important. How does it make people feel when they share or do not share? Are you good at sharing? What kind of things do you share when you are at home or when you are at school? Make sure that this week you think about sharing, particularly if you have lots of siblings at home.




Challenge Three:

Can you describe the similarities and differences between these two pictures of crabs and fish?

How are crabs and fish similar or different? You may like to draw a picture of a fish or a crab. 

When you are talking about the pictures don't forget to use lots of different describing words. 





Challenge Four:

This is a creative challenge to make something in response to the story. 

You can be as creative as you like. This could be making a picture, a 3d model or character puppets to act out the story with. Here are some ideas.


Challenge Five:

Can you answer these questions about the story?

1. Where is the story set?

2. How many creatures shared a shell?

3. How does the weather change in the story?

4. What problem do the creatures have in the rock pool?

5. At the end of the story what does the shell that creatures share look like?

6. Now that they have all found a shell to share, how are the characters feeling?