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Monday22nd June


Sharing a shell by Julia Donaldson,

     illustrations by Lydia Monks.








When Crab finds a new shell, he doesn't want to share it with anyone - especially not a blobby purple anemone and a tickly bristleworm. But life in the rock pool proves tougher than Crab thinks and he soon finds he needs his new housemates.

Click on the link below to listen to the story.

Sharing a shell

Both of these words begin with sh.

Stretch: shhhh

Shhhh said the horse to the hissing snake.





Using a tray, plate or box, cover the bottom with sand, flour, salt or rice. This is now a writing tray perfect for practising letter formation with your finger or a dry paint brush.

Have a go at writing sh in your writing tray

And c for crab            

Bounce: c c c caterpillar

Handwrite: curl around the caterpillar.


At first crab does not want to share his shell with blob. Can you help

blob write a letter to crab to tell him why he should share his shell?



Dear __________________________________________________________________________________












From ________________________________________________________________________________

Blob, brush and crab  all share a home together.  Their home is the shell in the rock pool.

Who shares your home with you?  What is your home like?

Can you draw a picture of your home and  write about the people who share it with you?

Blob really helps Crab. And they become friends.

It is Crab’s turn to send a letter to Blob.. This time he needs to say thank you  for saving him.

Writing letters is a lovely way to stay in touch with family and friends if you can’t see them. Maybe you could write and send a letter to someone you are missing at the moment.



Dear __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________





Speed Sounds Set 1 for Nursery and Reception children.

Speed Sounds Set 2 for Reception children.


Red words for Reception children.


Overall School: 95%

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