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What the Ladybird Heard - My Favourite Character


We all have favourites of different things. Favourite colours! Favourite food! Favourite toys! Favourite films!

Today we'd like you to think about your favourite character from this week's story. There are lots of different characters to choose from.


Was your favourite the super clever, super quiet Ladybird? Or one of the crafty robbers Hefty Hugh or Lanky Len? Or was it the prize winning cow? Or was it one of the others animals? Or maybe the farmer?

Draw a picture of your favourite character and talk to your grown up about them. What does your character do? What do they look like? Why do you like that character best? Look back at the story to help you with your ideas.


If your child is a confident communicator and seeks a further challenge then why not begin adding adjectives to the descriptions? We call these 'wow words' in Nursery as they make our work exciting! For example, instead of saying 'ladybird' your child could think of a word that describes it e.g. 'clever ladybird' or 'quiet ladybird'. You will need to talk about what 'wow words' are and come up with lots of examples together to help your child begin to understand what these words are and how to use them. 


When you have finished your picture it's time to log into your Purple Mash account and open your 'My Favourite Character' 2Do. Ask your grown up to upload a photo of your drawing into the picture box and in the speech bubble box tell us all about why this character is your favourite (ask your grown up to type your words). We have also included a sound box if you'd like to record yourself talking about your favourite character.


When you have completed your 2Do don't forget to 'hand in' your work and add a message. We can't wait to see (and hear) who you have chosen!


Parents ... when completing the speech bubble section of the 'My Favourite Character' 2Do please type the words that your child says rather than an edited version. This will provide a much clearer picture of their development and it will also help us and you to see how best to support their learning.