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We are starting this topic with one of our favourite stories. Listen carefully to the name of the author and illustrator. Do you recognise them and can you think of any other stories they may have written? 


Now get yourself comfy and listen to SUPERWORM by Julia Donaldson and Axel Sheffler


Superworm by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Talk to a grown up about what you liked about the story and which was your favourite part. Did you notice the rhymes and could you guess any as the book was being told? Did you find anything funny or scary?


Now we would like you to put the story in the correct order. Here are 6 parts of the story but they are all jumbled up. Can you work out which order they come in the story. A couple of them are tricky and you may want to listen to the story again to check …..

  • Superworm is back again
  • The garden creatures find Superworm
  • Superworm is a skipping rope
  • The Wizard is in the rubbish dump
  • Superworm saves Baby Toad
  • The Crow gets Superworm in his beak

Did you get it right? Well done.

Now you know the correct order it is time to log in to Purple Mash and begin your new 2Do.


You are going to be an author just like Julia Donaldson and write the Superworm story on your writing frame. The storyboard is in 6 frames and you could use the 6 parts of the story you have just ordered to help you or you could choose your own. 


In each frame there are 2 boxes. In the top box you could draw your own picture using the paint tools or you could insert some minibeast clip art. In the bottom box you can type the different parts of the story. Use your phonics to help you spell the words and the space bar for finger spaces. If you can use full stops and capital letters then you really are getting ready for Year 2. When you have finished your writing read over your work with a grown up just like you would do with us in school. Ask your grown up to help you edit your work.


Are you ready? On your marks, get set, go ...


Parents ... please don't feel that you need to edit everything in your child's work with them as this can lead to frustration and dis-engagement. When reading over their work with them, please focus on spaces between words, capital letters to start sentences, full stops to end sentences and the correct spelling of high frequency words. We have included a sheet of 'high frequency words' below to help you know which words we mean. It is important that your child continues to grow in independence and creativity. We would love to see them wanting to use words such 'gigantic' and 'awesome' in their writing and wouldn't correct these types of adventurous vocabulary if misspelt in school. Likewise please don't worry if their spellings appear very phonetic, as teachers we have developed the super power to be able to read most words however they are spelt!

100 High Frequency Words

Perhaps you can get your work published and read it to all your family or post a copy to a member of your family you haven't been able to see during lockdown.


If you would like some extra 'wormy' activities then you could ...

  • Make some playdough worms and other characters from the book.
  • Colour in the Superworm picture
  • Hunt for worms. Where do they like to hide?
  • Learn to sing the Wiggly Woo song
  • Make an edible worm with strawberry laces and cheerios!