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Introduce the story ‘Captain Planks Pirate Adventure’ to the children.


Before reading the story ask the children what they think it will be about. What will the adventure be and how will the story be structured? Get them to discuss and challenge their ideas. Open the PowerPoint below and go through the story slides together. Read the story and throughout talk about what is happening and what the story structure is. How are the different openers used in the sentences etc.? What were the problems in the story? Can they remember what happened on each day?


Activity: Have another read through the story and come up with some actions to help you remember it. Keeping at a socially distanced 2metres, can they work in pairs to come up with their own actions and then we will feedback to the class. At home you could do this with a sibling, parent, teddy or just on your own.