Comprehension

Louis Fidge
Contents
Skills, scope and sequence
Teacher's notes - introduction to the series
Teaching features of the book
Unit 1 T-shirts
Unit 2 The kittens
Unit 3 What goes up?
Unit 4 Dressing up
Unit 5 How to make a boat
Unit 6 My messy bedroom
Unit 7 Playing ball
Unit 8 The day
Unit 9 Things I can do
Unit 10 A giraffe
Unit 11 On the farm
Unit 12 The wind
Unit 13 Kites
Unit 14 Growi,ng things
Unit 15 At the seaside
Unit 16 Animal alphabet
Unit 17 The day the doctor came
Unit 18 My body
Unit 19 The big carrot
Unit 20 Ten little monkeys
The alphabet
Further practice
Alphabet check-up (1)
Alphabet check-up (2)
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48
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69
Skill s, scope and seq.uence
Unit 1 T-shirts
Text type
Activity
Further practice
Information text with colour theme (pictures and captions ; phrases)
Following instructions; colou ring
Picture and word matching
Unit 2 The kittens
Text type
Activity
Further practice
Simple story (pictures and captions; phrases)
Handwriting patterns; reading key words
Matching animals with their young (pictures and words)
Unit 3
Text type
Activity
Further practice
What goes up?
Information text focusing on 'up' and ' dow n' (pictures and sentences)
Sentence completion ('things that go up' theme)
Picture/word matching
Unit 4
Text type
Activity
Further practice
Dressing up
Simple story about common experience (pictures and sentences)
Sentence completion ('dressing up' theme)
Picture comprehension and sentence completion
Unit 5 How to make a boat
Text type
Activity
Further practice
Instructional text
Sequencing pictures
Things that go together (pictures and words)
Unit 6
Text type
Activity
Further practice
My messy bedroom
Simple story about a common experience (pictures and sentences)
Sentence completion ('family' theme)
Sentence completion (furniture; using labelled pictures)
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Unit 7
Text type
Activity
Further practice
Playing ball
Simple story about a common experience (pictures and sentences)
Answering questions focusing on verbs (using picture clues)
Picture/word matching (verbs)
Unit 8
Text type
Activity
Further practice
The day
Information text (the daily cycle)
Sequencing pictures
Odd one out (using pictures and writing words)
Unit 9
Text type
Activity
Further practice
Things I can do
Information text (autobiographical)
Responding to simple phrases and pictures ('things I can do' theme)
Word -making (cvc words in rhyming sets)
Unit 10
Text type
Activity
Further practice
A giraffe
Information text (labelled picture ; using sentences)
Sentence completion using adjectives (multiple choice)
Writing sentences, using a labelled picture
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Unit 11
Text type
Activity
Further practice
On the farm
Simple story based on noises of form animals (pictures and sentences)
Word/picture matching (animals)
Classifying animals (form and wild animals)
The wind
Information text in form of poem
Sentence completion using picture clues
Keeping a weather diary (recording ; using sentences)
Kites
Poem
Hand-eye co-ordination and sentence completion
Classifying rhyming words (eve) into sets
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Unit 12
Text type
Activity
Further practice
Unit 13
Text type
Activity
Further practice
Unit 14
Text type
Activity
Further practice
Growing things
Information text showing a process (pictures and sentences)
Sequencing pictures and sentences
Sentence completion based on numbers and colours
Unit15
Text type
Activity
Further practice
Unit 16
Text type
Activity
Further practice
At the seaside
Poem
Picture and word matching
Answering simple questions using picture clues
Animal alphabet
Alphabetically-organised text (in form of simple dictionary)
Sentence completion (using alpabetically-organised text with picture clues)
Arranging words in alphabetical order according to first letter
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Unit 17
Text type
Activity
Further practice
The day the doctor come
Simple story about a common experience (pictures and sentences)
Sentence completion ('people's jobs ' theme; using picture and context clues)
Word-making (using words ending in '011', 'ell' and 'ill' in rhyming sets)
Unit 18
Text type
Activity
Further practice
My body
Information text (naming ports of body) in form of poem and labelled picture
Labell ing picture and sentence completion
Sentence completion focusing on 'sensory' verbs (using picture clues)
Unit 19
Text type
Activity
Further practice
The big carrot
Traditional story (pictures and sentences)
Drown responses based on positional words (such as 'on', 'above' etc.)
Sentence completion based on the story (using picture clues)
Unit 20
Text type
Activity
Further practice
Ten little monkeys
Number rhyme
Completing rhyming phrases
Completing familiar nursery rhyme
Teacher's notes - introduction to
the series
The texts
Each book in the series introduces pupils to a wide range of culturally appropriate text
types, including f iction , poetry and non-fiction. The books are carefully graded according
to readability and are incremental in difficulty. The books provide a valuable complement
to any other resources or series currently being used. The fact that each unit is structured
in the same way makes the books accessible and easy to use.
The related activities
The related activities support the development of essential reading skills, encouraging
pupils to read at different levels using literal, inferential and evaluative comprehension
skills. The stimulus passages are also used to help pupils develop skills in grammar,
punctuation, spelling and vocabulary.
The skills, scope and seq,uence chart
The 'skills, scope and sequence chart' (on pages 2-3) provides an immediate overview of
text types included and skills being developed through the related activities and further
practice activities. This chart is very helpful for planning purposes.
Using the books
To gain maximum benefit from the books, it is suggested that they are used systematically,
working through each unit one at a time, in the given order. However, the books may also
be used flexibly, selecting units as desired to complement other work being done in class.
Tackling the texts
The stimulus texts may be tackled in a variety of ways. They could be used for shared
reading. This could take the form of the teacher reading the whole text to the class or
inviting different pup ils to contribute as appropriate. Certain texts e.g. poems, provide
an ideal opportunity for whole class participation . Alternatively the pupils could be asked
to read the text silently or read it aloud in pairs or in groups. Whatever approach is
used, to make the most of each text it should be discussed to ensure pupils have a good
grasp of the literal meaning of the text and any vocabulary they may not have met
before. Key vocabulary words are printed in bold type, and the Teacher's Book indicates
how these might be dealt with. The related activities may initially be done as a class
verbally to help pupils reflect on the texts.
Tackling the related activities
The related activities may be used systematically or selectively as desired. It is suggested
that prior to working any activity there is some discussion with the pupils to ensure they
understand what is required of them.
The Teacher's Book
The Teacher's Book accompanying this series contains comprehensive lesson notes and
answers for each unit, plus three comprehension tests (for fiction, non-fiction and poetry
texts) .
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Teaching features of the book
Units of work
There are 20 units of work . Each unit is structured in the same way i.e. a stimulus text,
accompanied by two activity pages, fo r developing a range of reading and language
skills.
Relat ed acti vity for
individual chi l dren to
Unit number and titl e
complete
Key
vocabul ary i n
bold type
T-shirts
What is your favourite colour?
What are the colours of t he rai nbow ?
a red T-shirt
a green T-shirt
o yellow r -shm
a black T-shirt
o rainbow T-shirt
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a yell ow r.SOhirt _ _ 0 blue T- shirt
r >.
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green
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a block T-shirt
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yellow
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a green T- shirt
Text for reading and discussion
with the class
Alphabet check-up
Further practice
activity for
(pages 68-9)
each unit
This may be completed
(pages 48-67)
at any appropriate time
of the year.
Match the T-shlrts .
Match t he words .
_ // I yellow I

L.::::...
j green


green I Iyellow I -­
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T-shirts
What is your favourite colour?
What are the colours of the rainbow?
a red T-shirt
a blue T-shirt
a green T-shirt
a yellow T-shirt
a black T-shirt
a rainbow T-shirt
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Colour.
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red blue green yellow black
Colour.
a yellow T-shirt a blue T-shirt
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o red
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a black T-shirt a green T-shirt
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The kittens
Do you have a cat?
What do we call baby cats?
a cat
a fat cat
some kittens
~ some milk!
8
Trace over the lines. Read the words .
a cat
a fat cat
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some kittens
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some milk
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What goes up?
What goes up? How many
things can you name? ~
The bird goes up.
1/1 I
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f I The rocket goes up.
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The balloon goes up.
The rain comes down!
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What goes up?
Write.
~
balloon
A balloon. goes up.
kite
A goes up.
bird
A goes up.
plane
A goes up.
rocket
A goes up.
1 1
Dressing up
Who are you?
I am a nurse. I am a princess.
I am an astronaut. I am a teacher.
I am a cook. I am mel
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Who is this? Write.
~
astronaut Th.Ls Ls on a.stron.a.ut.
pnncess Thts Ls a. _
nurse Thts Ls a.
teacher Thts Ls a. _
What are you? Draw.
I a.m a.
1 3
How to make a boat
Have you ever made anything at home?
What did you use? How did you do it?
What you need
/
.
a box a straw paper scissors paints a brush
What you do
1 2
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Number the pictures to tell the story.
The first one is done for you.
What happens next?
Draw.
15
My messy bedroom
What do your parents say about your bedroom?
Do you keep it tidy?
Look at my books!
Look at my crayons! Look at my clothes!
Look at my bed! Look at my sister!
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Look at the family.
mother father
brother sister
Write.
~
Thts ts th.e
Thts Ls th.e
Thts ts th.e
b r o t h e r ~ Th.Ls ts th.e
Draw.
This is me.
My name is
~
_
mother
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Playing ball
Throw a ball. Catch a ball.
LL
Bounce a ball. Head a ball.
Kick a ball. Break a window!
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Write.
skipping-
running
throwing
~
catching

~
jumpIng
. 0
kicking
Is Meg kicking?
No. Meg Ls sktpptriq.
Is Meg catching?
No. Meg Ls run.n.Ln.g.
Is Meg jumping?
No. Meg Ls _
Is Meg skipping?
No. Meg Ls _
Is Meg throwing?
Is Meg running?
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The day
Read the sentences.
Is each day the same?
-
The sun
goes down.
The moon
shines.
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The sun
The stars
shines.
twinkle.
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The sun
comes up.
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Number the pictures to tell the story.
The first one is done for you.
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The sun shines. The stars twinkle.
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The sun goes down. The moon comes out.
The moon shines. The sun comes up.
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Things I can do
What special things can you do? Can you do
some things that your friends can't do?
~ - - - , - - " - - - ~ .
I can run. I can hop.
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I can swim.
I can make my
mouth go pop.
I can do anything!
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I can sing.
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What can you do? ~ [Z]
smile make a face hold a spider
m
JJ
whistle
stand on
my head tie my laces
eat spaghetti
Write. Draw. 1/
/
I ca.n.
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A giraffe
Have you ever seen a giraffe? What was it like?
A giraffe has
two small ears.
A giraffe has
A giraffe
a small head.
eats leaves.
A giraffe has
a long neck.
A giraffe has
a short tai I.
A giraffe has
four long legs.
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Choose the word. ~
1 A giraffe has a sma.ll head. (big, small)
2 A giraffe has two ears. (big, small)
3 A giraffe has a neck. (long, short)
4 A giraffe has four legs. (long, short)
5 A giraffe has a tail. (long, short)
Write another sentence about a giraffe.
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On the farm
What animals live on a farm? What noises do
they make?
The cow said, "Moo". The horse said, "Neigh".
The sheep said, "Baa". The chicken said, "Cluck".
~
The mouse said, The farmer said,
"Squea k" . "Be quiet!"
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Match.
I cow I I horse I I sheep I I chicken I I mouse I [§I]
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The wind
What happens when the wind blows?
The wind blows the clouds.
The wi nd blows the tree.
The wind blows the kite.
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The wind blows the sea.
~ - - : : : . : : = ; - .
The wind blows the washing.
The wind blows me!
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Write.
~ ~
.:::: .. :::> Th.e wtnd blows th.e clouds.
clouds
Th.e wtnd blows th.e
tree
Th.e wtnd blows
kite
~ ~ Th.e wind -c:
~ ~ ~ . ----------­
sea
Th.e
washing
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Kites
What is a kite? How does it fly?
My kite is flying high in the sky,
High in the sky, high in the sky,
My kite is flying high in the sky ­
Tiny and white like a butterfly.
Higher and higher still it climbs,
Still it climbs, still it climbs,
Higher and higher still it climbs ­
High in the sky in the summertime.
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t
/
/
/
/
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Colour.
Write.
I have a I have a I have a I have a
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kite. kite. kite. kite.
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Growing things
Have you ever planted any seeds?
What do seeds need to make them grow?
We get some seeds. We dig a hole.
We plant the seeds. We give them some water.
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/ ,' \
The sun shines. Some flowers grow.
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Number the pictures to tell the story.
The first one is done for you.
We plant the seeds. Some flowers grow.
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We get some seeds.
We give
them some water.
\. I,/'
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/ ,' \
The sun shines.
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At the seaside
What do you see at the seaside?
I went to the seaside.
What did I see?
I saw an octopus.
It waved its arms at me.
_. .. ...
I went to the seaside.
What did I see?
I saw a dolphin.
It dived in the sea near me.
I went to the seaside.
. What did I see?
I saw a whale.
It splashed water over me.
I went to the seaside.
What did I see?
I saw a shark.
It snapped its teeth at me.
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Match.
Match.
fish // I octopus I
~ I- sh- ar-kI
I whale I
I dolphin I
fish
I whale I
I dolphin I
I shark I
I octopus I
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Animal alphabet
Do you know the alphabet? Can you say the
alphabet on your own?
Aa antelope An antelope runs
very fast.
Bb bear A bear is a large
wild animal.
Cc camel A camel lives in
the desert.
Dd donkey A donkey looks
like a horse.
Ee elephant An elephant has
a trunk.
Ff frog A frog can hop.
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Read and write.
Aa
~
An a.n.telope runs very fast.
Bb
A is a large wild animal.
Cc
A lives in the desert.
D d ~ .. A _
- ~ . looks like a horse.
An has a trunk.
Ff
A can hop.
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The day the doctor came
Have you ever been ill? What was the matter?
What happened? 'I
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One day I did not My Dad telephoned
feel well. the doctor.
The doctor came He looked at me.
to my house.
The doctor gave me
some medicine.
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Read and write.
I doctor II baker I I builder I [ teacher II dentist I I farmer I
I help you when you are ill.
I am a
. . . . . . " , . . . ~ > < . . > o < . L ~
I look after your teeth. I
ama _
I teach you at school.
I am a
---­
I work on a farm.
I am a
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I make bread and cakes.
I am a
---­--­
I build houses.
I am a
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My body
What are the parts of your body?
I've got one head,
And one nose too,
One mouth and one chin
And so have you.
head eye
I've got one neck
And one chest too,
Two hands and two thumbs
nose
ear
And so have you.
thumb
I've got two eyes,
And two eors too,
Two legs and two arms
And so have you.
hand
chest
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Match.
I head I r-.
I foot I
I hand I
I eye I
I mouth I
I neck I
Write.
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This is my _
These are my ~ ~ s e ~ _
These are my _
C
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This is my _
·
This is my _ These are my _
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The big carrot
Do you like carrots? Which vegetables do you
The little old man and the little
old lady and the little boy and
like best ?
The little old man pulled the
big carrot. It did not come up.
I"
The little old man and the
little old lady and the little
boy pulied the big carrot. It
did not come up.
2
The little old man and the
little old lady pulled the big
carrot. It did not come up.
4
the little girl pulled the big
carrot. It did not come up.
The little old man and the
little old lady and the little
boy and the little girl and the
cat pulied the big carrot. It
did not come up.
The little old man and the
little old lady and the little
boy and the little girl and the
cat and the mouse pulled the
big carrot. Up it came!
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carrot cat ball girl car helicopter
Draw.
a carrot on the table
a ball in the box
a car in front of the shop
a cat under the chair
.. ..
a girl next to the boy
a helicopter above the
tree
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Ten little monkeys
What funny things do monkeys do?
One little monkey swings in a tree.
:_ . Two little monkeys splash in the sea.
... ........ ­
Three little monkeys play on a swing.
Four little monkeys dance and sing.
Five little monkeys jump on cars.

P.I. Six little monkeys look at the stars.
Seven little monkeys chase some cats.
Eight little monkeys wear funny hats.
Nine little monkeys nod their heads.
Ten little monkeys sleep in their beds.
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Write the rhymes.
sock
. frog
log
a -i ra9----- on a lagr---_
a ona _
a In a _
a with a
---­ ---­
box
a with a
--­ --­
a In a _
a In a _
a with a
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The alphabet
Look and say. Colour the pictures.
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apple bus
b 1-----------,
fire gate elephant
J
hill insect
~ _ .
lion monkey
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ostrich plano queen
r s
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rabbit sun tap
x u
umbrella van wall box
y
zoo yoyo
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Match the T-shirts.
Match the words.
I yellow I
~ I blue
red
I black I
red
I black
[ blue
I green I
I green I I yellow I
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Match the animal with its baby. Write.
cat
dog
hen
puppy
lamb
kitten
nog end _
sh.eep a.n.d _
ca.t a.n.d
sheep foal h.orse a.n.d
{ ~
-b:
horse chick h.en. a.n.d
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Match.
[§J ~ I balloon I
I rocket I I plane I
~
ktte
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Unit 4
What do they need?
teacher princess astronaut
desk crown pan
Write.
Th.e a.stron.a.ut n.eed.s th.e ~ a . c e suLt.
Th.e tea.ch.er n.eed.s th.e
Th.e cook n.eed.s th.e
Th.e prLn.cess n.eed.s th.e _
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space suit
Match these things.
~
1 paint
3 pencil
ball
4
/
knife
cup fork 5
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6 lock paper
w r ~
1
-PQLn.t
and brush. 2 and
3 and 4 and
5 and 6 and
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Unit 6 - further p ebee
Look at this bedroom.
o 0
wardrobe
toy box
Here ts th.e bed.
. . : . . : : : . . . . . : : ~ - - - - - -
Here ts th.e
Here ts th.e
bookcase
Write.
Here ts th.e
Here
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~ -
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00.
o 0
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Match.
I skating I I swimming I I climbing I I singing I
I reading I I painting I
' Cl' Lmb'LrLgf-__
What do you like doing? Write.
Draw.
~
I hke
Draw.
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Unit 8 ffurther p cbee
I bicycle I ~ ~ I door I r-. I spade I
Colour the odd one red. Write.
£
ca.t
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L
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/ I, <,
DO
o c:::J
DO
I
- . ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
o 0
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Make the
ftop_
[V@=­
[I)@=-- §@=- ­
Write.
-
l!1QP- - - ­
Make the words.
[98 =- ­ [08=-­
[08=-- [D8=-­
Write.
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->
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big body
small ears
small eyes
short
tail
short legs
Write about 'a hippo.
~ htppo h.a.s a. bLg b o d . ~ ~ . _
A hippo h.a.s _
A htppo h.a.s _
A hippo h.a.s _
A hippo h.a.s _
A hippo h.a.s _
A hippo h.a.s _
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monkey
cow
lion
sheep
chicken
crocodile
horse
Write.
wild animals ~ farm animals
~
horse
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Unit 12 - further
Keep a weather diary this week.
Weather words
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cloudy sunny rainy windy cold
,
///

tt ts Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
,
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
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Write each word in the correct kite.
bat get dot cut bit
fit hot cat jet hut
but fat lot sit pet
Can you read
the words?
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Unit 14
further p>rocb
ce
~ ~ t anorite.
D D D D
one two three four five SIX
Colour.
Write. ~
There is on.e brown flower.
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There are yellow flowers.
There are green flowers.
There are orange flowers.
There are red flowers.
There are blue flowers.
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Read and write.
~
Is this a dolphin?
No, Lt Lsn.'t. It Ls a. _
Is this a whale?
No, tt Lsn.'t. It Ls a.n. _
Is this a shark?
No, Lt L s ~ t . _
Is this a fish?
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Uni t 16 - further praet\Ce
ant' 1f
crocodile
goat
Write. .
JP
a is for Qr1.t b is for
----­
c is for
- - - - -
d is for
----­
e is for
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f is for
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9 is for _ h is for
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Make the words.
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Write the letters.
ell ill
_ell
ill
_all
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Unit 18 - further pracbce
Read and write.
B ~ ~ r-. jtastel
~
ears h.ea.r
~ O CJ
eyes
____ with my _
mouth with my
. ' . .
L
nose with my
~
hands with my
Draw. Draw.
Something I like to see. Something I like to taste.
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Read and write.

/
The ran after the ma.D.
The ran after the _
The ran after the
The ran after the
The ran after the mouse.
The mouse ran into its hole!
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Unit 20 - further pract\ce
I 1 Once I caught a fish alive .
I 1 Then I let it go again.
[ Because it bit my finger so. 1
I 1 This little finger on the right.
Finish the rhyme.
~
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One, two, three, four, five.
On.ce I caught a j Lsh. alLve.
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten.
- ~ -
Th.en.
Why did you let it go?
Because
Which finger did it bite?
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Alphabet check-up (1)
Write the missing letters. Colour the pictures.
uck
~
t ~ ~ , n
a t ~
all
U
.c.pple
CtJ
_Iephant ish ate at
_00
oon
~
mbrella
r
_oyo
_en
_ap
_Ing
bo
or
_all
est
nsect
an
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Skills, scope and sequence Teacher's notes - introduction to the series Teaching features of the book
Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Unit 5 Unit 6 Unit 7 Unit 8 Unit 9 Unit 10 Unit 11 Unit 12 Unit 13 Unit 14 Unit 15 Unit 16 Unit 17 Unit 18 Unit 19 Unit 20 T-shirts The kittens What goes up? Dressing up How to make a boat My messy bedroom Playing ball The day Things I can do A giraffe On the farm The wind Kites Growi,ng things At the seaside Animal alphabet The day the doctor came My body The big carrot Ten little monkeys

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The alphabet Further practice Alphabet check-up (1) Alphabet check-up (2)

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Skill s, scope and seq.uence

Unit 1 Text type Activity Further practice Unit 2 Text type Activity Further practice Unit 3 Text type Activity Further practice Unit 4 Text type Activity Further practice Unit 5 Text type Activity Further practice Unit 6 Text type Activity Further practice Unit 7 Text type Activity Further practice Unit 8 Text type Activity Further practice Unit 9 Text type Activity Further practice Unit 10 Text type Activity Further practice T-shirts Information text with colour theme (pictures and captions ; phrases) Following instructions; colou ring Picture and word matching The kittens Simple story (pictures and captions; phrases) Handwriting patterns ; reading key words Matching animals with their young (pictures and words) What goes up? Information text focusing on 'up' and 'dow n' (pictures and sentences) Sentence completion ('things that go up' theme) Picture/word matching Dressing up Simple story about common experience (pictures and sentences) Sentence completion ('dressing up' theme) Picture comprehension and sentence completion How to make a boat Instructional text Sequencing pictures Things that go together (pictures and words) My messy bedroom Simple story about a common experience (pictures and sentences) Sentence completion ('family' theme) Sentence completion (furniture; using labelled pictures) Playing ball Simple story about a common experience (pictures and sentences) Answering questions focusing on verbs (using picture clues) Picture/word matching (verbs) The day Information text (the daily cycle) Sequencing pictures Odd one out (using pictures and writing words) Things I can do Information text (autobiographical) Responding to simple phrases and pictures ('things I can do' theme) Word -making (cvc words in rhyming sets) A giraffe Information text (labelled picture ; using sentences) Sentence completion using adjectives (multiple choice) Writing sentences, using a labelled picture
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'above' etc. using sentences) Kites Poem Hand-eye co-ordination and sentence completion Classifying rhyming words (eve) into sets Growing things Information text showing a process (pictures and sentences) Sequencing pictures and sentences Sentence completion based on numbers and colours At the seaside Poem Picture and word matching Answering simple questions using picture clues Animal alphabet Alphabetically-organised text (in form of simple dictionary) Sentence completion (using alpabetically-organised text with picture clues) Arranging words in alphabetical order according to first letter The day the doctor come Simple story about a common experience (pictures and sentences) Sentence completion ('people's jobs ' theme.Unit 11 Text type Activity Further practice Unit 12 Text type Activity Further practice Unit 13 Text type Activity Further practice Unit 14 Text type Activity Further practice Unit15 Text type Activity Further practice Unit 16 Text type Activity Further practice Unit 17 Text type Activity Further practice Unit 18 Text type Activity Further practice Unit 19 Text type Activity Further practice Unit 20 Text type Activity Further practice On the farm Simple story based on noises of form animals (pictures and sentences) Word/picture matching (animals) Classifying animals (form and wild animals) The wind Information text in form of poem Sentence completion using picture clues Keeping a weather diary (recording .) Sentence completion based on the story (using picture clues) Ten little monkeys Number rhyme Completing rhyming phrases Completing familiar nursery rhyme I I I I ! I I . using picture and context clues) Word-making (using words ending in '011'. 'ell' and 'ill' in rhyming sets) My body Information text (naming ports of body) in form of poem and labelled picture Labelling picture and sentence completion Sentence completion focusing on 'sensory' verbs (using picture clues) The big carrot Traditional story (pictures and sentences) Drown responses based on positional words (such as 'on'.

poetry and non-fiction .uence chart The 'skills. This chart is very helpful for planning purposes. The skills. provide an ideal opportunity for whole class participation . The related activities may initially be done as a class verbally to help pupils reflect on the texts . They could be used for shared reading. it is suggested that they are used systematically. The related activities The related activities support the development of essential reading skills. non-fiction and poetry texts) . spelling and vocabulary. Certain texts e. Whatever approach is used. plus three comprehension tests (for fiction. Tackling the texts The stimulus texts may be tackled in a variety of ways.g. working through each unit one at a time. encouraging pupils to read at different levels using literal.introduction to the series The texts Each book in the series introduces pupils to a wide range of culturally appropriate text types. scope and sequence chart' (on pages 2-3) provides an immediate overview of text types included and skills being developed through the related activities and further practice activities. Key vocabulary words are printed in bold type. and the Teacher's Book indicates how these might be dealt with . The Teacher's Book The Teacher's Book accompanying this series contains comprehensive lesson notes and answers for each unit. It is suggested that prior to working any activity there is some discussion with the pupils to ensure they understand what is required of them. the books may also be used flexibly. The books are carefully graded according to readability and are incremental in difficulty. in the given order. However. punctuation. selecting units as desired to complement other work being done in class. scope and seq. to make the most of each text it should be discussed to ensure pupils have a good grasp of the literal meaning of the text and any vocabulary they may not have met before. Using the books To gain maximum benefit from the books. This could take the form of the teacher reading the whole text to the class or inviting different pup ils to contribute as appropriate . Alternatively the pupils could be asked to read the text silently or read it aloud in pairs or in groups . The fact that each unit is structured in the same way makes the books accessible and easy to use. including f iction . Tackling the related activities The related activities may be used systematically or selectively as desired. poems. The stimulus passages are also used to help pupils develop skills in grammar.Teacher's notes . 4 . The books provide a valuable complement to any other resources or series currently being used. inferential and evaluative comprehension skills.

shirt ' Key vocabulary in bold type . accompanied by two activity pages.. a stimulus text.:/ ~! . Alphabet check-up (pages 68-9) This may be completed at any appropriate time of the year.Teaching features of the book Units of work There are 20 units of work .d -~~ I~l ~ ~ ~ ~ green j green ~ red l ~ -­ I Iyellow I 48 5 .e.shirt Text for reading and discussion with the class Match the T-shlrts ...S irt O h __ 0 blue T. ! ~ U ~ 0 a green T. _ // I-b~ I yellow I IL...> . a g reen T-shirt r. _/ - I .-~ ! a block T-shirt _ --=. ' ..­ I o yellow r -shm a black T-shirt o rainbow T-shirt {J..::::. fo r developing a range of reading and language skills. I \ I yellow green a red T-shirt '----' COI02r~ U~ a yellow (J .... Unit number and title Relat ed activity for individual children to complete T-shirts What is yo ur favourite colour? What are the colours of the rai nbow ? r >.. Each unit is structured in the same way i..~ red T_ s h lrt~ . Further practice activity for each unit (pages 48-67) Match the words . r.

T-shirts What is yo ur favo urite colour? Wha t are th e colours of the rainbow? a red T-sh i rt a blue T-shirt a green T-shirt a yellow T-shirt a black T-shirt a rainbow T-shirt 6 .

.hlrt a black T-shirt 7 a green T-shirt r_ f _ -.-.__ Colour. -- -.::' t o further _roctice • urn to page 48 . 00 0 0 0 red blue green yellow black Colour.p .. --Y~~---------------__.- a yellow T-shirt a blue T-shirt I -­ -­ o red T~s.:.

The kittens Do you have a cat? What do we call baby cats? a cat a fat cat some kittens ~ some milk! 8 .

..--.../ I \ \ /0" : I I I "at' . .... . Read the words ... ../ .-..... \ ....."..­ ' ..--­ ..x ...Trace over the lines.: I I I I \ / ..-' some milk 9 for further practice t • Llrn to page 49 ..' . a cat a fat cat some kittens I I \ '0\ " \ »:"" .~--.." ' _-_ ........... --... ".\ I I I / " ..... . / ' _.. \c-" .. ~ .

What goes up? What goes up? How many ~ things can you name? The balloon goes up. The bird goes up. I ~ f I The rocket goes up. r . The rain comes down! 10 . 1/1 I .

plane A goes up.What goes up? Write. goes up. rocket A 11 goes up. balloon A balloon. ~ kite A goes up. bird A goes up. .

Dressing up Who are you? I am a nurse. I am an astronaut. I am a princess. I am a teacher. I am a cook. 12 I am mel .

_ What are you? Draw... .. . _ nurse Thts Ls a. ~ astronaut Th.- teacher Thts Ls a.. I a..m a..Who is this? Write.ut...stron.....Ls Ls on a.13 ..a.. pnncess Thts Ls a.

paints a brush What you do 1 2 14 .How to make a boat Have you ever made anything at home? What did you use? How did you do it? What you need a box a straw / paper scissors .

What happens next? Draw. 1 5 .Number the pictures to tell the story. The first one is done for you.

My messy bedroom What do your parents say about your bedroom? Do you keep it tidy? Look at my books! Look at my crayons! Look at my clothes! Look at my bed! Look at my sister! 16 .

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Break a window!
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:. / The sun comes up. The stars twinkle. 20 . Is each day the same? The sun goes down." I • The sun shines. 0­ . - The moon shines.The day Read the sentences.

The moon comes out." --'-rC ~. .Number the pictures to tell the story. The stars twinkle. c. " . :0­ I . -.-. 21 The sun comes up. ..-­ -----. The first one is done for you. The sun shines. \ / /: The sun goes down. The moon shines. . .

--­ I can make my mouth go pop. I can do anything! I can sing.1 .--"---~ . ~---. 22 . .r:. I can hop.Things I can do What special things can you do? Can you do some things that your friends can't do? I can run.~-m I can swim.r.

I ----- 23 . Draw.n.What can you do? ~ [Z] smile make a face hold a spider m whistle JJ stand on my head tie my laces eat spaghetti Write. 1/ /ca.

A giraffe has four long legs. 24 .A giraffe Have you ever seen a giraffe? What was it like? A giraffe has two small ears. A giraffe eats leaves. A giraffe has a short tai I. A giraffe has a long neck. A giraffe has a small head.

(long. short) tail. (long. small) neck. (long. (big.ll head. ~ 1 2 3 A giraffe has a sma.Choose the word. (big. short) legs. 25 . short) A giraffe has two A giraffe has a 4 5 A giraffe has four A giraffe has a Write another sentence about a giraffe. small) ears.

"Neigh". "Squea k" . "Cluck". The sheep said.On the farm What animals live on a farm? What noises do they make? The cow said. "Baa". The mouse said. "Be quiet!" . ~ 26 The farmer said. The horse said. "Moo". The chicken said.

I cow I I horse I I sheep I I chicken I I mouse I [§I] 27 .Match.

The wind blows me! 28 .. The wind blows the kite.-.:: =. --::: The wind blows the washing. ~ . The wi nd blows the tree. ~::.The wind What happens when the wind blows? The wind blows the clouds.:-:::::-- The wind blows the sea.

.e wtnd blows th...e wind ----------­ sea Th. :::> clouds Th..e tree ----- Th.e wtnd blows kite ------- ~ ~~ ...:::: ~ Th.Write.e wtnd blows th.e clouds... .washing 29 ..e ... ~ ~ -c : Th. ~ ..

High in the sky. Higher and higher still it climbs ­ High in the sky in the summertime. Higher and higher still it climbs. Still it climbs.Kites What is a kite? How does it fly? My kite is flying high in the sky. still it climbs. high in the sky. My kite is flying high in the sky ­ Tiny and white like a butterfly. / / / t / c6 30 .

kite. . I have a -----­ I have a I have a kite.Colour. Write. kite. 31 I have a kite.

' \ \ I/" The sun shines.Growing things Have you ever planted any seeds? What do seeds need to make them grow? We get some seeds. We plant the seeds. Some flowers grow. 32 . . / .. We give them some water.0 . We dig a hole.

We plant the seeds. / We get some seeds.' \ II) \ I I J ./' . ~ We give C..:"r-~--.'!9 them some water. .Number the pictures to tell the story.0 -. . I. \. 33 The sun shines. The first one is done for you. Some flowers grow.

What did I see? I saw a whale. I went to the seaside. What did I see? I saw a shark. . _.At the seaside W hat do you see at the seaside? I went to the seaside. What did I see? I saw an octopus. I went to the seaside. . I went to the seaside.. What did I see? I saw a dolphin. . . It splashed water over me. It snapped its teeth at me. It dived in the sea near me. 34 . It waved its arms at me.

Match. Match. fish I ~ I-h-r-kI s a I // I octopus I whale I I dolphin I whale I fish I shark I I octopus I I dolphin I 35 .

36 . Cc camel A camel lives in the desert. Bb bear A bear is a large wild animal. Ff frog A frog can hop. Ee elephant An elepha nt has a trunk.Animal alphabet Do you know the alphabet? Can you say the alphabet on your own? Aa antelope An antelope runs very fast. Dd donkey A donkey looks like a horse.

n.~ A _ looks like a horse.Read and write. Ff A can hop. An ----- has a trunk.telope ~ runs very fast. ..lives in the desert. Dd~ .. Bb A is a large wild animal. Cc A .. Aa An a. 37 ...

_ One day I did not feel well. The doctor came to my house. My Dad telephoned the doctor. The doctor gave me some medicine.The day the doctor came Have you ever been ill? What was the matter? What happened? 'I / 1 ~lt. 38 . He looked at me.

I ama _ I teach you at school.".­ I make bread and cakes...... I am a ---­ I am a ---­ 39 tor furtfier practice t ....~><. I am a . I doctor II baker I I builder I help you when you are ill. urn to page 64 .L~ I [ teacher II dentist I I farmer I I look after your teeth.... I am a .>o<.­ ..­ I work on a farm.. I build houses.Read and write.. I am a .

My body What are the parts of your body? I've got one head. Two legs and two arms And so have you. Two hands and two thumbs And so have you. thumb head eye nose ear hand chest 40 . I've got one neck And one chest too. One mouth and one chin And so have you. And two eors too. I've got two eyes. And one nose too.

Match . ~Q Q These are my ~~s e~_ _ This is my _ This is my These are my _ C · These are my . I eye I I head I I mouth I r-. I hand I I neck I I foot I Write. _ 41 This is my _ ./.

It did not come up.The big carrot Do you like carrots? Which vegetables do you like best ? 1 2 The little old man pulled the big carrot. Up it came! 42 . It did not come up. The little old man and the little old lady and the little boy and the little girl pulled the big carrot. 4 I" The little old man and the little old lady and the little boy pulied the big carrot. It did not come up. The little old man and the little old lady pulled the big carrot. The little old man and the little old lady and the little boy and the little girl and the cat pulied the big carrot. It did not come up. The little old man and the little old lady and the little boy and the little girl and the cat and the mouse pulled the big carrot. It did not come up.

. a carrot on the table a cat under the chair .. a ball in the box a girl next to the boy a car in front of the shop 43 a helicopter above the tree .carrot cat ball girl car helicopter Draw.

Five little monkeys jump on cars. Ten little monkeys sleep in their beds. ..Ten little monkeys What funny things do monkeys do? One little monkey swings in a tree. Two little monkeys splash in the sea .. P...~l?* ~*~*** Six little monkeys look at the stars. ~" .. Eight little monkeys wear funny hats.. ~~ t:i. ­ :_ . Four little monkeys dance and sing..I.. Seven little monkeys chase some cats. Nine little monkeys nod their heads. Three little monkeys play on a swing. 44 ..

... frog log sock a -i ra9----.with a ..­ with a .­ a In a _ a In a _ 45 a . .Write the rhymes.r or further practice t • urn to page 67 ..on a lagr---_ a ona _ a In a _ a ---­ with a ---­ box a .

b 1-----------. apple ~ elephant bus fire J gate hill insect ~_ . lion monkey 46 . Colour the pictures.The alphabet Look and say.

_/ " J '0' • . rabbit u sun tap x umbrella van wall box y yoyo zoo 47 .n ostrich r plano queen s .

Match the words. ~ red I I blue I yellow I I black I green I red black I [ blue I green I I yellow I 48 .Match the T-shirts.

d 49 .d _ hen kitten ca. a.Match the animal with its baby.en.n.t a. cat puppy nog end _ dog lamb sh.d ------ sheep foal h. Write.orse a.n.eep a.n.d -b: horse chick {~ h.n.

Match. [§J ~ I balloon I I rocket I I plane I ktte ~ 50 .

s th.cook n.e a.ch.stron..eed.prLn...e Th.. tea.e ~a.a.cess n.e .e .s th. Th.eed..Unit 4 What do they need? astronaut teacher princess pan space suit crown desk Write.eed.s th..ut n.e _ 51 ...e Th..e Th.er n.ce suLt.eed.s th..

Match these things. 1 paint ~ ball 3 pencil 4 knife / 5 cup fork 6 lock 00 and brush.t 3 5 and and and . and and 2 / 4 6 52 paper wr~ 1 -PQLn.

.. toy box Here Here Here Here Here ~- ts th.0. th.. 53 .Unit 6 .:::.further p ebee Look at this bedroom. ..e th.:. bookcase o 0 wardrobe Write... o 0 00..::~------ ts ------- ts ------- ts ------- -.e th.e bed.e .

I skating I I swimming I I climbing I I singing I I reading I I painting I ' C Lm LrLgf-_ _ l' b' What do you like doing? Write. ~ --------- 54 . Draw.Match . I hke Draw.

t £ DO DO -. I spade I Colour the odd one red. " I / <. L o c:::J ca.Unit 8 ffurther p cbee I bicycle I ~ ~ I door I r-. Write. -'0­ / I.~~~~~ o 0 I 55 .

~@= l!1QP­ Make the words. [98 =.§@= .Make the wordS~ [V@= ­ [I)@=-.­ [08=-. \ I ~ O~ -: I \ -> 56 .[D8=-­ Write.­ [08=.­ ftop_ Write.

s h.a.s h.a.a.a.s h.~~ .s bod.s a.big body small ears small eyes short tail short legs Write about 'a hippo.a. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 57 .a.s h. bLg h.s h. htppo A hippo A htppo A hippo A hippo A hippo A hippo ~ h.a.

~ farm animals wild animals ~ horse 58 .horse sheep cow monkey chicken lion crocodile Write.

rainy /// cold ~ Sunday tt ts Monday Tuesday .~ ~< -windy cloudy sunny . flfffM Toda.0' : .further Fl ~a et\ce Keep a weather diary this week. Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 59 . Weather words ~ " .Unit 12 .

bat fit but get hot dot cat lot fat cut jet sit bit hut pet Can you read the words? 60 .Write each word in the correct kite.

. orange flowers. 61 There is ---=. one two D three D four D five D SIX Colour.::=-=---­ on.e .. Write. There are There are There are There are There are ~ brown flower.Unit 14 further p>rocb ce ~~t anorite. green flowers. yellow flowers..:... blue flowers. red flowers.

Is this a dolphin? No. _ ~ Is this a fish? 62 .n. Lt Ls~t.'t. It Ls a. Lt Lsn. _ Is this a whale? No. It Ls a. _ Is this a shark? No.Read and write.'t. tt Lsn.

Unit 16 ... b is for ....­ h is for ----- 9 is for _ 63 .t JP .further praet\C e ant' 1f crocodile goat Write. a is fo r Qr1....e is for ----- f is for .­ d is for ----­ c is for ..

ell ill _ell ill 64 _all . /J/ ~~= ~~= [V~= [0~= ~~= Write the letters. [!)~= J L l l .Make the words.

Draw.r ~O eyes CJ _ _ _ _ with my with my mouth nose L . with my ~ hands with my Draw. Something I like to taste. . ' .Unit 18 . jtastel _ ~ h.further pracb ce Read and write.ea. . B ears ~ ~ r-. 65 Something I like to see.

D.Read and write. ~ l mouse l~ ~~ E / The ~ The ~_ ran after the ma. The mouse ran into its hole! 66 .. ran after the _ The --- ran after the ---- The --- ran after the ---- The ..ran after the mouse.

ve. eight. I 1 This little finger on the right.ce -t ~r~ I caught a j L alL sh. 1 Finish the rhym e. 1 1 I [ Because it bit my finger so. nine. ~- Th. Why did you let it go? Because Which finger did it bite? 67 .further pract\ce I Once I caught a fish alive . One. four.Unit 20 . seven. three. five.en. - Six. On. ten. - ~ ' . two. Then I let it go again.

pple U or all t~ ~ . .Alphabet check-up (1) Write the missing letters.c.n at ~ ate ~ uck _Iephant CtJ ish at nsect _Ing oon est _en _Ing _ap mbrella ~ _00 an _all bo 68 _oyo r . Colour the pictures.

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