This term, Reception/Year One will be studying Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell.\

The children will learn to tell the story by making story maps and using actions.  We will develop our skill of speaking in full and connected sentences but using special connecting words ‘so’ and ‘but’.

Over the term we will make collections of descriptive words and other animals at the zoo. This will lead us to innovating our own version of Dear Zoo.  We will also write letters to the zoo asking for a specific animal so that they don’t keep sending the wrong animals!

Finally towards the end of our book study we will invent our own versions…maybe ‘Dear Pet shop’ or ‘Dear Farm’.