Questions to ask your children about the story;
Discuss rhyming, the different animals, can you see the ladybird? Why is the cow wearing a rosette?
Animal noises- who says what? Why do you think the text isn’t in a straight line and why are the sounds in capital letters?
Why do all of the animals seem much bigger? Why are they all staring at the ladybird? What do you think they might be thinking about?
What time of day is it and how can you tell? Who’s in the van and what do they have in front of them? You may wish to discuss nocturnal animals.
Discuss the map and the directions. Which animal is asleep on the map and how can you tell? What are the brown marks? Where’s the ladybird and what do you think he might be doing? Why is there a big red cross above the cow?
What do you think the ladybird is doing? What are the lines around its head for? What do you think the other animals are thinking? Why is the phrase “being careful not to wake the dog” in brackets?
Why are the animals all “talking” on this page? Again, you can discuss animal noises and who says what. Who else is in the picture? Which other animals can you spot?
What does the dotty, sparkly red line represent? What do you notice about the animals?
What’s happening in these pictures? What has Hefty Hugh stood in on page 18? Who’s keeping watch on page 17? Where’s the ladybird? What are Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh holding?
Discuss what’s happening- how are the animals managing to trick the two men? Where’s the ladybird? What’s Lanky Len stood in?
Oh no! What’s happened? What’s the ladybird doing? Look at the fish- how do you think they are feeling? What’s Lanky Len got on his head on page 22? How is the farmer feeling and how can you tell? How are Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh feeling and how can you tell?
What’s everyone doing? Are they happy or sad?
Below are videos of this weeks sounds. Watch one sound a day, then have a look around your house and try to find things that have that sound in when you sound them out. See if you can write some words for each sound, like we do at school. (Don't forget you can play lots of the games that you can see in the section dated 30.3.20). Have Fun!