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Inside the Talk4Writing booklet below, you will find lots of activities to work through that will help with your writing skills and build on the work and writing scheme you do at school. This booklet is not designed to be completed in one go but rather over a couple of weeks.

Below is a list of which activities are to be completed on which days.


You can listen to an audio version of the story here


Monday – Read Brian Bear’s Picnic! With an adult and talk together about the story. Fill in the sticky notes.

Tuesday – Who said what? Read the story together again. Draw a line to match the speaker with the correct image.

Wednesday – Quiz time: Can you answer the questions in full sentences using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

Thursday – Look at the vocabulary from the story that describe the picnic food. Read them with an adult and discuss what they mean. Can you fill in the missing words in each sentence?

Friday – Retell the story to a grown-up using the images on the story map including the time connectives. Make up an action for each image to help you remember like we do in school.

Could you have your own picnic for lunch like Brian Bear?

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