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As we launch into the last half term of this school year, some children will be returning to school.  They will still need to be thinking about keeping their distance, being 2m apart whenever they can.

 

We think you will like the story about two friends, Hedgehog and Tortoise who can’t hug while they are apart.

 

Often while we’re in school, we are talking about being kind and a good friend.  Now more than ever, lots of people are showing kindness in many different ways.

 

We have been exceptionally proud of Georgia Chester in our Year 2 Fernwood Class.  She has had a piece of her writing published in a book called Kindness where she  shared how kindness to her is all about FRIENDSHIPS.  We are lucky to have many, many special friends in our classes but we love how Georgia has captured her thoughts. 

So this week we will be thinking again about the people who are special to us and we have lots of activities for you based on the story While We Can’t Hug

Click on the links below to find activities  linked to lots of different curriculum areas.

Please enjoy Georgia’s take on ‘kindness’...

 

 

 

We are really proud of you Georgia!!

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First, enjoy the story!
If you are interested to find out how the beautiful friendship between Hedgehog and Tortoise first began, you can also read this book which was written by Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar.  It's called The Hug.

Here is a grid of some really lovely activities. Those activities that have a * next to them will have a supporting sheet or file which you will find below.

Choose which layout you think would be most helpful for your child to write about how they have been keeping in touch with friends and family during lockdown.

We know the characters in the story are really good friends but I wonder what else is special about them? Have a go at creating a character profile for them so we can learn more about who they are.

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We have some very talented artists in Year 2!! Have a go at drawing the characters. Below are some helpful hints to help you get started! We would really love to see your finished drawings so don't forget to send them to us in an email!

For all you budding writers out there!!

You could have a go at retelling the story and use all your amazing writing skills to make it even better!! 

You could include Amazing Adjectives, Super Openers, Creative use of Conjunctions and wonderful descriptions of the characters and setting. We can't wait to read you stories!!

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