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English Week 9

Year 1 English Home Learning Week 9


Monday 22nd June


Our book this week is   Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere

If you've got the book ask someone to read it to you or read it through yourself, if not you can look at the video below:


Ed Vere reads Bedtime for Monsters

Discuss the book with someone in your family.  Now can you answer these questions about the story?


What does the monster ride on?


What is the monster thinking as they are travelling?


How do you think the child feels when they hear that a monster is on its way?


How might you feel if a monster were climbing the stairs to your bedroom?


What happens at the end of the story?


What does the monster actually want?


What does the child leave out for the monster?



Tuesday 23rd June


Story sequencing

Have another listen to the story from yesterday. Today we would like you to use the pictures below to try and sequence the story.

If you can print out the pictures cut them up and try to put them in the correct order.


If you don’t have a printer, don’t worry you can draw your own pictures from the story and put those into the correct order.

Once you are happy with the sequence of your pictures, try to retell the story to someone in your family.




Wednesday 24th June


Read the book attached called ‘Chicken’s Bad Dream’. Now answer the questions below about the story.


What did chicken dream about?


Why was chicken scared?


Why does chicken wake up and fly into a tree?


What makes you feel better after a bad dream?


What is the best dream you have had?



Thursday 25th June      


Today we would like you to have a go at writing your own rules for bedtime. Can you describe your own bedtime routine? What do you think is important to do before bedtime? See if you can think of at least 5 bedtime rules and write them out as a list. Remember to use you imperative verbs (bossy action words).

Eg. 1. Brush your teeth.



Friday 26th June


Today we would like you to think about dreams.          


What would you love to dream about? Living in a castle? Playing football for Manchester United? Swimming in the sea with dolphins?

Think about what would be you perfect dream, now write sentences describing it. Add a picture to go with your writing.


Chicken's bad dream story