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Summer 2 Week 4

Hello everyone and welcome to another week of Literacy home learning!

I wonder- can you remember what last week’s story was?


Little Red Riding Hood

This week’s story is:

All Afloat on Noah’s Boat


First of all, listen to Miss Charman reading the story below.

Can you answer these questions:

What characters can you remember from the story?

Where was the story set?

What was the problem in the story?

How did the problem get solved?


Last week, you made a story map to re-tell the story ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.

This week, can you have a go at making your own story map for ‘All Afloat on Noah’s Boat’? Remember to draw the pictures and then have a go at retelling the in your own words.


Challenge – get someone to record you, retelling the story using your story map and get an adult to email it to your teacher.



Recap the story ‘All Afloat on Noah’s Boat’ and if you need to watch the video again, please do so!

Today we are going to rewrite All Afloat on Noah’s Boat. You can use the story map you made yesterday to help you too! In the resource section you will find 4 pictures from the story, use these to help you write your sentences. 


If you can think of you own sentences to write about the pictures then start straight away! Try and use story language, such as:


Once upon a time

A long time a go


After that



If you need a bit of help, I am going to write an example for each picture and an adult can read it to you and you can sound it out and write it down as best as you can.



Picture 1 – Once upon a time there was a man called Noah and he built a boat.

Picture 2 – Next the animals came on the boat.

Picture 3 – Then they had a talent show.

Picture 4 – Finally the rain stopped.


If you cannot do all of these sentences, try your best to do at least two of them.




Recap the story ‘All Afloat on Noah’s Boat’ and if you need to watch the video again, please do so!


Noah has worked really hard to build his boat, but how will he let the animals know? In the story Noah clanged his bell and shouted the animals. Unfortunately Noah has lost his bell!

Can you help him write invitations to the animals, asking them to come?


Think about the message you would write on the invitation e.g.


Dear animals,

You will get wet.

Come on my boat.

You will be safe.

Love from Noah…


(see if you can think of your own message) – don’t forget, use your sounds and robot arms to help you write the words.



Recap the story ‘All Afloat on Noah’s Boat’

If you were going onto Noah’s boat with the other animals, what would you take with you? Would you take a family or friend to keep you company?

Today we are going to write a list of what we would pack into our suitcases if we were going on the boat.

If I were going I would take…

My dog

Some toys to play with

Some food if I get hungry

A skipping rope…


Have a think and write your own list of things you would take on Noah’s boat.



Recap the story ‘All Afloat on Noah’s Boat’

The animals are so grateful Noah saved them and let them on his boat! They would like to make a thank you card for Noah.

Using either paper or card, you can decorate it however you would like. Eg paint, glitter…

Have a think what message you would put inside the card.


Dear Noah,

Thank you for your help.

You are kind.

Love from The Animals x


Try and think of your own message to write!







All afloat on Noah’s boat

Still image for this video
Listen to Miss Charman read this weeks story