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Reading and Comprehension


I would like you to choose a story to read from our Virtual library. Here is the link:

Click on the front cover of the story of your choice and remember that this can be recorded in your reading record.



The book we will be looking at this week is ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’. The author of our story is Julia Donaldson and the illustrator is Axel Scheffler.

I would like you to think about the story of The Gruffalo’s child. What happened in the beginning of the story? Middle? End of the story?


Below is a link to listen to the story of The Gruffalo’s Child.

The Gruffalo's Child - Read by Alan Mandel

For my niece Ayla on her 2nd birthday.The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo shouldEver set foot in the deep dark wood.But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo'...

Task: Choose one of the activities below to complete thinking about the story of ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’.


  1. Make characters puppets for The Gruffalo’s Child and use these to retell the story.
  1. Write a book review for The Gruffalo’s Child. Did you like the story? What was your favourite part? I have attached a book review template below.

Please do send a picture of your work to our class email. I look forward to hearing from you!