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Hello everybody!

 

In this last week before half term I have chosen another book that I think you will really enjoy but that also has a really important message. It is called “Somebody Swallowed Stanley” by Sarah Roberts and Hannah Peck. It reminds us about how dangerous it is for sea creatures if plastic gets into the sea and I have posted a video of me reading it to you on Tapestry. If you are not able to access Tapestry yet, there is a YouTube version below. As always, I do not own the rights to this book, you could buy it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Somebody-Swallowed-Stanley-Sarah-Roberts/dp/1407195107/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= 

 

If you like “Somebody Swallowed Stanley,” you may also think these other “Under the Sea” themed fiction and non-fiction books:

  • Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae (information poems)
  • Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle
  • The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
  • Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson
  • One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab by April and Jeff Sayre (a counting book)
  • Bright Stanley by Matt Buckingham
  • Barry the Fish with Fingers by Sue Hendra (the same author as Supertato!)

 

Unfortunately, just like in this story, lots of plastic really does end up in the sea and can hurt sea creatures who get stuck in it or think that it is food, just like in these pictures.

 

  

 

This week’s learning will help you to find out how you can help to stop so much plastic ending up in the sea. Here is a great song, that is one of my favourites to sing with children, that will help you understand what can happen if plastic does end up in the sea:

I hope you enjoy “Somebody Swallowed Stanley” and all of the Under the Sea themed activities and ideas I have suggested for you this week. As always, you don’t just have to stick to these activities and can take the theme of “Under the Sea” in whichever direction would like! Keep posting what you get up to on Tapestry, as I love to see it all.

 

Please find this week's activities on the next pages. There is lots to keep you busy but there is no pressure to do them all. Pick the ones which best suit your child, yourself and the resources you have. I would recommend that you attempt at least one from each section. Where it fits, these activities have been linked to ‘Somebody Swallowed Stanley.”

 

Happy ocean exploring!

From Miss B 😊

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