Lights on Cotton Rock: 1
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Write a letter from Heather to the alien from the time when she is waiting to meet her friend again.
If you have already finished then re-read and edit your work. Be Mrs Mills and look for your spellings (key words are in your reading diary), best choice of vocabulary (could you change any words) and the overall presentation. Then illustrate it. Use the BBC bitesize materials through this link or on the Red Button on your TV to explore fact families Use these Sorting Cards to help you: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-19730-animal-groups-sorting-cards-photosIf you have access to the internet for your child's learning there is a really good follow up sequence for our fractions work here- starting at week 1- There are online videos to show you child what to do.
Think about the character of Heather. What words and phrases would you use to describe her? How is she similar / different to you? Create a mask : Using different materials around the house, create a mask of your favourite animal. Think about the colours and shape. Can you add different textures to your mask?
The Big BAD Pig......
As with several of Litchfield’s texts, his digital, multi-layered artwork always brings a sense of wonder and amazement. Throughout the book, the reader experiences similar emotions to Heather as the narrative unfolds upon our very eyes, in synchronicity. There is something nostalgic and poignant in David Litchfield’s storytelling. We don’t know why Heather is quite so desperate to be discovered by aliens and taken into space. Yet her vigil is shown to us in sequences as one long night, followed by other long nights, as she flashes her torchlight into the sky longing for an other worldly response.