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There's a Tiger in the Garden

To watch more CBeebies visit - Hardy reads tonight's bedtime story, There's a Tiger in the Garden. When Grandma says she...

Lesson 1: Watch the video of Tom Hardy reading 'There's a tiger in the garden'. Talk about the story with your child. Have your child draw a garden of their own. Underneath ask your child to write a sentence about who might be hiding in their garden. Remind them to use a capital letter at the start of their sentence. Please encourage finger spaces between words and a full stop at the end of their sentence. Please encourage your child to use correct letter formation. 


Lesson 2:  It must have been shocking to find a tiger in her garden. Talk to your child about what they might ask a tiger if they discovered one in their garden. Ask your children to write down these questions remembering how to use a question mark at the end of the question. Don't forget about capital letters and finger spaces too and remember where to start and finish your letters. 


Lesson 3: Descriptive writing. Ask your child to draw a picture of the tiger in the middle of a piece of paper. Talk with your child about words they could use to describe the character eg fierce, stripy, orange etc. Write these words around the tiger to make a poster of brilliant describing words. Please remember to encourage your child to start letters in the correct place and to use correct formation. 


Lesson 4: Find some poems about tigers for inspiration before becoming a poet yourself! Using your descriptive words from your tiger drawing, write a poem where each lines starts with 'Tigers are...' and join two words together using the word 1and' for example 

"Tigers are orange and black.

Tigers are fierce and big.

Tigers are scary and hairy" 


Lesson 5: Talk with your child about creatures that might live in their garden eg hedgehogs, blackbirds, foxes etc Do some research on one animal using the internet and books and write some sentences about that creature. Remind them to use capital letters at the start of their sentences. Please encourage finger spaces between words and a full stop at the end of the sentence. Please encourage correct letter formation. 


Lesson 6: write a postcard to a tiger. You can write whatever you like on your postcard but remember the key features! Who it is to goes at the top, information in the middle and who it is from on the end and don't forget an exciting picture on the front. If you aren't sure where to send your post card to then you could send it to 'The Tigers, Chester Zoo, Upton-by-Chester, Chester, CH2 1EU'