On Sudden Hill

On Sudden Hill by Linda Sarah & Benji Davies

Birt and Etho are best friends, they play on Sudden Hill, making marvellous contraptions out of cardboard boxes.

But then a new boy, Shu, wants to join in too. Birt isn’t sure that he wants Shu to join them. Eaten up with jealousy, he goes home and refuses to come out to play. Until Etho and Shu come to his house with the most marvellous cardboard contraption so far…

Main Focus: Alphabetical Order

This resource explored the words used in the Blurb of the book On Sudden Hill and focuses on alphabetical order.

Your class will look at first letter, second letter and more if required.

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Main Focus: Phonics

This is a phonics resource that is based on sounds throughout the book.

Sounds have been taken from the phonics phases and your class will try to find words that include the sounds.

This is great for an overall recap of the phases.

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Main Focus: Phonics (With text)

This phonics resource covers phases 3, 4, 5 & 6 and includes text from the story to assist your class in locating the sounds within words.

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Main Focus: Capital Letters and Full Stops

This resource helps your class identify where capital letters and full stops should be within context.

Children will cover capital letters at: Beginning of a sentence, days of the week, places and names. Children cover full stops and the end of sentences and to split up ideas.

The resource is differentiated so that children of a younger age have the activity more scaffolded for them should it be required.

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Main Focus: Comprehension

This is a comprehension resource that covers pages 1-9 and then 9-21 of the book.

The resource is differentiated four ways and your class must answer questions linked to retrieval, inference as well as using their imagination.

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Main Focus: Creative Writing

In the story, Birt, Etho and Shu use a cardboard box to pretend that they are lots of amazing characters and have great fun together.

Your class are going to write a story about what they would do with their friends using cardboard boxes.

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Main Focus: Sequencing

Your class will place the events into the order in which they happened from the story.

This is a great sequencing activity to help your children develop their reading for meaning skills and story chronology.

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Main Focus: Word Class

This resource focuses on nouns, verbs and adjectives.

Your class will look at the extract and identify the different classes of words.

They have also the opportunity to add in adjectives of their own to complete the passage.

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Main Focus: Asking Questions

In this resource your class will use the answers given to determine the questions being asked.

Your class will use a range of question starters focusing on Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?

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