The Bear and the Piano
The Bear and the Piano
One day, a young bear stumbles upon something he has never seen before in the forest. As time passes, he teaches himself how to play the strange instrument, and eventually the beautiful sounds are heard by a father and son who are picnicking in the woods. The bear goes with them on an incredible journey to New York, where his piano playing makes him a huge star. He has fame, fortune and all the music in the world, but he misses the friends and family he has left behind. A moving tale of exploration and belonging from an exciting debut author-illustrator.
Main Focus: Newspaper Report
This is a newspaper report that is based on a real report from 2018. Your Year 1/ Year 2 class will read the Newspaper Article and are then challenged to recall events and information.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: Comprehensions
This is a great Ks1 resource linked the The Bear and the Piano book that recalls the events up until the bear leaves the forest to go to the city. There are three different levels of text within this pack and five different levels of comprehension to cater for your Year 1 and Year 2 class.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: Apostrophes
In this activity, your Ks1 class will work on identifying apostrophes for possession and adding in to complete the sentences. There are seven resources in this pack so you can choose those that suit your Year 1 / Year 2 class.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: Homophones
This is a great resource linked to The Bear and the Piano to introduce your Ks1 children to a range of homophones or to use as an assessment to see how much your children have retained and which homophones need revisiting again.
You can choose whether your Year 1 / Year 2 class circle the words or must find and change them completely to make it very challenging. All resources are differentiated by the variety of homophones used. The homophones covered are: one & won bee & be bear & bare hear & here two, to & too passed & past wear & were knight & night new & knew sea & see your & yourUnlock Resource
Main Focus: Expanded Noun Phrases
This pack linked to The Bear and the Piano enables your children to work on their sentence construction by creating expanded noun phrases.
The children will use or create adjectives and nouns to make expanded noun phrases linked to the text.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: Questions
Your Ks1 class will read the answers given linked to the story and then they will try to think of the questions. A great activity to help your children develop variety in their questioning. The final piece is a blank template for your Year 1 / Year 2 class to write questions to ask the bear.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: Vocabulary Extension
This is a 8 page activity that allows your Ks1 children to explore the vocabulary used in The Bear and the Piano book.
Your Year 1 / Year 2 children can place the vocabulary into the sentences from the story, they can find out definitions or they can use the definitions provided to write the words in new contexts.Unlock Resource
Facts about Bears
Check out this fantastic range of resource that encourages your children to take ownership of their learning and find out facts about bears. There are snippets of facts as well as sound and video clips to engage your class.Unlock Resource