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 class will read the Newspaper Article and are then challenged to recall events and information.

Unlock Resource

Main Focus: Comprehensions

This is a great pack 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 pack your 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 class best.

Unlock Resource

Main Focus: Homophones

This is a great pack to introduce your 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 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 & your

Unlock Resource

Main Focus: Expanded Noun Phrases

This pack 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 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 class to write questions to ask the bear.

Unlock Resource

Main Focus: Vocabulary Extension

This is a 8 page pack that allows your children to explore the vocabulary used in the story. The 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