Forestdale Primary School

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This week we have started our very new and exciting book 'Lost and Found'. 

We will begin our topic by learning about a lost, little penguin from the story 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers. The children will take part in lots of writing opportunities based on this story over the next few weeks and will write their own version of the story as part of our Talk for Writing.




On Monday the children arrived in school to find some very mysterious looking penguin footprints, sardines and snowflakes… a trail left from a penguin, a penguin missing from Antarctica!


We read the story Lost and Found (if you do not have the story at home, please click on the link below to listen to the story).

We discussed how the penguin felt at the beginning of the story when he was all alone and lost.

Activity 1 - Think of some WOW words to describe how he might have felt such as ‘terrified, lonely, worried, anxious, frightened..

Write these adjectives on your activity sheet. 


On Tuesday  worked together to describe what the penguin looked like and came up with some super sentences such as ' The penguin has a fluffy, white and black coat of feathers and a sharp, pointy beak.' 


In the afternoon we watched the Lost and Found animation and decided to design our own missing penguin posters to help find him

Activity 2 - Write a character description for the lost penguin... E.g. Have you lost a penguin? He has a white and black body. He has a hard, pointy beak. He has two webbed feet etc...


Activity 3 - Write a list of items which the boy and the penguin would need to take to Antarctica.




Awards we have received so far.

  • Primary Science
  • Healthy Schools
  • Health for Life
  • Artsmark Award
  • EEF
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Music Mark