Forestdale Primary School

Believe - Aspire - Excel


See below for instructions for the craft activities


This week we are learning about Gorillas linked to the story Gorillas by Anthony Browne. 

Activity 1 - LI To write a fact file.

Read the fact file on Gorillas and write your own fact file for another child to tell them key facts about Gorillas. 

Use a bullet point for each new point.

Remember full stops and capital letters. 

Read the fact file and choose your favourite facts to make your own fact file. 

Activity 2 - To write a poem 

We are going to write two different types of poems. 

We are going to write a what am I poem and describe a gorilla and we are going to write an Acrostic poem. 

Remember an Acrostic Poem using the first letter of gorilla to start each line of the poem.

Activity 3  LI To write questions.

Read the fact file about Anthony Browne's life. Think of a question you could ask him and use the fact file to answer the question. For example......

Where does Anthony Browne live now ? 

Anthony Brown lives in Kent with his sons . 

Remember capital letters, full stops and capital letters.

Activity 4

LI: to write a set of instructions.

Today you are going to be writing a set of instructions for how to get up in the morning.

If you have a work pack you can use the sheet inside.

If you do not have a work pack use the pictures and words below to help you.

Put them in the right order first. Then complete your instructions.


Remember you need:

  • a title
  • what you need
  • 'how to' sentences  - step by step.


Instruction table

Activity 5

LI: to write sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and correct punctuation.

Today we are looking at different types of sentences.


Sentences that are statements end in a full stop.

Sometimes sentences ask questions and they end in a question mark?

Other sentences can be an exclamation or a command. They are urgent or can be angry and they end in an exclamation mark!


Look at the pictures below and see if you can write some sentences that end in a full stop, a question mark or an exclamation mark.


If you have your work packs you will have a sheet that matches today's challenge.


Good luck!

I can't wait to read your sentences.


Pictures for sentence writing.


Awards we have received so far.

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