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This week's home learning is based on the short film 'The Silent Red Book'. Before watching the film, explore the opening screenshot together and discuss the words. Questions you might ask:

  • Who are the characters in the story?
  • Do you think they like each other? Why?
  • What do you think a silent book is?

The Silent Red Book by Maia Walczak with music by Amy Hiller

A girl comes to a city from far away. No one notices her. No one says hello. They are all too busy living in their own world. But the girl makes a friend...

Day One 

Watch the film clip through once and discuss the plot. Discuss the key moments in the story. Which do you remember? Using the activity below, put the events in order and say what is happening in each one. You may need to watch the clip again and pause to find the relevant parts. 

Day Two

Watch the video up until 45 seconds. Explore this picture together.



Discuss what is happening and how the fox might be feeling. Look at the nine words below and discuss their meaning. Ask your child to choose three that they think the fox might be feeling. Ask them to explain their choices to you.



Day Three

Watch the video up until 1:37. Discuss how the fox is feeling now. How have its feelings changed across the story?

Write vocabulary in the thought bubbles below to show how the fox is feeling at the different points in the story. What has changed from the picture we looked at yesterday?

Day Four

Imagine you find an animal friend. What friend would you most like to find? It could be a fox like the girl in the story? Perhaps it is a dinosaur? Draw your friend and write some words to describe him. 


Day Five

Today, decide on some things you would like to see with your animal friend. Draw one thing you would like to see  in each of the boxes in the writing frame below to make your own story. Write a sentence underneath each picture. Start your sentence with 'I saw' or 'We saw'. For example: I saw a rainbow. Don't forget to use a full stop at the end of your sentence.