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Personal, Social, Emotional Development

Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?

Written by Martin Waddell and Illustrated by Barbara Firth


This week we will be exploring the book, 'Can't you sleep little Bear?', by Martin Waddell.

To start off with have a listen to Miss Campbell read the story. After listening to the story discuss what the story is about. You could think about the following:

What happened in the story?

What characters are in the story?

How did little bear feel in the story?

How did big bear feel in the story?

What was your favourite part? Why?

What was your least favourite part? Why?

What did you learn from the story?

Why did big bear help little bear?


It is important you know the story well in order to complete your next task which will be connected to your Literacy this week.


Enjoy! smiley

Story for discussion. 'Can't you sleep little bear?' Written by Martin Waddell

Story written by Martin Waddell and Illustrated by Barbara Firth. Published by Walker Books

I have put the pages of the story below so you can have a closer look at the illustrations. You may even want to read it yourself smiley


Discuss with your child how Big Bear loves Little Bear using the book. Talk about what the word 'care' means and how Big Bear cared for Little Bear. Can you find an example from the book where Big Bear cared or showed love for Little Bear?


Now think about your own family and all the people that love and care for you.



We are very lucky to have a lot of special people in our life that love us and care for us. Ask your child to draw a picture of someone they love or someone that is special to them.

Your Literacy task this week will be to then write underneath your drawing who your special person is and why they are special to you.


Please share them with us either by sending us a photo in the email or by posting it on the blog. We can't wait to hear about all the special people in your lives.


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