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Commotion in the Ocean Story presentation – illustrated with pictures from the book, each character on a different page – can be used on the whiteboard or as a great display item.
Whiteboard presentation of questions to ask before, during and after reading the book – each question A4 size displayed on a great underwater scene
100 high frequency words on gold coins and a large treasure chest, to use for spelling and writing activities and to make a great display.
Alphabet flashcards a-z in upper and lower case letters, each on whale pictures.
Table top alphabet line – sea life scene, great to support pupils during lessons
Colourful word mat including words from the story including the characters
16 A4 posters including questions about the story – with colourful crabs with speech bubbles – a novel way to assess reading comprehension
24 adjectives displayed on cute dolphins – great for spelling and writing tasks, and also make a great display item for your under water scene.
30 A5 flashcards of different phonics on great crab pictures
30 A4 sharks with verbs from the story
62 half A4 landscape words from the book, including character names and other underwater words.
28 writing practise sheets – including all the characters and other under water items, for pupils to trace the words and draw the word.
Write your own animal facts task cards
My underwater adventure writing task.
Colourful seashell border to frame pupils writing.
Octopus writing task
4 Antonym and synonym worksheets relevant to the story


Numbers 1-100 flashcards, counting cards, number binds to 10 and 20 cards, odd and even flashcards, table top number line, size measuring task, snap cards, worksheets.

Role Play and Arts:
Lots of poems and rhymes about the animals with matching face masks, finger or hand puppets, plus other resources.


Animal flahcards, photo posters, key facts posters for each animal, deep sea creatures A4 poster, long banner, display borders, colour flashcards.

Bingo boards, loop cards, 4 in a row game, books marks, jigsaw, Word matching cards , Memory challenge game, Word search, bingo game etc

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File Name File Type File Size
commotion in the ocean pdf
zip 35.9MB

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