The Bear and the Piano
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The Guardian -'This book is full of breath-taking scenes, from the stunning forest to the rich New York skyline.' The Sunday Times -'The influence of the great illustrators Jon Klasen and Shaun Tan are detectable in David Litchfield's opulent The Bear and the Piano.'
The bear's piano playing makes him a huge star, but he misses the friends and family he has left behind. Could it be that money and celebrity are not everything?The winners of The Farshore Reading for Pleasure Teacher Awards 2023, highlighting the work schools are doing to encourage a love of reading, have... When the bear is learning to play the piano, different illustrations show the same scene at different times of the year. Could you create a similar sequence of images? His vivid, atmospheric scenes of forest and city are imagined on a vast scale, but there is an accessible warmth and humanity to them.'? - Editor’s Picture Book choice, selected as a Highlight of the Season in the Children'?s Autumn Buyer'?s Guide.
This is a three-sessionspelling seed for the book The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield. Below is the coverage from Appendix 1 of the National Curriculum 2014. The bear pursues his musical and artistic interests and talent but also maintains a love for and connection to his home and original community. The bear community is proud of its talented member, even though they're sad he's had to leave them to nurture his talent. Spelling Seeds have been designed to complement Writing Roots by providing weekly, contextualised sequences of sessions for the teaching of spelling that include open-ended investigations and opportunities to practise and apply within meaningful and purposeful contexts, linked (where relevant) to other areas of the curriculum and a suggestion of how to extend the investigation into home learning.Offline Resource – This is for anyone who does not have online access or if they wish to learn away from the computer screen (this includes both lesson 1 and lesson 2)