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Read Enormous Turnip  (PowerPoint slides) and rehearse a simplified story, creating actions. Remember to include language and actions for phrases such as ‘Once upon a time,’ ‘One day.’

Retell story using own story actions.

Create your own version of the Enormous Turnip but change the vegetable that is pulled out of the grounds e.g. sunset orange, scrumptious carrot. Or straw yellow, sweet and crunchy potato.


Character Description


Describe the Old man from the story and describe his appearance / personality using a range of adjectives and noun phrases e.g. The kind, gentle man wore a smart, red waistcoat. His shiny spectacles and silvery, grey hair stood out above his peaceful garden.





Write your story 


Use the story of the enormous turnip to help you write your own version - use your story map to help you with your writing.

Write own story using Capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and adjectives.


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