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Before we carry on with our learning about Sharing a Shell, I thought you might like to watch this video about hermit crabs.  Whilst you are watching it, think about how the hermit crab moves.   

Amazing Crabs Shell Exchange | Life Story | BBC Earth

As a hermit crab grows its shell becomes a tighter fit so eventually the crabs need to move into a bigger one, leading to an amazing exchange. Taken from Lif...

Sharing a Shell contains lots of verbs that describe how the creatures move. Today we are going to be looking carefully at one of the pictures from the book and thinking about how we could use verbs to describe the actions of the creatures and people in the picture.


First, read through the story again.

Can you spot the verbs? e.g the word roam is a verb - it tells us how the crab moved in the rock pool.

What other verbs can you spot? You may have found some when you did your comprehension activity on Monday. 


Next look carefully at the picture on the activity sheet. What can you see? 

How might the seagulls fly? 

How would the snail move? 

What about the crab? 

Write some sentences that include a verb.   

e.g. The whale swam in the sea.   

Challenge - Can you include an adjective in your sentence?  

e.g The whale swam in the sparkly blue sea.  

Swam is the verb and sparkly blue are the adjectives.


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