The Day the Crayons Quit

Here are Y1 retelling their topic book ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’!

We are learning to retell the story of The Day the Crayons Quit through actions (Pie Corbett style). We are really enjoying reading back the story by using expression and acting out the different emotions felt by the crayons. We have been using this Go Noodle video about reading with expression.

This week Y1 have been looking at our own class crayons, investigating which we think are the most and least popular and why we think this. This was a fun group activity and created lots of interesting discussion. We then decided to see which crayons were the most popular colour in the class. Blue definitely came out first choice, with pink following.

After, we wrote to our favourite  colour about why we don’t want them to quit and told them all of the lovely things we like to draw using that colour.

At the beginning of the week, Y1 learnt about the story plot in ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’. Learning about the characters, the setting, the problem and the solution in the story.

Today they started their own story plots, drawing the characters (Duncan and the Crayons) and the setting (the classroom).

Y1 have been introduced to their term book ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’.

They used inference to discuss who was in the pictures, later finding out they are the book’s author (Drew Daywalt) and illustrator (Oliver Jeffers). To make sure we are keeping all of our crayons happy, we used our imagination to draw creative pictures.