This is a cross-curricular literature unit study/topic based file to accompany the picture book "The Mousehole Cat" by Antonia Barber.
ISBN: 978-0744523539 (Picture book not included.)
The book tells the story of a cat and his man who live in the tiny village of Mousehole - pronounced Mowzel - in Cornwall, UK. The man is a fisherman and when the boats are stuck in harbour one very stormy winter, the village teeters on the brink of starvation. Discover how Mowzer and his owner save the village, an act which is still commemorated in Mousehole to this day.
In this Picture Book Explorer study, you will discover Cornwall, its geography, dialect and food through the suggested activities.
Your child can
- learn about the sea through hands-on art and science activities
- build their own ripple tank
- tackle hands-on maths activities to introduce tesselation
- practise creative writing
- develop their crafting skills
- try regional recipes.
You choose the activities to make a perfect learning adventure for your family.
~ instructions for over 20 activities;
~ printables including timeline, maps and flags;
~ list of supplies needed;
~ book & film go-along suggestions.
Written by a British Home Educator, Picture Book Explorers are designed to guide you and your child along a learning journey inspired by beautifully crafted books. Each of the downloadable studies provides stepping stones from reading the story aloud into an enjoyable educational adventure. When have taken everything you can from Picture Book Explorers, your family can continue on the learning journey, adding your own ideas and taking inspriation from the suggestions given.
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