Primary School

Relationships. Wellbeing. Achievement.


This week our story is Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson. It is an underwater story of friendship and fun. When Crab finds a new shell, he doesn’t want to share it with anyone – especially not a blobby purple anemone and a tickly bristleworm. But life in the rock pool proves tougher than Crab thinks and he soon finds he needs his new housemates.


Below are some suggested literacy activities:


The story is about sharing. Think about when you have shared something - sweets/ toys etc and discuss with your family.

Think about people who help you. What do they do?

What can you do to help them?

The bristleworm likes to do housework. Do you help around the house?

What do you do?


There are rhyming words in the story. How many can you find?

Sharing a shell Wordsearches – see below

Look at the ends of words

Can you spell some sh words? Can you use them in sentences?

Examples: shell ship shoe shop sheep shed shell shape share shore

fish wish brush flash


Read some high frequency words books here:

Don’t forget to read bug club books.

Oxford Owl books


The story had some beautiful shells in it. Can you write some describing sentences about shells? There is an example and some pictures of shells below. There are lots of wow words for you to use.

Write about your favourite part of the story. Why do you like it?

Draw the three friends and have ago at filling in the speech bubbles. See examples below

Draw your house and write about who you share it with.