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 bristle worm. But life in the rock pool proves tougher than Crab thinks and he soon finds he needs his new housemates.



Below are some suggested topic activities:



The story takes place in a rockpool.

Watch this video on rockpools

Draw and label what you might find in a rockpool


Last week you found out what could float and what didn’t.

This week find out why things float and sink. Watch this video

Play this game and predict what will float and what will sink


Create your own shells. There is a lot of glitter in the story - Ask an adult if you can decorate your shell with glitter                     (sorry parents!)


Design a new shell for the three friends to share


Design a new book cover for the story. – see example below


Colouring sheets – see below

It’s World Ocean Day on Monday 8th June.

Watch this video on how we can help keep our oceans and seas clean.

Here are some activities you can do. There are some resources are below:


Look in your recycling bag and sort into paper/plastic/cardboard/cans


Make a poster full of ocean animals or asking people to stop throwing plastic in the sea


  Find, count and colour


Read and colour ocean animals activity


Ocean craft ideas