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Writing - Week 3 and 4 Home Learning 


WOW! Year 2, do you think you are up for the challenge? Can you write a set of zoo map instructions to help Ranger Rick around the new zoo? We are going to spend the next two weeks creating the best instructions for Rick!




Mrs Tyler's Zoo instructions. Have a read of Mrs Tyler's example because this is what you will be creating after all of your writing lessons. 


Zoo Map Instructions

Do you need help Range Rick? I can help you cross the mysterious but adventurous path, through the animal filled zoo, so that you can tend for the needs of the animals and help them to survive. Follow all of my instructions carefully, and I promise you will be able to visit every animal safely. I will warn you of when you need to beware of the predators and carnivores, but I will also inform you of when you can stroke the herbivore animals. Grab the buckets of food and get ready to go! What an amazing journey you will have!


First of all, snow leopards are the first animals that you will see. Well, you might not see them because their thick, heavy fur is covered in spots, that are the perfect camouflage for their dangerous, rocky habitat. Their fur is as soft as cotton wool. You will probably only see one in the enclosure because they are solitary animals, which means that they like to live alone. Beware Ranger Rick, a snow leopard is a carnivore so he will try to bite your hand. Feed him some meat quickly and let’s move on.

Next, you are about to enter the mischievous monkey domain. Be careful because they are such naughty characters and like to pinch things from you. Monkeys are not fussy eaters, they like plants, nuts, seeds and even meat too so feed them whatever you want. Watch out! Did they take your zoo keys?

Soon afterwards, you will come to the stripy, speedy zebras. These animals are similar to horses, they both have hard hoofs that packs a punch, when they kick predators. However, they are usually very gentle, graceful creatures so you shouldn’t have too much trouble with them. Did you know zebras might all look the same with their black and white stripes but actually, every single zebra has its own unique pattern and so every single one is different? Zebra’s munch grass, so providing they have luscious, green grass in the environment, then they will be happy.

Eventually, if you follow the path around the corner, you are about to meet the birds that do not fly but love to swim! Penguins are covered in black and white, waterproof features which are the perfect camouflage for when they are dashing and diving through the water. A penguins favourite food is fish, and they usually catch this as they are diving and darting through the water. They swim like a rocket through the water, streamline, using their wings like flippers. What amazing creatures they are! Did you know they are the most popular animal at the zoo?

Now, take a few steps backwards and change your path. You are now heading away from the speedy, splashing penguin to a slow, steady animal. Have you guessed what is coming next? It is time to check on the tortoises. These reptiles you will usually see roaming around by themselves as they are solitary animals. They have a hard, patterned shell on their back which can weigh up to 500 pounds! Wow that is very heavy. These reptiles are herbivores and so won’t cause you any pain, just make sure they have lots of vegetation around to eat and they will be very happy. 


Lesson 1 - Clarifying Vocabulary


Lesson 2 - Features of the Instructions


Lesson 3 - Describing the zoo animals



Lesson 4 + 5 - Animal Descriptions


Lesson 6 - Writing about the animals using the features



Lesson 7 - Plan