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 her 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 her owner save the village, an act which is still commemorated in Mousehole to this day.

This Picture Book Explorers topic pack, will take you to Cornwall, to explore its geography, dialect and food through a range of suggested activities suitable for children of different ages and abilities.

Children will also have the opportunity to
– explore peninsulas
– learn about the sea through hands-on art and science activities
– build their own ripple tank to explore wave reflection and refraction
– tackle hands-on maths activities to introduce tessellation, weights and more
– practise creative writing skills
– develop crafting skills
– try regional recipes.

Choose from a wide range of activities to tailor this study into a personalised learning journey for your family.

The 35-page pdf includes:
~ full instructions for over 20 short lessons
~ a range of printables including timeline, maps and flags
~ supplies list
~ book & film go-along suggestions.

Suggested age range 5 to 10.

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