Read the fantasy story by Julia Donaldson about a mermaid and a greedy octopus, filled with colourful illustrations.
• Blue/ Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language.
• Text type - A fantasy story.
• The illustrations on pages 14 and 15 allow children to retell the story in their own words.
• Curriculum links - Art: Mother nature, designer; Citizenship: Choices