Little N loves her books and although we have lots at home, I was on the look out for Autumn themed books. Sadly there wasn't many must all be being borrowed at the moment but I did come across this beautiful book! It took me back to my childhood as these tales have left a lasting impression on me.
I love the simplicity and innocence of the adventures in each story and the comfort of the animals and relationship between them all. Truly lovely, books which always resulted in my sister and I looking for the animals at our local park and thinking Percy also was our Park Keep- that and my milkman looks exactly like Percy!
A collection of books I will be definitely introducing in to my classroom! However, this book contains a number of different stories about the animals and Percy in the park as well as information about Percy's favourite places in the park and his animal friends.
All of the stories are based on a park keeper called Percy who lives in the park and takes care of all of his animal friends that live there also.
One Percy the Park Keeper: One of my favourite stories in this book is 'The Cross Rabbit'. Over night, heavy snow had fallen causing excitement among the mice. Whilst the rabbit tried to sleep during his hibernation, the mice had disturbed him with their squeals and giggles from the fun they were having on the slide they had made, using leaves as sledges.
Percy told the mice to play somewhere else but a short while later, the cross rabbit was back complaining once more. The mice had built a huge snowman toboggan and were making more noise than ever.
As Percy liked to see all of his friends happy, he asked the mice to have fun quietly. Although I enjoy these stories, it is the illustrations that I find are the most interesting. When looking at them, you can really lose yourself in the picture, allowing your imagination to run away with you.
I think the amazing thing about this book is that it can be for all ages of children at primary school level. It is a good book for the end of the day stories in a classroom as the children can enjoy looking at the pictures as they listen to the story.
I also think it is a good book for children who are learning to write creatively as the book is full of different stories with good use of adjectives.Percy the Park Keeper: A Classic Treasury by Nick Butterworth Nick Butterworth has written a number of Percy the Park Keeper books focusing on one specific story.
However, this book contains a number of different stories about the animals and Percy in the park as well as information about Percy's favourite places in the park and his animal friends/5(6). Percy the park keeper (The hedgehog’s balloon) – Teaching Sequence This teaching sequence is linked to the story ‘The hedgehog’s balloon’.
The pictures for the Activities whole class are sometimes followed by a group activity.
Share learning Introduce Story title – Percy and the hedgehog – The Hedgehog’s balloon. percy the park keeper, activities include design your own park, match the animals and writing See more Percy the park keeper Primary School Education Pre School Primary Resources Teaching Ideas Play Ideas Classroom Ideas Game ideas Classroom Setup.
Colour pictures of Percy and the animals in the story- these would make a great display or could be used for retelling the story Black and white pictures of Percy the Park Keeper and the animals- these could be used for the children to colour or collage.
Percy the Park Keeper- One Snowy Night. A great educational resource for the story 'One Snowy Night' The pack includes: Colour pictures of Percy and the animals in the story; Black and white pictures of Percy and the animals- great for colouring and art activities; Percy's hut .
Percy Park Keeper stories Creating out word forest in outside shed (beginning with phase 2/3 tricky words on leaves) Daily morning phonics rotational activities (cycle 2) Noah’s Ark.