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Year 5 and 6, ‘Opie Jones Talks To Animals’ worksheets: UKS2 Literacy Activities Pack

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Share Nat Luurtsema’s hilarious novel, Opie Jones Talks to Animals, with your UKS2 class - then use the lessons in this resource pack to investigate some of the book’s main themes.

By taking part in the creative cross-curricular activities in this pack, children will…

  • Deepen their experience of the text and interrogate it to extend understanding, infer meanings and summarise what they’ve learned
  • Explore monologues and dialogues through discussion, drama and creative writing
  • Learn new skills to help with public speaking and performance
  • Develop concentration, mindfulness and relaxation skills for wellbeing and confidence
  • Use mindfulness, observation and discussion to promote positive thinking, empathy and personal responsibility
  • Receive a certificate for successfully completing an Opie Jones-inspired challenge


  • Teacher notes
  • Downloadable activity sheets 1-4
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