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A Writing Root for Oi Frog

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KS: R & KS1

Year Group: Reception

Literary Theme: Family & Friends

Author(s): Kes Gray


Captions and labels, own version narrative

Main Outcome:

Own version rhyming narrative


Two+ weeks, 10+ sessions

Recommended term:

Summer term 2

Updated for 2021 Statutory EYFS Framework

Overview and Outcomes:

In this ten-session Writing Root, which we suggest will take 3 weeks to cover, the children find rhyming animal-object pairs. They investigate who should sit where through the reading of Oi Frog and develop this idea through role-play in a furniture shop! The children perform in role as the bossy cat and create rule posters. Finally, they devise their own rhyming pairs of animals and objects and through using strategies such as supported sentences, they write their own version rhyming narrative. 

Synopsis of Text:

Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools and gofers sit on sofas, but Frog does not want to sit on a log! Jam-packed with animals and silliness, this original rhyming story will have young children in fits of laughter.

Text Rationale:

From award-winning author Kes Gray and award-winning illustrator Jim Field, this book is part of a series of wonderful books, including Oi Dog! and Oi Puppies! all of which enjoy playing with language, rhyme and phonics in thoroughly silly and entertaining ways. A brilliant book for children to practise their phonics and deepen their understanding of rhyme as well discuss their favourite animals. 

Links and Themes:

Frogs, pets, animals, cats, phonics, rhyme

Date written: October 2016

A Home Learning Branch is available for Oi Frog.

Home Learning Branch Overview:

This is a Home Learning Branch for Oi Frog.  These branches are designed to support home learners to access literature-based learning using a selection of books we love from Writing Roots.  They include purposeful writing suggestions, links to the wider curriculum so that texts can be used across other subjects, key questions as well as spelling or phonics investigations.

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