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John Clifford Primary & Nursery School ‘Be your best. Celebrate success. Together we will be successful.’

Morning Work

The Troll

Wednesday at John Clifford is focused on expanding the mind, embracing the conversation and giving our creative soul chance to grow!

This morning I would like you to examine this incredible picture and read the short story starter below.  I then have a series of questions I would like you discuss with your adult. 

Try to begin your sentences with...

I believe that....

In my opinion...

I have made this decision because....


Story starter!

Thump! He slammed his enormous, grass-covered foot into the middle of the road, sending shockwaves of dust in all directions.

With a loud grunt, the troll wrenched the entire, fully tiled roof off a nearby holiday home, with the owners peering helplessly and frightened out of the downstairs windows. He didn’t mean any harm, but he just couldn’t help himself…


Question time!

What do you think the troll is thinking?

Do you think he is a mean or a kind troll? Why?

What are the people doing when they have seen the troll?

Would you try to catch him or talk to him?

Where do you think the troll has come from?

What do you think the rope around the troll’s waist is for?


If you would like more starters like this then visit the website below.