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The toobies

Can you still remember how to get to Willy’s tree house? You remember you have to cross the river, follow the winding path up the mountain and then find the path that leads you to the forest where the Wops live.

If you walk ever so carefully into the forest and you are as quiet as a mouse you just might be lucky to see a Toobie. But you would have to look very carefully because Toobies are very shy and oh, so tiny.

The Toobies don’t live in the forest. They live in the grasslands before you get to the forest. Because there is so much grass and so few trees the Toobies do not live in tree houses. It would have been difficult for them each to find a tree and they probably would have argued about the trees. No, the Toobies live in tunnels underground.

These tunnels are not ordinary tunnels. Neither are they rabbit holes. Their tunnels are made into beautiful little rooms and their tunnels are ever so clean. It is not easy to dig a Toobie tunnel and it takes them a long time to build such a tunnel. Sometimes the moles help them.

You may think the Toobies’ tunnels are cold, dark and damp. No, the moles make sure there are enough ventilation holes for fresh air and everywhere in the tunnels there are tiny lamps which are kept burning and which light up the tunnels.


1. Do you think you would like the Toobies to be your friends too? Give your reasons.

2. Have you ever seen a Toobie? Tell the class.

3. Who can remember where the Toobies live?

4. Are they like the Wops family? Give your reasons.

5. Explain the words: ordinary; argued; ventilation.

6. Use your own words to say what the Toobies look like.

LO 1.3.1 LO 2.8.1
LO 1.3.6 LO 2.2
  • A poem to listen to.
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The tiny toobies

Do you want to know

Where the Toobies live?

The teeny, tiny Toobies?

Then follow me ……

Through tunnels underground –

Hush! Don’t make a sound,

To the grasslands low

Where the poppies bloom

And the winds don’t blow.

The teeny, tiny Toobies

Are a friendly lot

But shy as shy can be!

They hide away

Round every bend –

Unless of course

You are their friend.

The moon is up

They’re out to play.

Gather round and take a peep!

But, when the sun comes up

At break of day

They scatter and hide,

Stay safe inside

Their tunnel homes so deep.


LO 1.3.1 LO 2.3

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Learning Outcome 1: LISTENING: The learner is able to listen for information and enjoyment and respond appropriately and critically in a wider range of situations.

Assessment Standard 1.3: We know this when the learner listens with enjoyment to short stories, rhymes, poems and songs form a variety of cultures, and shows understanding;

1.3.1 listens for the main idea and important details in the story;

1.3.6 answers open questions about the story;

Assessment Standard 1.6: We know this when the learner develops phonic awareness:

1.6.1 distinguishes between different phonemes, especially at the beginning of words.

Learning Outcome 2: SPEAKING : The learner is able to communicate confidently and effectively in spoken language in a wide range of situations.

Assessment Standard 2.2: We know this when the learner communicates ideas using interesting descriptions and action words;

Assessment Standard 2.3: We know this when the learner sings, recites, acts out and mimes songs, poems and rhymes;

Assessment Standard 2.8: We know this when the learner contributes to class and group discussions;

2.8.1 by taking turns, asking questions and showing sensitivity to the rights and feelings of others.

Learning Outcome 3: READING AND VIEWING : The learner is able to read and view for information and enjoyment and respond critically to the aesthetic, cultural and emotional values in texts.

Assessment Standard 3.2: We know this when the learner role-play reading:

3.2.4 uses pictures to construct ideas;

Assessment Standard 3.4: We know this when the learner recognises letters and words and makes meaning of written text:

3.4.1 reads simple written materials (labels, stories, etc.) for different purposes;

Learning Outcome 4: WRITING : The learner is able to write different kinds of factual and imaginative texts for a wide range of purposes.

Assessment Standard 4.1: We know this when the learner writes with increasing legibility:

4.1.1 manipulates writing tools like crayons and pencils effectively;

4.1.2 develops letter formation and handwriting skills, drawing patterns, tracing and copying words;

4.1.3 forms letters of the alphabet successfully.

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