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Kes Gray

Language: English
Genre: Animals, Art, Family, Humour, Maths
Age group: 3-5, 6-8

Watch Kes Gray reveal his seriously impressive and unsual superpower (biscuits may or may not be involved...) and enjoy Kes reading from two of his best known and beloved picture books: Quick Quack Quentin and Oi Frog.

For a variety of cross-curricular activities to help you explore Kes Gray's books before or after watching the broadcast, take a look at our Quick Quack Quentin learning resource.(this will open in a new window)

If you only do one thing

We know time is tight, so here is just one activity you could complete with your class before or after broadcast.

Working in waddles MNU 0-01a, MNU 1-11a

In Quick Quack Quentin, distance is measured in waddles. It is 100 waddles from the doctor's to the farm, and 174 waddles from the farm to the zoo. A waddle is one duck stride. Measure the stride length of different members of the class. Are they all the same or different? Who has the longest or shortest? Why might that be? What is the average stride length for the class? Next, as a class, decide how long a waddle should be and practice stepping that distance. The class could make a waddle measure in the shape of a duck's foot. Now, measure and record how many waddles it takes to get to and from different places in school.

For shorter clips from this event vist the BBC Scotland Learning(this will open in a new window) website.

A full transcript of this event is available to download.

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