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Ross Collins: There’s a Bear on my Chair!

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

In this broadcast, Ross shares his beloved story There's a Bear on My Chair and discusses his job as an author and illustrator, including where he gets his ideas from. Be sure to have paper and pencils ready to join in a step-by-step draw along towards the end of the broadcast!

There are lots of fantastic activities you can do with pupils before or after this broadcast in our Ross Collins learning resources(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 do with your pupils before or after watching this broadcast. 

How would you get the bear off the chair? LIT 0-31a, ENG 1-31a

Mouse tries everything he can think of to get the bear off the chair, but nothing works. Can your pupils think of any ways they might try to get the bear off the chair? Ask them to write a picture book or comic showing all the things they would do. They can come up with a new character or use Mouse.

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

A full transcript of the event is available to download.

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