The story of Little Red Riding Hood was at the centre of our learning at the beginning of this week. We read the story, created a class story map, used stick figures to retell the story in a themed tuff tray, wrote 'sorry' or 'get well soon' cards for Grandma from the Wolf, and made a variety of foods and treats for Grandma's basket using playdough.
The children had a go at using paper and cardboard to create a basket suitable for Little Red Riding Hood to carry to her Grandma's house. We were very impressed that every child used their own ideas and worked independently, while sharing scissors and masking tape, to create their unique designs. As they are all suitable for purpose, the children are hoping to use them for an Easter egg hunt in a couple of weeks...
In maths this week, the children have been counting forwards and backwords, representing numbers nine and ten and subitising these numbers using tens frames. It has been wonderful to observe the independent exploration of number within the continuous provision. The children are recording their ideas in a variety of ways and have practised their number formation.
We had a break in this week! The cheeky Gingerbread Man left a trail of crumbs behind as he scurried through our classroom! The children had designed and built traps to try and catch him after immersing themselves in the traditional tale. Once we found evidence of his visit to Oak Class, the children searched for clues and wrote down their findings to share with Miss Penny.
We ended our week with a virtual visit from Rachel Morrisroe, author of the book THE DRAMA LLAMA. Rachel read the story to the class and the children took part in a quiz to assess their listening and comprehension. Oak Class were very engaged and did very well in the quiz!
"Whenever he was worried or whenever there was drama,
Alex Allen's brain produced . . .
A living breathing Llama!"
About the story - Alex Allen, like lots of children, sometimes worried about things - like dancing badly or getting an answer wrong in class. But unlike lots of children, every time he worries a real-life llama appears! And the more Alex worries, the bigger Llama grows... which starts getting him into all sorts of trouble!
After listening and discussing the story, the children were guided by the book’s illustrator and had a sketch tutorial in drawing their own llamas. The children concentrated intently and were enormously proud of their artistic creations.
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