14 September 2022
Our story at beach school this week was ‘Starfish on the Beach’ by Lindy Schneider and Tom Schneider. The story is about a little girl and her mum who find starfish on the beach drying in the sun. They try to save them by throwing them back in the water but get discouraged by how many need rescuing. The little girl sees that she can make a difference for at least one at a time.
We spoke about making a difference and how the little girl helped the starfish. We then practised writing ‘s’ for starfish on our whiteboards.
We went for a walk along the beach to try and find some starfish but we didn’t see any so we drew our own in the sand. One of the children wanted to make a big starfish altogether so we helped each other and made a big starfish and filled it with seaweed.
When we had our snack we thought that our banana skins looked like starfish! After our snack we played a game and found out lots of interesting facts about starfish.
In the afternoon we went up in the sand dunes to look for seagulls. Our story today had lots of seagulls in it. We looked at pictures of different seagulls and learnt some of their names. We then took it in turns to describe one and the others had to guess which one it was.
At the beginning of the story the little girl collects different shells. We collected different shells and also looked for starfish in the rock pools. When we had lots of shells we sorted them in different ways, spoke about their differences and similarities and compared sizes.
Before we went back to school we practiced our balancing on the big log.