22 September 2023
Our book at the beach today was ‘Bright Stanley’ by Matt Buckingham. In the story far below the waves a little fish called Stanley lived with the rest of his shoal. They were the brightest, sparkliest fish in the whole of the deep, dark sea. One morning Stanley woke up rather late. "Coo-ee! It's me-ee!" he called to his friends as usual. But the reef was strangely quiet… We followed Bright Stanley on his adventures to find his friends.
We drew some pictures of things in the book that began with the sounds we have been learning in Read, Write, Inc this week and practised writing m, a, s and d.
We then worked together to create one of the pages from the book, the part where Stanley is about to get eaten by a shark! We collected some white shells the sharks teeth and found some orangey shells for Bright Stanley.
In the story Bright Stanley thinks that he has found his friends but it’s actually his own reflection in a pearl. We looked at our reflections in some different mirrors.
We practised our Yoga on the beach again today. We are getting quite good although it can be a bit tricky in waterproofs and wellies!
Bright Stanley thinks he has found his friends but it turns out to be a lobster counting a bright shining pile of gold coins in a treasure chest. We practised out counting today using gold coins and matched the amount to number cards.
Just before we went for lunch we took our own Bright Stanleys on an adventure of their own.