24 May 2019
This was our last week of traditional tales at beach school. We read the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. We thought about what sort of food Red Riding Hood might have in her basket. In the sand we made some triangle and square sandwiches and some round biscuits cakes. We then discussed what would happen if Grandma and Red Riding Hood shared them. We used lolly sticks to cut them in half. After that we collected 6, 8, 10, 12 or 14shells (which we pretended were grapes) and then shared them between Grandma and Red Riding Hood.
In PE we played a chasing game where we had to collect scarves. The most somebody got was five. We then had great fun running with the ribbons and making shapes. We ran all the down to low tide. Some of our ribbons got wet so we put them in the sand to dry in the wind!
After our snack we pretended that the marram grass was the forest that Red Riding Hood went through to get to Grandma’s. We dressed up as Red Riding Hood and wrote directions so she could find the way without getting lost. We are getting very good at remembering our left and right but decided that we should have brought a compass with us so we know which direction to go in.
After lunch we all worked together to make a map of the forest. We used seaweed for the trees, a sandcastle for Grandma’s house and collected lots and lots of shells to make a path. We were so proud of what we had achieved from working together.