This week our story was ‘Story Path’ by Kate Baker. Using this book we made up our own stories. We travelled along the story path and discovered an enchanted world where fairy princesses battled with monsters from the deep and vampire cats zoomed through the galaxy on silver unicorns. We choose our own characters, settings and plots and made a decision on what happened next in the story on every page. Each time we read the book we made up a different story.
Our Rainbow Challenges this week have been related to this book:
Writing – Write captions from the story
Maths – Follow a story path and say whether you are going left or right
Funky Fingers – Follow the path with a pencil keeping in the lines
Construction – Use Lego to build something from the story
Creative – Draw your own building on our class story map
Outside – Follow a map to visit different places in Embleton
This week nearly every Nursery and Reception child did all their challenges and Gold Challenge. We are very proud of them all.
In our story this week we saw some different types of homes. We looked at some photos of homes from different places around the world. We compared them and discussed what was different. We found a few things that were the same in some of the homes and then we spoke about whether we would like to live in them. We all decided that some of the homes we might like to spend a night in but not live in them!
As it is a new month we have a new artist of the month, Piet Mondrian. We looked at some information about him and saw of some of his artwork. We found out that he loved to dance and one of his paintings was called ‘Broadway Boogie Woogie’ named after a famous dance of the time he was alive.
When we did our outside challenge we followed the map past school and saw what was happening with the building work. We saw that the side wall and the staffroom window had gone and the builders have started building another wall and are putting in windows and doors. One of Starfish said they thought that it was going to be a cafe!
Next week our story will be ‘The Everywhere Bear’ by Julia Donaldson.