We have been learning the story Owl Babies this week. We developed our story map and loved retelling the story. Then we changed the characters to Hedgehog Babies instead and made up our own version. Our challenges this week were also linked to the book. In the construction area we used sticks, leaves and feathers to make an owl nest for our owl babies to sleep in just like in the story! I'm sure you'd agree, that the owls look very comfy.
The children were very excited to see that the new story we are learning this week is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. They enjoyed guessing the story using the clues from our story sack. The children will be story sequencing the story this week as well as writing a list of food for The Very Hungry Caterpillar next week!
Class 1 enjoyed having a special visitor into their classroom today. The children were immersed in the brilliant artwork and story telling beautifully carried out by James Mayhew. James started by sharing some of the stories and illustrations he has previously created and moved on to show the children how he can create a piece of artwork whilst listening to a piece of music. James made a troll and a moonscape, both relating to his books. The children enjoyed their visit thoroughly and have spent the last few days inspired to create artwork like James. They have created some fabulous pieces of art which can be seen above.