This half term our topic is "Light and Dark". Our reading for this topic includes some top notch literature including the modern classic "The Gruffalo" as well as "The Gruffalo's Child" and finishing off the half term with three weeks of "Whatever Next".
"A Gruffalo, whats a Gruffalo?"
"Why don't you know...?"
What a fab time we had, journeying through the deep, dark wood. First we read 'The Gruffalo' followed by 'The Gruffalo's Child'. The children have really enjoyed learning all about Gruffalos and the animals they meet in the deep, dark wood.
As part of our Literacy work, the children wrote invitations to their friends to join them for Gruffalo crumble, roasted fox, scrambled snake or owl ice cream. We even had a go at making some of these delicious recipes in our mud kitchen! My favourite was the scrambled snake!
The children loved the story of Whatever Next, a tale about a little bear who would rather have a picnic on the moon than his bath. We wrote thank you cards to the owl for joining baby bear on the picnic as well as a shopping list to plan what we could have on a moon picnic with bear and owl!
We had a fab day celebrating all things Spanish! We practised Spanish throughout the day including during the register and saying using please and thank you in Spanish as well. Lots of us dressed up for the occasion, even the adults.
(Mexican ponchos count as Spanish right?)
At lunch we enjoyed lots of traditional Spanish food including pinchos and tapas dishes. Then in the afternoon we were treated to a session of Flamenco dance! Everyone got stuck in including the grown ups.