We had our Fairy tale Reading cafe this afternoon with the Ladybird class. What a great success! Lots of parents and family members turned up from both classes to carry out a variety of different activities with the children. Thank you for attending, it really is appreciated! We showed the types of activities we have been doing over the course of the topic, such as reading lots of fairy tales, programming the Bee bot, writing stories, craft activities and measurement tasks. We also did some of the enhanced provision activities that the children have been able to carry out independently in class, such as construction, small world play, Minecraft on the iPads to make fairy tale castles and cottages, sand, play dough and Active learn on the laptops. We hope that everyone enjoyed it as much as the teachers did! Please comment below to let us know what you thought of it, if you would like us to do it more regularly or if you had any suggestions.
As you know, our topic this half term is Pop-Up which is all about fairy tales. To finish this topic, we are going to re-enact Cinderella’s wedding to Prince Charming at St. Dunstan’s church before heading back to school for the wedding reception. All the fairy world is invited- imagine a ‘Shrek’ style party! Please can your child come dressed as their favourite fairy tale character, such as Little Red Riding Hood, the Big Bad Wolf, the Gingerbread Man, The three Little Pigs, Snow White or the Seven Dwarves, etc etc. Don’t feel the need to buy an elaborate costume, let you creative juices flow! It would be lovely if we could have cakes, biscuits or crisps donated too.
If you have any questions, either ask me at school or feel free to post a comment on this blog post and I will respond as soon as I can.
Thank you so much for your support,
We've been writing story maps this week about the fairy tale of the Princess and the Pea. Now we need to practise reading it aloud (and learning it off by heart if possible!) to help us to write it up in full next week. Use the story map we did together below to help you have a go at home...
Oh no! Mammy Bear has forgotten how to make the perfect bowl of porridge! Today, the butterflies decided to become TV chefs and create their own iMovie to help her remember. First they wrote instructions in their literacy books to create a script and then learnt how to use iMovie to film scenes for their show. Then they became editors and added a title to their movie. Bendigedig pawb! Hopefully, Mammy Bear will make us some porridge to thank us for all our help!