This week we have started looking at “Traditional stories” by looking how they usually begin and end in relation to other stories. We have been looking at information found on the front and back covers. The children have been trying to predict what they think will happen next and have come up with some imaginative ideas. The children have discussed what they like and dislike about the story and recognise any patterns within the text such as “Oh My, what big eyes you have!” or “All the better to see you with.”
They have had a lot of fun deciding together the actions to use when retelling the story, which helps them to remember it as well. Some of the children have been dressing up as characters from the story and making related crafts as well.
In phonics we have learnt the sound and formation of “g,o,c,k”
In maths we have been looking at the number of objects in two groups, up to 5 or 10 and how many there are altogether. We have been using chocolate and strawberry cakes from Red Riding Hood's basket. We have also been counting forwards and backwards to 20 using different methods like clapping, playing musical instruments and jumping. Can you find a way to count to 20?