As part of our induction to Glenwood programme, we invite children who will be starting soon to join us for Bookbug sessions. Many other children joined in too.
We love to hear stories and we have been listening to one of our favourites read to us by the author. Michael Rosen is the author of “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” and we can join in with the actions as he reads this story.
We loved this story so much we decided to make props and puppets to retell it. We made a big bear puppet and some long swishy grass.
I wonder what else we will need to make to tell this story?
This week we have been creating stories with Mrs Kerr from the early literacy team. We used story dice to think about the characters and setting and events of the story. We wrote our stories in our story book and we illustrated them. Today we acted out our stories.
Look at the fantastic model we have built using our large blocks!
We have been using puppets to re-tell familiar stories.
We decided to hold a puppet show and made tickets for the audience.
We began to create our own stories and wanted different characters for our puppet shows and so we made our own!
We especially like telling stories using our Transformer puppets!
We have been learning about stories and creating our own. We know that stories have a character, a setting and problem and a solution. We used the book Mixed up Fairy Tales for ideas and then created our own mixed up stories by adding characters, settings, problems and solutions.
We created a Jurassic World for our dinosaurs outdoors in the tough spot. We added plants, logs, stones and sand to create the environment.
We enjoy creating maps and have been using real maps to extend this learning.
We decided to create a 3-d map and we chose to make a model of London. We used the Chrome book to help us find out about some buildings. We added the River Thames to our map and used junk modelling to build some of the well known buildings.
In the construction area we have been working together to develop the area. We used small construction resources to build vehicles and used the large blocks to create roads and ramps. We added a runway for aeroplanes and have created more roads using tape. As we play, we are exploring forces using ramps and gutters to create slopes and we are learning about direction using arrows.
We have been reading spooky Hallowe’en stories and creating our own! We love to act out our stories and make books to re-tell our stories.
Hide, Find and Rehide
We have been busy decorating stones to hide in our local parks for our families within Glenwood and the community, to enjoy finding, rehiding and even decorating our own stones to hide.
This is a great way to get active and creative whilst spending quality time with family and friends without spending any money.
By the end of the week, we aim to have stones hidden in Eastwood Park and Rouken Glen Park. Please feel free to take your child out on a ‘stone hunt’ and even add to our collection by designing your own special stone. If you find a stone, you will be able to tell if it is one of ours as it has our twitter address on it @GlenwoodFC. Once you’ve found the stone you can take a photo, rehide it or hide one of your own, then post to twitter.
We hope you enjoy this fun experience with your children.
What you need
- A stone (any size)
- Varnish (This could be clear nail varnish)
We were building a house using the large blocks . We used tools and took on the roles of the different people needed to build a house. We had to plan and work together and we had to take risks as we climbed up to construct the roof.
We even decided to build a shop for the workers to go to when they had a break!
We have been learning about the importance of recycling, reusing and reducing waste. We took part in a fantastic workshop by Eco Drama, Recycling Heroes to help us learn more about this. We were all given a guide to reducing waste to allow us to share this at home.