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Gruffalo foraging and cooking

We had a week where we read about The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson.  We read The Gruffalo’s Child too.  We also heard them in Shetland Dialect.  That was very interesting as there were some words we had never heard before!

After that we went out foraging for ingredients to make some Gruffalo recipes.  Here are photos of us doing that.  We had great fun and used great language and role play used in our cooking and searching.

What will you play with?

Play is a really important part of our P1/2 class.  The children have free choice during Task time to learn through their play.  Play opportunities provided in our class often relate to the learning taking place that week or developing a specific skill but also takes account of their interests.  Play opportunities are changed regularly, with some activities being left out longer if they prove popular! We are encouraging the children to suggest what they would like to play with so we can cater for their interests.  Have a look at the play activities set out for this coming week…