The Bear Hunt
This week the children have been exploring the story, 'The Bear Hunt.' They are showing a significant interest in the rhythm and rhyme of the book, and in retelling the story events. There is also a lot of children that require sensory experiences to develop their sensory awareness skills, and enjoy repeated refrains.
The children will be reading the story, exploring with different medias to retell the book in small world form, and walking through different medias as the story is told. We are also planning to do a learning walk to the country park, to hear and see the sounds and sights noted in the book.
For this activity, children will learn:
- Social Skills such as playing alongside others and joining in.
- To share experiences.
- To turn take and allow others to 'have a go.'
- Join in with repeated refrains and anticipate key events in rhymes and stories.
- Maintain attention and develop listening skills.
- Develop a love of reading and literacy skills.
- Exploring different sensory experiences.
This week our planning focuses around play in the home corner, and developing imaginative skills.
The children have been transporting resources to mime cooking with, therefore real foods will be provided to allow children to experiment with cutting, develop their understanding of real foods, and promote imaginative play.
This activity also enables children to learn;
Attention and engagement skills
How to use one handed tools
How to use equipment safely.
The Animal Boogie
The children in class one have a significant interest in animals and sensory play activities. This week we have focused this with the animal boogie book and song, and used puppets to support understanding of the animals that feature throughout the story.
Children have explored paint and printing, danced and sang to the book, and explored with different ways of moving. This has helped children settle into preschool, experiment with different ways of moving, learn new animals and the sounds they make, improved listening and attention skills, and allowed children to develop their imaginative play skills.