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World Book Day 2019

'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury

Uploaded by Sam Moser on 2016-05-12.

Week: 25/02/19-08/03/19

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.

- Imagination.

- Exploring different sensory experiences.



Exploring Role play and enhancing experiences with foods


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;

Independence skills

Feeding skills

Social Interactions

Attention and engagement skills

Language development

How to use one handed tools

How to use equipment safely.

Imaginative Skills.


The Animal Boogie

Dance and sing along to the Animal Boogie with this video, Allow your child to tell you what the animals are and experiment moving in the same ways they do.

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.