Our Jolly Jo session this week linked in with a story that the children have enjoyed recently - Jack and the beanstalk. We first climbed our beanstalk, took some giant sized footsteps, and then had to capture the golden egg (a yellow rugby ball!) and race away before the Giant caught us!
Story telling has been popular this week – on Wednesday we sat as a group outside to share the tale of the Gruffalo! We used one of our story sacks full of props to help bring the story to life - the children were very excited to meet the fox, the mouse, the owl, and the snake, and of course... the Gruffalo himself!
The paint table has also been busy this week with bugs and butterflies. The children chose a range of bug themed stencils to create a collection of mini beasts. We also used a technique where children painted half of a butterfly, then folded their paper in half, before then opening it out – the children were amazed to see how their painting was mirrored onto the other side of their butterfly, some also observed how the colours had mixed together!
New words we have learned this week:
Seed / Grow
Ideas to continue this weeks’ fun at home
Why not see what props you can find to support story telling at home? You could even make your own – draw or stick pictures of favourite characters on to lolly sticks or wooden spoons and help your child act out their favourite stories.