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Movie Morning

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Movie Morning

One day Asaad asked if he could make a video. We set up a video diary and the children learnt how to record themselves as they sang songs and told stories.

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Everyone loved the idea and decided we should make a ‘real movie’ together. The children had lots of different ideas for their movie.

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In the end we decided on the story of The Three Little Pigs. Everybody had their own job. We made masks and costumes for the different characters, build sets inside and outside, told the story using storyboards to help us, acted out the story, used puppets to tell the story, made sound effects, directed our friends and recorded our movie. What a busy week!

Then we thought about who might like to see our movie. We decided our grown-ups would so we made tickets, posters and invitations.

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Then Paige said we should make jam tarts and Oliver, Lula, Toochi and Roman thought popcorn and hot chocolate!

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We baked our jam tarts and got everything ready for our movie mornings and  lots of our grown-ups stayed!

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We had a lovely time and the children were all very proud of their movie. Thank you to everyone who stayed.

 

The children have already been talking about a Christmas movie for the sequel so watch this space!

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The Three Little Good Wolves and The Big Giant Pig That’s Naughty

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The Three Little Good Wolves and The Big Giant Pig That’s Naughty

This week we read the story of The Three Little Pigs and told our own version of the story.  We thought about the parts of the story and what we could change. We decided we would change some of the words, where our story happened, the characters or the ending. Here are some of our great stories…

The Three Little Good Wolves and the Big Giant Pig that’s Naughty 

By Lillie-Rae, Age 4

Once upon a time the mamma wolf said “build your own houses!” The wolves said “Yes mamma” and then one made a house out of straw and other one made house of sticks and a other one made a house of bricks. And then the big, giant pig came and the big, giant pig said “LET ME IN!” and the wolves said, “I won’t let you in by the hairs on my uncle’s chin.” Then the big giant pig tried to kick the door down but it was stinging his trotter, so he gave it a big, giant kick and it fell down. So the wolf went to the house of sticks. The big naughty pig came. Then he took a stick and it all fell down. Then the two wolves ran to brother’s house made of bricks. Then the pig came and tried to knock it down with his hammer but he couldn’t ’cause it was a baby hammer. Then he got some ladders, climbed up the chimney and the wolves made a fire and the pig fell in the fire and they tipped him into the toilet and flushed him all the way down. The End.

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Little Pigs

By Millie, Age 3

Once upon a time there was a little piggy, he was walking through the forest with the icky sticky mud and he was jumping in the muddy puddles. Then the wolf came, he said “Knock, knock, can I come in?” “No by the hairs on my chinny, chinny chin!” “Then I’ll puff, then I will puff then I will blow your house down.” That was the end of the second little piggy.

Then the other little piggy was walking on the street and he heard a knock like this (Millie knocked) and this time it was a vampire. He eat the pig and they turned into piggy vampires!

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Three Little Pigs 

By Paige, Age 4

Once upon a time Mummy Pig said “Build your own house” then the Big, Bad Wolf was watching them and then the wolf came to the pig’s house and said, “Let me in!” Pig said “Not with my little chin, chin.” Wolf said, “I’ll puff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down.” And then he ate all the pigs up. The End.

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Bye Little Piggy!

By Heidi, Age 4

In a muddy puddle there’s a piggy jumping in muddy puddles. Then the big bad wolf comed to jump in the big muddy puddle. Then he trying to eat all the piggies. He goes in the shower so he not muddy then he eats piggies for his dinner. He chops them up and has them with chippies. Then he’s got a big belly.

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What have we been learning?

We have been learning all about stories. We have been learning about characters, events and settings. We are starting to understanding that stories have a beginning, middle and end. We are being imaginative and changing parts of the story. We are starting to describe using adjectives and making sure our stories make sense.

How can you continue learning at home? 

Make sure children have lots of opportunities to tell their own stories at home. This could be when they are playing with their toys or dressing up. When you share books together encourage children to make up their own words for the story.

Chatterbox Challenge and Story Telling Workshop

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Yesterday we had a very special workshop with our parents and carers.

We took part in I CAN’s Chatterbox Challenge. I CAN is a children’s communication charity, supporting children with communication difficulties and their families. This year’s Chatterbox Challenge was Garden Adventures with Ben and Holly. The children had songs and rhymes to learn at home with their families and they collected sponsorship money to sing their songs. We then performed the songs for our parent’s and carers. All the money raised will go towards supporting the I CAN charity and their important work.

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As well as our Chatterbox Challenge we also had our story telling workshop. The children have been learning the story of the Three Little Pigs. In Nursery we focused on the repeating words in the story and in Reception the children learnt the whole story! The children used Makaton signs to help them remember and retell the story and did a great job!

When we got back to the classroom we made cone puppets for the story of the Three Little Pigs and took home copies of the story and the actions.

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We had lots of fun at our workshop and would like to say a big thank you to all the parents for learning the songs at home with your children and coming to the workshop.

We will be learning a different story every half term to support children’s communication. All the work you do at home, reading stories and learning songs gives your children a big help in their communication skills.

Thank you and hope to see you at our next workshop ! 🙂

The Three Little Pigs

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We have been learning all about the Three Little Pigs.

We have been practising telling the story ready for showing our parents at our story telling workshop.

Today some of the children retold the story in the puppet theatre.

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On the interactive whiteboard we have been exploring different materials and making pictures of buildings.

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Construction Critique

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We have been making models of houses for the three little pigs.

Once the children had made their models they critiqued them.

They shared them with their friends then thought of how to improve them.

When we critique we give our friends feedback on their work so they can make changes to make it even better. Critique means giving feedback that is specific, helpful and kind.

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In the outdoor area the children from FS2 made houses using straw, sticks and bricks.

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In FS1 the children worked in pairs to make houses using construction materials.

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The children gave each other kind and helpful feedback and we saw big improvements in their work.

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3D Maps

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This week we have been thinking about maps. We have been thinking about where we live and where things are.

In the classroom we made maps for the story of the three little pigs. We used grass, trees and houses made of straw, sticks and bricks. We talked about where things should go to make our map then used it to tell the story of the three little pigs.

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Outside we made big maps to follow on the bikes. We drew a map using chalk and thought of things we might see. Then we added some objects such as crates for buildings. When we had finished the map we rode the bikes around it, talking about where things are and following directions.

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What were we learning?

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