Orange Class will be learning about traditional tales as part of our main learning for the summer term. Three main stories are being read: Billy Goat Gruff, Jack and the Bean Stalk and the Gingerbread Man.
We are organising a trip to the nearby Brockwell Park to help us with some of the ideas in the stories. The park contains some bridges that we can cross over. The children will be able to act out some role play from the Billy Goat Gruff traditional story.
Although this work is mainly literacy based, we will be also been incorporating it into other areas of the Turney curriculum. In science we will be looking at the idea of a bridge and how these are able to help us cross over a river.
The children will also be counting some of the characters that are in each story as part of our maths learning. We can also look at size and why the goat wanted to wait for a larger meal.
Plenty of artwork will be created around this topic. The billy goats featured above were painted using water colours. This was a new technique for some of the children. We asked them to think about using a light touch with the brush when compared to the normal classroom acrylic paints.