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Hide and seek…a snake and a collection for a mouse!

Beeches  had a fabulous morning- playing games, learning new skills, being very creative and best of all, using and thinking of their own ideas.

We started off (as requested by several children last week!) with a game of hide and seek. Except that our game was special…as we made it into Gruffalo hide and seek!

We divided into two groups, one group hid their eyes whilst the other group found a good place to hide. Then, the seekers called out “1,2,3 where are you?”…and the hiders answered with a previously agreed animal sound! We heard growls, barks, squeaks, hoots and hisses all around the forest! Great fun was had…and it taught us to listen carefully.

Then we talked about the animals in our story and set three challenges to choose from. For the first challenge, we discussed the snake and although we don’t have snakes in or near our site, we looked at pictures of snakes that can be found in some areas of our country. The children were challenged to work together to make a pebble snake, so they set off to find a smooth pebble, then learnt how to safely hold and use a hammer to crush chalk, make their own paint and then paint it onto their pebble.

Look at our super snake!  

The second challenge concerned the little mouse, who tricked the Gruffalo. We talked about how small the mouse was…and decided to collect 6 different ‘Tiny Treasures’ for the mouse, from around the site. The children worked brilliantly on this! They really thought about what to collect, made sure that each ‘treasure’ fit in the tiny space they had and were able to talk with interest about what they had collected.

Lastly, three very clever children took on the challenge of making their own land art. After being introduced to it only last week, they were able to create their own pictures…and were rightly VERY proud of their efforts. Look at the impressive owl, the Gruffalo face with lots of sharp teeth and the beginnings of another Gruffalo…to be completed next time!

 

 

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