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Squirrel Class- Storytelling week!


January- February 2023

In Squirrel Class, we absolutely love stories.  We love listening to them, telling them, and writing them.  Here are some of the activities we have done this week.

We enjoyed making our own moving pictures using sliders.  We then re-told the story of 'The Gingerbread Man' using our sliders to help us.  

Today we watched the video 'Bubbles' on the Literacy Shed.  The video has no words.  We then had a go at writing the story ourselves.  We used some super adjectives and tried hard to remember our best handwriting.  We then designed a front cover for our stories and stapled them together, making them into our own books.  We loved being authors for the day!

We talked about where you can read books.  Here are some ideas from the Squirrels:

  • Snuggled up in bed.
  • On the sofa.
  • In the bath (being careful not to splash!)
  • In the garden.
  • With a family member, pet, or cuddly toy.
  • Anywhere!

We then had a look around school to see where we could read at school.  We loved looking for places to read, and of course, reading!

Today we watched the video "Bubbles" on the Literacy Shed.  It is an animation without words.  We then made our own books to re-tell the story in our own way.  We loved being able to make independently and be our own authors.

In Forest school, we read the story ‘The Squirrels Who Squabbled’ by Rachel Bright and Jim Field.  The story is about two squirrels called Cyril and Bruce who argue about who should get the last acorn.  We love the story because it has an important message about friendship and sharing.  Our favourite part is when the acorn boings off the bear’s nose because it is very funny.   When we were listening to the story, some real Squirrels came closer for a listen.  We wondered if they might have been Cyril and Bruce!