Our story this week is a real classic – We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. It’s one that is read again and again. Here’s a link to the story, read (and performed) by the author himself. Michael Rosen performs We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – YouTube
Literacy – Listen/read/watch the story with your child. Go on your own bear hunt (lion/monster hunt or any hunt at all). This is a perfect chance to use descriptive language where ever you are. Your hunt might take you around the house or to the shops or in the woods. Imitate and innovate your ‘story’. Story map opportunities abound! Draw the original story then use your own characters and landscape descriptions to invent a slightly different one. Go on a Spring Hunt! It’s a great conversation starter. What do you see and what opportunities are there to discuss what you see? This might inspire your to read some magazines (some free, some subscription) on the web and in the shops to support your child’s burgeoning Green Citizen credentials.
Maths – There are all sorts of different maths vocabulary to be practiced using this book. Positional language is a key part of the chant. What other words could you use to describe position? Over, under, around, behind, into, on, in front, etc. Instead of saying next to could you use in between or near? Sequence your little one’s adventures (a maths skills that crosses over with a communication one). What happened first, second, third? Make an obstacle course at home or in the woods. Their growing language skills will support them to organise their thoughts and reasoning abilities.
Until next time, do good looking for adventures, clean your ears out for good listening and turn your noggins (brains) on for good learning.
Take care and stay safe,
Mrs Howe, Mrs Bain, Mrs Mitzman, Mrs Hill and Mrs Bence