We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

Hello everyone,
Put your coats on we’re going on a bear hunt!  Our story this week is the classic by Michael Rosen, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.  It has so many possibilities for learning, it’s hard to know where to start.
Literacy, Communication and Language – how many different ways can you describe mud?  It could be squishy, sticky, soft,  mucky. slushy, or oozy.  What words could you use to describe snow? Cold is an obvious one but soft, crunchy, crisp, flaky and fluffy could be used too.  Can your child repeat the refrain?  It’s a great one and you could adapt it to any situation, making even a chore more fun.  We’re going on a toy hunt, we’re going to tidy up some big ones, what a beautiful day, we’re so helpful! Turning things into an adventure really helps to get even our least favourite things done.
Maths – Go for a walk and see what you can find on your hunt.  Can you find a leaf/conker/acorn hunt? You could sort the  treasures you’ve found into groups? How many have you got?  What if you combined your conkers and leaves, how many do you have altogether?  What shapes can you see in the environment and can you describe them?  Is there a bear hiding behind a round bush?  Perhaps there’s a stone that’s in the shape of a triangle.
Enjoy the story and if you can send in a few photos of your ‘Bear Hunt’, we’d love to see them and will use them in our displays.
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 Gavriel, Mrs Mitzman,  Mrs Hill and Mrs Currie