And they all lived happily ever after………….
Key Stage 1 have all been reading traditional tales over the last couple of weeks. The children have had many opportunities to dress up, use props and puppets outside with Mrs Moville and use Easi-speak microphones to record their different character voices. Ash class had a fabulous session using story telling chairs outside and identifying popular story language inside.
This week the children were set a number of problems, related to different and popular traditional tales, and they had to find their own solutions…………
Here are some of the activities they were asked to complete….
Some of the children spent a long time finding a solution to a particular job and most were determined to succeed!
The children were asked to build a house for the three pigs that was strong enough to stand up in a gentle breeze and a hurricane! (In order to make it a fair test we used a hair dryer and everyone tested their houses in different strength winds, using 2 different settings). It was great fun!
The quickest challenge was to see how long it took to climb to the top of the beanstalk (wall bars). Some of the children took more than 20 seconds but some were able to do it in under 6 seconds!
One of the children’s very favourite jobs was using props and costumes in the role-play room with Mrs Moville and re-enacting some of the traditional tales they had read in class. They could choose who to be and what to use and some of them even made up their own story. The final part of this job was to write down any story language they had used.
Watch this slideshow and see if you can guess which traditional tales the children are re-enacting.
Can you think of any story language we might have used in these stories?
Click on the link below and watch this video of another group of children re-enacting a different traditional tale.
Have they used the correct story language for this traditional tale?
At the end of the day the children were asked to share anything they had learnt. Here are some of their thoughts….
“I didn’t know I could climb that high”
“I didn’t know you could use a hairdryer for wind”
“I haven’t made (acted out) my own story before”
“I thought the sticks would blow down in the wind but they didn’t”
“I didn’t know I could climb fast”.
Which problem would YOU have tried to solve and what do YOU think YOU might have learnt?