This half term we have been looking at ‘Tales from Around the World’ and ‘Traditional Tales’. In Mozart class we were able to kick start our interest in this topic by going off to Deptford Market in search for the fruits in story of ‘Handa’s Surprise’, we had so much fun buying these fruits. We were able to take these fruits back to class and got to taste “the soft banana”, “the sweet pineapple”, “the sticky mango’ “the slimy avocado” and “the sharp orange”. Although we weren’t able to buy the guava and passionfruit we were able to investigate what these fruits looked like and spoke about how we think they might taste by how they look. It was truly fascinating!
While looking at ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ we made porridge in different ways and discussed our favourites just like daddy bear, mummy bear and baby bear in the story. We have tried it with warm milk, honey, cold water and with raisins. Our favourite was definitely warm milk.
At one point we had the bakers at Tesco asking for our help as they had lost their gingerbread men when we were reading about the adventures of ‘The Gingerbread Man’. We had to make replacements and send them off for them to be sold. As a big thank you for all of our hard work we had a big surprise with a packet of hobnobs.
The ‘Three Billy Goats Gruff’ allowed us to create our own tales as we were able to role play our own stories and use our imaginations.
On the last week of our half term we have explored a modern traditional tale – ‘The Gruffalo’. This is a book we are very familiar with so we have dived into the world of Julia Donaldson to depict the rhymes she has used. We have made our own monsters and used them to discover descriptive language of our own.