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What the Ladybird Heard

"Open the gate at the dead of night. Pass the horse and then turn right..." where did they go then?

This week the children in Reception have been reading 'What the Ladybird Heard' by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. They have immersed themselves in telling the story, using puppets, and recreated the farm scene and map in a small world tray. They have used their spatial reasoning skills to create their own maps of journeys that are important to them, and explained how to navigate their journey. In the story, two baddies set out to steal a prize cow and their attempts are foiled by the other farm animals. In the end, the police are called! We have been using police tactics this week by taking fingerprints and studying them through magnifying glasses, to determine what crimes have been committed in the classrooms. Playdough has been mixed and moulded to create a variety of insects and speech bubbles have been written to express what the different characters might be saying in the story. Outside has been extremely busy this week, with instruments, scarves and ribbons being used to dance on the stage and lots of children enjoying playing games with bats, balls and beanbags. The learning is definitely not slowing down as we move towards the end of the Reception year.