Once upon a time in Wrens …

This half term we have been learning about ‘Traditional Tales’. We based our learning around three stories. The stories chosen were….

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

The Gingerbread Man

The Little Red Hen

We set about learning these stories using Pie Corbett’s Talk for Writing, which certainly helped us to develop our ‘Communication and Language skills’. Our aim for this half term was to finish off with an event to showcase our oral story telling skills. We decided to call this event our ‘Movie Premiere Afternoon’

Here is our oral story tell of ‘The Little Red Hen’.

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We dressed up for the occasion too. Here are some of us dressed up as a character from a book (This is one of our 50 things too!!)

We created our own walk of fame, put up cast lists, and also made valentines snacks for our guests.

Mrs Marriott gave us all a bag of popcorn to share with our family too.

We used our knowledge of stories to write our very own!!!! We blew Mrs Marriott’s socks off with our fabulous writing.

Throughout this half term we have also been working hard to develop our ‘Creative skills’. Here are our troll faces, which we made in our woodland area.

Here we are pretending to be artists, just like Claude Monet, who painted the Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies. What do you think to our paintings? Do we have the next Monet?

We have been developing our ‘Understanding of the World’ by baking gingerbread men and then talking about how they have changed.

We got to take these home to share with our family.

We also learnt about materials around us, building bridges to help save the gingerbread man. We then tested these, ensuring our test was fair!

We then went for a walk in our local community to find out which of these materials were magnetic.

We have also ventured into the computer suite to complete a simple computer program. It was called ‘Eggs to Order’. We had to order the eggs for ‘The Little Red Hen by their number, smallest to largest.

We have been developing our ‘Mathematical’ knowledge too. We measured trolls and talked about our findings.

We also gathered data on how we all ate our gingerbread man. What a popular maths lesson this was!!!

We worked hard to develop our ‘Physical’ skills, using scissors and hole punchers to create split pin animals.

We have been working on our ‘Personal, Social and Emotional Development’ too. Outside we dressed up as police officers, and worked together to catch-all the bad characters from the stories we have heard.

We acted out stories in our role play area.


We created story roadways together too, listening to each others ideas along the way to enable us to improve them.

We have had a great half term, and the above is just a little insight to some of the things we have covered!

We want to say a big thank you to everyone that supported us by purchasing one of our ‘Movie Premiere’ DVDs.


We raised £62, which will help us to purchase some reading buddies for our new reading area.

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