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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Storytelling

During the last week of half term we had our Storytelling event for parents and carers. We’d been practising the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar as part of our learning about caterpillars and butterflies so decided this is the story we wanted to tell our grown ups. (Click here to find out more about our caterpillar and butterfly learning)

We went to the Hall first with Diamond class (Nursery) and Garnet class (FS2) and used the Story Map and Makaton actions to help us tell the story. Our grown ups who came were very proud of us and gave us a big clap at the end.

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Then we headed back to the classroom. Our focus this year has been on Maths so we took the opportunity to do some Maths with our parents and carers based on the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We practised knowing and ordering the days of the week. We could then use this to help us retell the story. Some of us didn’t have grown ups there to help us so we had to be independent and complete it on our own. Some of us even took it a step further and used the pictures to help us write the story ourselves on the back.

This is sheet we had to complete and then take home so we could keep on practising the story.

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We also got to take home the story map and the words so we could keep practising. We asked our grown ups what they thought so we can make it even better next time.

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It was lovely to see lots of parents and carers there again. Thank you for coming, the teachers and children really appreciate your support 🙂

What have we been learning? 

  • To confidently tell a story to an audience of adults. 
  • To say the days of the week. 
  • To use the days of the week to help us order the story. 
  • To be independent and cut out and organise an activity ourselves. 

How can you continue the learning at home? 

  • Retell the story together using your story map and story words. 
  • Practise using a big voice and tell some different family members the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. You could even use Skype or FaceTime to tell people you don’t see all the time. We’d love to hear who you’ve been telling the story to, don’t forget to tell us on a Wow moment. 
  • Can you change the story to the story of The Very Hungry Tadpole? What might he eat each day? 

 

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‘We All Go Travelling By’ Storytelling

When we decided we were doing some learning about transport and how we get to school it was a wonderful opportunity to read We All Go Travelling By by Sheena Roberts.

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Everyone worked really hard to listen to the story and remember the different vehicles and colours which we saw and heard about. We used the Makaton signs to help us remember them.

When it was storytelling day we invited our families to school to listen to us tell the story. Lots of them came.

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Everyone did a great job and used their big voice because it can sometimes be a bit scary speaking in front of an audience.

When we’d finished telling our families the story we headed back to the classroom to make a special storytelling necklace.

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We had to remember which colour all the vehicles and then order the cards to make the story necklace. We got to take it home so we could keep on telling the story at home.

These are the prompt cards which used to help us if you want to have a go yourself.

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A huge thank you to all the parents and carers who came. Its great to see so many of your supporting the children’s storytelling in school. We hope you enjoyed it.

What have we been learning? 

  • To retell stories which we have learnt. 
  • To know all the colours and names of different vehicles. 
  • To know which sounds all the vehicles make. 
  • To remember the order of the story. 
  • To tell stories out loud remembering the pattern of the words.

How can you continue the learning at home? 

  • Keep on retelling the story at home- it will really help your child later on if they have a story bank already in their head. 
  • Look out for the different vehicles on your way to and from school. Describe the different vehicles you see. 
  • Keep practising the Makaton signs for the colours (and vehicles if you can remember them) and use them when you’re talking.