Run, Run as fast as you can!

Published on Friday 10 November 2017 by Miss Fox.

We have had lots of fun acting out and re-telling the story of the Gingerbread Man. We have also been decorating gingerbread men and doing lots of counting when putting on his buttons. The children were eager to learn what would happen to the gingerbread man if he got wet when crossing the river, so we decided to find out. We put gingerbread men in some water, oil, vinegar and juice and talked about how the gingerbread man had changed and why.

Run, Run as fast as you can!  Run, Run as fast as you can!

After finding out that the gingerbread man couldn't get wet, we talked about ways to help him cross the river. The children suggested “riding on a giant's hand, catching a boat, a bridge, a ladybug cause they can fly across and putting on a jetpack and flying over” We decided the best way to help the gingerbread man cross the river would be on a boat or to build a bridge. The children used the lego bricks, wooden blocks and firemen ladders to create a bridge. We used lots of different materials to build our boat and talked about which would work best. We then tested them out to see if they would float or sink. I was very impressed with how many gingerbread men safely crossed the river!

Run, Run as fast as you can!  Run, Run as fast as you can!

Our little rays of sunshine this week are Harry Maskell for his amazing actions and retelling of The Gingerbread Man and for being confident enough to share his Bella bear diary with his friends. Well done Harry, keep up the great work! Tom Dobson as he was great at re-telling the story of the gingerbread man in great detail. He was confidently able to answer some questions all about the story and was fantastic at joining in with the actions. You really impressed me this week Tom! Beaux Poulter for her excellent work in maths. She was able to tell Miss Manifold that the quantity remained the same even though she moved her buttons on the gingerbread. Beaux you blew Miss Manifold away. Great job! Halle Buddin for her impeccable manners. She always sits lovely at group times and during activities. This week we have been learning about the gingerbread man and Halle was able to recall the story from start to finish without any help. Very impressive Halle! And finally Amelia Harvey as she thoroughly enjoyed listening to the gingerbread man and was a superstar at retelling the story using the props. Amelia also came up with some great ideas of other ways the gingerbread man could cross the river. Great work Amelia!

Run, Run as fast as you can!