This week the children in Nursery have been learning about the changing seasons through the story ‘Stick Man’ by Julia Donaldson. The children listened carefully to the story, they avidly watched the DVD and they have used their story makers and story-telling skills to make up their own version of Stick Man. In the children’s story a witch took Stick Man and used him as a broom and it was a good fairy who turned the witch into a frog and flew Stick Man back to his family tree.
Over the week the children have been inspired by the story and some children chose to make their own stick man out of play dough.
Some children made Stick Man at the workshop table.
Some children made Stick Man at the discovery table.
And some children wanted to draw or paint Stick Man.
In the original story Stick Man, on one occasion, was used as a Pooh Stick. The children in Nursery loved playing Pooh Sticks in our water tray. The children were totally absorbed in their play and there was a lot of laughter!
And never to miss a Maths opportunity the children have also been encouraged to visit the Maths table and match the corresponding number of sticks to the Numicon pieces on the Stick Man pictures. The children have certainly been busy!