After introducing the story Stone Age Boy to the class they then turned the desks into caves. Once inside their caves they drew pictures to tell the main events of the story int he style of cave paintings.
To imagine what some of the activities Stone Age Boy completed in the story the children threw javelins at a target to imagine they were hunting reindeer, they tried chipping stones to make tools, sewing and rubbing sticks to create a fire or clicking stone together (not that we managed to make one). Through these activities the children gathered a range of verbs and adverbs to describe the actions.
After discussing what love and care can mean, what it means to them and how they can show love and care children worked independently or collaboratively to produce a piece of art work. The art work inspired by the school Christian value Love and care will be used to create an exhibition in our local church for the community to come and view.
On reading day children came in dressed as their favorite reading characters and looked fantastic. As part of the day children shared picture books with each. They read the stories to each other discussed what the pictures can tell us about the characters, settings and provide more information. They identified rhyming books and shared which books they liked and why. Mrs Bennett even got into the spirit of things and shared a book about the crocodile, while dressed as the Enormous Crocodile.