The Gruffalo

This week in Reception class, our young learners delved into the enchanting world of “The Gruffalo” by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. It has been a week filled with creativity and exploration as we brought the story to life through various hands-on activities.

Clay Models: The children had a fantastic time sculpting their own Gruffalo models out of clay. They meticulously shaped terrible tusks, knobbly knees, and the famous poisonous wart at the end of his nose. This activity helped develop their fine motor skills and sparked their imagination.

Painting Pictures: We also turned our budding artists loose with paints and brushes to create vibrant pictures of the Gruffalo. The children used rich colors and detailed brushwork to capture the essence of the fearsome yet beloved character.

Describing the Gruffalo: Enhancing our literacy skills, we spent time describing the Gruffalo in our own words. The children came up with creative adjectives, discussing his “purple prickles,” “orange eyes,” and “black tongue,” enriching their vocabulary and descriptive abilities. They then went on to write descriptions in their literacy books.

Transient Art: Taking advantage of the lovely weather, we moved outside to create woodland creatures using transient art. Using natural materials like leaves, twigs, stones, and flowers, the children crafted imaginative representations of animals from the story.

It’s been a delightful week filled with learning, creativity, and outdoor fun. Our Reception class has truly embraced the magic of “The Gruffalo,” and we look forward to many more exciting adventures in learning.

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