We have also focused on the traditional tale, ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ this week. Having read many versions, we noticed that whilst many of the characters stayed the same, the trolls all looked very different from book to book. We discussed how stories have settings, a clear beginning, middle and end, and identified these within the story. Using the large outdoor equipment, we made a huge bridge and had fun using the goat puppets to act out the story with friends. We also acted out the story using our own puppets made in class.
Art and craft activities similarly followed the theme and we painted goats of different sizes and colours for a class display. We used Unifix and Duplo as a means of measuring various items found within the classroom and built many bridges during the week – we have seen some very impressive structures!