29/11/19 - What a week ! Imagine our surprise on Monday morning when we arrived at school to find the tiger in Sophie's kitchen. That very same day, we noticed a poster up in the window telling us that a tiger had escaped from Chester Zoo. We thought it was best to ask the tiger to tell us his story. Mrs Morgan touched the tiger's paw and the tiger talked to us. The tiger told us that he had escaped from Chester Zoo for 3 reasons. 1/ The zoo didn't feed him any tiger food 2/He felt lonely because he was the only tiger in the zoo 3/His enclosure isn't big enough and he doesn't have enough room to run around. We felt we needed to think about this problem so we sent an email to Miss Kilpatrick asking for her permission to keep the tiger in school whilst we made a plan. Miss Kilpatrick agreed and we had a lovely time role-playing with the tiger in Sophie's kitchen. We held a think-pair-share session and decided we needed to speak to the zoo keeper. Mrs Mogan rang the zoo keeper and invited him to come in for a meeting. The next day, the zoo keeper arrived and the children told him what the problems were. The zoo keeper has promised to fix each of the three problems and thanked the children for all their help. The children felt that Trevor the tiger could now go back to the zoo and be happy. What a super end to our Mantle story.
22/11/19 - When Sophie got up on Monday morning, she found tiger paw prints, an empty cereal packet and an empty milk carton. Who do you think had been?? The children were sure it was the tiger - all the evidence was there! How could the Tiger Team tempt him back? Sophie suggested that we could make lots and lots of tiger food to tempt him! She left us a recipe card so that we could help her. What a busy week we've had ... and on Friday we left the bucket of tiger food outside Sophie's kitchen ... will we finally get to meet the tiger next week??
15/11/19 - One of the highlights this week was when we got to see Sophie talking to her Mummy (Mrs Morgan and Mrs French in role). We discovered that Sophie was very worried about where the tiger had gone. She had left out a big tin of tiger food in the hope that this would tempt him back, but he still hasn't been back. Sophie wants to track him down as she wants to make sure he's safe. She needs a team of people who know and care about animals to help her. Well - look no further Sophie - the Tiger Team are here to help! First job, create some posters to put in the window !
8/11/19 - This week we have read and enjoyed "The Tiger who came to tea". We were surprised that the tiger didn't come back to Sophie's house and we wondered where he might have gone. We thought we should keep a look out for the tiger. We thought about what tigers look like. We know that they have stripes and gleaming eyes. We represented the stripes and the gleaming eyes on large scale paper (this helped us practise drawing circles and long lines).
24/10/19 - Since the beginning of term, we have been enjoying "We are going on a bear hunt". We have been thinking and wondering about how the bear feels at the end of the story as he pads off into the moonlight. We have been wondering whether he is happy or sad. We agreed that it is difficult to know when we can't see his face. The children worked in pairs to make faces at each other showing different expressions. Then we thought again about the bear and we felt compelled to go and find him. We took the same path as the children in the book (Swishy, swashy - through the grass - Splash Splosh - through the river ...) It was a very exciting and interactive walk and eventually we spotted the bear sitting in a clearing. We could see that he looked sad. We asked him to tell us how he was feeling. He told us a rather sad story. His house had been blown away in a storm and he is looking for a new place to live. Every time he spots people walking in the woods, he tries to follow them, hoping that they will help him, but people usually just run away because people are often scared of bears! The bear told us that he needs someone to care for him and possibly to help him to build a new home. The children were delighted to be of help and the began building "cave like" dens in a specially designed small world area. The bear definitely looks happy for now!! The children are once again showing us that they are expert "Bear Carers".
18/10/19 - So much going on this week! We made porridge as well as chairs and beds for baby bear. Then today, for the first time, baby bear spoke to us. He thanked the children for helping him and said he was now very happy. However, he would like us to remember that when making the porridge, baby bear only has two spoonfuls of honey, Mummy bear has three spoonfuls and Daddy bear has 4 spoonfuls.Lots of counting is now going to be needed in the 3 bear's cottage! Let's see if the children are up for the challenge!!
11/10/19 - The children enjoyed the story of Goldilocks and the three bears. We thought about how we could make baby bear happy and the children came up with super ideas such as making more porridge for baby bear and making a new chair and a new bed. Let's see if they can do all these jobs next week!
Hello! I'm Mrs Morgan. Welcome to our happy school. I am enjoying meeting all the new Nursery children who are settling into their new routines very nicely!