My most memorable read as a child was a book called Mr Meddle's Mischief by Enid Blyton. Perhaps I was taken in by the thought of mischief! Mr Meddle is a pixie who can't get anything right. He's always meddling in other people's business and making dreadful muddles. From then on I went to read many of her books but my favourite was the series of The Magic Faraway Tree and The Wishing Chair. I loved these stories so much I would read them over and over again. They whisked me off to wonderful places of elves, gnomes, talking trees and so many other wonderful things.
When I was a child, I loved the Goosebumps books. I found them so exciting yet very scary! Each story was a different mystery and adventure and I'd never be able to predict what would happen next...
One of my favourite children's books is Alfie Gets in First by Shirley Hughes. I love all the stories about Alfie and Annie Rose but this is my favourite. It's a simple story about Alfie coming home from the shops with his mum and slamming the door shut with Alfie inside and mum and the keys on the outside. One thing I love about this book is the illustrations. They tell so much of the story not written in the words, like the window cleaner who gradually works his way up the street on each page and the people who come out of their houses to see what is going on. Shirley Hughes is a great author but an even better illustrator because her pictures tell so much more of the story.
My favourite story is ‘Guess How Much I Love You’. This is my favourite book to read to my children. Every bedtime we snuggle down and share this story together. We all find that this is the perfect way to end the day.
During environmental week, we have been busy learning about lots of environmental issues.
The children have shown a keen interest in looking after our world and its living things.
We found out what happens to our school waste. This led to a great discussion about waste and plastics. We have been busy sorting things that can be recycled and things that are compostable. We have been exploring ways on how we can reduce it in our class.
We want to ‘Say No to single use plastic!’
We all agreed that small changes by individuals can have a big effect. The children have pledged to raise awareness of this issue and reduce their carbon footprints in simple ways.
To start, we have recycled some old plastic containers and planted some seeds. Already we have noticed new shoots growing. Our potatoes and strawberries are doing really well too!
We have also been exploring stories about how we can look after our world. We have thoroughly enjoyed the story Buddy’s Rainforest Rescue. We learnt that ancient trees are being cleared in the Amazon Rainforest to make way for palm oil plantations. We learnt that palm oil is cheap and versatile oil that is contained in 100’s of products that you may not even be aware of. Please check foods and toiletry labels thoroughly and refuse to purchase products that contain palm oil.
We were all extremely excited to get a delivery of caterpillars. They were teeny tiny when they arrived and have already grown loads. We are learning all about their amazing transformation supported by one of our favourite stories, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.’
We intend to make up or own class story based on a similar theme……
Listen out for this tale at bedtime- coming soon!!!!
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