Sensory Stories Spring Term 2020
This term we have had a focus on traditional tales so Lime class have learnt about the story of Goldilocks and the 3 bears, albeit an alternative version to the original! In our Goldilocks story Goldilocks found 3 bowls of porridge that were too wet, too dry and then just right. She also found 3 balls to play with a giant ball, a big ball and one that was just right. Goldilocks also lay down in 3 beds but the first cover was too hard (foil blanket), the next one was too soft (silky material) but the last one was just right (cozy blanket) was just right! At the end the children enjoyed tasting a nice cupcake alongside the bears and the Goldilocks doll.
During Chinese New Year we enjoyed a special story during which we met Mr Rat from China who explained to us that Chinese New Year is a time of celebration with special decorations, firecrackers, and fireworks, tasty Chinese food and we even met some dancing lions and dragons.
Finally, we met the 3 little pigs who each built a house of different materials. We made the first house using straw but the big bad wolf (a hairdryer) came and blew the house down. He did the same with the house of sticks but the children built the house of bricks so strong that it stayed standing even when the big bad wolf huffed and puffed.
Sensory Stories Autumn 2
This term we have enjoyed a number of different sensory stories. Our first one was all about firework night, we enjoyed getting wrapped up in our hats, scarves and gloves and listening to the loud noises of the fireworks.
We then enjoyed a creative artist story about Kadinsky during art week which involved us adding our own marks to his most famous paintings.
Our final story of the year was stick man. We learnt how stick man got lost and was used in different ways on the beach, in the river and in the snow. Thankfully, the story had a happy ending and stick man made it back home in time for Christmas!!
Sensory Story Autumn 1 2019
Sensory stories are a wonderful way to engage the children in a group activity whilst making stories more accessible using fun and multi sensory materials. Lime class enjoy a sensory story 3 times a week and this is how we introduce and develop topic based knowledge and understanding. All of the children have individualised targets that the adults are promoting throughout the session such as interacting with the props, taking turns and following simple instructions.
Our first story this term was about exploring our 5 senses so there were interesting things to look at, smell, taste, listen to and feel such as spices to smell, flour to feel and a thunder drum to listen to.. We then moved on to the Little red hen story. We helped the hen to plant the corn, collect the wheat, turn it into flour and kneaded the dough. It was then time for our harvest festival story which featured a reverend, Autumn leaves, the Bible and fruit and vegetables. We also enjoyed a very messy Halloween story where we made a witch's potion using goblin guts, bat droppings and wriggly worms!