Our story this term is Jack and the Beanstalk. It's a lovely traditional tale I'm sure a lot of you will be very familiar with. The story is is about a boy who swaps a cow for a bag of magic beans.
When his mother throws the beans out of the window, a giant beanstalk springs up from the ground leading to a castle in the sky. Inside the castle lives a scary giant with a hen, who lays golden eggs, and a harp, that plays music which sends the giant into a deep sleep. Jack steals from the giant, and escapes down the beanstalk, cutting it down with an axe when he reaches the bottom so the giant can't follow him.
This story links in with our topic this term "Spring is in the Air", as we will be learning about how plants grow from seeds. On our first day back in school we practised planting some of our own beans in plant pots, sprinkling soil over the top.
Our story this term is ‘Frozen’ it is a well known Disney story which we have shortened.
The children use communication boards throughout the story and take part in short activities during the story like working in pairs and using playdough to build a snowman.
Our class story at the moment is called Just Like Jasper. It's a lovely tale of a cat who is looking for a new toy.
We have been developing our play skills with each of the different toys Jasper finds at the toy shop. We have also been learning about money and acting out going to the shop to buy a new toy.
If you have any toys mentioned in the story at home, use these to help engage your child whilst you are reading to them. When the story is finished, you can help your child to play with the toys they encountered.