Thursday, 3 April 2014

B is for Bear...

We have thoroughly enjoyed reading the big book Grumpy Bear, by Jill Eggleton this week.  It is a story about a bear who is getting ready to hibernate for the winter.  As he settles down to sleep he is disturbed by different animals outside his cave. He scares each group away in a grump, until he is bothered by some bees who chase him back into his cave.  He decides he'd better just go to sleep ...


For shared writing we talked about recounts and how we can retell a story in our own words.  We wrote a story as a class...


Then we had a go on our own. Here are some of our Grumpy Bear stories...
Grumpy Bear got chased by bees and birds and mice.
Grumpy Bear wants to sleep.
Grumpy Bear saw a bird.  He showed them [it] his teeth.  
Grumpy Bear heard some bees.  He woke up.
Grumpy Bear saw some bees.  He ran out of his cave.
Grumpy Bear wants to go to sleep.  

We have been learning about the different ways we can think about things.  When we put on different 'Thinking Hats', we can think about things in different ways.  


This was a great story to talk about Thinking Hats and how we can choose our behaviour and our response to different things, like people annoying us.  We used our Black Hats to identify the problem in the story and then put our Yellow Hats on to think about the good things ...






We also decided to act out the story.  We had so much fun doing this and it was one of the highlights of our week.  The children came up with a 'plan' about how each group of animals would move and what they would do. We shared ideas about what would make a good cave for our bear, Anvesha.  Have a look at our class play...


1 comment:

  1. Hi E7. What super writing, retelling the story about the Grumpy Bear. I am so impressed with your careful sounding out of some tricky words. Well done! I'm wondering what activity you liked most this week? I think making a play would be a lot of fun.
    From Mrs Kitto (Clyde School)

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