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Etz Chaim Jewish Primary School

National Story Telling Week 2015

We have had a wonderful time hearing some fantastic stories this week to celebrate National Story Telling week. We especially loved Rabbi Bazak telling us the story of what happened when two children got up to mischief and how they overcame their problem. We found it hilarious that everything seemed to go wrong. We joined in with a little chant of 'Zip, Zap, Zoom!' and it all worked out in the end!
Nursery read, ‘Where the Wild Things Are,’ they made masks, talked about their favourite characters and why with a friend. They recreated the story with sand in the tuff tray and discussed what the ‘wild thing’ would look like. In Reception they created their very own story telling cave with torches and fairy lights. The children selected their favourite books and went into the tent to read them with a friend. Miss Brackup also shared her favourite stories with her class.
In Year 1, they have retold the story Jack and the Beanstalk through a sentence snake and created freeze fames of various scenes. We also described Jack, thinking not only about what he looks like, but also what he is like as a person which we built through a class debate. Miss Shields shared her favourite childhood story with the children, who also thoroughly enjoyed it. The children then explored various hats to inspire them to write their own stories or share their favourite stories with friends just like Dr Seuss had done himself.
In Year 2 the children shared their stories that they wrote for home learning. Miss Saffer read the book, ‘Best Friends’ and the children voted on how they rated the book.
Year 3 have really enjoyed National Story Telling Week. We have read the story, 'The Promise' by Nicola Davis. We particularly looked at the language and illustrations used to portray a sad and lonely world without trees and plants. We created our own illustrated page for the story showing the contrast between grey and colour. ‚Äč