This week we shared another magical story by Julia Donaldson called “The Singing Mermaid”. We thought about what was similar to last week’s story “Sugarlump and the Unicorn” and realised that they both have a circus in them and that the illustrations in both books are sparkly and bumpy to make us want to touch the pages.
We labelled the parts of a mermaid that were the same as a human and found it most amusing when Mrs Gaddes put on a mermaid blanket to cover her legs with a scaly tail!
Lots of our provision was based around what we might find under the sea and gave us lots of opportunity to discuss trips to the seaside.
The weather as been a bit mixed this week but we have been able to do a bit of gardening and have now trimmed back the tulips and daffodils which has revealed that the pansies we planted in the winter are still going strong.
Next week we are continuing our fantasy theme after lots of requests for dragon related activities.