Everyone in Reception has been extremely excited to meet the illustrator and author, Axel Scheffler. Axel spoke to us about the process behind his illustrations and talked to us about how he created the world renowned character, The Gruffalo. We were even lucky enough to have a ‘draw along’ with him and created our own Gruffalo sketch. Axel’s Gruffalo drawing for us in hanging in pride of place inside early years.
We were also very lucky to meet the author, Iza Trapani and listened to her exciting story ‘The Vole and the Troll’ on Zoom. Iza shared with us how she developed her characters and answered all of our questions about being an author. Sunshine Class then had a go at creating their own trolls using clay on the creative table.
During the Spring Term, we have enjoyed learning about….
We have recently welcomed some living creatures to our classroom. We have been excitedly observing some tadpoles and caterpillars and learning about their life cycles. It was so interesting watching the caterpillars grow in size, make their cocoons and metamorphosis into butterflies. Here is us releasing the butterflies in the Nature Garden.