The Ugly Duckling

As we are the Swans we have focused our learning this week on the story ‘The Ugly Duckling.’ We read the story and we watched the 1939 Walt Disney film. We then had great fun using props to help us retell the story.

The children have been discussing how we are all different on the outside but all the same on the inside and how it is important to be kind and friendly to each other. We all collaged a swan by ourselves and we all painted a swan of our own using our handprint as its body.

The children have also made nests for the mother duck’s eggs. They had to manipulate the play dough carefully so that the eggs did not fall out. They were also set the challenge of counting the eggs in each nest with one to one correspondence.

The children also attempted graphic representations for the number of ducklings they had chosen to place on the duck pond. Some children even wrote the corresponding numbers by themselves too.

Some children chose to draw Swans on the iPads. They were amazing at navigating themselves around the programme, selecting different tools and colours. We think their Swan drawings are amazing!

The children have also been encouraged to do some think writing this week. They drew illustrations from the story, think wrote a short sentence and attempted to write their name! Super work Swans.

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