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We're Going on a Bear Hunt small world area

We're Going on a Bear Hunt small world area

Collaboroo Writer

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Learning Outcomes

The World
Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one to another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.

Making Relationships
Children play cooperatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children.

Listening and Attention 
Children listen attentively in a range of situations. They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events, and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions. They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.

Resources

Use what you have to create each section of the book; here is a list of what I used for each,

  • Grass - Artifical grass offcut
  • Water - Pale blue paper, taped in waves
  • Mud - Leather pieces
  • Forest - Large bamboo pieces topped with pine cones
  • Snow - Cotton wool

Steps

  1.  Once you have collected all your resources you can start to put the area together with the help of the children, allow the children space and time to sequence and order the story - great for mathematical development.
  2. Talk about the different scenes in the book and why you have used the resources chosen, think about why cotton wool is similar to snow and why it is different.
  3.  Once complete, allow the children to use the area to recreate the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'.

Extensions Ideas

 We created more items for our forest by glues natural materials to the large bamboo pieces.