'Catch up' Secret Story Teller
Date: 6th Nov 2015 @ 10:57am
What a lovely surprise to have on our first week back from half term and my amazing experience teaching in Kenya, 3 wonderful secret story tellers.
Firstly we had Mrs Garcha, Jasleen's mummy who re-read the story of 'Zog' written by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, a wonderful funny story from the creators of 'The Gruffalo' and 'Stick Man':
'Zog is the keenest dragon in school. He's also the most accident-prone. Luckily a mysterious little girl always comes by and patches up his bumps and bruises. But will she be able to help him with his toughest test; capturing a princess?'
We loved hearing this rhyming story again and have re-read the story of 'The Gruffalo' in class too
We also had a wonderful visit from Mrs Brittain, Heath's mummy, she read 'Little Red and The Very Hungry Lion' written by Alex Smith.
'Little Red sets off to visit her auntie who is poorly. She walks under the giraffes, over the sleepy crocodiles, past the enormous elephants and the chattering monkeys. Then a Very Hungry Lion approaches Little Red, wanting to gobble her up. ...'
It was a great story that was brought to life through Heath's mummys acting skills and character voices! We had a good chat afterwards comparing the story to the original Little Red Riding Hood and all the African animals. In fact the very next day Miss Holland showed us her photos form Kenya and we saw some of the animals for real!!
Finally, while Miss Holland was away we had a wonderful visit form Mrs Williamson, Ella's mummy. She read to us the story of 'The Paper Dolls' written by one of our favourite authors Julia Donaldson
'A string of paper dolls go on a fantastical adventure through the house and out into the garden. They soon escape the clutches of the toy dinosaur and the snapping jaws of the oven-glove crocodile, but then a very real pair of scissors threatens. ...'
We enjoyed the suspense of the story and even had time for the traditional tale 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'
THANK YOU x 3 for the wonderful enthusiasm and participation from our Secret Story Tellers, we love to see you as it introduces us to new books and keeps us excited about reading