This half term we will be learning all about different homes and it is already proving to be a fun-filled busy topic.
In literacy we have read and watched The Borrowers, a story about the Clock Family, a family of 3 living beneath the floorboards in a big country house. When night falls, the borrowers sneak upstairs to ‘borrow’items for themselves. They have many near misses and worry constantly about being seen by the ‘big people’ upstairs!
Here is one of the clips that we watched:
We had great fun imagining we were Pod, the father, on a borrowing mission, and writing about it. We also imagined that there were borrowers in our classroom which led to some creative writing and some imaginative role play. Some children even made their own little houses for the borrowers to move into.
We have also drawn, painted and described our own homes, thinking at the same time about how they compare to other types of houses. We had an eye-opening view into houses around the world and the children came up with some fantastic questions about what they had seen – for example, how do eskimos keep their igloos warm? Do people living on house-boats get sea sick? These are questions we will seek to find answers to over the course of the half term.