This term in Reception we read The Three Little Pigs story which the children absolutely loved! In Early Years we use linked cross-curricular learning, focusing on how to excite and motivate the children based on rich Literacy texts and topics. With this story, the children engaged in a huge variety of activities, developing their skills across all subjects. They used role-play, discussion with pictures, building houses with construction blocks, mark-making, applying their phonics and writing captions for the characters as well as having lots of fun! It was wonderful to see all the children engaging with the story so enthusiastically and enjoying their learning.
This experience allowed the children to develop their language skills and knowledge of how stories are structured. Repeating text and using role-play enables them to practice their speaking skills and learn how to sequence a story. They especially loved the part that goes:
“Little Pig, Little Pig, Let me come in!”
“Not by the hairs on my chinny chin chin!”- said the little pig!
Let see what they get up to with their next story!