We followed this with Funky Chicken which was started off by Mason D. We had lots of fantastic animal suggestions from everyone. Such as the ‘dying fish,’ ‘wriggly jellyfish’ and ‘snapping crocodile.’
We then did Ickerickeroo which is a song all about body parts, but instead of normal names they have Scottish names like ‘lug listeners’ for ears and ‘chest wheezer’ for chest and ‘bread basket’ for tummy. This was sung heartily by the whole class who all know it very well by now!
We then played ‘Kings Footsteps’ which was a Molly Whuppie inspired version of ‘Monster’s Footsteps.’ In this version the grandma that lives in the forest is a giant instead who lives in his house with a beautiful garden. Instead of the ‘creepy trees’ we had ‘creepy kings’ who were sneaking up on the giant to steal his precious things by walking across the bridge of the one hair. This version was brilliant! The kings were fantastic at wobbly walking across the bridge and then staying completely still when the giant turned round to have a look. Today Brooke, Melissa and Mason D were the giants.
After break time we moved on to story making. We used 3 cups to make ‘3 cup stories.’ As a class we came up with objects for one cup, characters for the second cup and places for the third cup. We then split into three groups and each group picked out a place, character and object from each cup and used these as inspiration for their story. We ended up with three fantastically rich stories which you can read below:
Miss Piggy and the Sea Book of Spells
The Friendly Painting Tiger, and…
The Crazy Adventure of Momaka the Monkey and the Speaking Potato.
So a very rich day at Oakwood was had. The cups have been left there so that more stories can be written. And there’s some rumours that the letters the p4’s wrote last week have some replies on the way!
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