LicketyLeap at St Mary’s – Group 3

12th & 18th September 2019

The third LicketyLeap group (P1b) couldn’t wait to get stuck in and were falling over themselves to tell us what was going on in the postcards at the start. It was great to find out that some of their big brothers and sisters have shared the story of Margaret and Margaret at home!

A and others immediately spotted the sound of the sea and did some really realistic swimming with Worried Margaret. On the Shore they climbed trees to get apples and bananas, saw seahorses in the rock pool and G found rabbits. O stuck his hand right into his pocket to get a pretend apple out to feed the rabbits – he saw a whole family! There was a real camaraderie about how everyone was playing together.

P & G asked the Bird for a lift to the top and there was a great conversation about what had happened when we found Worried Margaret again. They were particularly thrilled with their postcards from M&M at the end.

“This is the water. (We were there) when we were nearly finding our heart’s desire. (hd?) Playing with my toys with my friends. (fave) swimming in the sea and flying with the Bird. When we were trying to get help to get our heart’s desires the Bird said yes and we said thank you. (what about the Bear?) The Bear was like soft. I didn’t think it was a scary bear” Child, Reflective Drawing

In Session 2, we revisited the story and everyone remembered it brilliantly. We also talked about our Heart’s Desires:

R – Party, Paw Patrol, Super wings, Birds.
A – Fly on an aeroplane. Jelly beans.
G – See uncle and aunty. Go to a waterpark and so many cool places with them.
Z – Play with my brother
Y – Smile!
R – I want toys. All of them!
O – Be Spiderman.
P – Have a Halloween party with my friend.

8 parents and carers came to watch the film which was great. If you couldn’t make it and would like to see the film, please get in touch with the school to arrange a viewing.

‘‘I think it will improve my daughters confidence in a fun and imaginative environment. She has selective mutism & it was good to see her feel comfortable enough to participate in the activities‘‘ (Mum)

‘‘So she began to speak English‘‘ (Mum)

‘‘I think it was fantastic. I was able to witness first hand the confidence in the children‘‘ (Dad)

‘‘She became more expressive and playful. It will help her to play with other children and develop her language. She will be able to express herself as she is currently struggling with it‘‘ (Mum)