Shears Green Infant School

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Term 5

Our Topic for Term 5 is 'Julia Donaldson'

We will be looking at a variety of Julia Donaldson’s books throughout the term and will focus on the stories of ’The Snail and the Whale’ and ’The Magic Paintbrush’. We will use these texts to develop our vocabulary choices, our story writing skills, our ability to make links between different books as well as creating our own moving story characters in our Art and DT work using a simple cam mechanism. As part of our Geography curriculum we will be looking at the different settings and environments within these books, looking at their key physical features and identifying their locations on a map. Lastly we will research the life of the famous author and seek to identify where her passion for writing began.

Click on the picture below of Julia Donaldson to find out more about her and her books.


As part of our impact day the children heard four different books by Julia Donaldson. They then took part in an activity to do with the book. Here is what we did:

The Paper Dolls

The children heard the story of 'The Paper Dolls'. They then had the opportunity to make their own paper dolls using lots of different materials. The children then had to think of names to go with their paper dolls looking carefully at how they are decorated. 


 We read the story of 'Stickman'. Then we went into the outside area and collected sticks which we used to create our very own 'Stickmen'. We used different techniques to join the sticks together and added a pair of googly eyes! We had a lot of fun.


After listening to the story of Spinderella, about a spider who loves to count and play football, we then went outside onto the field to practise our own footballing skills. We learned to pass the ball, stop the ball with our foot, we practised dribbling and shooting goals.


We had an amazing time on our trip to Kidzania! Have a look at what we got up to!