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We have been reading the book 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak. The children discovered some footprints and some fur in the classroom and upon further investigation, they found Sam’s Sack, which was filled with objects beginning with the letter ‘s’. The children practised writing the grapheme 's' to label some of the objects and we created a travel agents in the role play area so that the children could think of far away places they would like to travel to. The children also made their own monsters from junk modelling and craft materials.


Where the Wild Things Are

Synopsis of Text:

One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him 'Wild Thing' and sends him to bed without his supper. That night a forest begins to grow in Max's room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are. Max tames the wild things and crowns himself as their king, and then the wild rumpus begins. But when Max has sent the monsters to bed, and everything is quiet, he starts to feel lonely and realises it is time to sail home to the place where someone loves him best of all.


We have looked in detail at the characters in the story and discussed what they look like and how they are feeling throughout the story. The children discussed why Max's dinner was still hot, despite being away from home for two years and suggested what might happen next in the story.

Special Visitor

The children in Reception were lucky to have a visit from a very special character from a favourite children's story written by Julia Donaldson.  I bet you cannot guess who this was? They soon discovered that the Gruffalo was not as scary as they thought he would be and they enjoyed exploring his features - a creature with terrible claws, and terrible tusks in its terrible jaws, and knobbly knees and turned-out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of its nose.

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