This week we focused on the fairy tale ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’.

We had a creative week with the children retelling and re-enacting the fairy tale. They had a lot of fun creating their own versions with the story tray and outside in the playground, where they became the Billy Goats Gruff and walked across the bridge to get to the ‘green, green grass’ before the trolls changed their minds about letting them pass.

On Friday we watched The Poppy Story, an introduction for early years explaining Remembrance Day and why we see people wearing poppies. We also listened to the charming story Anzac Ted, by Belinda Landsberry. The children each made a poppy for our poppy field display and were introduced to the beautiful poem ‘Poppy, Poppy’.

Poppy, Poppy

 Poppy, poppy, what do you say?

Please wear me on Remembrance Day.

Poppy, poppy, what do you tell?

Many soldiers in battle fell.

Poppy, poppy, what should we know?

That peace on Earth should grow, grow, grow.