Making Stick Stars

Today at Forest School both Simba and Paddington class have listened to the story ‘Papa please get the moon for me’, by Eric Carle.

The story inspired us at Forest School to do some stick craft activities.

Simba class this morning worked as a team to make a huge stick ladder to try and reach the moon, so that they could climb up like Papa and fetch the moon to play with. There was some excellent team work and great ideas for improving our design. Some of the children also took on a role as quality inspectors with magnifying glasses to check the quality and safety of our ladder. πŸ™‚

Then this afternoon Paddington class collected sticks to make their very own stick stars, which required careful planning counting, and measuring to fix the stars together to make the right shape.

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Both classes enjoyed the story, and we talked about how the moon appears to change shape each night over the month as it orbits the earth.

Have you looked at the moon recently? What did you see?

Thank you for a brilliant day at Forest School Simba class and Paddington class!

Mrs Read πŸ™‚

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