During our topic sessions, the children will listen to stories and use their imagination to bring them to life. They will use their senses to explore the world around them as they explore the characters and events in our much loved traditional tales. The children will have the opportunity to engage with stories and explore their feelings and thoughts as they listen, read or watch. As the children explore these texts, they will develop their communication and language skills along with their personal, social and emotional skills as they explore stories form the different perspectives of the characters. The children will create homes for the three little pigs using various materials such as sticks, spaghetti, playdough and bricks. In addition, the children will develop their fine motor skills as they use a magic paintbrush to paint solutions to problems in the story such as painting a bridge to help the gingerbread man to get across the river. The children will explore healthy foods as they create heathy porridge in the little bears’ home. We will also explore how to dress the bears appropriately for a walk in the woods. In numeracy, the children will explore 3D shapes as they create castles. The will also develop their positional language as they describe where the mean troll is hiding in various pictures. The children will then explore doubling, halving and grouping as they share sweets inspired by Hansel and Gretel.