Preparation for Session 8
Equipment: Story bag, dog puppet, bear puppet, bells, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, Who’s Making that Noise? (revisited) felt board kit for Five Cheeky Monkeys
What’s in the bag? Something that makes a noise: Bells. Can we remember a story about noise-making?
Revise Who’s making that noise? and find mouse and duck, plus try to remember what’s behind the flap.
Introduce We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. Predict from the cover and find the title. Does anyone know the beginning letter, W and what sound it makes? Share the story. Re-read, with kids joining the actions and noises.
Revisit Five Cheeky Monkeys and act it out.
Evaluation: The kids loved knowing what was behind the flap, rather than predicting. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt took a while to read, but they enjoyed it and I think will enjoy it more at a second or even third try. Five Cheeky Monkeys is adored by all! After last week and the distractions, it was great to see the kids had no focus problems at all, and there was lots of participation.