ReceptionThese activities and ideasare based around the book“Zog”By Julia Donaldson.All activities could be donewithout the book!
Other stories to read,enjoy and link ouractivities to.
ReceptionDragon School Rules!Dragons don’t have thesame lessons as children.Have you ever had a lessonin how to catch a Princess?This might be that theyhave different rules?
Talking TogetherZog studies for years at Dragon School.Learning to roar and to breath fire and to fly.What school rules do you think dragons will have?They might be a bit different to the school rules you are used to!
Do not fly intheplayground.Talking TogetherCan you come up with10 or even 20 rulesfor dragons?You must only eatprincesses in the diningroom.Do notbreathe fireinside!
ReceptionDragon DanceFor the festival of ChineseNew Year people dress upas dragons to perform andward off evil spirits!Design your own dragonand dance!
Talking togetherThe dragon dance is often performed during Chinese NewYear. Chinese dragons are believed to bring good luck to people,therefore the longer the dragon is in the dance, the more luckit will bring to the community. How long will your dance last?Could you make a special dragon maskto wear when doing your dance?You could do a special Zog version!
Talking togetherPlan your moves! The dances are very spectacular! Have a look onthe internet! See if you can do 20 moves.(Like we did with the rain dance!) Here is mine!Dragon dance3 head shakes3 big kicks2 arm flaps2 turns3 strides1 small roar2 side steps right2 side steps left2 big roars!
ReceptionA little secret!Hidden in the book is asecret Gruffalo!You know what he looks like!See if you can find himusing your superobservations skills. Tell yourgrown up where he is usingyour positional language.
ReceptionA little secret!There are more hiddenGruffalo’s in the other booksthat are by Julia Donaldsonand Axel Schleffer.See if you can spot themand tell us where!(Grown ups-they are just in the bookswritten after the Gruffalo.)
ReceptionLearning through PlayA helping hand to where our activities link in our schemes and the EYFS.Development matters 40-60Uses the language of ‘more’ and ‘fewer’ to compare two sets of objects.Says the number that is one more than a given number.Records, using marks that they can interpret and explain.Begins to identify own mathematical problems based on own interests and fascinations.Early Learning GoalChildren count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or oneless than a given number.Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing