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Whatever Next?

Today saw the start of our new mini topic in school. We launched our Space topic with the story of Whatever Next? by Jill Murphy.  Having shared the story, the younger children sequenced it using pictures and created their own mini-books. The older children also had pictures to sequence the story and then had a go at retelling it in their own words. 

Whilst having our fruit we watched a lovely episode of Storybots which has some great songs for learning about the planets. Here's the link so you can watch it at home.

Storybots - Outer Space

We looked at some artwork by the artist Peter Thorpe.  We spent time listening to some atmospheric space music whilst we looked carefully at his pictures identifying similarities, shapes, medium and talking about things we liked or noticed. Perhaps you could have a go at creating your own artwork in the style of Peter Thorpe.