"No, no, not by the hair on my chinny chin chin!"
The famous cry of a brave and somewhat indignant little pig refusing to become the dinner of a hungry, opportunist wolf.
Yes, 'The Three Little Pigs' is story of the week for the little Reception learners of Sunnyside School.
As the current topic is 'traditional tales', the little learners have already enjoyed a week of reading various versions of The Gingerbread Man, Goldilocks and The Three Bears and 'Little Red Riding Hood.
It is the nuisance wolf and his devious dealings with the three little pig brothers, and the rather trusting and devoted granddaughter, Little Red Riding Hood, that has particularly captivated the little Sunnysiders.
Inspired by their fascination for this underhanded, house wrecking, granny impersonator, the Team decided to provide the little learners with the opportunity to talk directly to Mr Wolf in a questions and answers session this afternoon.
However, before Mr Wolf's arrival into the classroom, (in the shape of a volunteer and a fabulous furry wolf puppet) the Team wanted to establish whether the little learners had any understanding of what a question is, and how to ask one. So in the course of the morning, while the little learners were busily going about their business, Miss Kind and Mrs Caring set about to find out this information, by chatting with them as they participated in a variety of Three Little Pigs activities.
"What would you like to ask Mr Wolf when he comes this afternoon?"
asked Miss Kind to a group of little learners colouring and cutting out wolf masks.
"Nanny's picking me up today!" blurted out one little learner, gluing the ear back on his wolf mask.
"It's lovely that Nanny is picking you up poppet," replied Miss Kind, "But that isn't really a question is it? Remember.....a question starts with....how, why, where, who or what," she reminded them.
Suddenly every hand round the table shot into the air and an excited Miss Kind braced herself in readiness for a barrage of interesting Mr Wolf questions.
"I've got a new 'Hello Kitty' lunch box!" offered one little learner.
"When it's my birthday, I'm going to be five!" suggested another.
"I was sick in my bed two times.......all on my Superman cover!" proposed a third.
"I was sick in my bed too....Mummy put new covers on and then I was sick again!" volunteered a fourth.
With her head in her hands, a silently weeping Miss Kind suddenly became aware of a little learner standing quietly at her side.
"Hello poppet can you help me out here? she began, "If you were a policeman on the lookout for Mr Wolf and then you bumped straight into him one day......what would you say to him?"
The little learner still at her side, thought for a moment or two, then whispered, "I'd say sorry!"
Keep your chin up Miss Kind.....they'll get it in the end!
...I'm glad that I've bumped into you,
Your capture is long overdue.
Our town is currently bereft,
For we have no pigs or grandmas left.
Whilst you continue to grow thinner,
We know you've nicked 'em for your dinner.
And with all the pigs that you have taken,
You've robbed this town of all it's bacon.
But what we find most irritating
Is your constant granny impersonating.
Though you act fierce, we must confess,
You do look silly in a dress!
Now swear you'll quit this thieving spree,
And set our pigs and grandmas free.
And one more thing please if you would...
Stop pestering Red Riding Hood!
|"What have you done with my Grandma?......She's s'posed to be picking me up!"|