Learning about ‘The Billy Goats Gruff’ Story

Two pupils are seen learning about landmarks seen in London during the King's Coronation procession.

This week we have enjoyed listening to the story of ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’.

We talked about the feelings of the characters in the story book; this linked with the children’s Personal, Social and Emotional development, as well as enhancing their learning about their own emotions.

The children enjoyed playing the story with small world resources.

We planted grass seed to watch it grow outdoors as this was the Billy Goats favourite food.

Pupils are shown planting grass in an outdoor play area, as this was the Billy Goats' favourite food in the story 'The Billy Goats Gruff'.
A pupil is shown planting grass in an outdoor play area, as this was the Billy Goats' favourite food in the story 'The Billy Goats Gruff'.
Pupils are shown planting grass in an outdoor play area, as this was the Billy Goats' favourite food in the story 'The Billy Goats Gruff'.

We learnt about the size language Big, Medium and Small, when playing with the different sized small world goats and other resources developing our mathematical language.

The children drew the characters from the Traditional story of the Three Billy Goats and some wrote their own stories whilst working in the outdoors writing area.

A pupil can be seen drawing the characters from the story 'The Billy Goats Gruff'.
A pupil can be seen drawing the characters from the story 'The Billy Goats Gruff'.

This supported their literacy, physical skills and imagination.

A pupil can be seen holding up a drawing he has made of the characters from the story 'The Billy Goats Gruff'.
A pupil can be seen holding up a drawing he has made of the characters from the story 'The Billy Goats Gruff'.

Recalling about the King’s Coronation

A photo of some artwork created by a pupil in celebration of the King's Coronation in May 2023.

Children completed a mathematics task matching the number of jewels to the crown images with numbers.

The children shared how they celebrated the Coronation at home.

They saw the king on the throne and recalled landmarks of London that they saw when observing a map of the procession.

Two pupils are seen learning about landmarks seen in London during the King's Coronation procession.
A pupil is seen wearing a yellow hard hat and learning about landmarks seen in London during the King's Coronation procession.
A drawing by a pupil of the King's Coronation in May 2023.
A young girl is seen drawing a picture with some coloured pens, showing the King's Coronation.

Children drew pictures of the King and wrote stories about the King. This developed their Understanding of the World, Literacy and Expressive Arts abilities, while also developing their storytelling.