Published on: 21 May 2020

To celebrate the end of their exploration of the children’s book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen our Pre-Primary boys recently hosted a Teddy Bears’ Picnic on the Walters Lawn.

As part of their Talk for Writing program this term, the boys have enjoyed role-playing the story, creating story maps and actions to assist them with learning the text.

The boys have also developed their own oral stories based on the story, such as We’re Going on a Dinosaur Hunt ana We’re Going on a Rhino Hunt.

Pre-Primary Teacher, Ms Stacey McKenzie said it has been a fun and engaging way to get the boys immersed in the story and to develop their oral language.

“The boys received a letter from Brown Bear, the bear in our classroom, explaining that he was feeling a little lonely and that’s how the boys came up with the idea for a picnic,” Ms McKenzie said.

“On the day of the picnic the boys brought along a special bear from home and baked teddy bear cookies and muffins to share.”

Pre-Primary student Charles Xu commented, “We sang the Bear Hunt song to Dr Males. It was fantastic.”