## Wednesday, 24 May 2017

### Up, up and away!

Up, up and away!  Our exploration of position and direction has continued! Last week we read a story about two mice who travel out of their hole, up the leg of a table, onto a cup to sneak some food.  They then make their way back down and into their hole.  We decided to make our own little mouse houses, ramps and obstacle courses with our own mice.  We created and showed how they worked, describing where the mouse went!

We then wrote our own stories about these houses thinking

Building on from our position and direction language we began making maps!
Here are some of the maps we have made of our own rooms.  We had to think hard and make sure things were placed in the right spots and were the right size when compared with other objects in our room! This took some mathematical and spatial thinking.

We've also started making a map of our room talking about where things sit in relation to each other.  Here's how it's looking so far.  We had to do a lot of thinking about where things fit, what size, shape and colour they are and then we began to draw, cut and paste making sure we could fit everything in!

We have also been reading the story Scattercat by Lynley Dodd and talking about where cheeky Hairy Mclairy is in relation to the cats he chases in the book.
To practise our direction and position language we have been playing a game called "Where is Hairy?" where one buddy hides a picture of Hairy Mclairy and then has to give directions to their buddy to find him.  This has been lots of fun and we have had to be very specific with our direction giving!  Keep an eye out to see more about this game!