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Autumn term 1

Bog Baby...

 

Who/What is Bog Baby? Where can I find the story?  Is Bog Baby real? Where does Bog Baby live?

 

The Bog Baby is a truly, magical story by Jeanne Willis and Gwen Millward.

When two small sisters go fishing to the magic pond, they find something much better than a frog or a newt. They find a Bog Baby. Small and blue with wings like a dragon, the girls decide to make him their secret. I won't tell if you won't...

But the bog baby is a wild thing, and when he becomes poorly, the girls decide they must tell their mum. And she tells them the greatest lesson: if you really love something, you have to let it go.


 

 
   

We produced some super work!!

 

We created our own Bog Baby and wrote a sentence about him/her.

Picture 1 A lovely Bog Baby
Picture 2 A cute Bog Baby
Picture 3 A cool Bog Baby called Wilf

Children worked hard to develop their writing by talking in depth about the story, sequencing it and acting it out.

 

Miss Cochrane played the role of Chrissy. The children asked 'Chrissy' some questions. Then the children got into character.

Picture 1 Sequencing the story cards
Picture 2 Acting out Bog Baby
Picture 3 First, Next, Then, After that and Finally...

We went on a Bog Baby hunt...

Picture 1 Looking for clues - we saw footprints
Picture 2 Listening for noises
Picture 3 Looking in the trees
Picture 4 A Bog Baby footprint!
Picture 5 Is it a Bog Baby?
Picture 6 Mrs Taylor found an egg with a Bog Baby in
Picture 7 We had a cuddle
Picture 8 Our Bog Baby!

Children learnt all about different habitats and thought about Bog Baby's natural habitat. Children then created their own habitat for Bog Baby and gave it a value, using Numicon. They then wrote a sentence to describe their habitat.

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BREAKING NEWS

 

Bog Baby has gone missing! We have a class Bog Baby and he somehow escaped. Miss Cochrane came back from her lunch to find the margarine tub, he usually sleeps in, empty! Children panicked and came up with ideas as to where he might of gone. Some children thought he might've gone back to his family in Bluebell Woods.

 

We came up with the idea to create posters to display around school...

Picture 1 MISSING BOG BABY!
Picture 2 MISSING BOG BABY!

Eventually we had a letter from the children's centre, stating that he had been spotted, however we couldn't find him. Then one day, Mrs Brown sent an email with lots of photographs of Bog Baby attached. He had been on an adventure around school.

Picture 1 Bog Baby in Mrs Brown's office
Picture 2 Bog Baby in Mrs Brown's office
Picture 3 Bog Baby playing the piano!
Picture 4 Bog Baby nibbling on fruit

Children said 'Bog Baby is a cheeky thing!'

 

Children were glad to have Bog Baby back, although he couldn't stay too long. He said he had to return to Bluebell Woods because he's a wild thing.

Time to say goodbye...

 

We decided to have a goodbye party for Bog Baby. Children wrote party invitations, shopping lists and a goodbye message for Bog Baby.
 

 

A message for parents..

As well as 1SC's class Bog Baby, we had another Bog Baby that went on 21 very special adventures. Thank you all for welcoming Bog Baby into your home and supporting your child writing in his diary.

Thank you for your continued support.


Miss Cochrane

Listen to the story:


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