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. She tells them the greatest lesson: if you really love something, you have to let it go.
We're going on a Bog Baby hunt!
15th September 2015
Today we went on a Bog Baby hunt to Bluebell woods. We used our senses...
What could you hear?
What could you see?
What could you smell?
The teachers acted out the story!
Then it was our turn
We have been working hard in continuous provision.
What have you built?
How long is your model?
Does the Bog Baby fit in it?
On a warm afternoon Chrissy and Annie decided to take Bog Baby for a walk. They made him a collar and a lead and off they went to the park. They were having a lovely time until a crow swooped down to catch Bog Baby! Luckily enough the girls scared the crow off, just in time!
Annie and Chrissy's teacher, Bog Baby and Dr Harold O'Hay (Bog Baby specialist).
The health visitors from the Children's Centre came in to check our Bog Babies are healthy and growing properly. We don't want our Bog Babies to get sick like Chrissy and Annie's! As a class we discussed what we knew about health visitors, wrote questions for the health visitors using question words and question marks and finally wrote about what we had learnt.
The Health Visitors have said that 1EB's Bog Baby is fit and healthy.
Weight - 20 g
Length - 20 cm
Head circumference - 10 cm
1SC also have a healthy Bog Baby.
He is 20 centimetres tall and he weighs 20 grams. We told the health visitors how we care for our Bog Baby and they said what a good job we are doing!
Postcards and email received!
We have received postcards from the different countries that the Bog Baby had visited. They were England (London), Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We stuck these postcards on to the map of the UK and had a chat about which country he visited first.
Ollie said "I think he went to Wales first because that's the closest to Southport!"
The next day we received an email from Barnaby Bear. It said...
Hi Miss Oakley,
My name is Barnaby Bear.
I’m friends with the Bog Babies and arranged to meet them last Monday at my house in Manchester. I thought I better email you and let you know that they are safe and sound. I have talked to them about the importance of always telling a grown up where we are going before going anywhere. I thought I would let you know what they have been up to while we have been travelling around the United Kingdom. They will be coming back to Southport soon. I have never visited Southport before so maybe I could come and visit you soon. Enjoy looking at the photographs. Take care.
Love Barnaby xxx
We spoke about always telling a grown up where we are going and the different ways of communicating. We came up with:
phone, text message, email, post card, letter, face time and note.
Have a look at the holiday pictures below.
We have been learning about the different countries in the United Kingdom and some of the major cities. We talked about the map and where we might have seen one.
Liam said "I saw it on the tele when the weather was on."
We decided to make our own weather reports. Take a look at a couple below.
1EB Weather reports
1EB Weather Report
On Wednesday we received an angry email from Mrs Brown and Mrs Thomas telling us that they had spotted Bog Babies around school and they were unable to catch them. We were given evidence bags from around school and were asked to be detectives to work out where they had been and what they had been up to. We were focussing on adding 'ing' to the end of root words.
At the end of the lesson we received another email; this time from Mr Povey! He had spotted the Bog Babies on the school's special CCTV cameras. Have a look at the camera footage below.
Bog Babies caught on school CCTV!
Thank you, Parents!
As well as the three Bog Babies we found in the Willow garden, there were also three that went home with the children. The teachers in Year 1 would like to say a big thank you for welcoming the Bog Baby into your home and supporting your child when writing in his diary.
Miss Boyle, Miss Cochrane and Miss Oakley