‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen
Positional and directional language, problem solving.
Organise to take a small group on a bear hunt in your outside area.
Read the clues or have picture clues. ‘Your first clue is ‘in the
tree/under the bucket/over the sand pit’ etc. Clues eventually lead to a
Let the children hide bears and give their friends directions on where to
find them. Photograph the places where the bears were hidden and
make up a book. Use a talking photograph album and let the children
record where the bears are.
Set up an obstacle course and model the use of positional and
Show the children how to programme the Bee Bot. Use him on a grid
and see if the children can direct him to the bear.
Positional and directional language – up, down, under, inside, over, through,
going around, between.
Where is the bear?
How will we get there?
Where would be a good hiding place for the bear? Why?
Can you guess how many people we could fit inside this bear’s den?
Set up the Bear Hunt characters in the small world play tray.
Outside- Provide bears to hide and clip boards and pens. Encourage
the children to draw their own maps to show their friends where the
bears are hidden.
Provide dens for full grown ‘bears’ to hide in. Later provide open ended
resources for children to create their own dens – blankets, pegs,
crates, large cardboardboxes etc
Similar books with a journey theme.
‘Snail Trail’ by Ruth Brown, ‘Handa’s Surprise’ by Eileen Browne, ‘Rosie’s
Walk’ by Pat Hutchins