Room on the Broom at Kingfisher
Pupils in the nursery have been using talking tables while reading Room on the Broom.
The pupils will be transforming their classroom around this book
The pupils were involved in activities such as painting, learning about animals and dressing up as characters.
About the book
The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand.
They are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, and each animal asks for a ride on the broom.
One after the next climbs on, until the broom is so heavy that it snaps in two!
What will happen next as they tumble into a bog and meet a greedy dragon?
The talking table is a new concept used as a part of the literacy programme in the school.
The nursery has just started to plan around this concept in order to make learning in nursery more fun for children.
The pupils can freely draw pictures and write about the characters or events in the story.
They would then be prompted questions based on the story they love sharing their thoughts, experiences and understanding of the story.
They enjoy the role play attached to the story which all links with the early learning goals of communication and language, understanding, personal, social and emotional development and speaking.