Last week Sycamore Class created a Lion King Savannah out of odds and ends they found in the class room. Each child in the class participated and everybody was given the opportunity to contribute their own thoughts. Children enjoyed using their questioning and decision making skills to work co-operatively.
“Why are you placing Scars cave behind the elephant graveyard?” asked one child to another.
“Because he wouldn’t live with the hyenas – he would think he was above them. He would definitely have his own hideway.”
I asked why the hideaway was ‘behind’ the Hyenas home and he replied:
“So that if there was any danger, the hyenas would be in trouble first, giving Scar a chance to run away!”
Since building the 3D landscape we have had an amazing time learning all about maps, physical geography, rivers, setting descriptions and prepositions… the list goes on!
All of the work so far will contribute to the children’s newspaper reports in which they will be writing a sycamore class exclusive: ‘The REAL story of the Lion King’