Mr Men School: Building Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension is an important skill to build.  As an adult good comprehension skills will mean being able to read a letter and fully understand its contents, or being able to follow instructions such as in a recipe or google maps.  These are all excellent reasons to encourage reading comprehension.  The best reason of all,…

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Mr Men School: Five Modelling Ideas

Our art is always based on process not product.  That said, the children enjoy making something that is recognisable to the picture they began with in their heads.  Here are a few of our more enjoyable projects trying to replicate some Mr Men and  Little Miss characters: 1.  Junk Modelling Junk modelling is a cheap,…

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Mr Men School: Learning Directional and Positional Concepts with Mr Nosey

I buy all my Mr Men books from charity shops at between 25p and 50p each, so it is a bit hit and miss which ones I am able to get my hands on.  In this case I owned two Mr Nosy books which I read out to the girls: By some miracle the Latest Mr…

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Learning Opposites with Little Miss Neat

Using the above book I introduced the concept of opposites.  I'm not B3 really understood but she enjoyed listening.  I had photocopied some of the book covers of Mr Men and Little Miss characters, which were perfect for playing an opposites matching game: First I had A5 pair up the antonyms: She then suggested we play pairs…

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Little Miss Naughty Days of the Week Learning Box

This week during our Little Miss Naughty reading time, we read about the naughty deeds she did on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and so forth.  I thought this was an ideal opportunity to teach the girls more about the days of the week.  A5 knows her days and understands fairly well about the order and what happens on…

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Making a Mr Men Measuring Maths Tool Box

I am busy making a comprehensive set of go-to boxes to use for different mathematical or phonical school sessions for my littlest two.  This box is another maths tool box, this time all about measuring length, using standard and non standard methods.  These boxes are well worth the effort as they seem to have a universal…

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Mr Men School: Little Miss Bossy

This week we learnt about Little Miss Bossy in our Mr Men School.  The children have really got on board with this and I am enjoying planning and executing my plans for the littles' learning.  Each book triggers off loads of ideas, and the characters are so different that each week will feel very varied I think.…

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