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Mr Men School (Ages 3- 5)

Apologies for the excess posts coming out at the moment - I'm attempting to create a more organised blog by having posts containing the same theme all in one place!  This page will contain all my Mr Men School posts: Mr Men School (Ages 3-5) This is a home made curriculum I designed for my…

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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: Partnered Reading

In my last post I wrote about all we had done to encourage my six-year-old with her reading and I mentioned that partnered reading was one such strategy. I began to partner A6 about five months ago.  The Mr Men magazines always have at least one comic like story based on one of the Mr…

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Mr Men School: Encouraging a Love of Reading

I am currently teaching a six year old and a three year old to read.  You may or may not know that I have a daughter who struggles with her reading.  I say this not because I necessarily believe she should be further along or a better reader than she is, but because she is…

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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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Mr Men School: Mr Happy

Literature We read the following books each day: And I also found a video of the book, which after we had read the story, the children watched on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZd_OxdgmOg I printed out some writing for A5 to do and some pictures of Mr Happy for B2 to do whilst the older ones were doing…

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Mr Men School: Little Miss Naughty

Literature We read these books each day: The original book at the top of the picture talks about the naughty things Little Miss Naughty did on each day of the week.  I had made A5 a 'Days of the Week' box for her to learn to recognise the words and sight-read them; to introduce the idea…

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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: Mr Greedy

Literature Each day I read them the following books: My main literature goal this week was to introduce A5 to the idea of sequencing.  As most of you know I visit the charity shops fairly regularly and since starting Mr Men school I am always on the look out for Mr Men books, which second-hand…

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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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Mr Men School: Making an Alphabet Tool Box

Last week I made an A, B, C box for my little girls, who have been using it all week long.  It is deceptively simple and is teaching them in a way that is fun.  A5 in particular has loved using it I'll probably add to it, but so far it has some alphabet stamps, pen, magnetic letters,…

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Mr Men School: Mr Tickle

This week's Mr Men school was all about Mr Tickle and what a fabulous week we had, with so, so many activities.  I am exhausted and the little ones still keep asking for 'more Mr Men-ny activities, pleeease Mummy!'.  Needless to say, it has been a huge hit and I'm not at all certain I…

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