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Reception Design a House to Make Eeyore Happier

Posted: 15th February 2013 | Category: EYFS, Reception

Reception have been having great fun exploring the world of Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends, especially the ever-gloomy Eeyore!

The children have listened entranced to the stories and rhymes of A.A. Milne and were thrilled to discover that they live within a few miles of the real 'Hundred Acre Wood', Ashdown Forest in East Sussex.  One child was so inspired she even visited Ashdown Forest with her family to play the "Poohsticks" game off the real 'Poohsticks Bridge' near Hartfield. 

Back at school, the children have been thinking of ways to make Eeyore happier by acting out the stories and making up their own.  They then decided to build a new house for Eeyore.  They made models of how they thought the house should look, using wooden blocks, stickle bricks and brio. 

The final step was to go into the school woods to collect sticks and make a real life-size home for Eeyore. 

The finished house looked amazing! Eeyore quietly whispered to Miss Hemsley that he "did like it, thank you very much, because it's good to have a home with walls in Winter".

See photos of the Reception children building their home for Eeyore here.

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