Chicks- Monday 5th July

Good morning everyone!

We hope you had a lovely weekend and are ready to start a new week with a new Traditional Tale.

The characters in Traditional Tales usually feature:

  • Fairies
  • Goblins
  • Trolls
  • Witches
  • Giants
  • Talking animal
  • Elves

Our story this week is about some magical elves? Can you guess the Traditional Tale?

This week’s story is The Elves and the Shoemaker . Click here to listen to the story.

Let’s pretend to be an Elf. Can you make your own Elf hat?

Let’s find out more about shoes! How are shoes made? Can you make them by hand like the man in the story? How are they made now?

By hand
People in many countries make their own footwear by hand, using simple tools. A simple pair of sandals can be made by hand cutting a foot-shaped sole out of a thick, flexible material such as rubber. Next, straps of fabric, rope or leather can be added with a needle and thread. A simple pair of boots can be made by hand by using animal hide with fur, and sewing it with strong thread.

In a factory
Many people wear footwear that is made in a factory. The machines in shoe factories and boot factories can make footwear much more quickly than people who are making footwear by hand with a needle and thread.

This week you can have a go at making your own shoe. Put on your Elf hat and get to work. Think of your design and what type of shoe you are going to make. There are lots of different types of shoes we wear for different occasions, weather and purpose.

Here are some creative ideas to help you!

We can’t wait to see your shoe designs. We love seeing all your wonderful work on Evidence Me.

Have a good week!

The Nursery Team

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