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Here we go again

Both Frederick the Fisherman and The Museum Of Untold Stories are on the road again ... this time to schools in Knottingley.

Home at last!

Edward the explorer has been greeted back to Sunshine Street by 78 children, teachers and families from Clapgate Nursery and by Pearl the dinner lady, Lawrence the Artist and by Audrey the Cook but when is Edward's daughter Ida coming home?
She sent two postcards and the childen sent maps of how to get home (here's a couple of their messages to Ida) ..... but she's still on her adventures .... what next? Who knows but we had a great time.
Let us know if you would like to have Sunshine Street in your nursery.

At this very moment Frederick the fisherman is .....

....with the children of Oakwood Primary.
They are about to tell him the story of The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch so that he can tell it to the Blue Men Of Bridlington!

Beautiful Mountains

Fresh from the mountains, the children of Clapgate Nursery have created these collages with Pearl the dinner lady and Audrey the cook to guide Edward the explorer and his daughter Ida back home to Sunshine Street.
But first they have to get to the seaside, to face the waves, the shifting sands and some of the rubbish they will find on the beach.
Adventures for Alive & Kicking and young children getting ready to move from nursery to reception.

Sunshine Street latest ... up at the top of the mountain

Here's Edward the Explorer sending his latest picture to the children of Clapgate Nursery. A mountain top today .... what to call the mountain .... how to get down .... how to be safe .... how to look after mother nature ... what makes a mountain a mountain???  The children will know just what to do!

Sunshine Street update ....

 .... we are in full swing at Clapgate Nursery and here's Phoebe's picture showing us how to get out of the swamp in the jungle .... 

Sunshine Street and the children of Clapgate Nursery

Here's our starting point .....
Lawrence, the artist at number 1, is spending time looking out of his window…he is drawing the sun and the clouds as well as some of the things that stay still and don’t move…he’s having colour days...his next one will be red.
Edward at number 2 is Ida’s father and she lives with him…they are both explorers…he can’t wait to get exploring again…he wants to be on board a ship in the middle of an ocean, sliding down a mountainside being chased by wolves, swimming through caves underneath the earth…but he is stuck in his house.
Ida, Edward’s daughter at number 2 is getting ready to go on their next adventure, whatever it is…she’s getting clothes for different weathers… looking for her snorkel and wetsuit… making a tent out of a duvet … deciding what food to take with her.
And Pearl, the dinner lady at number 3, mother of a teenage boy and a younger girl, is out in the garden tidying up… listening to sounds… singing to herself… when she goes inside, she’s sorting out her pile of odd socks… thinking about what’s for tea… she’s planning to go on a sound walk collecting everything she can hear…
And we are about to go back to our face to face work. Hooray!

An online extravaganza

With the support of the Chartered Accountants' Livery Company and Hillards Trust our adventures with Icarus Bly from The Museum Of Untold Stories and Frederick the Fisherman from Filey continue apace.
Here's some of the beautiful work produced in school and at home.

Festival time

Today it's Festival Time with Frederick the Fisherman from Filey and Icarus Bly from The Museum Of Untold Stories at Methley Primary.
Songs, poetry, stories, videos, dancing, picture making .... hooray.