'We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We're not scared.'
Many children and their families will have been glued to the screen over Christmas as they watched this classic picture book transformed into a magical animation (Channel 4). According to one primary aged reviewer on BBC Newsround, ‘You think it’s going to be like a film for toddlers, but when you actually see it, it’s really cool.’
Why not buy the book for a fully immersive experience? Take the children on your own bear hunt around the garden, park or school grounds!
In terms of the curriculum (for England), woven in are awesome adjectives as part of expanded noun phrases (Year 2 writing), powerful preposition phrases (Year 3 writing), peerless onomatopoeia and much more!
Michael Rosen's reworking of this traditional camp song is a triumph. A rambunctious romp that begs to be chanted aloud and acted out, this modern classic will soon have children plodding through snowstorms and traipsing through forests. Rosen's narrative is just delightfully scary enough for young reader and will have little ones gripped from start to finish. Full of rhyming and repetition, 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' is perfect circle time fare. With text in dual language new arrivals can enjoy the story as much as the rest ofthe class.