Today in the Secret Garden we retold the story of Jonah and the Whale, as part of our new unit of work in RE, which explores the idea of 'mission' in the Christian church.
First, the children had to find lots of different props which I had sneakily hidden around the garden. In fact, I hid the whale so well that we couldn't find him, and he's still out there, on the coldest night of the year. Sorry whale!
Once the children had found the props, we told the story of Jonah and the Whale, using the props and each other to act it out!
It's rather hard to explain what's going on in the photos, but I'm sure the children can. To give you some tips, Izzy is a storm, Paige is God, Chimwemwe is a whale, Jessica is a worm.....I'll let you discover the rest!