5 Little Men

Men in flying saucers!

Wow, so much discussion around men in flying saucers…..captures the imagination like nothing else! We have had this book for a couple of months now and it has encouraged so much conversation.

This particular version is a modern ‘take’ on the song Five Little Men In A Flying Saucer, as it is based around environmental issues. It is amazing to see how many of the children in our room can identify the environmental disasters that are illustrated within this song book. So, as you can imagine there has been some thought provoking conversations between children and teachers about oil slicks, native forestry burning down, the mass of rubbish that is accumulating in our seas and on our lands…and it goes on. From this song book we have then moved onto our own flying saucer game we use with a magnet board, encouraging lots of interaction and building on maths skills, turn taking and confidence.

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