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The children in Year 1 have begun to learn about sliders as part of their Design and Technology topic this term.

To begin with, the children watched a short clip of the traditional tale ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and as a year group, they made a list of all the different characters that the gingerbread man meets whilst running away.

The children had to choose three of their favourite characters to draw and make into a slider using wooden lollipop sticks. When they watched ‘The Gingerbread Man’ again at the end of the lesson, the children were able to use the sliders that they made on their gingerbread man background to tell the story.

The children were all encouraged to choose and draw their own characters. The children were supported by a few of the Year 4 children and were shown examples of how to draw some of the different characters.