‘Sharing a shell’ is one of the most popular books of Julia Donaldson. It is about a tiny hermit crab who loves his new shell. He doesn’t want to share it — not with a blobby purple anenome and a tickly bristleworm. But life in the rock pool proves tougher than Crab thinks, and soon he finds he needs his new housemates in this rollicking story of sea, shells and friendship.
In the ARP, our children had the opportunity to read the story using prompts and to understand that everyone is important and has an important role to play. Each of the creatures in the story had a very important role. Things just weren’t the same when the three friends weren’t together, sharing a shell. Our class is just like that. We all share a class, just like the creatures shared a shell. We all play a very important part within the class. When some learners were away last week, things just weren’t the same. After finishing the story, the pupils explored the shells and other sea life creatures through sensory learning approaches and art activities.