This week’s learning…

The children loved listening to the teachers act out the story, ‘The Three Little Pigs’ using the puppets; acting out the story with their friends and making their own three little pigs houses using a range of different resources.

They also got to have a go at programming the Beebots to travel to the Three Little Pig’s houses! They learned how to make the Beebot travel forwards, backwards and how to clear its memory.

Well done to Jackson and Izaarn for receiving the ‘Proud Clouds’ this week!

Next week’s learning…

Next week we will be reading and retelling the story of The Gingerbread Man. We will be making our own gingerbread men, painting our favourite nursery rhyme or traditional story characters, using a ‘Traditional Tales’ phonebook, and using a dice to recognise dots as numbers while creating our own gingerbread man pictures. In our small sound groups we will be listening out for the initial sound in words through playing name games. If you would like to support your child at home with this, you could at first try repeating the first sound, eg. J-j-j-jamal. This could be repeated for other family members. You could also try some alliteration with your child’s name, eg. Jumping Jamal, Dinosaur Dan.

This week’s learning…

The children have enjoyed acting out the story, ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ and trip-trapping over the bridges they built!

We also planted cress seeds for the billy goats gruff to eat next week! We will be keeping them in different conditions, to see how they grow over the weekend and will review them on Monday.

The children loved mark-making in response to the story. They had a go at drawing the characters, a bridge, a river and some fresh green grass, using straight, curved, wavy and zig-zag lines.

This week in PE the children were learning to jump from hoop to hoop using two feet together. They thoroughly enjoyed this and continued to make rows of hoops in their freeflow time and practised their skills. We progressed onto balancing on foot and jumping on one foot, with some support.

We continued to reinforce rhyming by reading rhyming stories regularly and singing using our rhyming story bag.

Messages for Parents…

PE

Please remember we have PE on Wednesdays. It would be very helpful if all children could wear suitable shoes and socks instead of tights.

Reading Diaries

Please ensure you are reading with your children on a regular basis. These are our reading expectations:

What we expect from school What we expect from home
Children will have their reading books changed once a week and an adult at school will make a comment in the diary. Children read a minimum of 5-10 minutes a day and an adult at home makes a short comment in the reading dairy
each day.

If we can support you in any way or you have any questions, please talk to a member of the Nursery team.

Thank you.