Messages for parents…

  • Many thanks to all of you who have activated your Tapestry accounts. There are still some accounts not activated, so please do double check with us that we have your correct email address if you have not received a link.
  • Thank you to those parents who have already returned their food allergy updates. It is really important that we have accurate information. If you have not received a form, please ask at the door for a copy.

Next week’s learning…

Next week’s traditional tale is The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

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We will be retelling and acting out the story, building bridges and trip-trapping over them to play a 2D shape collection game, and setting up to grow seeds. In our sound groups we will be continuing to play rhyming games. We continue to reinforce rhyming by reading rhyming stories regularly and singing every day. Recognising rhyme is an important step in early reading and reading rhyming stories at home (please ask for ideas if you are unsure) will really help support the children in this.

This week’s learning…

The nursery children have enjoyed joining in with a wide range of nursery rhymes, chosen from our song bag, and have been trying hard to listen out for rhyming words. We have been reading rhyming stories and, in our small groups, making silly soup with rhyming objects, for example, cat and hat, train and plane, phone and cone, star and car.

This week, we also counted and pegged 8 legs on Incy Wincy Spider so he could climb up the water spout!

The children voted for their favourite story out of two books. The book with the most votes this week was ‘This Old Man‘. The children used the pictures in the story to support them to guess the rhyming words.

The children really enjoyed our key text, ‘Marvin Gets Mad’, and we talked about how it feels to get cross and how it feels to make wrong and right choices.

They made woolly fleeces for Marvin and his friends.

The children helped Marvin to count the animals in his field, by lining them up and touching and counting aloud.

We introduced the Story, ‘ The Three Little Pigs,’ through removing puppets and props from our story bag. During Freeflow, the children chose to play with The three little pig puppets and roleplayed their own version of the story.

Messages for Parents…

  • Thank you to all those parents who have activated their Tapestry accounts. If you have checked your inbox and junk mail and still have not had an activation email, please let one of the nursery staff know. We will check your email address is correct and send you a new link.
  • Next week we will be cooking and tasting porridge, just like Goldilocks! Ingredients: oats, oat milk, water. We will also be adding honey or strawberry jam so please let us know if there are any allergies or intolerances that we should be aware of.
  • Please can you ensure that children have a spare change of clothes in nursery every day, for example, t-shirt, jogging bottoms, a pair of pants and pair of socks. If your child loves playing in the water, then a spare jumper or cardigan is a good idea too!
  • We try to go outside everyday, and so welly boots are encouraged. A warm, waterproof coat with a hood is also ideal.

Thank you for all your support!

Next week’s learning…

Next week our story will be Goldilocks and the Three Bears. There are many versions of this in books, songs and online, that you can share together at home.

The children will be reading and retelling the story in our theatre, using props which they have made. They will be comparing and ordering objects by size, and making and tasting porridge (please talk to us if your child has any food allergies/intolerances/concerns). You can support children at home by encouraging them to talk about how their food tastes and feels: hot, cold, tasty, salty, sweet, spicy, smooth, lumpy etc. The children will be continuing to play rhyming games as a class and in small groups.