This week we will be reading and retelling the story of the Three Little Pigs, and getting creative with ‘huff and puff’ blow painting and colour mixing. We will be building houses and other structures with different materials, estimating and counting bricks, learning how to program a bee-bot, and continuing to play games on the theme of rhyming.
The children have loved telling the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears using props and masks.
We have had lots of fun making porridge outside and tasting porridge for real inside. Chicks were not fans of porridge overall but Ducklings loved it! We sampled plain, salty and sweet porridge, and encouraged the children to use this vocabulary in their story retelling.
We continued to roleplay making porridge and bears in the provision using dry oats and playdough…
The cold weather at the beginning of the week meant we spent some time investigating the ice that had formed on our play tray lids.
This week the children have also been ordering the three bears by size and height.
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Next week’s traditional tale is The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
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.
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.