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16 th October 2020

This week we have been doing lots of activities based on the book The Three Little Pigs. (Oxbridge babies has a good version if you don’t have a book. Lots of children are familiar with the story and have retold it to us in their own words. The reason we use lots of stories that are familiar to the children is that enables them to gain an understanding of story structure, a beginning, middle and end, as well as an understanding of story characters and story vocabulary. You may like to reinforce this concept at home in a fun way by making up very short oral stories, while in the car, walking to the shops or at home. For example, you start the story off your child says what happens and you set the ending. Keep them short with just a few characters, make them funny, scary, exciting!

We have been doing lots of counting this week, looking at numbers, finding out which is more and which is less. Next week we will be doing some work on shape, naming shapes, looking at how they fit together, finding them inside and in the outside environment.

8th October 2020

The children are all doing so well, but we are beginning to see a few teary faces. If your child is at nursery for the first time please don’t worry, this is quite normal. Nursery is very full on, so the children always get tired this far into the term. By half term they need their break!

We did some recycling games this week. Lots of the children could identify some materials like plastic and cardboard. We found wooden things outside and inside and we checked to make sure there was no rubbish in our playground!

It may be something you want to follow up at home, looking at the things you can recycle and talking about materials, what they feel like, what they sound like, where they come from. Maybe even ask the children to think about what they could make from them? The children have also made a beautiful display from the book of the week. We will put pictures on the website.

Next week we are going to base our activities on the book The Three Little Pigs. (Oxbridge babies has a good version if you don’t have a book).

The Three Little Pigs - Animated Fairy Tales for Children

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1st October 2020

The children are doing very well at settling in and following the new routines. Pick up times at 11.45 and 3.00/3.45 are particularly difficult for us at the moment, but we will get used to the timings soon! To make things easier for us and the children, could parents that pick up at 11.45 please stand back from the gate. This way the children won’t see them until we open the gate and it will run more smoothly.

We had some great storytelling this week. Lots of the children could tell us at least part of the story. Some children used the props to retell the story, some drew pictures and some made little books. We also had some great bear masks and a bear print number hunt in the outside area.

Next week we are going to base our activities on the book Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers. The book is about Earth and living on it. It is being read to all the year groups and appropriate level activities are being planned per year group, and all the heart space displays will stem from those activities.

Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers

Listen to this wonderful guide to planet earth and look at the beautiful illustrations.

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