Today the children began their exploration of Traditional Tales. They began this topic with the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’. The children really enjoyed this story and could easily recall key events, their order and repeated refrain used throughout. They then sequenced the picture of the key event whilst retelling it in their own words.
Baskets & Biscuits
This week the children have been focusing on Little Red Riding Hood and made their own baskets and biscuits like Red Riding Hood took to her Grandma. The children decorated their baskets and assembled them. They then followed the instructions to weigh and mix the ingredients before rolling the dough and cutting out the shapes and baking them. The children were very impressed with their creations.
Continuing with their exploration of number the children focused on the number 5 day. Using a five frame they counted out five objects and then used 1:1 correspondence to check that they had counted out the correct number of objects. They maintained focus throughout this activity and took verbal feedback when they made mistakes.
Chinese New Year
With Chinese New Year approaching on 25th January the children had an early celebration and tried some Chinese food. They tried noodles, spring rolls and prawn crackers!
The children have enjoyed vegetable printing this week. They cut up a variety of vegetables, covered them in paint and then created their own masterpieces using patterning.
The children had some new fancy dress clothes kindly donated to them and enjoyed exploring them and dressing up! They look great and created some great stories surrounding them.
The children have been focusing on their name writing. They wrote their name, counted the number of letters in their name and then started to use their phonics to draw a picture of something that began with the same sound.
The children have been reading ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’ so they made their own show biscuits. They mixed the ingredients, kneaded the dough and cut shoe shapes out of it. After baking the biscuits the children decorated them with icing and sprinkles. They were delicious!
Safer Internet Day
The children were part of “Safer Internet Day”. They read the story of Smartie the penguin and his choices whilst using the internet. They discussed what he should do and then created a poster with advice. They did a great job!
The children enjoyed celebrating Valentine’s Day. They learnt about valentines and why it is celebrated. They then created cards for the people that they love, a heart shaped biscuit decorated with marbled icing and a bunch of tissue paper flowers. They loved making all the crafts and then giving them to their loved ones when they collected them.
Today the children celebrated pancake day. Traditionally pancake day involves a race in fancy dress which the children had great fun doing before eating their own pancakes. A great time had by all!
Hexagon & Waterstones
Today the children went to the Hexagon to watch Sarah & Duck. They loved the bus trip there and enjoyed sitting and watching the CBeebies programme come to life. They enjoyed the effects and the acting which they found fascinating. They then went to Waterstones to spend their book tokens. They selected their chosen book and paid for it themselves at the till!
Three Billy Goats Gruff
This week the children have completed some fabulous work on “Three Billy Goats Gruff”. They really enjoyed this story and spent time writing character descriptions and making collages of the characters using a variety of media.
World Book Day
The children had a great day celebrating World Book Day. They made grass heads for the goats from “Three Billy Goats Gruff”, the created book biscuits, completed a treasure hunt and had a picnic lunch. They had a great but tiring day.