Curriculum Map and Things you need to know letter term 4 2016
Week 5 has been a real mash-up of activities and events .... so here's the diary:
Wednesday was our fabulous Curriculum Afternoon with Easter Hat making and an Easter Egg hunt for picture eggs .... but we got a real chocolate one at the end!
Thursday was all about the 3 little pigs, while Mrs Knights went away for the day to learn with some adults instead of children.
Friday was a very exciting Sport Relief Day - the children were AMAZING. We ALL walked or ran the whole mile and we are very proud of their little legs and their determination. Then we came back to Nursery which became a gym - with weight lifting, mini rowing machine, stretchy band and a balance plate to try. They have thoroughly enjoyed the obstacle course outside - and wanted to do the mile run again - so we did! We all danced to the Comic Relief Song and learned about how our money goes to help other children who may not have many toys, or who have to work at dangerous or hard jobs. We drank some lovely hot chocolate in the afternoon to help our energy but are really really tired now. Well done everyone.
Cuurriculum Afternoon and Sporty People
Week 4's story was Little Red Riding Hood and I asked the question 'is Little Red Riding Hood always a girl?' Interestingly the girls have tried the character hats for the girl and the wolf, but not the woodcutter, although some have had a go at chopping at the wooden logs we have with the (teeny tiny) axes! We have had a lot of fun exploring what food to put in a basket for someone, trying on cloaks and hoods, hearing real wolf sounds, reading and watching different versions of the story and exploring 'Red'. While outside we tried an obstacle course, twisted through our forest, had a lie down on a wooden bed and sang rhymes to ourselves! Ask your children to prowl and growl - it's very funny. If you want an animated version of Little Red Riding Hood, try www.bbcschoolsradio.co.uk - little red riding hood. For listening to real wolf sounds I found http://soundbible.com/tags-wolf.html and there are some youtube clips too.
Anything red! And spot the VERY BUSY Day we were having on Thursday
Week 3 has brought another adventure - this time with the Gingerbread Man. We have made gingerbread to eat, puppets to play with and found lots of different sized gingerbread figures all around Nursery.
While outside we explored mixing and whisking ingredients in the Mud Kitchen and played chasing games.
We had a fabulous World Book Day and loved visiting the Library to buy a new book then read it. We watched the film "Stickman" as our World Book Day daytime-bedtime story and drank some frothy hot chocolate. Mrs Knights and Mrs Moral are now known as Mrs Humpty Dumpty! Barnaby told us he'd had a lovely day - and we enjoyed it too.
We hope everyone is feeling better next week - we missed our friends.
Week 2 has seen us crossing a river with 3 different sized goats to escape the "baddy troll" (Benjy's description). We have made bridges from different materials and explored under and over and across. We really like the rhyming story by Nick Sharratt, and we listened to a version of 3 Billy Goats Gruff on BBC schools radio. There are lots of animations on youtube - so have a look and find one you like!
We are getting ready to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 3rd March; remember to dress up as a book character. Mrs Knights and Mrs Moral will be really impressed if we can avoid Elsa or Anna !
Welcome back to Term 4 - halfway through the year!
This week saw us start a new theme - Stories and Rhyme. Rhyming is really important because it helps develop our ability to hear and say sounds - and of course, it's fun. So start making up lots of strings of rhyming words - or take it in turns to say a word then find one which rhymes. The words just need to sound the same, they don't have to look the same; so bear and chair or hair and pear are fine.
We have been busy exploring the story of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears - making and eating porridge, designing our own Goldilocks and bears, and finding things which are different sizes to compare. While outside we have loved painting and printing and scrambling around!