Welcome back to all our returning children in Nursery. We are very excited about all the new children that will be joining us this half term and I know the children are looking forward to making lots of new friends. This half term our learning is going to be focused on the traditional tales ‘The Gingerbread Man, The Enormous Turnip and The Three Billy Goats Gruff.’ We will also be learning about the celebration of Chinese New Year.
This half term we are learning about:
The Story of The Gingerbread Man
The story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff
The Story of The Enormous Turnip
How to retell and sequence a story
How to role play part of a story
Counting objects using numbers in the correct order and matching the amount to a numeral
Full, half full and empty containers of water
The height of the goats using comparative size language
The names of different animals that live on a farm
Words to describe the trolls position
How to build a bridge for the goats to cross
What vegetables and plant need to grow
Books we will be reading this half term:
The Gingerbread Man
The Enormous Turnip
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
You can help by:
Counting objects around your house and identifying numbers
Practising name writing
Reading lots of stories
Encouraging your child to make up their own stories
Looking at pictures of farm animals
Going to the local farm to see the animals
Baking gingerbread men biscuits, identifying the ingredients and equipment needed and talking about how to make them
Talking about the different height and length of objects
Unfortunately nursery is closed this week due to an unexpected leak from the ceiling! We look forward to seeing you all next week!
Week 2 - The Gingerbread Man trail
This week the children returned back to nursery to find flour on the carpet in a gingerbread man shape! The children went on a hunt to find and collect clues and jigsaw pieces. When they put them together it made a gingerbread man picture! The children put him back together to find out why he had arrived at our school. The children thought about what story they know about a gingerbread man running away.
Week 3 - Run, run, as fast as you can!
This week the children received a letter from the old lady asking if they have seen a gingerbread man running about. She told them that she was very worried that he had become lost and might be feeling scared on his own.
Week 4 - Who's that trip trapping over my bridge?
This week the children found out that the gingerbread man didn’t get eaten by the fox! Actually, he ran away and decided to go on his holidays! He told the children that he now has a problem as he has come to a river. The gingerbread man explained that this time there is a bridge but he is scared to cross it as funny noises keep coming from underneath it.
The children thought carefully about what it might be making sounds from under the bridge. They realised that they know a story all about this called The Three Billy Goats Gruff!
Week 5 - They pulled and they pulled but they could not pull it out!
This week the gingerbread man sent the children an email with a picture attached (technology link) showing the children what he had found in the field on his way home to the old lady. The children saw a picture of an object buried in the soil with just some rope hanging out.
The children went outside to investigate what the gingerbread man had found and tried to pull it out. The children found that the object was very heavy and so they needed to work as a team to try and pull it out together. Exhausted from all of their hard work the children went back inside and received a telephone call from the gingerbread man thanking them for all of their help. It was an enormous turnip! He told the children that nursery could have some to explore looking at, feeling, smelling and tasting. Yum yum!
Week 6 - Chinese New Year
This week the children learned all about Chinese New Year. They watched a family prepare for and then celebrate the festivities and learned all about the story behind the festival. The children enjoyed being each of the animals and had lots of fun moving in different ways as they raced each other! The children thought about how their bodies felt after exercising and some children could say which position the animals finished the race in!