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Once Upon a Time


We would like to welcome all our children back after our Christmas holidays and wish you all a happy new year.

Our learning adventure this half term will be based on traditional and fairy tale stories. The children will be helping the police to find out what happened in The Three Bears’ cottage and then use puppets and props to retell the story. They will also learn a song about Goldilocks and the Three Bears too!

The children will then be working with Goldilocks to try and keep the Three Little Pigs safe. They will design and make their own ‘wolf proof’ houses!

This half term we are learning about:

  • Matching small, medium, and large objects to the three bears
  • How to create a bear by painting with a fork
  • How to make porridge
  • Tasting different porridge toppings and choosing which one they like the most
  • How to make a wanted poster
  • Retelling a story using puppets and props
  • Sorting hard and soft materials
  • Counting out three or four objects from a group and arranging them in different ways.
  • Matching numerals and quantities
  • How to make bear toast
  • Designing and making a house for a pig
  • Comparing tall and short heights.

Books we will be reading this half term:

  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • Once Upon a Picnic
  • The Three Little Pigs
  • The Three Little Wolves and the big bad pig
  • The Wolf Won’t Bite.
  • The Jolly Postman

You can help at home by:

  • Talking to your child about big, medium, and small objects
  • Helping your child to identify different textures i.e. hard and soft
  • Helping your child to identify their name and attempt to write it
  • Helping your child to count objects by putting them in a row and touching each one as they count
  • Identifying numbers all around them i.e. on the phone, on doors or in magazines
  • Reading a variety of books to your child and looking at the pictures together
  • Helping your child to count actions such as counting whilst climbing steps, counting claps and jumps etc.

The Crime Scene!

This week in Nursery the children have become police officers in their very own police station! The children received a telephone call from Daddy Bear to report a crime. Someone had been in to the Three Bear's cottage, eaten their porridge, sat on their chairs and slept in their beds! 


The children have been working very hard to find out who had broken in to their house and vandalised it! 


To help the bears the children made their own wanted posters and painted posters of Goldilocks so that everyone could keep an eye out for her! If you see her please come to Clapgate Police Station to report your sighting!





After all of the hard work of learning the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, sequencing the pictures into the correct order and retelling the main events of the story, the children received an email to say that Goldilocks had been caught!


The children then worked together to think of some questions that they would ask Goldilocks and told her to sit in the hot seat to be questioned!

I'm Sorry!

After being questioned by Clapgate police officers, Goldilocks realised that she had been a naughty girl. The children helped her to make some sorry cards for the Three Bears. They also helped her to organise a teddy bears picnic that Baby Bear could come to. The children made their own party hats and sandwiches, bringing along their own special teddy bear to join in the fun too! 


The children then received a phone call from Goldilocks explaining that she had found a plan dropped by the Big Bad Wolf showing that he was going to blow down lots of houses and gobble up all of the pigs that lived there!


The children thought carefully about how they could help and gave the pigs this advice:


1. Stay inside


2. Lock the doors.


3. Shut the windows.


4. Do not answer the door.

"I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down!"

The children learned all about the story of The Three Little Pigs and wanted to help them. They sequenced the main events of the story and thought carefully about the materials that the pigs used.


They then invited parents and grown ups to come in to school to help them to build a new house that would be wolf proof! Everyone had lots of fun watching the Big Bad Wolf fail to blow any of their houses down. Well done everyone!