FS – The Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs

Our story this week is called ‘The Three Little Pigs’. This well-known story is about a wolf who tries to blow down the houses of three little pigs. One house was made of straw, one of sticks and the last one was made of bricks. The children enjoyed listening to different versions of the story and comparing how they are similar and where they differ.

The children have liked making their own houses out of straw and wood and have seen just how easy it is for these houses to blow over! Then they used a variety of construction materials (such as Lego) to build more sturdy houses. Thankfully, these houses did not fall down. We have also enjoyed creating our own, alternative ending to the story. One idea was for the pigs to put a trampoline at the bottom of the chimney so that the wolf kept bouncing back up the chimney!

Despite the weather, the children have loved being outside. They have enjoyed painting the playground in lots of different colours as well as practising walking on stilts.

To help develop our vocabulary we learnt different words for ‘big’. These include ‘enormous, ‘massive and ‘gargantum’. We also learnt the signs for ‘pig’, ‘wolf’ and ‘to build’ – perhaps you could see if your child can remember these signs.

Next week we will be reading the story ‘Suddenly’. The home learning can be found attached to this post.

 

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FS – The Ravenous Beast

The Ravenous Beast

Our story this week is called ‘The Ravenous Beast’ by Niamh Sharkey. This story is all about different animals who talk about what they like to eat. However, no one is as hungry as the ravenous beast who ends up eating everyone!

The children have been creative chameleons by making their own beasts and monsters using different coloured paper, rulers, scissors and glue. Luckily, the beasts did not decide to eat us all. In Reception, we have also been drawing our own monsters and then thinking up different describing words for them.

Next week we will be reading the well-known favourite story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’. The home learning and a version of the story can be found attached to this post.

We have learnt the signs: ‘hungry’ and ‘eat’. In addition, linking with our narrative work, we have learnt the sign for ‘what happened next’ and have made predictions as to what will happen next during our story times.

To help develop our vocabulary we also learnt different words for ‘hungry’. These are ‘ravenous’, ‘starving’ and ‘famished’.

Notes:

Message for Reception:

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Dear Mother Goose

Our story this week includes many popular nursery rhyme characters and is called ‘Dear Mother Goose’. This is always such a popular story, as the children are familiar with the nursery rhymes. I am sure they will be able to entertain you by singing many of them!

In the story, the nursery rhyme characters all have problems and they write to Mother Goose asking for some help. Mother Goose then writes them another letter in response with a solution. For example, poor Humpty Dumpty kept falling off his wall so Mother Goose suggested sitting in an eggcup instead. She also suggested Miss Muffet ate her curds and whey in the bath! Perhaps your children can recall some of the other characters’ dilemmas and their solutions from Mother Goose?

In class this week we conducted an experiment to help Humpty Dumpty avoid cracking when he falls off the wall. We tested different materials to see if they could safely catch Humpty! Amongst our ‘beds’ for Humpty we used; shredded paper, blankets, water and paper towels. The children were amazed to find out some of the results. Many then wrote letters to Humpty with ideas to soften his landing!

We have been exploring how to make our vocabulary grow and have learnt three new words/captions for ‘help’. These are: support, assist, and lend a helping hand.

We have learnt the signs: ‘write’, ‘read’, ‘think’ and ‘know’. In addition, linking with our narrative work, we have learnt the sign for ‘what happened next’ and have made predictions as to what will happen next during our story times.

Notes:

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The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear

Welcome back everyone. We hope you have had a lovely Easter break and have managed to see some family and friends. The children have returned to school pleased to see their friends and keen to learn.

Our story this week is about a mouse trying to protect the strawberry that he had just picked, so that it is not eaten by the hungry bear. The story has been enjoyed by all the children, as due to its simplicity, they have been able to learn the words by heart and retell it.

The children have enjoyed spending much time outside as the weather continues to be kind. They have been excited by the hobby- horse obstacle course, lots of water play and the opportunity to go digging in the garden.

We have been exploring how to make our vocabulary grow and have learnt three new words for ‘little’. These are: small, tiny, minute, minuscule.

We have learnt the signs: bear, mouse and strawberry. In addition, linking with our narrative work, we have learnt the sign for ‘what happened next’ and have made predictions as to what the mouse in our story will do now he has eaten the strawberry.

Notes:

Message for Reception:

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FS – We’re Going on an Egg Hunt

We’re Going on an Egg Hunt

This week we have been looking at the story ‘We’re Going on an Egg Hunt’, which has made everyone very excited about Easter time. The children have thoroughly enjoyed dressing up as bunnies and hiding eggs around the playground for their friends to find.

We have been talking all about spring and new life. The children have enjoyed going on spring hunts, learning about baby animals and creating some beautiful spring pictures.

To encourage discussion around new life, we have set up the two role-play areas with babies and the vets. The children have shown how caring they are when looking after both the animals and the baby dolls.

We have been exploring how to make our vocabulary grow and have learnt three new words for ‘hunt’. These are: search, scour and rootle about.

We have learnt the signs: rabbit, chick and egg.

Please find the home learning for the first week back below. We all hope that you have a wonderful Easter break and look forward to seeing you in the summer term.

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FS – Rosie’s Walk

We have had another super week in the Foundation Stage. With some warmer weather and some sunshine to start the week we were able to explore the outdoors and spot some signs of spring which has been delightful. We have heard birds chirping away and been looking out for other signs of spring such as blossom on the trees.

Our focus text this week has been ‘Rosies Walk’, the children really enjoy this story, it has simple repetitive phrases and lots of positional language, which the children have been confidently using to describe where things are this week.

In our outdoor area this week, we made an obstacle course that the children thoroughly enjoyed navigating their way around in different ways. They were able to tell use their positional language when they were moving ‘through’, ‘over’, ‘under’, ‘in’ and ‘around’ all sorts of different obstacles.

In the story the fox is following Rosie and she is unaware she is being followed. The fox has a few problems though; perhaps your child can tell you what happened? When Rosie goes past the mill, a big bag of flour lands on the fox! We have talked about windmills and the process of bread making.

We have continued to grow our vocabulary this week by using words such as; stroll, saunter, mosey and plod this week. Our signs have been; under, over, through and between. Perhaps your child can show you these!

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Elves and the Shoemaker

We have had a great week this week!

We looked at the story, The Elves and the Shoemaker. In the story, two elves sneak into the shoemaker’s shop at midnight and help him mend the shoes before the sun rises. We then took this opportunity to write a letter to the elves asking them to mend something at home that was broken.

To extend our learning we have learnt how welly boots are made:  coloured PVC pellets are melted, stirred and then poured into a mould of a wellington boot! The boot is then trimmed down to ensure it looks like the wellington boots we all love.

On the art table, the children have enjoyed painting and decorating pictures of different types of shoes, including wellington boots and trainers.

Outside, many of the children have been enjoying dancing along to music and using letter moulds in the sandpit to write their names.

 

On Sunday, the whole country is taking part in the national census. This is a survey about all the households in England and Wales. We have sent a leaflet home with the children all about the census.

 

Message for Reception:

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