18.11.22 Golidlocks and the 3 Bears

Blog 18.11.22

This week we started to look at traditional tales as part of our 'favourite stories' topic and our focus story has been ‘Goldilocks and the 3 Bears’. Our role play are has been changed into a woodland cottage so we are able to become characters from the story and retell the story using the different props linked to the story.

Every week we have different rainbow challenges to complete independently to practise and to reinforce key skills we have been learning during previous weeks.

This week our rainbow challenges have been:

Literacy – cut out the different pictures from the story and stick them in the right order to retell the story

Maths – count the story images and write the total amount

Fine motor – cut out different toppings and stick them onto the different sized bowls of porridge

Funky fingers – cut out the circles and triangles and make a picture in the style of the artist Kadinsky

Role play – take on the role of a character from the story of ‘Golidlocks and the 3 Bears’ and retell the story

Phonics – use the picture to write different CVC words

ICT – order the numbered flowers in the flower garden

Everyday we have been doing disco dough and we have been walking down our arms with our fingers, turning our playdough and patting it into a flat shape. We have enjoyed learning to sing the nursery rhyme ‘The Grand old Duke of York’ as we are moving. We have also been practicing making large circles during ‘Squiggle While You Wiggle’ and this week our song has been ‘I’m in the mood for dancing’ by The Nolan’s.

The Reception children have learnt 3 new sounds during Read Write Inc phonics; th z and x. They have been using the mnemonic rhymes to write them correctly and have also been practising to write words with these new sounds and those they already know. They have also learnt to recognise the words be and you. 

In maths the Reception children have been learning to recognise the numbers 4 and 5. They have been looking at different ways these numbers can be represented and also sorting these into groups of 4 and 5. The children are getting very good at singing number songs to 10 and using their fingers to show each number.

The nursery children have been listening to different rhymes and trying to find matching rhyming words. They have been searching for letters in the sand to match to their name card to spell their names. In maths they have been learning about the number 2 and have enjoyed going on a classroom hunt to find objects to match their checklists.

On Monday we worked with NUFC and pretended to be different farm animals and move in different ways. We enjoyed playing tag and also practised dodging.

On Thursday we made porridge and ate it for our snack like Golidlocks did in our story. We talked about the different toppings we would like to add and what would make the perfect bowl of porridge. Some of us liked it warm and some of us preferred it when it cooled right down.

We also did some yoga from Yogabugs in the hall which was based on our focus story for the week. We are getting really good at putting out and rolling our mats up independently. We really listened to the instructions and tried to make our bodies into the different shapes to retell the story.  

On Friday for Children in Need we dressed up as Pudsey Bear and in spotty clothes.

Next week we will be looking at the story ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and adding some different character masks and props to the woodland cottage role play area.